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In the past few years, architect Emmanuelle Moreaux has designed four bright, cheery, and colourful branches of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Japan. 1. The Nakaaoki Branch in Kawaguchi continue reading

Parisian studio FREAKS freearchitects has covered a series of elaborately decorated galleries inside the Palais du Louvre with shiny plastic for an exhibition that brings together historic and contemporary design (+ slideshow). (more…)

Lake-flavoured water, tacos made from insects and "century-old eggs" were all on the menu at an experimental restaurant located in a Wrocław gallery (+ slideshow). (more…)

Apartment T by AE5 partners stands out due to a sleek contemporary look and a generously-sized terrace, which can be used as extra living space. However, the main design highlight of this home in Milan, Italy is another: “Looking onto the terrace from all the rooms, the view is always focused on one of the vertical garden modules, arranged in a strict geometric pattern based on the 1 +1 +2 form, perfectly mirroring the apertures in the large brick wall. At all times of year there will be

14 Creative Backsplash Ideas for your Kitchen

Posted by freshome 13 days ago (Editorial)

A kitchen can look finished without a backsplash, and sometimes a clean coat of (washable) paint is what best executes a design. But at the same time, there’s also an opportunity to use the space to anchor the overall design of the room.While countertops, flooring and cabinets are generally places to keep it simple, the backsplash is a good place to inject some personal style, whether that’s with a mosaic feature or a bold color. And since that wall literally connects the countertops with the c

Apera Motors, a young and progressive start-up, has breathed new life into the iconic Beetle to both preserve its heritage and modernize the bug! Based on a VW 1974 Super Beetle platform, the Apera TUPAR’s design reflect the retro look while a twin boxer turbo engine with more than 500 bhp gives drivers way more than just a putter. Designer: A.Deniz Özbarli - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We are more than just concep

Beehive is a new concept of agricultural vehicle based on the OPOC (opposed-piston, opposed cylinder) engine by EcoMotors. The dual-part design includes two distinct units: one capable of carrying up to 10 workers with plenty of cargo space, and the other which can be used asa  walk-behind two-wheeled tiller with multi-purpose agricultural attachments. Vid after the jump! Designer: JJ Hwang - Yanko Design Timeless Designs - Explore wonderful concepts from around the world! Shop CKIE - We

Instead of having this little unused space removed, designer Christi Azevedo was asked to transform it into a full service guest apartment. It might not look like it from the outside, but by adding height to the original brick building, it allows enough space to include a kitchen, living area, bathroom and a bedroom. continue reading

Music: illustrator Emanuele Kabu used a variety of different paints and inks to create the hand-drawn sequences in this animated music video for alternative rock duo The Helio Sequence. (more…)

Ball-Nogues Studio created a sinuous orange and purple pavilion that towered over music fans at this year's Coachella music festival by blasting pigmented paper pulp over a string structure (+ slideshow). (more…)

House in Blair Atholl by Nico van der Meulen Architects is a luxury farmhouse located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, in a secluded golf estate. Free from high boundary walls and electric fencing, the expansiveness of this double-story home with unrestricted views of the countryside makes a powerful impression. The brief called for a contemporary, practical home that makes provision for outdoor living with an emphasis on entertaining. Due to the form-follow-function approach of

Small bathrooms may seem like a difficult design task to take on — however these spaces may introduce a clever design challenge to add to your plate. Creating a functional and storage-friendly bathroom may be just what your home needs. With the amount of time spent in your bathroom, you should make sure every design element has a purpose and is functional in some way or another to create a space saver-friendly sanctuary.Add StorageInstead of adding large furniture storage, showcase your colorfu

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