Archived Articles from Design
You may not be able to move, but you can do a lot to the place you live - from the basics of appliances and light fixtures to materials and surface finishes, single objects to entire spaces, here are some of the most stellar examples of outstanding interior design you can find online.
Walk on Water: Hydro-Floors Hide Secret Swimming Pools
Pools displace space. But what if you could have the best of both worlds: a usable space or surface replaced by a body of water when you want it?
Decor on Demand: 14 3D-Printed Home Accents
Liven up your home decor with fun 3D-printed accents like lamps, espresso cups, planters and kits to make three-dimensional geometric objects out of pencils.
Generosity in a Can: Coke Can Splits in Half for Sharing
Need a reason to be generous? This innovative can from Coca-Cola encourages sharing by splitting into two halves - one for you and one for someone special.
The Red Menace: 15 Anti-Communist Ads & Propaganda
Anti-communist ads and propaganda attempted to inspire loyalty to America, abject terror of the Soviets, and acceptance of seemingly inevitable bombing.
GoGo & Multiplo: Modular Building Blocks for Kids & Adults
Two very similar designs with somewhat different audiences one emphasizing forts and mazes for kids, the other suggesting beds or chairs for adults.
Elastic Living: Sliding Shelves Hide Modular Rooms
Slide out the kitchen or bedroom when you need it and file it away when you're done with this clever transforming modular interior series.
Useful Billboards? Advertisements Extend Into Urban Space
Most billboards simply show words and pictures, but this series of urban advertisements offers passers-by a helping hand with some of life's little moments.
Borrowed from Libraries: Mobile Shelving for Modular Rooms
To save space, libraries employ a rolling stack system that allows access to only one or a few aisles needed at one time. How about the same in homes or offices?
Ding Dong! A Dozen Delightfully Daffy Doorbell Designs
Ring the bell or knock on the door? It's one of life's conundrums to be sure, but these dozen delightfully daffy doorbell designs can help button it down.
Binder Clip Handbag: Office Product-Inspired Tote Purse
It is a familiar trope these days, but fun nonetheless: take a common object, tweak the scale and transform the materials, and you get a new play on memory.