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30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs. At Freshome, we try to find things to inspire you and make your home a better place to live. You can find all kinds of stories here, such as beautiful pieces of furniture, ideas for decorating your home, architecture news, home gadgets, tips and tricks for improving your home, and much more. Here is a collection of the best bookshelves we posted during the past year. The Equation Bookshelf, designed by Marcos Breder, uses the simple idea of organizing objects in a certain order. As you can see, the design is unique, stylish and original. You can put the books that you use most often (or maybe a framed picture) between the (parentheses) — whichever is the focal point of this bookshelf — and then set others between the [square brackets] and the {braces}. These Folding Bookshelves are really innovative and practical; they let you arrange the books in an interesting way, as you can see from these pictures.

Da-Eun Song designed this shelf that spells out “shelf.” Stunning 18th century home hideaway in the Wicklow Mountains | 1 Kind Design. Temptation. Every so often an email lands in my inbox from perhaps the cruelest man I know. Chris from Welcome Beyond dangles dream designs in front of me and it is all I can do to stop myself from hocking everything I own, jumping a plane and escaping to the hand picked boutique vacation properties that litter the pages of their website. Chris has cruelly tempted me again with a Spanish beauty and oh the temptation! Alemanys 5 ... "located in the core part of Girona's medieval quarter, within the scope of the first wall and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, is the property Alemanys 5, whose original building dates from the Sixteenth Century.

Splash Of Colors | Lushlee. I love white decor in the home for a fresh and clean look. However, when bright colored home furnishings are added and used in the right proportion, they can certainly add charm and personality to any white room! As seen in this Georgian house in Stockwell, from the portfolio of UK-based location agency, Light Locations. I’m especially fond of the clawfoot tub and the blue rustic cabinet against the colorful vintage painting! Dilapidated 18th Century Church Transformed Into a Private Home St Nicholas Church Home Renovation – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. A selection of graphic projects. Inner Child: Colorful Home has Trap Doors & Secret Slides.

If kids could design and build whole homes, what would they look like? This so-called Rainbow House is filled with secret doors, slides that bridge between floors and multi-colored spiral staircases to wind you back up. Chutes and ladders, anyone? Dubbed a “magical oasis’ by its creators (AB Rogers and DA Studio, the busy and noisy road next to the building is matched by equally rambunctious and interactive interior decor. Stepping in off the street is a lot like walking into a fantasy looking glass or wardrobe portal. An over-sized sofa on the main floor ? Is designed for bouncing, playing, sleeping and relaxing. Amidst the gleeful madness, though, there is much reason alongside rhyme – minimalist fixtures and functional cooking spaces are animated by their surroundings, but remain modern and somehow adult despite their setting.

Beautiful French Country House. Presumably the workplace of an artist and the home of a creative soul, this beautiful French country house is a treat for those with a keen eye. Or those who enjoy the revitalizing mix of nature and the human mind. Cocooned in natural surroundings, this house has a rustic, pristine and a raw feel to it. Semi-clad in luxury, this French cottage is a dream home for many. With the option of working indoors and outdoors, the house inspires vision.

A deliberate ancient touch is given to a few items that make the surreal feeling of ‘living in the years long forgotten’ very real. Truly, the work of an inspired genius, this place is more than just ‘home’. If you come across stunning villas like these which you think need to be featured here at Home-Designing, please mention them in the comments.

[Via] 10 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms in The World. Let’s pretend for a moment that money is no object. Perhaps you’re a ridiculously successful entrepreneur. Maybe you were born into wealth. Or maybe you won the lottery (maybe even that nearly $600 million record-setting U.S. Powerball recently?). For whatever reason, you have more money than you could ever hope to spend. If, like many people, you dream of being able to travel the world, you could really do so in style. So let’s explore some of our original list of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world and take a few minutes to imagine what it might be like to stay in one of these places. If you know of another newer expensive hotel that didn’t make the list, tell us about it and what they offer in the comments.

