After seeing this image on Pinterest – I now want an AWESOME giant cloud wall mural! You can buy this exact same cloud wall mural right here from Pixers!
Folks who are more inclined to be creative and would like to DIY a similar effect at home could use this image as inspiration – it would be fairly easy to recreate by taking a high resolution photo of a cloud that you like, and then printing it super big. The dramatic design effect is emphasized by high ceilings and the incredible scale of the print.
However, if you are renting and need something a little less permanent on your walls you can check out some very nice alternatives here and here.
Lina Sekine of Simple Living blog has created the most amazing outdoor patio DIY that almost anyone should be able to make themselves at home with great success! This DIY cement block bench can provide ample seating at your next barbecue or backyard gathering, or would be great for just yourself if you wanted to settle down in the afternoon sunshine with a good book.
Imagine taking the starry night sky home to bed with you! Natalia Rumyantseva, a designer from Saint Petersburg, has created a futuristic, egg-shaped sleeping pod called the Cosmos Bed. This amazingly beautiful cocoon-style bed would have you counting stars and falling blissfully asleep in no time. It brings the beauty of the outdoors in, without any nuisances, such as pesky mosquitoes!
The Cosmos Bed not only features a twinkling star light array on the roof of the pod, but also has a built-in audio system that can play either white noise or your favorite tunes, an alarm clock, and an aromatherapy dispenser to release relaxing scents.
I just remember the delight I had as a child, decorating my ceiling with glow-in-the-dark stars. I would love the cosmic galaxy effect as I turned out the main lights every evening. This Cosmos Bed is like the adult version of that, only a million times better!
Would you sleep in this super high-tech Cosmos Bed? I think I happily would!
Via FastCo Design
Image by Jessica Lea Dunn
The Morpha Double is a slick 2-seater couch with 2 matching floor cubes which can be ingeniously reconfigured to form a double bed mattress in less than 3 seconds – just perfect for friends who drop by unexpectedly, without compromising aesthetics and living space.
Designed specifically for the Young Designer Furniture Award (YDFA) in November 2008 and sponsored by Dunlop Foams, this ingenious sofa won 2nd place in the competition – and I was happily awarded a cash prize but best of all – I got to keep the couch prototype!
The Young Designer Furniture Award (YDFA) was created in 2007 by Dunlop Foams to promote the discovery and development of new talent in Australian furniture design. The competition was held between the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and saw Alison Page of ABC’s New Inventors judge alongside representatives from Harvey Norman, Dunlop, RMIT and UTS.
PS. Have you seen my Pinterest furniture design inspiration board? Check out this other incredible convertible sofa!
This cake mold for individual slices means you can have 8 cakes in one! Another example of brilliant product design that inspires creativity at home, a simple yet brilliant idea for home baking. I combed the internet to find the original source (it leads to a French site).
This regenerative candle by designer Benjamin Shine creates a new candle as it melts. What a cool product! It’s appropriately called the Rekindle, and by keeping the wick in place with the specially designed candlestick, this clever lumière can be regenerated up to 12 times to reuse the wax! Sadly, this product is still a prototype not yet in production, but you can sign up for product updates here.
There’s nothing worse than going to wash your hands, and picking up a slimy bar of soap that’s been sitting in a pool of cloudy water. It just doesn’t feel clean. It makes sense that soap bars have been replaced in recent years by the popularity of hand soap and body wash. We can’t deny that hand soap is convenient, pleasant to use, and easy to dispense, however it is watered down and it is neither economically or ecologically beneficial. To bring back the use of bar soap, Designer Nathalie Stämpfli has come up with a soap shaving device – a soap grater if you will – that dispenses fresh flakes every time you wash. This soap grater is attached to the bathroom wall and allows for a simple one-handed push to collect soap flakes.
You can see more of Nathalie Stämpfli’s clever invention here.
What a great idea! Today’s awesome product is a humble yet brilliant cutlery cleaner – a sink mounted scrubber for silverware, knives and cooking utensils!
The scrubber has been purpose-built for the lazy dish-washers in the house who never seem to wash the food end of the spoon off, or who leave streaks of greasy butter on every spreader. This handy little kitchen gadget is something I definitely need in my house (for my hubby!). Because I’m like my dishes washed well… but don’t want to do it myself. So, why not make the job easier for my other half? (I’m probably going to get in so much trouble for saying this – ha!)
You can buy one for your house too, right here.
Hello… is it tea you’re looking for? This Lionel Richie mug with make you laugh every time you want to make yourself a cuppa! I’m such a fan of quirky coffee mugs to sip my brew in and make me smile, this one would have to be one of my favorites so far!
You can get your own Lionel Richie masterpiece here.
Even better, you could make your own by drawing on a plain but brightly colored mug with a black paint pen! Who’s with me for a DIY afternoon scribbling on tea cups with old-school Lionel Richie hits playing? Ha!
UPDATE: You can now buy the Cloud Concrete Toilet Roll Holder at Gessato!
The minute I saw this design, I was mesmerized. Yes… over a cloud concrete toilet roll holder. The Cloud is a wall mounted storage shelf that has cumulus cloud-shaped scallops that perfectly fit toilet paper rolls. Consumable bathroom supplies normally taking up space in storage can now be displayed with this design.