These Houses Are Simply Too Stunning: 8 Amazing Examples of Architecture Porn

When it comes to design, it's great to see stuff that you could actually incorporate into your life, but it's also enthralling to see grandiose works that spark your imagination. These absolutely amazing homes are far out of reach for the average person, but that doesn't make looking at them any less exciting.

Hearst Castle

Perhaps one of the most famous residences in the world, Hearst Castle features a whopping 56 bedrooms and 61 bathrooms (as well as some of the most gorgeous swimming pools on earth). But it's not the size of the mansion that lands it a spot on this list, it's the stunning style of the home. Hearst took inspiration from the Spanish Revival style that was gaining popularity at the time, opting to focus his creation on Renaissance and Baroque period buildings of the Iberian Peninsula.

The interior was largely built around Hearst's antiquities collection, with many rooms' dimensions based on the size of antique ceilings Hearst purchased from across Europe.

Acqua Liana

Often touted as the most luxurious eco-mansion, Frank McKinney's 7 bedroom, 11 bathroom masterpiece features a fire spa, an arched aquarium bar and a glass double-helix staircase. Perhaps most impressive though is the fact that the 15,000 square-foot mansion is completely self-sufficient thanks to the ample solar panels and run-off water collection system.

Krause House

One of the lesser-known works of famed architect John Lautner, this Malibu home features unparalleled views of the beach through its incredible irregularly-shaped windows that frame the walls like works of art. Of course, the spiral staircase that looks like a delicate strip of paper dangling from a string only adds to the dreaminess of the picture-perfect living room. 

It's worth noting that this particular property has recently hit the market as a summer vacation rental and can be yours for the price of $70,000 a month.

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Transformation House

If the idea of living in a home carved into the rocks makes you feel claustrophobic, you'll be pleasantly surprised when you see the light and airy Transformation House of Switzerland. With recessed lighting, breathtaking views and wood inlays that dramatically contrast with the concrete and stone building materials, this Wespi de Meuron Romeo creation shows that cave-dwelling is anything but primitive.

Diamond House

With more facets than a well-cut gem, Formwerkz Architects' Diamond House was built with an angular shape not only to make the property visually interesting, but also to maximize the home's square footage while still allowing for ample space for the garden outside. The tinted facade gives the residents ample privacy while still providing plenty of natural light and peaceful views on the inside.

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Golf House

Few houses reflect the interests of their owners as much as Studio 15b's Golf House in Brisbane, Australia and if you love golf as well, you'll wish it was yours. Built for a retired couple, the home not only is single level with no stairs, but also offers a golf course, swimming pool and fireplace to ensure the residents and their guests are entertained and comfortable at all times.

Bronte House

Rock Ockert Design was commissioned to build a beach house that would make the owners feel like they were on vacation every day despite the fact that the property is tightly wedged between the neighboring homes. The Bronte House delivers with massive skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows facing the beach and massive side walls that provide both privacy and a cooling effect on the home's temperature. Thin slot windows along the top of the home tease the ocean view from the front and allow natural light, while the view from the infinity pool makes swimmers feel like they could swim right through the Atlantic. The effect is a property that is totally set apart from the neighboring homes while appearing seamlessly connected to the ocean and sky outside.

Sky Garden House

Like the designers of the Bronte House, Guz Architects were challenged to build a private, luxurious house on a small plot with close neighbors on each side. Their solution was to separate the property from neighboring houses with large walls while still leaving the front and back of the home open to allow light and air in. A central stairwell allows the sea breeze to travel through the heart of the home, while the grass-top roof allows the home to feel like it has a much larger yard as each floor of the home has its own garden.

Not enough architecture porn to satisfy your craving? Then be sure to visit our Dream Homes category for cool designs of every size and shape.


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10 Recycled and Upcycled Etsy Finds Perfect for Earth Day

Earth Day is almost here and while we've already brought you 20 ways to make your home greener and 7 cool eco-friendly technologies, there's still plenty you can do to  keep the Earth a little healthier for the next generation. One of the coolest ways is to recycle and upcycle old items that would otherwise be trash. We've featured some cool furniture pieces you can make yourself with old, beat up furniture but if you prefer to buy over DIY, then you'll love these delightful Etsy pieces.

Wine Barrels and Bottles

Love wine and want to encourage sustainable solutions for old wine containers? Then you'll love the products of Wine Country Craftsman who makes lights, vases, pet beds and more from old wine barrels and bottles.

