Category Archives: Design

Mosaic ideas for your home

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New Ravenna Mosaics
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Mosaic floor
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Mosaic table
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Mosaic backslash
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Mosaic house numbers
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Mosaic stair risers
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Mosaic skull
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Mosaic bottle
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Mosaic dresser
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Mosaic mirror
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Mosaic bathroom floor
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Mosaic wall
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Home decor – Feathers

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Peacock rug by Thomas Paul. [via]


Pillow cover designs by Patty Sloniger (left) and decorativeinstincts (right).


Fall wreath by Kristi Parker. Add a couple of Christmas ornaments to make a pretty Christmas wreath!


Gorgeous lamp ‘Icarus’ by designer Tord Boontje.


Peacock Headdress Stencil by Kim Myles.


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Beautiful stairs

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In today’s post: staircases! Take a look at these amazing designs.

DNA Staircase


Beautiful modern staircase design by Ross Lovegrove to resemble the DNA helix. Source

Whimsical staircase


Gorgeous staircase at Musee Gustave Moreau in Paris. [Photo via]

Floating stairs at The Gray Hotel


This floating staircase can be found in The Gray Hotel in Milan. [via]

Staircase around tree


Beautiful staircase built around a cedar tree. At the Santa Cruz Tree House. [Photo via]

Staircase with tree railing


Instead of using a real tree, the creative designers of this staircase cast a tree out of metal and let the branches serve as railing. [Photo via]

Alternate tread stairs


Designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects for the Lake Shore Drive House in Chicago, this staircase will save a lot of space in your home. However, the practicality of it can be disputed. Though this is a lovely design, alternate tread stairs can be difficult to use as you won’t be able to turn around easily, and children and elderly people could have problems climbing them. [Photo via]

Curvy stairs


This organically shaped staircase was created by Atmos Studio to form a whole with the rest of the house.

Creative with power cords

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Hiding ugly electrical cords from sight is of course nothing new, but here are some neat ideas I found to get creative with them!

Florafil


With the cute cable cover Florafil, inspired by green vines, Tania da Cruz wanted to combine function and aesthetics. [via]

Picket Fence


If you have ugly power cables running against the bottom of your walls, the Picket Fence perhaps may inspire you. Designed by Karl Zahn. [via]

Wire Blooms Cable Clips


Organize your cables creatively against the walls with these cable clips by Monkey Business. [via]

Cable Drawing


This cable drawing by Maisie Moad Broadhead doesn’t remove power cables from sight, but embraces them in a way that it actually adds to the look of a room. You’ll need a very long cable though! [via]

Multifunctional furniture

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For many people living in small houses or appartments space-saving furniture is almost a necessity. Even better, if it’s also multifunctional! So here’s a selection of multifunctional chairs and tables I’ve found that I think can be quite useful and neat at the same time.

Dondola


This Dondola rocking chair designed by Pucci de Rossi can store your books inside to save space. The stainless steel structure is made of two rounded arms that are linked together with three storing cases. The neat part is that you can alter the balance of the chair by adding to or removing books from cases in the chair. For instance, if you want to relax with your feet up you can move more books to the back case of the chair.

The Starling Box


The Starling Box by Anita Johansen and Anne Ahrendt Futtrup is a clever and modern looking table with storage function. If you twist the tabletop, small colorful boxes appear to store your items.

GVAL Chair


A playful variation on the chair is the GVAL chair by OOO My Design. It consists of three parts, where the bigger outer shell houses two smaller parts, which can serve as a foot bench, a small table or be stacked on top of eachother to form a chair of their own. Multifunctional that is!

Object-A, Object-E


If you’re sitting in your chair and look around you to find out you have no more space to put things, why not look up? That’s what Seung-Yong Song thought too and designed these two multifunctional chairs. Object-A turns the back of your chair into a bookshelf, while Object-E is a rocking chair with a clothes drying rack above it. Not sure about the practical side of these, but they are multifunctional!

Hollow Chair


The Hollow Chair by Judson Beaumont is a traditional looking chair made hollow so you can fill that up with toys, books, bags, cushions, ..well anything you want really. You can also leave it empty to create a nice spacious effect (so that’s actually also multifunctional, right?). Very nice design!

Tip Over


If you don’t have enough room to place a dining table in your home, the Tip Over by G. Borgonovo from Porada is perhaps the thing you’re looking for.  It’s multifunctional as it’s a mirror which can be folded into a dining table. So after dinner you can hang your dining table back on the wall.

Stacking Nesting Table


Stacking Nesting Tables designed by Florian Kräutli [Via Design Swan] is a neat little table which can be used for different purposes as you can see from the image. Create additional space, trays and drawers or stack them all up to form a high table.

Sosia Sofa


The free-formable Sosia sofa from Italian furniture company Campeggi (designed by Emanuele Magini) can be configured to your liking. Play with the two seats and the fabric flap to create different settings. Turn it into a sofa, armchairs, an L-shaped or face-to-face seating arrangement, you can even form an enclosed space to use it as a bed or dressing room. [Via Tréndir]

Bathroom Inspirations

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Today I want to show you some unique and gorgeous bathroom sinks and faucets. Want to see fish swimming around inside your sink? Or maybe you’re just looking for a modern, minimalistic design? Perhaps add a few led lights to the faucet while you’re at it? This is going to make brushing teeth fun!

Ammonite Washbasin


This concrete wash basin by HighTech (via Tuvie) is shaped as, surprise, an ammonite, an extinct sea creature.

Abisko Washbasin


Beautiful wavy design by Eumar (via Simping). The water flows down, eventually falling into a smal grate in the bathroom floor.

Cup


This modern washbasin was designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati from Artceram. It comes in this freestanding model or a countertop washbasin.

Flower Vanity


Fun flower shaped bathroom sink, by Duebi Italia.

Waterfall Bathroom Sink Faucet With LED Light


This waterfall faucet by Sprinkle® on Lightinthebox.com contains a LED light that changes color and has a wide spout creating a stream of water resembling a waterfall.

Waterfall Bathroom Sink Faucet


Another Sprinkle® design by Lightinthebox.com waterfall faucet. Modern design with a glass plate spout.

Mastella Sink


Very nice organic shape, designed by Mastella.

Aquarium Sink


Fish swimming inside your bathroom sink! In case you were wondering: you’re able to add and remove plants and fish by lifting the top glass plate and feeding can be done through one of the circular holes on the sides. Source: Opulent Items.

Onda Washplane® OmniGlass


The Washplane® collection of Omvivo offers a beautiful, modern, and minimalistic look to your bathroom.

Motif Basin


This basin designed by Omvivo has a hand-etched glass design in different patterns (kaleidoscope featured here) which gives both a modern and elegant effect.

Cut-Out


This washbasin is designed by Ströhmann, and looks like it will give your bathroom a stylish and unique look and feel thanks to the intricate cut-outs in the plate.