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Getting Hired: To Work at Smart Design, Be Organized, Show Your Passion—and Check Out These Four Illustrations

<i>This post is part of our Getting Hired interviews, in which we solicited job-seeking advice from key hiring personnel at LUNAR, IDEO, Philips, BMW</i> …

Interior design ideas: bright and beautiful - in pictures

This colourful East End apartment reflects its owner's creative tendencies.<p>Trish Lorenz<p>First published on Fri 17 Jan 2014 11.30 EST

Paint Swatch Installations by Madiha Siraj

New Jersey-based artist Madiha Siraj’s installations involve thousands of paint swatches from Lowe’s. Those colorful swatches of paint samples are …

Flex Shelf: A Transforming Shelf From Story Store

These days, we’re all about customization, and Flex Shelf, designed by Story Store, gives you exactly that. Not only does it provide storage for your …

Eclectic London Apartment with an Exuberant Color Palette

This three-bedroom apartment overlooks London’s posh Cleveland Square and on occasion it can be rented out for periods of time through Domus Nova. …

A Good Chick To Know’s Clean, Colorful Interiors

Jennifer Scott and Megan Baker of Vancouver-based interior and fashion styling firm A Good Chick To Know do color with a clean, fresh hand. Whether …



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Home Tours

Innovative 3D Food Printers Create Edible Geometric Forms

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3D Systems showcased the world's first 3D food printers. Called Chefjet and Chefjet Pro, the innovative machines are capable of producing an amazing array of delicious goodies in 3D geometric form.<p>The countertop-sized printers come with flavored …

3D Printing

Daily Inspiration #1655

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Modern Multifunctional Desk

Reminiscent of rolltop desks from the early 1900s, this take on the multifunctional cabinet desk incorporates modern amenities like integrated LED …

Graphic Paintings by Adam Daily

Artist Adam Daily does all of his paintings by hand using acrylic on PVC panels. Applying paint with a spray gun, Daily is able to achieve crisp …

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Interior Design

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

Articles about thank hue 7 color saturated homes on - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special …


A Bold Makeover for a 19th-Century London Townhouse

The formal space looks years younger.<p>A formal townhouse in London's fashionable South Kensington neighborhood looks years younger, thanks to a bold and colorful design by Rob Southern.

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Luxurious And Trendy Sofas With Irresistible Contemporary Flair!

One piece of decor that plays a pivotal part in defining the appeal and the mood of your living room is the large and plush <b>sofa</b>. It often assumes the …

Best Design Blogs and Online Magazines

My Favorite Design Blogs.<p>The internet is full of creativity and inspiration. Therefore it’s no surprise that there are also a large number of …

Graphic Design

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Is This The Ugliest House In America?

What is even going on here.<p>Designers with delicate sensibilities, look away. This may be the most hideous McMansion in America. Built in 1956, this is “almost-famous pimp-turned-construction mini-magnate” Jerry A. Hostetler’s Indianapolis Hearst Castle. Minus the architectural prowess. Plus more …

Articles about 12 clean and contemporary interiors on - Dwell

Your fiancé’s place is ten times nicer than yours and you’re planning on moving in. If only you could get out of your lease.<p>I've long been intrigued by the overlap of design, art, and architecture, and one of the most interesting practitioners working...<p>Far from pandering to the whine of youth, …

Real Estate

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

Mauricio Arrudas Color-Punctated Interiors

Mauricio Arruda’s eponymous firm deals in architecture, interiors, product design, and temporary environment design. He is a strong force in the …

Top 10 Kitchen Pins of 2013

Kitchens worth a repin.<p>The year's most coveted kitchens from us, <i>Veranda</i>, and <i>Elle Decor</i>, which garnered hundreds of your repins. Seeking fresh ideas for 2014? Peruse our Pinterest board devoted to inspiring spaces.<p>.

All change: the tiny room that can be anything you want it to be

From a giant honeycomb to a land of Lego and the last supper with mice, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee creates mystical universes in the confines of her 3x6 metre studio – then captures them on camera. Her first European exhibition, Stage of Mind, is at Opiom Gallery in Opio, France from 7 February to …

How To Choose a Sofa: 50 Designer Tips

Everything you need to know.<p>Everything you need to know about sofas in one place. Experts such as Windsor Smith, Barbara Barry, and Steven Gambrel share how deep a sofa should be, which style goes with which, how to select pattern, and more.

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …


Articles about 5 unique tokyo based architects on - Dwell

A French architect and designer makes her saturated mark on Tokyo’s streetscape.<p>The new movie Tokyo!—a triptych of short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-Ho—presents three increasingly...<p>Cities are a favorite subject for photographers, filled as they are with visual stimuli …


The 10 Decorating Trends You Think Are So Over

2013's worst design fads.<p>From chevron to keeping calm, House Beautiful Facebook followers weigh in on the worst design fads.