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Tea packaging by Maria Milagros Rodriguez Bouroncle
Tea packaging by Maria Milagros Rodriguez Bouroncle

For us aesthetes, a packaging is as important as its content. Packaging makes the product stand out from the others. Designers design package with the same care as the product itself. An example of a very interesting treatment of this theme is a tea packaging designed by Maria Milagros Rodriguez Bouroncle – Professor Sylvain Allard’s [...]

Jesteśmy partnerem konkursu „Domek dla książki”
Jesteśmy partnerem konkursu „Domek dla książki”

Jako miłośnicy czytania i dobrego dizajnu zapraszamy wszystkich kreatywnych do wzięcia udziału w konkursie „Domek dla książki” będącym częścią ogólnopolskiej kampanii „Zaczytani”. Celem kampanii jest zaszczepienie nawyku sięgania po książkę wśród dzieci i młodzieży. Celem konkursu jest natomiast zaprojektowanie tzw. „domku dla książki”, który umiejscowiony będzie m.in. w galeriach handlowych, na dworcach i w innych [...]

Mokulock – wooden bricks like LEGO
Mokulock - wooden bricks like LEGO

The proposal of design that is functional, fun and built in harmony with the nature has been presented by a Japanese company Mokurokku. Ecological wooden bricks called Mokulock are strikingly similar to popular LEGO pieces. They are made from several types of wood and have a number of shades. Because we love everything that is [...]

LATRO – the living lamp
LATRO - the living lamp

We have an interesting theme for all who possess and cultivate plants in their homes. What about a plant that shines? This is Latro lamp designed by a dutch designer Mike Thompson. The lamp uses a new technology that utilises the photosynthesizing properties of algae to generate energy. Algae are easy to cultivate and all [...]

Easter inspiration
Easter inspiration

Easter gives a good opportunity for creative play. You can do some really interesting things with easter eggs. Here are some suggestions that have inspired us. Wielkanoc to dobra okazja do kreatywnej zabawy. Z pisankami można zrobić naprawdę ciekawe rzeczy. Oto kilka propozycji, które nas zainspirowały.

House & Garden Design on YouTube
House & Garden Design on YouTube

We have 45k friends now! We are very happy and thank you very much! On this occasion we have a little surprise. We have just created our channel on You Tube so now we can show you not only interesting and inspiring photos and articles but also videos. Our videos will be uploaded regularly, so [...]

FoorniFest 2013 competition
FoorniFest 2013 competition

House & Garden Design is an essential partner of FoorniFEST competition . The second edition of ForniFEST competition has just started on March 4th. Project is directed to Polish architects and designers of public and private interiors. The target of competition is to recognize and present the widest possible audience, also outside the Poland, the best [...]

Arena Design 2013
Arena Design 2013

Arena Design 2013 is opening tommorow! From 5 to 8 March 2013 the city of Poznań will be the capital of Polish design. The main theme of the event will be an ergonomic design – design that is convenient and tailored to the needs of users. Special guests of the festival will be designers of Swedish [...]

Fill the emptiness
Fill the emptiness

We like projects that leave the field clear for users, that allow users to show their own creativity. Very good examples of such projects are Oscar Nunez works: “fill in the cat” and “comic shelf”. The Mexican designer has created products that contain empty space that can be filled with books, toys or other objects. [...]

Andrew Myers Screw Art
Andrew Myers Screw Art

We are very interested in all forms of human mind creativity and one of the areas full of creativity is art. Art knows no boundaries and makes the world so interesting We like this argument and to support it we can find plenty of examples. We collect them all in our Facebook album called “Amazing [...]

LEGO bricks in Wuppertal
LEGO bricks in Wuppertal

Who of us wouldn’t like to move back into the childhood, when our creative minds were completely free. LEGO bricks are a symbol of childhood for many generations. Martin Heuwold (aka MEGX) decided to remind people of that symbol and show it at the macro level. Using paints, the artist transformed an old concrete viaduct in [...]

Blog roku 2012 / 2012 Blog of the year in Poland
Blog roku 2012 / 2012 Blog of the year in Poland

Nasz blog bierze udział w konkursie na Blog Roku 2012 w kategorii Bogi Firmowe i Profesjonalne. Walczymy o miejsce w pierwszej 10 naszej kategorii, bo tylko 10 najlepszych blogów przechodzi do kolejnego etapu. Do pokonania jest około 220 konkurencyjnych blogów, a dzięki wam mamy duże szanse na wygraną. Aby nasz blog znalazł się w finale [...]

