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Ideas

Loaded with witty design ideas for your home and for…yourself, this particular category is our most diverse. From inspirational art installations and eye-catching urban furniture to generally unthinkable decorating elements,unusually-shaped furniture objects, revolutionary building materials, green indoor walls,  multi-functional appliances, elegant lighting systems and the latest technology gadgets, a simple stroll through the ideas below is likely to expand your array of design-related interests.

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Fresh Ideas Exhibited by Bauhaus Architects&Associates Office in Vietnam

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The creative team at Bauhaus Architecs & Associates managed to transform a dull 90 square-meter surface into a fresh office design filled with inspiring elements. Bauhaus Architects&Associates Office is located behind the main hallway of a 20 story office building in Hanoi, Vietnam. The project was meant to inspire the employees, as well as every […]

Ball-Shaped Pendant Lamp Made of 150 Single Tea-Lights: Elaine by Daniel Becker

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Lighting series Elaine is based on a one-off, which Daniel Becker developed during his studies at Braunschweig University of Art under the topic „Readymade“. It was a ball-shaped pendant lamp consisting of about 150 single tea-lights with built in miniature light bulbs. The inspiration for the design arouse from the shapes the earliest satellites had, […]

Minimalist Lighting Combo With an Industrial Twist: Vialattea Lamp by Formabilio

Minimalist, yet with a very demanding character, the Vialattea Lamp envisioned by designer Paolo Manganaro for Italian-based company Formabilio is able to add a creative twist to modern interiors. The project features four different pendant lighting units hanging from a metal tube structure. Its diversity, coupled with a clean geometry can easily add a “wow”-factor […]

Elegant Kasokudo Bonsai Planter Inspired by the Automotive Industry

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A striking fusion of form and function, the Kasokudo Bonsai Planter by designer Adrian Magu is as stylish as it gets. The product is an artistic representation of the developer’s interest for everything green and his work in the automotive industry: “Referencing speed forms and manufacturing processes used in transportation design, this piece juxtaposes movement applied […]

Afillia Lamp Collection Featuring Original 3D Printed Lace-Like Diffusers

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Bold and minimalist, Afillia is a new collection of lamps designed by Alessandro Zambelli for Italian company exnovo. In plant terms, “Afillia” means leafless, though not lifeless, surely an apt image for a collection of luminous essentials and airy voids. According to the designer’s official product description, the collection includes six lighting accessories (three table […]

Your Favourite Place As Jewellery: City Maps Turned Into Necklaces by Aminimal Studio

Using GPS info from OpenStreetMap, Brooklyn based Aminimal Studio created a series of necklaces depicting city maps. From Venice to Chicago, the Urban Gridded Dogtags collection (discovered by Freshome on Citylab) includes over 120 wearable maps of favorite locations from 32 countries around the world: “Urban Gridded dog tags are a homage to your favorite […]

Dynamic Floor Design Blending Colorful Hexagonal Tiles and Concrete

Achieving a sense of dynamics in  a room can be done in a variety of unexpected ways. Take today’s project for example, a minimalist kitchen design, part of G-Roc, a residential project completed by Nook Architects and located in Barcelona, Spain. In this apartment, the designers managed to create a Spartan environment with an industrial […]

Minimalist Staircase Design Enriching Century-Old House in Milan

What can you add to a simple home to make it unique? Italian architects Francesco Librizzi and Matilde Cassani came up with a minimalist staircase design to enrich the overall look of an old dwelling: “An original 1900 house where windows, doors and tiled floors survived to modernity. The only possible intervention was an almost-2D […]

Aerial Travel Memories Translated into Comfortable Rugs: LANDCARPET by Florian Pucher

There are a lot of creative ways one can bring traveling inside a home. Designer Florian Pucher took memories of his journeys and transferred them into the design of these comfortable rugs. LANDCARPET is the name of a project consisting of 88 different carpet models, each inspired by an aerial view of a landscape. “I […]

Industrial-Eclectic Restaurant and Events Venue in Craiova, Romania: Smart Pub

Bucharest-based studio Yellow Office completed the design and development of a high quality restaurant and events venue near Preajba lake in Craiova, Romania. The place is filled with a vibrant personality and offers beautiful surrounding views. According to the architects, the design is based on a contemporary eclectic-industrial style. On this two storeys building the […]

Future Fitness Tracks Progress, Suggests Exercises and Keeps You Engaged: Gymtrack

We’re all keen on providing a healthy environment for ourselves in the privacy of our home, but once at a gym, the power is somehow stripped from you. Adding a personal insight into your every workout, Gymtrack keeps track of members workouts by using a “smart pin” that transforms the web of your gym’s machines […]

Handcrafted Origami-Inspired Lampshade Adding a Stylish Touch Where Needed

Portugal-based studio blaanc borderless architecture shared photos and information regarding one of their latest works. Orikomi is a lightweight lampshade, made of high quality paper and carefully hand-crafted. Despite its complex, origami-inspired construction, Orikomi is simple to hang and serves much more than an aesthetic purpose: a portion of the sales profits of each piece […]

Intriguing Dear O’ Deer Planter Re-Shaping Perception of Everyday Things

Delhi based duo Re-culture recently presented Dear O’ Deer, an intriguing ceramic planter that works on the juxtaposition of the dead and the living. The plant grows outwards from a ceramic deer skull to resemble the antlers of the deer. A lid and drain holes are strategically placed allowing the planter to be used as […]

Norway’s New Banknotes Will Refresh Monetary Design Worldwide

Following a competition for the design of motifs for Norway’s new banknote series this spring, the winners were announced by Norges Bank as a duo working together to shape the nation’s new banknote design for its release in 2017. “Norges Bank has decided that a combination of two proposals submitted will go on for further work. The obverse sides […]

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