Skis

As you might have guessed by the name, Skicycled specializes in reusing old, broken skis. From coat racks to tables and from clocks to log holders, their products are perfect for anyone who loves winter sports.

Old Books

A great old book is something that should live on as long as possible, but for those old tomes filled with terrible drivel or great novels ruined by wear it's better to recycle the book into something new and wonderful than to throw it out completely. These fantastic lights from First and Fig take the classic style of old books and make them into something new and wonderful.

Coffee Sacks

Burlap coffee bags have so much personality, it's a shame to let them go to waste. This funky and fabulous storage bench is constructed from reclaimed wood, recycled steel and used coffee bags. Best of all, since RecycledBrooklyn makes them all to order, you can even specify what kind of designs and colors you'd like on your coffee sack seat.

Reclaimed Wood

There's something classic and comforting about wooden furniture, but if you dislike the idea of trees being cut down for your home decor, be sure to visit Reclaimed4aPurpose. This cool shop uses reclaimed wood for all types of products, but most notably entertainment centers, nightstands, pantries and bed frames.

Light Bulbs

Light bulbs are rarely considered attractive, but these brilliant recycled bulb vases by Dimitar Palanski show the simple beauty of something most of us look at daily but rarely actually notice. They're also lovely luxuries for those with low bank balances as they start at only $8.

Leather Belts

Worn leather belts tell a story of the rugged men and women who once wore them. This neat one-of-a-kind chair shows how beautiful and fascinating these old wardrobe standards are. If you have a rustic-theme in your home, this chair might be just the piece to tie the whole thing together.

Bike Parts

Perfect for steampunk fans and cyclists alike, DreamGreatDreams' clocks reuse bike gears, wheels and chains for a cool and uniquely industrial look. As an environmental bonus, the creator promises that he uses only biodegradable cleaning products to get the used parts ready for production.

Recycled Skateboards

What do you do with a broken skateboard? Etsy seller Seshnotstigma uses them to make all kinds of cool home accessories from tea light holders to clocks and from vases to greeting signs.

Copper

All of Copperamano's beautiful copper creations are made from recycled copper and hand-fired by an artisan metal smith. We particularly love this beautiful sink that looks almost reptilian on the inside.

Even if you aren't planning to buy anything from this list, hopefully it will inspire you to be a little more creative with your waste and remind you to reduce, reuse and recycle.


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14 Things to Remember While Doing Your Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and if you're finding the idea of a once-a-year mega-cleaning marathon to be a little daunting, try breaking it down into an item-by-item list. It will be more manageable and you won't be left feeling like you have too much to do with too little time to do it. As you write your list, be sure to include these items:

Disinfect Your Washer and Vacuum Your Dryer

Washing machines do get funky after a while and you can buy detergents specifically for this purpose -like Affresh or Washer Magic. Follow the manufacturer's instructions and you'll find your clean clothes smelling much cleaner.

As for your dryer, lint buildup is a major cause of house fires. To keep your home safe, always clean your lint traps and open the back of the dryer and vacuum it out at least once a year along with the lint trap and the end of the exhaust vent. Consider buying a dryer vent cleaning kit to really ensure you're free and clear.

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Wash Your Dishwasher

Like your washing machine, your dishwasher gets dirty if not cleaned regularly. Use baking soda and water to clean the edges and door, then run it on empty with a product made specifically for cleaning dishwashers -like Dishwasher Magic.

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Disinfect the Garbage Disposal

A lot of nasty stuff goes down the disposal but it rarely gets cleaned because we don't look down there. Throw a sliced up lemon and some ice and salt into the sink and then run the disposal to neutralize odors and clean the blades -or try a commercial product like Plink.

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Scrub Your Food Storage Spaces

Don't just throw out old food, take everything out of the fridge and clean the shelves, drawers and sides. When you put all your refrigerated food back, do the same process with your freezer. After that, move on to the pantry.

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Clean Out Your Trash Cans

You may have sprayed them out after accidentally throwing something in there without a liner or when a particularly stinky bag of trash leaked some unknown fluid in the bottom of the can, but your trash cans could probably use a good, thorough cleaning. Use an old sponge and some bathroom cleanser that contains bleach to get out all the nastiness that's accumulated over the last year.

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Wipe Down Your Baseboards

This process can go pretty quick, but the dust that builds up baseboards gives your space a dingy look. Use a little dish soap to scrub off any scuffs or stains. You'll be surprised how much cleaner things look when your baseboards are spotless.