Have you ever dreamed of spending a relaxing night at a luxury hotel? Did you know that prices at the best hotel suites have gone up 10% this year? Here are the 10 most expensive hotel rooms in the world from the last year. 10. Nightly Rate: $18,000 9. Nightly Rate: $18.200. 20 Bizarre Hotels by Luggage Online. Are you tired of staying at the same popular hotel and motel chains and resorts everywhere you go? Would you like to experience accommodations that are just as much of an adventure as your trip itself? If so, you’ll be happy to know that there are hotels around the world that are anything but ordinary! Some of the places you can stay during your travels are so eccentric they may end up being an attraction in themselves.

While there are many crazy, eye-brow raising, and out-of-this-world lodgings you can discover on your own, we’ve compiled a list of 20 bizarre hotels that may inspire you to add a little extra spice to your next holiday – or at the very least – will certainly amuse you. 1. JUKKASJÄRVI, SWEEDEN If cold weather is what you like, then you’ll love bundling up and enjoying a stay at the ICeHOTEL in Sweden. 2.

KERELA, INDIA 3. 4. LINTZ, AUSTRIA 5. 6. Some people are just born with it « style/SWOON. This house was love at first foot in the door… Jamie Laubhan-Oliver and her husband Larry Oliver are two of the most talented people I’ve ever known. Jamie is an art director for DHome/DWeddings and Larry is a senior designer for Neiman Marcus. They are both art directors and spend much of their days orchestrating amazing photoshoots. Their impeccable taste and blessed sample sale opportunities have turned their somewhat modest city townhome into a luxurious style haven.

Each detail of their home is so interesting: from the alligator skull, to the collection of keys from Jamie’s father mixed with the heap of wine corks, and an armless baby doll. Don’t get me wrong…these two have got their fair share of Jonathan Adler and other notable fancies by their ability to mix it all up so well is a gift.

I have to tell you that one of the other endearing qualities about this couple is their peculiar side. This is my kind of interior — a collection of details and pieces you love. A completely renovated first apartment. Pages Search Eames Lounge Chair, Barcelona Chair, Marble Tulip Tables - Exclusive at Rove Concepts Colorado real estate and homes Kim's personal links MY FAVOURITE DECOR SHOPS IN OTTAWA kitchen remodel in my last house my twin sister's mostly kid's rooms decor blog « WINKS | Main | Valerie and Alan's bathroom remodel » Friday Aug132010 A completely renovated first apartment Posted on Fri, 13 Aug 2010 by kim 540 Comments We received an email from Ron and it started off like this: "I'm 27 years old and live in Tel Aviv Israel, currently an industrial design student.

And some info on what went on after they had their way with their new apartment: "In short we re-did the whole place:Tore down the wall in the kitchen opening it up to the living room and dining area. I cannot even put into words how in awe I am of Ron's talent. And SO MUCH MORE after the jump. Reader Comments (540) Wow! 13 Aug 2010 | Mike The green bedroom is fabulous! Michelle Okay, that faucet/towel rack in the bathroom is genius!

Erin Racu ab m. Bedroom Designs: Modern Interior Design Ideas & Photos. Do you prefer plush padding a minimalist pillow, a decked-out design or toned-down interior? From dazzling abstract designs to humorously offbeat sleeping spaces here are seven brilliant bedroom designs to inspire your imagination. Who knows, with a few decorative adjusts you might be able to remodel your own bedrooms to similar effect. If you love soft illumination and hate to sacrifice privacy, this bedroom interior has a brilliant combination of strategies from uplighting around the bed itself to wall panels that block direct views and sunlight but let light in around them. If you are more of a minimalist, this simple bedroom space has a rhythmic modularity and combines soft white walls and ceiling with variegated wood furniture and furnishings for a pleasantly mixed aesthetic experience.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, how would you like to have your bedroom be in the middle of your pool room? 24 rooms in a 344 square foot apartment. Dark and moody apartment « Sharona Design. New York City's Dragonfly A Locavore Wet Dream. Photo courtesy of: Vincent Callebaut Architectures Architect Vincent Callebaut will have locavores drooling if his 128-floor vertical farm concept is actually realized.

The Dubai-esque Dragonfly addresses issues like food production and agriculture in cities that are horizontally-challenged for space like New York City. The concept supports housing, offices, laboratories and twenty-eight different agricultural fields. Set at the Southern bank of New York's Roosevelt Island, the Belgium-designed Dragonfly consists of two towers and is completely Hobbit free. The exterior gardens are used for capturing and filtering rain water. The greenhouse, which gives the structure its wing-like design, supports the load of the building and is inspired by the structural exoskeleton of dragonfly wings.

