Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Swarovski All photos: retaildesignblog.net  Possibilities in interior design just got a little bit more glamorous. Part of the Swarovski Elements collection, Crystal Fabric brings the bling into the designers’ realm of texture and color options. Consisting of a material onto which sparkling cut and uncut crystals are attached, Crystal Fabric belongs to […]

Via retaildesignblog.net Designer: Bianca Cheng Costanzo All photos: retaildesignblog.net Many accessory designs are the result of a passion for beauty, a love for decor and sometimes a welcome ability to sew. The Bloom blanket, however, is much more than that. It is the inspired outcome of a child’s love for origami, a student’s understanding of […]

Via dezeen.com Designer: Patricia Urquiola All photos: gan-rugs.com While achieving a cohesive interior that brings together color, contrast and balance is not a simple task, designer Patricia Urquiola just made it a little easier. Her collection of hand-stitched rugs meets the market need for unique pieces whose aesthetics steps away from the typical look of traditional lines. […]

Photo of privacy sofa: designerpages.com In a time where we have to abandon our privacy the moment we step out the door, every little effort in trying to preserve a little bit of distance from the world helps. Built around the idea of such a retreat in the middle of a busy world, privacy seating offers […]

Photo of 3-D wall art tiles: urbanproduct.ca Interior design has come a long way since the dark, oak-covered walls of the ’70s and ’80s. In recent years, however, the concept of wood as wall treatment has not been abandoned, but rather reinvented. In fact, the versatility, warmth and natural look of wood is hard to match, […]

Fabric planter photo: worldarchitecturenews.com Plants instantly change a space and make it warm and welcoming. While the traditional ceramic pot is always an option, there are many other ways to incorporate plants into interior spaces and, at the same time, turn planters into elements of decor. Here are a few ingenious ways to bring in the […]

(Wallcovering photo: worldarchitecturenews.com) While a fresh coat of paint is often the easiest way to bring a space to life, modern tastes do not always go for easy. There is a large variety of finishes that can give a space not only color, but also character, so the choice goes beyond picking a paint color. Here […]

moon shape lights

Via yankodesign.com (No.22, 2 Moons, In-es.artdesign) Designers: Subinay Malhotra, Nir Meiri, In-es.artdesign All photos courtesy of yankodesign.com While this week’s lunar eclipse may have heightened everybody’s interest in celestial bodies, the moon has always been a source of inspiration for designers. Both mysterious and fascinating as an object of scientific study, the moon makes for a […]

Unique Light Fixture

Via yankodesign.com Designer: Santiago Sevillano All photos courtesy of yankodesign.com For those often afflicted with buyer’s remorse, here is a lighting option that may minimize its incidence. Designed by Santiago Sevillano, the Guss modular lighting system is as versatile as it gets and offers the buyer the chance to change its appearance on a whim. The […]

Via yankodesign.com (Branch Chandelier, Nomadic Lamp) Designers: Keha3, Dorota Kulawik All photos courtesy of yankodesign.com Whether in a residential or commercial site, lighting is the most important tool in creating the right ambiance. Designers of modern lighting fixtures understand this and constantly find new ways to allow the user to be in complete control of creating the […]

creative light fixtures

Via dezeen.com Designer: THINKK Studio All photos: dezeen.com For those who prefer their interior decor to have a personal touch, THINKK, a design studio located in Bangkok, has created a lamp-making station that functions with the ease of a bicycle. The comparison is not accidental, since the station comes with foot pedals and a control […]

Via yankodesign.com Photos: behance.net, urukia.com Designer: Ol’ha Shevchenko The human body has always been a source of artistic inspiration, and the art of interior design is no exception from the rule. Taking a hint from the anatomy of the human muscle, designer Ol’ha Shevchenko created a lighting fixture that evokes the shape and grace of the […]

echo-friendly packaging for tacos

Eco-Friendly Food Containers. Photos via Kavis News, PacknWood Beginning with the summer of 2015, New York restaurant businesses will be banned from using plastic foam food containers, cups and plates. New York is not the first city to adopt such a measure. San Francisco, Seattle and Minneapolis among others already have such laws in place. […]

Via www.treehugger.comDesigner: Jean Louis IratzokiAll photos courtesy © Jean Louis Iratzoki & Alki In order to take the feeling of guilt out of sitting, French designer Jean Louis Iratzoki (http://www.iratzoki.com) introduces Kuskoa Bi, the world’s first bioplastic chair. This unique piece was designed for Alki, a Basque Country furniture manufacturer with a vision. According to its creator, the […]

