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 […]

Chandelier shaped after pine tree branch helps change the mood of the interior

Whether in residential or commercial spaces, lighting is the most important tool in creating the right atmosphere. Designers understand this and constantly find new ways to allow users to control ambiance with light, while making dynamic lighting a cool function. An excellent example is the versatile Branch Chandelier by Keha3, an Estonian design company with […]

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 […]

Office lamp with wireless charging

Via treehugger.comWireless charging furniture design: IKEAAll photos courtesy of 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 […]

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 with green undertones

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 can be tapped over and over again throughout the lifespan of the tree. It’s […]

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 […]

Curved recycled glass countertop in earthy colors

If you are looking for a material that could give you some  visual edge while being in tune with your desire to use sustainable materials, consider recycled glass countertops and floors for your bar or restaurant. They give your space a unique look, bring is the brightness of glass, and come with a worthy story.  […]

Examples of Oceanside glass tile patterns

Oceanside glass tiles are a beautiful way to add sustainable material into your commercial interior design. Handcrafted from recycled post-consumer glass bottles and silica sand, an abundant natural resource, they make for a true green design and offer amazing looks and results.  Above: Zoetic Overture in Peacock Iridescent and Devotion Sirena in the Serenity Blend […]

Metallic paints in three different colors

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 […]

Four Seasons, Beverly Hill Hotel Lobby. We are so used to seeing most of the most amazing handmade glass fixtures being made in Italy or anywhere overseas that this was a pleasant surprise! These charming crystal chandeliers are actually hand made in Seattle, Washington by a talented international glass artist Robert Kaindl. House in Las […]

This futuristic lighting system called Bolla was designed by an Italian company Incontroardito. The company started by specializing in production of ceramics.  After achieving international success with their products Incontroardito branched into selling other products such as stone tiles untill Dominico De Palo transformed the company by creating something this unique and exciting! Bolla system […]

Traditional Egyptian lighting design

These gorgeous and elegant light fixtures were inspired by traditional Egyptian designs. Zenza has brought this traditional lamp collection to designers and decorators all around the world. Zenza light fixtures bring amazing craftsmanship and exotic charm of Arabic decor into modern interior design. These handmade Egyptian wonders seem to have souls.  They will make any […]

whimsical lighting design

You probably have seen these whimsical light fixtures all around, at your local cafe or a restaurant…  I have!  And when I saw one I always wondered who could come up with such incredible ideas. David Trubridge is the most progressive furniture and lighting designer. He is based in Havelock North, New Zealand. David’s work […]

custom furniture designer and builder

Custom Furniture Design that is good quality is something hard to locate.  John Dufficy worked as a carpenter for over twenty years before getting into making furniture.  Furniture design and hand making it has become his life for the last ten years now.  Today I’d love to share some of John’s inspiring work. Multi hard […]

Back painted glass

By guest blogger: Shahab Shokouhi a Writer for Dulles Glass and Mirror One of the most overlooked ways to add vibrancy to your kitchen is using a back painted glass. Back painted colored glass is custom installed, but has many applications: painted glass backsplashes colored glass countertops kitchen islands colored glass table tops cabinet glass […]