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Colourful and Light-Filled Apartment in Manhattan by Axis Mundi Design

Axis Mundi Design…, a multidisciplinary firm based in New York imagined the colourful and light-filled interior of this 675 sq. ft one-bedroom apartment, located in the Meatpacking District, Manhattan. Surprising the viewer with a rich décor, the team responsible with the project focused on outlining the outstanding features of the space. Starting from the zebrano plank flooring, the Egg

Sculptural and Provoking: Sofa Onyx by Peugeot Design Lab

Sofa Onyx by PEUGEOT DESIGN LAB- the PEUGEOT Global Brand Design studio- stands out with its provoking design. The ONYX super car (launched by the brand a while back) has today found its static partner in this incredible sofa. Discovered on blog-Esprit, the 3-metre long seat made of carbon fiber and volcanic lava encompasses PEUGEOT’s industrial creativity.
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Pritzker Prize 2014 Goes to Shigeru Ban, The Architect of Relief

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was officially selected as the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize…. Often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture, the Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually to “honor a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity

The Future of Gardening Technology : Smart Herb Garden by Click & Grow

Two years ago we presented on Freshome the Click and Grow Electronic Flowerpots… for those of you who remember this great product. Today Click and Grow’s team announced their second generation Smart Herb Garden for indoor cultivation …just in time for planting season. The new Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden lets everyone grow fresh herbs at home with extremely

Discreet Modern Design for Private Meditation Chapel in Mexico

If you were to design your perfect spot for relaxation, how would it look like? Mexico-based BNKR Arquitectura… completed the development of a private meditation chapel, intended to help the clients in their spiritual journey. Fascinated by one of the studio’s previous projects -La Estaancia Chapel-located near their weekend house, the owners decided to create their own haven of tranquility,

Wooden Chalet Outlining the Connection with Nature by Anik Pelokuin

This wooden chalet purposely sited in the middle of the woods was designed by Anik Pelokuin… for an active couple, passionate about the outdoors. Outlining the connection with nature, the compact and homely dwelling was built on a steep slope of land in Messines, Quebec for relaxation purposes. The owners come here especially during summer to find peace of mind

Mediterranean Villa Incorporating Dedicated Outdoor Spaces in Spain

Discovered on Trendir, this magnificent Mediterranean villa was designed by Thomas M. von Kachel of Signature Estate… in the exotic and thriving setting of Santa Ponsa (island of Mallorca, Spain). Incorporating dedicated outdoor spaces, Malgrats Seven is a breezy vacation home structured on two levels. Floors are distinctively marked by different chromatics and geometrical features (the lower level is

Smart Grab & Go Storage for Precious Everyday Objects: Geco Hub [Video]

Geco Hub by Version 22… is a smart solution for storing precious everyday objects that you can’t afford to lose, from keys to important letters. The unconventional unit is fully customizable and modular, meaning anyone can create a Geco Hub unique to them and can even grow their Geco Hub to fill entire walls. By using a patented flexible matrix

Madrona Private House in Seattle Opening up to Magnificent Views

Studio CCS Architecture… completed the design and development of Madrona Private House, a summer retreat in Seattle for a couple who wanted to get away from foggy San Francisco. Situated on a steep slope and a narrow lot, this 4000 square foot residence is spread over three floors, with the master, guest and kids bedroom on the ground floor, and

Reimagining the Interior of a Neat Minimalist Residence

The interior of this minimalist residence with a brightly colourful exterior was reimagined by NatureHumaine…. The intervention implied transforming a two storey duplex into a neat single unit home by adding an auxiliary 430 square feet space in the rear. Façade inspires playfulness (blending geometric green panels with yellow ones), yet it contrasts with the stark, clean-lined interior. A

Transforming Mundane Objects into Works of Art: Japanese Manhole Covers

We all know that Japanese are creative about almost everything they do, but we have do admit it, we really didn’t see this one coming! To transform mundane objects into works of art – that’s one, but to create an entire trend around it, well, that’s a totally different story. For those of you who pay a special interest in

10 Things You Need to Know About Dating an Architect

You’ve got one in the bag, or you’re looking to snap one up, you’re excited about a potential new life with a creative genius.  But what is it really like dating an architect, and are these folk for you?  Below we have delved into 10 things you should need to know about dating architects, and who knows, there could even…

Pricey and Spectacular: Private Holladay Estate in Utah


The private Holladay Estate in Utah, USA comes with plenty of surprising and/or outstanding features. Discovered by Freshome on Realtor.com…, where it is listed at a jaw-dropping cost of $13,900,000, the imposing residence seems sprung out of an impressive postcard: “A lush and private 1.6 acres surround this extraordinary Estate.  Beyond the gate lie large waterfalls and ponds surrounded

Modern Two-Storey Home with Narrow Roof Lines by Elemental Design

Nested in Clyde Hill, Washington, Hemocoel Residence is a modern two-storey home with narrow roof lines designed by Elemental Design… in 2013. The project consists of three interconnected volumes, partially cladded in wood. Angular forms and shapes play a key role in defining the structure, especially at its upper part. I’d dare to say that the design is a little

Elegant Furniture Piece with Two Functions: The Stepladder Chair [Video]

Usit- or the Stepladder Chair- is an elegant furniture piece with two functions: an extremely comfortable chair, and an incredibly safe stepladder. Envisioned by Dutch designer Maarten Olden…, the project features a clean minimalist design, easy to integrate in a variety of contemporary interiors. Available in two versions and three color combinations, it is safe to say the Stepladder

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