Via treehugger.comDesigner: IKEAAll photos courtesy IKEA In today’s hi-tech world, charging phones is the 21st-century modern chore, the constant item on every to-do list, the task required to ensure that conversations are not cut off and that people are able to connect. It comes with tangled wires, misplaced chargers and random nuisances when the task is overlooked. Following […]

Western Red Cedar Siding is a Sustainable Choice for Any Application All Photos are Via www.greendepot.com Did you ever wonder what is this beautiful wood being used so often on exterior of contemporary slick apartment buildings? You are probably looking at western red cedar siding. Western red cedar siding is a perfect finishing choice to […]

Caroma Profile Smart Sustainable Toilet Systems: Taking Sustainability To The Max If you thought you’ve seen everything in the water-saving technology, think again.  Among the latest green advances in bathroom technology you can find this energy-efficient toilet where water can be reused twice. After several rounds of government-imposed water-saving toilet model attempts to save water, […]

Cork Flooring as a sustainable environmentally friendly material choice. Photos are via US Floors. As issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness move to the forefront, any interior designer should consider cork flooring as both a responsible and stylish option to offer to clients. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork trees, a resource that […]

Solartube in Commercial Interior, Via www.solatube.com Solartube lighting at Mod Market – Boulder, CO If you’re looking to save money on an electric bill of your store or your restaurant using Solartube could be a great solution. You’ll find dazzling variations of the designs and applications of this green product. Solartube lighting at Allegheny College […]

commercial interior design trends 2015

Commercial Interior Design Trends.  Learn about emerging trends in commercial interior design HERE. To ask us questions about your commercial interior design project or to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting, click HERE. Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It […]

Recycled Glass Countertops and Floors — the Most Beautiful Echo-friendly Choice! Recycled glass collection from Glass Recycled Surfaces (http://glassrecycled.com/) are an elegant element of green design that easily blends with virtually any business’s aesthetic and design plan. Crafted from sustainable material, such as readily-available recycled glass and porcelain that would otherwise end up in a […]

Using metallic paints in interior design is an easy way to raise the decorative level of commercial or residential spaces. If you are looking for a paint that can make a strong visual statement and bring in an extra touch of glamour, consider the Modern Masters metallic paints. This generous collection keeps you well provided […]

These unique and elegant pendants takes their unusual names and beautiful organic shape from one of mother nature’s own: the seed! Seed pendant lamp was designed by Joeri Claeys. The Seed lamp provides diffused glow to achieve a relaxing mood at your  dining table of home or in a restaurant’s lounge. The pendant appears to […]

Hospitality Design Expo which is held every year in Las Vegas, NV, is one of the largest hospitality industry related trade events in the United States. The show helps interior designers (as well as other professionals) to get acquainted with the latest industry trends related to restaurant and hotel designs. This year I took a […]

Sustainable Design of Wine Cellars

Take a quick look into the future. The future of sustainable building practices and a lifetimes’ enjoyment of elegantly aged wines come together with the most eco-friendly wine storage products on the planet.  Sustainable Wine Cellars, LLC of Rancho Santa Fe, CA offers a completely customizable product as well as modular kits, entries, cooling, accent […]

Waves photos

Creative Art for Ocean and Surf Lovers – Waves and Water Photography.  If you love the ocean or if you are into surfing you have to check out these incredibly artistic photos by Shayne Stadnick.  Shayne Stadnick is a surfer and fine art wave photographer based on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Well […]

Sasha Toporovsky Ocean Painting

Have you heard of Contemporary Art Painted on Metal?  Alex Sasha Toporovsky has been an artist for over twenty years. Recently he has combined his two passions: oil painting and metal. By combining the two he has developed a very unique art form that is not to be found anywhere else.  Today we interviewed Sasha […]

These decorative textured wall panels are a real find for me as a designer.  Their modern design is becoming the new hot trend in the interior design industry. Once installed the panels form a repeating pattern which can be complemented by light. The 3D wall panels come in a size of 19.68″ x 19.68″. They […]

Trendy light fixtures 2012

Lighting is one of the most important design elements of interior design for our businesses as well as our homes. Bad lighting can give us headaches, strain our eyes and make us feel fatigued. Good lighting can improve our mood, inspire us or simply complement our cozy interior. Read more about new and exciting lighting […]

Jerry Kott, who designed these incredible lights, describes himself as a “maker” who stretches his imagination beyond the limited boundaries of usual art or craftsmanship. These lighting fixtures are hand crafted from recycled bottles and are part of RE Series which is based on the philosophy of “rebuild, redefine, relive, reinvent and recycle”. “Khrysalis Light […]