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Scrub Those Window Tracks

A lot of grime gets caught in those tracks. You'll be amazed when you clean it and realize just how much dirt has been sitting around in the open all this time. And don't forget those sliding glass door tracks.

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Dust and Wipe Down Your Fans and Air Conditioning Vents

You may have forgotten about them over the winter, but your fans and AC vents will soon become your best friend. Give them a little TLC by knocking off all the loose dust and then wiping fan blades and vent covers down with a wet sponge.

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Clean Your Blinds or Curtains

It's easy to forget about these often-used window covers, but when you clean them after a year or more of neglect, you'll soon notice the difference.

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Deep Clean Your Carpets

If you have a steam cleaner at home, use it. Otherwise, hire a professional or head to your local grocery store and rent a deep cleaner. Remember to do this early in the day and leave the windows and doors open because it can take a while for carpets to dry out all the way.

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Empty Out your Closet

Use the one year rule. If you haven't worn it in a year, give it away because you aren't going to wear it at all. Also donate any clothes that don't fit you anymore -sure, you may fit into them again later, but chances are they'll be outdated by then and you'll be better off just buying new clothes than holding on to old ones for years.

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Shake Out Your Doormats

Your doormat catches dirt and grime before it can get inside -shake it out and swat it a few times to get all that dirt out so the mat can operate at peak efficiency once again.

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Scrub Your Patio Furniture

When you think of spring cleaning, you probably think of indoor chores, but as summer inches closer it's a perfect time to clean up your patio for guests. Wash any removable pads and scrub the surface of chairs and tables and your patio will look clean and inviting when warmer weather rolls around.

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Consider a Power Wash

Not all home exteriors can handle power washing, but if yours can, it's a quick and efficient way to get the outside of your house looking clean from top to bottom.

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If, after cleaning, your house still doesn't seem to shine and sparkle like it once did, then don't miss these great tips to refresh your decor.


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14 Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Decor

Have you finished with your spring cleaning only to find that your home still looks a bit dull and drab? Then put away the mop and broom and get ready to DIY your way to a fresh and fabulous home.

Color Code the Books on Your Shelves

There is a surprisingly large debate about this concept with some book-lovers arguing that if you truly love to read you would never treat your books like ordinary design objects. But if you can move past the debate (and here are a few good reasons to do so), organizing your books by color does look fantastic as the above image by Pietro Bellini demonstrates.

Decorate Your Stairs

For those that just can't get over the idea of books being used as decoration through color coding, here's an easy alternative from Lonny that brings your volumes front and center -get rid of the bookshelf and put your books on your steps. This can even help free up some floor space while making your stairs that much more visually interesting.

Switch Out Your Drawer Or Cabinet Pulls

There's no good reason to keep your door pulls looking bland. Any hardware store sells a good number of pulls and if those don't do it for you (or cost too much) it's surprisingly easy to make your own. You can even cast your own shapes using novelty ice trays as we demonstrated in our recent Star Wars home goods article.

Repaint Your Home Hardware

If you can't or don't want to completely switch out your door handles or cabinet pulls, you can still change things up with a simple paint job. Little Green Notebook shows how simple the process is and how great the results can be.

Paint Your Pillows

Designer pillows often feature cool and funky patterns, but the reality is that many of them can be easily replicated with a little paint and a steady hand. Burlap and Lace has the full instructions.

Polish Your Wood Furniture

Are your wooden tables, dressers, cabinets, etc. looking a little sad? Well they probably haven't received any TLC in ages. Remedy this problem quickly using this recipe for a natural wood cleaner and restorer from Pistachio Project.

Clean Your Leather

Similarly, you might have no idea how dirty and dried out your old leather pieces are until you give them a good rub down. We suggest using this simple homemade leather furniture cleaner from Pop Sugar.

Detail Your Dresser

It's amazing what a little paint can do. Sunset shows how to transform a worn out wooden piece into something breathtaking. It's not the easiest project in the world, but it's easier than it sounds and the finished piece will be something you can treasure for years to come.

Add Mirrors to Old Furniture

Alternatively, in place of a fancy paint job, you can always spruce up your dresser or an old cabinet with mirrors. Andersen Seven shows how it's done, but remember to have your mirror cut by a professional if you don't know how to do it yourself.

