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Friday 18 January, 2013

Amphibian Inspired Baroque Seating Unit by Maximo Riera: Toad Sofa

Spanish artist Maximo Riera is well known for his extravagant collection of “Animal Chairs” that encompasses over 15 pieces of art furniture, each depicting various animals, from mammals to reptiles. You may remember the designer’s Walrus Chair or Rhino Chair, both of which we presented a while back on Freshome. Toad sofa is the latest [...]


Wednesday 05 December, 2012

A Tale of Trees and Beavers: Sustainable Lamp Design Inspired by Nature

We received photos about an original lamp design from Ligneous Lighting, inspired by trees that are damaged by beavers. We asked designer Robin Brown to share the story behind this project with us and here is what he replied:” I was born in New Forest, an area of southern England, a place where animals can go [...]


Thursday 11 October, 2012

Rural Tourism in Montalegre / Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves

Architects: Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves Location: Parafita, Montalegre, Portugal Architects: Nuno Flores + Sofia Neves Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Nuno Flores


Friday 10 August, 2012

Contemporary Display Of Love For Animals In Krakow Apartment

Two-floor apartments have the benefits of creating a clear separation between social and private zones. This particular Apartment in Krakow sets an example of how a contemporary space arrangement can benefit inhabitants and create a habitable space filled with light, texture and color. Taken out of Morpho Studio‘s imagination and molded after their clients’ needs [...]


Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Will We Be “Growing” Organic Furniture In The Future?

Some organically-shaped furniture pieces manage to capture the inspiration seen all around us in a modern design – this helps compose interiors with a fascinating arrangement. For example, the Mutation Series by Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer express the need for nature-inspired design in modern homes. Wanting to show a possible future for furniture items, [...]


Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Will We Be “Growing” Organic Furniture In The Future?

Some organically-shaped furniture pieces manage to capture the inspiration seen all around us in a modern design this helps compose interiors with a fascinating arrangement. For example, the Mutation Series by Belgian designer Maarten De Ceulaer express the need for nature-inspired design in modern homes. Wanting to show a possible future for furniture items, the [...]


Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Trending – Foxes

Owls, deer, butterflies, songbirds of every sort,… even octopus!  All have become trends in graphics and interiors over the last few years, and for good reason.  Between the renewed interest in all things outdoors, and the surge in handcrafted artisan goods, it was inevitable that people would want to populate their homes with their own personal totem [...]


Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Trending Foxes

Owls, deer, butterflies, songbirds of every sort,… even octopus!  All have become trends in graphics and interiors over the last few years, and for good reason.  Between the renewed interest in all things outdoors, and the surge in handcrafted artisan goods, it was inevitable that people would want to populate their homes with their own personal totem [...]


Thursday 09 February, 2012

MYZ Family House / no.555

© Koichi Torimura Architect: no.555 – Tsuchida Takuya Location: Nagano, Japan Structural Design: Frame works, Megumi Akimoto Completion: 2011 Site area: 335.96 Floor Area: 97.39 Photographer: Koichi Torimura