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From Ordinary to Extraordinary – Creative Design Products

The best things in interior (or exterior) design happen when creative minds turn the ordinary into extraordinary by reinventing an everyday object or element of design. Other times, a certain material is used in unexpected ways, or a piece of furniture takes surprising (and sometimes amusing) shapes. Here are just a few examples picked from […]

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Floors With Character for Unique Interior Designs

(Photo: materials-inc.com) Even though floors have a big impact on the overall look of an interior space, they are often restricted to typical neutral materials with little personality and no special visual appeal. While neutral materials are the tried-and-true solution for creating versatile spaces, more daring solutions can take an interior from shy to spectacular. […]

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What Makes Great Interior Design – Walls with Character

Far from being only a background for other elements of decor, sometimes walls become the story. Reinventing the concept by using unexpected materials, shapes or details, designers can create walls with character that are more than just functional architectural components. Photo above: Mantzalin via contemporist.com Here are, for instance, the walls designed by Presledek, a Ljubljana-based […]

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New McDonald’s Restaurant Interior Design Is Part of a Smart Rebranding Strategy

McDonald’s Restaurant Interior Via dezeen.com and businessinsider.com Designer: Landini Associates All photos: Ross Honeysett via dezeen.com McDonald’s Restaurant Interior. In the last decade and a half, McDonald’s faced a lot of scrutiny about the effect of its products on its customers’ health. However, the American icon fast food chain has proved that it can reinvent itself and survive […]

Company Rebranding Campaigns that Worked

A good, well-designed company rebranding strategy can change a way a business is perceived and save it from disaster or mediocrity. There are companies that have reinvented themselves and received a new breath of life due to a smart marketing campaign. Here are only three examples that used, among others, the power of well-chosen slogans, […]

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Cosmetics Storefront and Window Display Designs Go from Dramatic to Subtle

With image overload shaping the way today’s customers react to what they see, just a pretty window may not get the attention of passers-by and convince them to enter a store. More than beautiful and attractive, its design has to be ingenious and surprising. To keep potential customers interested, some beauty shops have found unique […]

When Low-Budget Office Design Meets Creativity

An inspiring office interior does not necessarily have to be backed up by a high budget. In fact, the best displays of creativity often come from budget limitations. The Genband office in Petah Tikva, Israel, is a great example of a low-budget office design done right. Genband is a communication company whose office was designed […]

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Office Interior Design for Employees Well-being

Office Interior Design for Employees Well-being.  The fact that employee satisfaction is critical to the success of any company hardly qualifies as news. However, the consulting and legal firm PwC from Basel, Switzerland, took this concern to a whole new level. As the result of its collaboration with the Swiss architecture and design studio Evolution […]

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Homemade Ice-Cream Shop Design in Encinitas, California, Gets the Mindful Design Treatment

Ice-Cream Shop Design.  A mother-and-daughter team of dessert aficionadas from Encinitas, California, has opened a homemade ice cream store whose interior design bears our signature. Jami and Emily, the owners of JoJo’s Creamery, make their ice cream, sauces and waffle cones from scratch using only simple ingredients, such as organic milk, sugar, flour and eggs. […]

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Scrumptious Two-Story Candy Store Interior is a Sweet Wonderland

As one of the largest candy stores in the world, Candylawa has an interior design that matches its magnitude in ingenuity. Located in the Panorama Mall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this candy store interior is a veritable wonderland where the exuberant flavors of sweet treats are masterly translated into design terms. The result is impressive. […]

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Beauty Bakerie Cosmetics Store to Open in San Diego

Cosmetics Store Designer: Mindful Design Consulting Store photos courtesy of Tazz Lighting A San Diego store found a way to mix the fascinating worlds of cosmetics and desserts, and we are the ones behind its interior design. Opening in April this year in Westfield Mission Valley, the Beauty Bakerie cosmetics store has a mouth-watering interior reminiscent of […]

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Using Brass to Achieve Transparency in Commercial Interior Design

Via wallpaper.com Designer: Neri & Hu All images: wallpaper.com “Brass decor” usually calls to mind images of solid metal items. However, a Shanghai-based design office managed to use brass to create the feeling of transparency and give a five-story space the vibe of a delicate Oriental lantern. Designed by Neri & Hu, the project was completed […]

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Unexpected Materials in Unique Furniture Design

Looks and function are nor the only criteria when it comes to quality furniture. More and more important in the eyes of today’s designers is the way furniture is built. Sometimes, this comes from a desire to keep the design environmentally friendly. Other times, it’s all about the ease or speed of building the furniture. […]

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Furniture for the Future – Innovative Chairs for Creative Interior Designs

For those who think that creating furniture means only rehashing old patterns with little room for structural creativity, here are two innovative chairs that may prove otherwise. Both recreate the concept of building a chair by reinventing the “upholstery” in an unexpected way. Photo above: behance.net Designer Frederik Dedik is interested in using folded foam […]

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The Art of the Bar Stool – Inspiring Furniture for Commercial Interiors

Many times, the most unassuming pieces of furniture have the greatest visual impact. Take the barstool, for instance. Without the bulk of an armchair or the multifunctionality of a table, this humble piece of furniture can still become the star of a well-designed space. Below are only a few examples of barstools that are as […]