Eco Glamping in Cornwall
Eco Glamping in Cornwall

In the village of Bude, North Cornwall, close to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, we have found eco glamping (glamorous camping) named Atlantic Surf Pods. It has raised our interest mainly due to the capsule form of the houses with rounded roofs and interesting location on the undulating terrain. Houses remind some round [...]

IMM Cologne 2013
IMM Cologne 2013

Furniture Fair IMM Cologne 2013 began on Monday, January 14th. Every year the largest and most well-known furniture companies in the world show their furniture proposals there. Among them are: Kartell, Driade, Cappellini, Leolux, Minotti, Rolf Benz, Poliform, Ligne Roset, B & B Italia, as well as young designers from all over the world. The [...]

Let the green coats us. Emerald inspirations for interiors in 2013.
Let the green coats us. Emerald inspirations for interiors in 2013.

The majority of us desire the beneficial contact with nature so it is a good news that Pantone has announced 2013 to be the year of emerald. Its exact code on the Pantone’s colour palette is PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald. We – of course – will continue to present loads of inspiring interiors showing a variety [...]

Christmas Wishes
Christmas Wishes

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Życzymy wam pięknych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia pełnych radości i spotkań z bliskimi oraz szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

Fish in the garden or garden for fish?
Fish in the garden or garden for fish?

Once again an eco-design related to aquarium fish has paid our attention. This time much more friendly for the fish than Yan Lu design previously featured on our blog. This very interesting project successfully raised its funding goal four days ago at kickstarter. Two entrepreneurs form Oakland (USA) – Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez invented [...]

Indoor clouds
Indoor clouds

We have good news for those who used to have their heads in the clouds. Now they can make it also indoors and it has nothing to do with Cloud Computing technology It is possible thanks to creative mind of a Dutch artist. Berndnaut Smilde has combined art and science to create an artificial cloud [...]

Keret House – the narrowest house in the world
Keret House - the narrowest house in the world

We’ve written about the smallest houses in the world on the occasion of the Jay Shafer’s visit in Poland. This time we have the opportunity to write about our native project that has been recently implemented here in Poland. It is the „Keret House” – an art instalation that has been opened last month in [...]

Save the Goldfish!
Save the Goldfish!

To illustrate an important issue, designers decide sometimes to implement controversial solutions. Yan Lu presented some time ago a rather morbid concept of a washbasin, forcing the user to pay attention to the issue of water saving. “Poor Little Fish” basin is characterized by the fact that hand washing seems to cause a loss of [...]

Photo report of Lodz Design Festival 2012
Photo report of Lodz Design Festival 2012

The 6th edition of Lodz Design Festival, one of the largest events of its kind devoted exclusively to the art of design, came to an end. This year’s edition of the festival achieved record-breaking numbers for attendees and exhibited items. It lasted for 11 days, during which it attracted over 45,000 participants, while a variety [...]

Jay Shafer: Size matters
Jay Shafer: Size matters

At Lodz Design Festival we met Jay Shafer, who visited the event with a lecture titled „Size matters”. What he has talked about prompted us to reflect on the „small living” theme. Jay Shafer is considered to be an expert in the field of „small living”and a precursor of „Tiny House People” movement, which call [...]

The winner of the Lodz Design 2012 make me! competition
The winner of the Lodz Design 2012 make me! competition

The winner of this year’s make me! competition receiving a main prize of PLN 20,000 funded by the Major Festival Patron Paradyż Ceramics is Jan Lutyk for his ‘Ribbon’ chair design project. The judges appreciated above all the understanding of the material used by the designer in his work, the clarity and simplicity of the [...]

Łódź Design Festival 2012 backstage
Łódź Design Festival 2012 backstage

A few pictures of Lódź Design Festival 2012 backstage. Here’s a foretaste of a look of Festival Centre Targowa 35. We can’t wait. Oto przedsmak tego jak będzie wyglądało Centrum Festiwalowe Targowa 35 Łódź Design Festival 2012. Kilka fotek z backstage festiwalu. My nie możemy się już doczekać. Zdjęcia z fanpage Łódź Design Festival