Create a Side Table With Old Suitcases

If you're always dreaming of travel, then this stylish night stand spotted on Cupcakes and Cashmere will help you drift off while thinking about destinations far away. Best of all -it's cheap. Just grab a few old suitcases and a mirror from your local thrift store and get stacking.

Make a Stylish Charging Station

Yes, we all have cell phones, tablets, mp3 players and the like that need to charge. That doesn't mean we need to leave them out all over the place. That's why we love this cool DIY from Design Sponge that can show you how to make a funky old suitcase into a cool charging station.

Make A Funky Jewelry Stand With Old Bottles

Epbot proves that you don't need to spend a fortune for cute decor. In fact, this DIY jewelry stand is made from Mountain Dew bottles. If you prefer another color, just head to your local convenience store and pick up a few bottles in a hue you love.

Put Your Jewelry on Display

Of course, if your jewelry is truly fun to look at then consider putting it on display rather than hiding it away. You can make your own picture frame jewelry organizer with this cool how-to on Pop Sugar.

Frame Your Foliage

First off, if you have any artificial plants -ditch them. Next, try installing a cool vertical garden like this one presented by Lowes. It shows that nature truly is the greatest artist.

Looking for more ways to improve your space? Try decluttering and organizing with these past articles.


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12 Fun Easter Crafts You Can Do With Your Kids

We previously featured some beautiful and easy to make Easter decorations, but if you're looking to create some fun projects with your kids, here are a few fun crafts you can make as a family and proudly display this Easter.

Peeps Wreath

The great thing about making this wreath from Eclectically Vintage with your kids is that you can enjoy making something that lasts for years with some of your favorite people while your kids can enjoy munching on Peeps that won't make their way onto the wreath. Just make sure you buy enough Peeps to account for snacking.

Fluffy Bunny Wreath

If you'd prefer not to fill the kids with too much candy, this cute bunny wreath by Hoosier Homemade is simple and safe enough to make with your youngsters -who will love the resemblance to a certain bunny that only visits once a year.

Easter Bunny Door

Alternatively, rather than decorating the door with a bunny, why not make your door into a bunny? This cute design by East Coast Mommy Blog is sure to be a hit with kids everywhere.

Tulip Bulbs In Vases

Here's a great way to teach your kids about botany all while growing a stunning centerpiece for your Easter dinner. Just follow the directions from Womanio and you'll soon be on your way to growing flowers right in the vase.

Easter Bunny Flower Pot

Another great way to teach kids about the way plants grow is to have them plant grass. With this cute craft by Kids Fun Reviewed, you also get the benefit of having grass grow right out of the Easter Bunny's head.

Bunny Chalk

Want to teach your kids that simple chemistry makes some of the things they love to play with? Then work with them to make these cute bunny chalks by A Bubbly Life and then let them go crazy coloring the sidewalk with the completed results.

Hand Print Bunnies

Hand print turkeys are treasured by parents everywhere and now you can bring that tradition alive during Easter too by making hand print bunnies like this one on Imgur. Just make sure you keep the kiddo's thumb dry or your bunny will end up with a weird growth from the side of his face.

Candy-Filled Flower Vases

Peeps and jelly beans can really brighten up a flower arrangement and all you need to duplicate this look featured on The Laws of My Life are two vases (one that fits neatly inside the other), candy and flowers. Best of all, you and the kiddos can munch on any leftover candy.

Crazy For Carrots Centerpiece

With all the candy spread around by the Easter Bunny, it's a great time to remind kids that veggies can be tasty too -in fact, they're the preferred food of that legendary bunny. This vase by The Party Dress is simple, beautiful, and a great way to get your youngsters to munch on a few extra carrots.

Bunny Banner

This simple paper craft is so kid-friendly that the creator at Serving Pink Lemonade even created the original with the help of her own tiny assistant.

Paint Sample Garland

For youngsters that just can't get enough colors, you can also try turning paint swatches into Easter eggs and then making a garland from those as seen on Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Easter Egg Window Art

These simple foam window decorations by Pleasantest Thing look absolutely charming and happy, but best of all, your kids can put them up and decorate them all on their own.

Have a Happy Easter dear readers!


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13 Fun Pieces of Classic Video Game Home Decor

Do you have a soft spot for video games that were released before the new millennium started? Do you want to adorn your house with images from your favorite classic games? Then keep reading because we have rounded up some of the coolest and cutest furniture, lighting and more all based on 8- and 16-bit classics.

