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Interior Design

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Scary Bathroom

Scary Bathroom

This bathroom doesn’t have spiders or snakes in the toilet. What it does have is a clear glass floor revealing that you’re in an elevator shaft and that there’s nothing but a 15-floor drop beneath.

The Cardboard Office

The Cardboard Office

Designers Alrik Koudenburg and Joost van Bleiswijk set up this cardboard office space for ad agency Nothing. Clever construction bypassed the need to use screws or even glue to hold things together.

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The Theater Bookstore

The Theater Bookstore

The El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a bookstore in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Built in 1919, the 21,000 sq.ft. theater was converted into a music and book shop in 2000.

Panic Room

Panic Room

You’ve probably seen pictures of this crazy room floating around the Web. Watch the video to see how graffiti artist Tilt and his friends created the split-personality Panic Room at Au Vieux Panier.

Leather Belt Flooring

Leather Belt Flooring

We’ve seen a couple of novel takes on wooden flooring, but if you’d like something more unique – yet still classy – check out this one made from recycled leather belts. Also for tables and walls.

Bolefloor Wood Flooring

Bolefloor Wood Flooring

Through modern technology, Bolefloor makes floor boards in the shape of the trees they came from, which is not only beautiful, but also environment-friendly, allowing for more floors per forest.

Video Mapped Living Room

Video Mapped Living Room

Mr. Beam created a unique 3D video-mapping experience by turning a white living room into a groovy 360° projection area, changing the colors, patterns and textures in the space. (Thanks Laura!)

Cafe/day Coffee Shop

Cafe/day Coffee Shop

Suppose Design Office imbued the Cafe/day coffee shop in Shizuoka, Japan with a spacious feel mainly by extending road lines and symbols to the shop’s floor, which is also made of asphalt.

Hollywood Studio Lamp

Hollywood Studio Lamp

Designed as a replica of a 1940s Fresnel studio lamp, Restoration Hardware’s version has a shiny aluminum body, stainless steel base, and takes normal lightbulbs so you don’t blind your guests.

Pixelated Ping Pong Pad

Pixelated Ping Pong Pad

A teeny 90 sf private hideaway for a partner in the Snarkitecture firm, Box/Box was completed in 2 months at a cost of less than $100/sf and features 25,000 ping pong balls as wallpaper. (Thanks Jon!)

Subdivisions Lamps

Subdivisions Lamps

Crafted from concrete, steel and aluminum, Atelier Takagi’s LED tabletop lamps get their inspiration from the bright lights you’d find lining pre-fab community streets and mall parking lots.

Magic Carp-pet Concept

Magic Carp-pet Concept

Designed by John Leung and CHC Architects, the Magic Carp-pet is a two-piece set up – the specially drawn print on the rug appears to move when viewed through the complementary glass table.

Scrapwood Wallpaper

Scrapwood Wallpaper

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek created this warm faux-wood wallpaper, which perfectly apes the look of real distressed wood. While it doesn’t have actual depth, it won’t give you splinters.

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La Boite Concept Speaker Desk

La Boite Concept Speaker Desk

Combining a work desk for your laptop with an audiophile-grade, room-filling 7-speaker, 120-watt sound system, the La Boite Concept LD 120 is a real thing, despite the “concept” in its name.

1930s Postal Desk

1930s Postal Desk

Based on the specs of a 1930s postal sorting desk from France, this all-in-one office has a built-in leather seat that pivots underneath, and 25 assorted cubbies for holding your assorted stuff.

Lost in Sofa

Lost in Sofa

Tokyo’s Daisuke Motogi created this comfy chair that can hold all your books, remotes, gadgets and other small objects in the cracks between its soft blocks. Just don’t lose your pocket change in it.

Sideways Coffee Shop

Sideways Coffee Shop

To make this coffee shop fit in, Nemaworkshop used the nearby Bryant Park Library for inspiration – and came up with a library turned on its side. The “books” are actually pictures on custom tiles.

TON Floating Buddha Speakers

TON Floating Buddha Speakers

TON makes speakers that provide ambient lighting, and are organic and pricey. The Floating Buddha is no different. Most of it is covered in or lacquered with gold leaf. Four 60w speakers hide inside.

IdeaPaint

IdeaPaint

A wonder substance that turns walls into dry erase boards. Sketch ideas in the office, paint a bulletin board in the kitchen, or turn bedroom walls into outlets for your kids’ intense desire to doodle.

Concrete Wall

Concrete Wall

Believe it or not, that’s a wallpaper. Concrete Walls are exactly that – pictures of concrete walls turned into wallpapers. There are a couple of brick walls and ones with graffiti as well.

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Steampunk House

Steampunk House

The unassuming exterior of this house in Sharon, Massachusetts belies the awesome steampunk interior design and furniture inside. It was redesigned by steampunk specialists ModVic.

Pinel & Pinel Arcade Trunk

Pinel & Pinel Arcade Trunk

Luxury cabinet maker Pinel & Pinel offers up this 80s arcade on wheels, complete with a booming audio system, and a HD 1080p display. Each one is custom made and ships with 60 classic games.

Dan Golden Pillow Collection

Dan Golden Pillow Collection

Designer Dan Golden’s pillows are hand-silk screened, made of organic cotton and have feather down ins – that doesn’t really matter, does it? You’ll buy them for the funny prints.

Art Nouveau Diffuser Set

Art Nouveau Diffuser Set

Your place stinks of beer and socks. You have someone *wink wink* coming over. Pick a bottle. Insert sticks. A gentle eruption of fragrance, and a long, hot night follows. You’re welcome.

Slate Tabletop Fireplace

Slate Tabletop Fireplace

Experience the cozy warmth of a tiny bonfire on your desk or dining table with Gido Wahrmann’s Slate Tabletop Fireplace, two 7.5-inch stainless steel oil lamps anchored to a slate base.

Papervore Shredder Coffee Table

Papervore Shredder Coffee Table

Assuming you’ve got lots of junk mail to recycle, Voos Furniture’s Papervore table is a stylish and eco-friendly way to dispose of your excess paper, without taking up extra space in your living room.

Resorts World at Sentosa

Resorts World at Sentosa

The new project from Michael Graves is Resorts World at Sentosa, a 121 acre hospitality complex on a tropical island off the coast of Singapore with 5 hotels, 10 restaurants and a museum.

Crystal LED Modular Lamp

Crystal LED Modular Lamp

This unusual lighting from QisDesign lets you magnetically snap together individual color-changing LED “crystal” pods to create unique fixtures to suit your liking.

RGB Wallpaper

RGB Wallpaper

Different elements in each overlapping print are revealed depending on the use of red, green or blue light in this series of wallpapers Carnovsky designed for Italian wallpaper brand Janelli & Volpi.

citizenM Hotel Schiphol

citizenM Hotel Schiphol

The luxury citizenM hotel is 2 minutes walking distance from Schiphol’s terminals. Public spaces are filled with dramatic Vitra furniture; rooms have king beds, rain showers, LCD tvs and free wi-fi.

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