Behold: A throne that’s also a book shelf for 300 books!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 1 May 2014

You know how the Game of Thrones’ coveted Iron Throne was forged out of thousands of swords? Well the ‘Bibliochaise’ is kinda like that. It’s both a seat of power and was forged by combining hundreds of books – 300 to be exact – making it the throne of choice for book lovers everywhere.

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The mobile home of your dreams

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 25 April 2014

While many would opt not to live in a mobile home, this fancy $22,000 ($33,000 if you include the appliances and furniture) house on wheels might just change a few minds. Conceived by Andrew and Gabriella Morrison in their quest to escape the rat race and completely change their way of living, they built ‘hOMe’ […]

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Unexpected Products sees Ikea grand pianos and M&M bullets on show

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Kinder Surprise condoms? Lipton lights cigarettes? No, you’re not losing your mind. This is just a very cool project by Ilya Kalimulin called ‘Unexpected Products,’ where big name logos are placed on somewhat surprising products. Part of this series ‘shows that both a good logo and product are instrumental in marketing, and that one cannot […]

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Beautiful interior design by Verner Panton

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By Eugenia Viti in New Design on Friday 25 October 2013

Working out of Denmark, Verner Panton designed some truly out of this world, trippy, beautiful furniture and room interiors. One of the 20th century’s most influential artists in the area of interior design, and using unreal colours, surfaces, light, and spaces, you will be wowed by what this man has done.

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Truth Coffee Shop: a Steampunk cafe in Cape Town

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 16 October 2013

Steampunk is a popular sub-genre of science fiction where objects and places are characterized by steam-powered, iron-clad machinery. The aesthetics and design of this genre is simply amazing, such that you’d wish there was a steampunk-themed coffee shop where you can sit down, relax, and have a sip of steam-powered coffee and cake. Truth Coffee […]

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Tiny chandelier inside a lamp

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Thursday 26 September 2013

This is what happens when modern technology meets old-school elegance. The design of this lovely King Edison Pendant Lamp was born when Young and Battaglia mixed the simple concept of Edison’s lightbulb with the classic glamour of a Kings chandelier.

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Build: design your own modular shelf

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By Karla Courtney in New Products on Friday 13 September 2013

These modular shelves need no explanation other than this: ‘BUILD is a multi-functional, lightweight, flexible and toxic-free shelving system that permits you to ‘design’ your own composition’. To us, they simply look amazing. Behold and decorate.

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Download this Russian bar and install at your place

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By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Wednesday 17 April 2013

The design for APTEK Bar is fantastic: everything is so clean and unfinished; the tables and barstools fit perfectly together. And not only is the design great, but the original design files from Lesha Galkin and Dopludo Collective are literally being given away. Download a copy and bring the bar home today.

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Shape Shifting rug designed by Michelle Weinberg

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By Michelle Weinberg in New Design on Thursday 14 March 2013

The Irregular Polygon rug is designed by Michelle Weinberg. It is hand-tufted of wool and silk, measures roughly 7′ x 7′, and is manufactured by Odabashian. The design of Irregular Polygon is inspired by Weinberg’s painting PreFab2, and it appears to shift shape when viewed from varied vantage points. The rug, in turn, inspired an […]

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Transforming a school bus into a children’s play area

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Monday 17 December 2012

Izmo Winter School in Torino, Italy, will be focusing on the topic of creative re-use and interior design in 2013. Their plan is to turn an out-of-commission school bus into a fun and unique play area for children. The bus will be located at Cecchi Point, a place where local children gather after school. Students […]

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Fornasetti’s room accessories

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By Livia Satriano in New Products on Saturday 24 November 2012

Take a beautiful woman and start printing her face as a motif on almost anything, from ceramic plates to pillows to furniture. Fornasetti, one of the most influential and celebrated Italian designers, did so and made the face of beautiful soprano Lina Cavalieri become his signature motif. Since then, Fornasetti’s room accessories have become a must-have for cool interior decoration all over the world.

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New designs by Rogelio Rendon

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By Al Saulso in New Design on Tuesday 2 October 2012

The design work of Rogelio Rendon is simple, but his complex structures make you think otherwise. His current work for the Les Givrals Kahve Restaurant looks like a explosion of a timber shed but all the wood flanks are put together with a mathematical mind so it gives the space a new and bold look.

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Houzz: a cool interior design website

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Friday 31 August 2012

The Houzz website is great if you’re redecorating your home, or if you just like to look at cool interior design. You can find a lot of inspiring ideas for every room in your house, and you can even see work from professional interior designers. Whether you’re looking for sleek furniture ideas or quirky decor, you should definitely look here first.

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Designer wallpapers by Shara Mordt

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By Shara Mordt in New Design on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Being an interior designer, I’ve always had a passion for design and spaces so I decided to start my own design venture concentrating on things that I really love. On the site are the collections of wallpapers that I have done to date, but I am always looking to do more creative works by collaborating with other designers and creatives to produce something other than standard wallpaper.

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Awesome office design for EMI in Sydney

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By Alphabet Pony in Architecture on Thursday 7 July 2011

Bare concrete, transparency, vibrant colours and curated artworks define the new EMI offices in Surry Hills, Sydney, as the record company makes its move across the Harbour Bridge to Australia’s creative epicentre. Designed by interior design firm, The World is Round, the Hutchinson St space makes an impact, as bold colours contrast with the industrialized shell.

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