Photo courtesy of: Vincent Callebaut Architectures. Dornob. Incredible Space Maximization in a Small Studio Apartment. You’ve seen a lot of ingenious ideas on how to decorate small studio apartments on Freshome. Here is another tiny apartment that manages to maximize space and create a cozy living environment as well. The East Village Studio Apartment comes from JPDA Architects, stretches over an area of 46 square meters (500 square feet) and was built as a little “nest” for the owners who also work here. It has all the utilities a common looking contemporary home has and dare we say a lot more. This original crib has storage space and shelves in the most unusual and unexpected places, reducing clutter and contributing to a clean and fresh interior design. World Famous Design Junkies » welcometohell. 20 Tree House Pictures: Play-Club Plans to Big-Kid Houses « Dornob.

Treehouses are more popular than ever, as play spaces for children but also as luxury hotel (and even house) designs for adults. Some of the most fantastic plans and ideas can be traced to specialist designers and builders – and pictures of their work can provide some of the best inspiration (as well as an informal visual guide) for do-it-yourself recreational, residential and commercial tree buildings. Blue Forest is one such company, but far from the only one. Their specialty seems to lie somewhere between playful little fantasy structures and big educational spaces for children engaged in wildlife observation, forest ecology and related nature-oriented pursuits.

The trick is to find a balance between safe and fun – railings are a must, as are sturdy supports, but whimsy and asymmetry help make these places feel more organic and engaging for younger visitors in particular. Some are like mansions, fortresses or castles – just set up on stilts instead of sitting on the ground. Luxurious Cave Hotel in Turkey. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation.

Reader request - bookshelves. Bookshelf Porn. The Great Geek Manual » The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries. I make no secret of the fact that I’m a hardcore bibliophile, but we’re a common enough lot these day.

And the one sight that always makes me linger over a webpage is rows and rows of neatly organized books. So, in an effort to draw more like-minded read here to my little blog, I decided to round-up a gallery of photos of some of the most beautiful libraries I’ve ever seen photos of. Enjoy. If you enjoy this gallery, make sure you check out our other list of The United States’ Most Beautiful Libraries!

Abbey Library St. The Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands Photo Credit: (Erik) Bristol Central Library Photo Credit: *Firefox The British Library reading room at the centre of the Great Court of the British Museum in London, England. Central Library of Vancouver in Vancouver, Canada Photo Credit: lightgazer Delft University Library in The Netherlands Photo Credit: rutger spoelstra José Vasconcelos Library in México City, Mexico Photo Credit: CliNKer.

[ImagTreeRailing.jpg] picture on VisualizeUs. Pandoras Box - Tiny Houses With a Purpose. Simplicity taken to the extreme By Fida Wild Inspired by the 19th century American writer Henry David Thoreau, who lived two years in a small cabin near lake Walden, Massachusetts - German designer and architect Lars Holger Moormann created a multi-purpose garden shed called Walden. Downsizing taken seriously The wooden box may be tiny, nevertheless there's a place for everything.

From the outside. Sleeping under the stars The small bedroom is accessible by a stair right inside the tiny house, where a double bed invites to stargaze. If necessary, Walden can easily be moved to a new location without too much hassle. I wonder if this geniously designed little garden shed would pass the building code for a Swiss community garden ?

Living with less resonates with more and more people. Photos Walden Garden Shed by Moormann Would You Like to Leave Photos with Your Comment? Have you been there? What Other Visitors Have Said Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page... got one! A Low Impact Woodland Home. Bathrooms of the Future | Interior Designs And Home Ideas. Combo Couch: All-in-One Lounger, Love Seat + Sofa Bed = « Dornob. 15 Modern Bathtubs. Tiny victorian cottage « Sharona Design. DIY Rotating Bookshelves, Staircases and Trap Doors. Make Room! Cool Color-Changing Walls for Your Home « Dornob. Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces.

High Fashion Home Blog: Tear It Up. Most Interesting Libraries of the World.