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This two-level residence envisioned and implemented by Architects DBLAP takes advantage of a charming, lush-green site in Bangkok, Thailand. Consisting of a series of interconnected volumes, the project is centered around an inner courtyard, accessed easily from all rooms of the house. Predominant use of glass allows the inhabitants to enjoy unobstructed views of the surroundings, while at the same time flooding the interiors in natural light. Despite this high level of openness, privacy is ens

Why Our Brains Love Colorful Interiors

Posted by freshome 9 days ago (Editorial)

The colors we use in our designs have an effect on our perceptions. Image Via: Jeneration InteriorsWhat’s the first thing you notice when you walk into a new room? The colors. Whether your reaction is positive enough to make you think, “I have to remember to ask her what palette she used” or negative enough to have you leave you saying, “I don’t know what he was thinking”, we’re bound to form an opinion.It’s because our brains are truly amazing. They pick up on thousands of tiny details per sec

The Knowing Trashcan is design research project that focuses on how a small awareness change can impact people’s attitude towards recycling. The trashcan imparts trivia based on the kind of trash disposed, thus making us aware of its positive impact. For example it may tell us how disposing of plastic bottles can help us save fuel…down to the specific amount! Talk about lasting impressions! Designer: Xinyi Wang - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the

Right from the ones picked up at concert gigs to the motivational ones found in the office cubicle, there is a poster for every occasion, and admit it … who doesn’t love putting up posters. STiiCKs Frames are the simplest, most well crafted frame ever and are infinitely reusable. They are the sorts that take care of your posters and allow you to hang them without damaging the precious picture. STiiCKs uses real wood strong magnets and is crafted using four thin strips of solid American hardwoo

Jamie Falla Architecture designed the redevelopment of Le Foin Bas, a 4 bedroom family home located on the island of Jersey (part of the Channel Islands). Project description Starting out as a dilapidated late 1950’s villa, the redevelopment of this 4 bedroom dwelling on the south coast of Jersey was addressed with the primary aims to open up and increase the living areas connected to a re-landscaped garden, reduce the resulting carbon emissions, and take advantage of the potent

Samsung has announced its upcoming Galaxy Note series, but one thing that gets our attention is Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. This gadget represents Samsung’s relentless pursuit in bringing you the best in innovation with curved edge screen. It features beautiful and extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with ultra fast response time while providing amazing viewing experience. The advanced camera system brings you brighter and clearer images, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera comes with

Volkrun concept car has been designed as part of Volkswagen design contest 2014. The brief was to display optimum creativity in variety fields of car design: exterior, interior, user interface, graphic, and color/trim. The challenge here is to come up not only a Volkswagen video game car but also a new video game scenario for the concept. Sophisticated audience of the future is not interested in ordinary car racing anymore. Now everything depends not only on a vehicle power, but also on a physi

Do you want to know what happen when helmets get the golden touch from Philippe Starck? Well, we think Starck makes them look elegant but also fragile. Checkout Giro by S+Arckbike Helmets here, they are the result of collaboration between Giro Sport Design and Philippe Starck. Starck was inspired by the world of motorcycles, he also believes to infuse certain codes with that of EAPC in the design. EAPC helmet requires ergonomics that resemble motorcycle, a 45km/h EACP approved helmet has to hav

Despite its impressive exterior dimensions, this West Bellevue House in Washington, USA features only two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The owners probably thought too much living space would in time lead to boring maintenance problems, so they decided to center their home around a giant garage. Discovered by Freshome on Redfin, this unconventional residence (priced $4 million !) has enough space to accommodate 16 cars. It also comes with a practical car lift and a fully stocked worksh

It is difficult not to notice the increased appeal in pet furniture and pet-related projects worldwide. In today’s post we would like to show you this instantly-endearing dog trailer design, envisioned by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. The Pet Trailer Series includes four unique dog-sized trailers made from environmentally-friendly materials, including recyclable aluminum, plywood and plastic. Colorful and pretty, these “accommodation units” are not just functio

This cleverly designed urban sign, simply called Index, helps residents and visitors alike find what they are looking for fast! Unlike basic street signs, it provides viewers with an “index” to all the businesses and facilities on a given street. At each crosswalk or intersection, pedestrians can take a quick look to find a new place that strikes their fancy, or easily navigate with their sights set on specific stores. Vid after the jump! Designer: Mojtaba Raeisi - Yanko Design

A convertible sofa is the most sensible seating for small spaces, but finding one that is both functional and aesthetically appealing can be like looking for a needle in a haystack! This design by Matthew Lewis Hill is that needle. With a focus on Scandinavian design values of simple style and functionality, it transforms from comfy couch to supple sleeper in seconds. A built-in side table adds to its versatility, saving valuable space while enhancing its usability. Designer: Matthew Lewis Hil

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