Stackable Tetris Lamp

If just seeing the oddly shaped bricks from Tetris makes you start humming the theme song, then you should most certainly head over to Think Geek where you can turn your love of the game into a convenient desk lamp. Stack the bricks and they immediately light up. Disassemble them and they power down. And, unlike the blocks in the game, getting a full line won't make parts of your lamp disappear.

Custom Tetris Bookshelves

When having Tetris light up your life isn't enough, why not try stacking in some knowledge? These cool Tetris bookshelves are seriously impressive and thanks to Instructables user Hicks Custom Furniture, you can even make them yourself.

Tetris Tiles

Of course, if you really want to celebrate the glorious stacking game that is Tetris, you should go for Tetris Tiles, which allow you to fill your counters, floors and backdrops with perfectly interlocking shapes. You can install each one individually for a maddening Tetris Tile challenge just like the game or you can buy the pre-arranged Tetris mosaics for a more simple installation.

The PacM Chair

Arcade-lovers everywhere know the iconic yellow shape that is Pac-Man and now you can bring him home to swallow you whole with this comfy and cool PacM chair by Jose Jorge Hinojosa.

Ghostchaser Shades

Share your love of the gaming through all eras with this awesome window shade inspired by Pac-Man and adorned with all kinds of famous console controllers.

Bubble Bobble

While the adorable dinos from Bubble Bobble may never have become such classic arcade icons as Pac-Man and Mario, those with a soft spot for the game will easily fall in love with this great rug by Harmonden.

Black Mage Rug

If you've been playing Final Fantasy before the sequel numbers hit the double digits, then you'll certainly recognize this adorable Black Mage character. Now you can even bring him into your home thanks to Harmonden's great rug-making skills.

Zelda Triforce Lamp

Those who know that it's dangerous to go alone, should be sure to this lamp by The Back Pack Shoppe. With both the Trifoce image on the front and the Hyrule Crest shinning from the side, it's a perfect way to show that your heart continues to burn for Princess Zelda's affections.

Mario Wall Decals

Ever wished you lived in Mario's side-scrolling world? Then you'll love these wall decals that bring that world to life right before your eyes. Jumping on platforms is not advised though.

Mario Storage Spaces

If you need a little more function in your decor, then you can always try to mimick what Rob O'Brien did with his kids room. Instead of just serving as simple wall decorations, these 3D enhancements offer storage, seating and a pleasant way to hide an unattractive radiator.

Mario Match Prints

Whether you had the skills to always properly align the bonus match game in Mario or not, these great prints by James Bit will remind you of the good old days where pushing "A" at precisely the perfect time was one of the most important things you would do all day.

8-Bit Fireplace

Here's another clever design from James Bit, this one turning your unused fireplace into a cozy geeky decoration.

NES Controller Coffee Table

Any gamer knows the controls are just as critical in playing a game as the program itself. For those that long for the simple pleasures of the NES, this table by Bohmenian Workbench is the perfect way to celebrate the old school.

For more video game home inspiration, don't miss our lists of geeky baby nurseries, nerdy doormats and great geeky home theaters.


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7 Great Green Home Technologies

We previously covered a 20 ways to make your home a little more green, but if you still need a little help saving energy and water, there are plenty of other things you can do. These seven cool technologies allow you to save money and the environment -and some of them look absolutely stunning too.

Swirl Water Faucet

You know wind turbines can help make green energy, but did you know tiny turbines can help reduce your water usage? Designer Simon Qiu created a faucet that uses turbines to spin water as it leaves the faucet to cover more surface area and provide more water pressure while still saving up to 15% of water. As a bonus, the spiraling water patterns look absolutely beautiful.

Nest Thermostat

There are plenty of programmable thermostats on the market, but Nest goes a step beyond to actually program itself to learn your habits. This way you will stay comfortable no matter how the weather changes while still using the minimum energy possible -it even turns itself off when you aren't home. You can even change your settings when your away using your smart phone or computer.

Belkin Conserve Socket

By now, we all know that our chargers use energy even when your devices aren't plugged in, but remembering to power off a power strip or to unplug the chargers takes a little more memory effort than some people want to spend on conservation.  With the Belkin Conserve Socket though, you just need to select how long you'd like your device powered and the socket will automatically cut off power after you're done.

Belkin Conserve Smart AV Surge Protector

Similarly, this Belkin Conserve device ensures that all peripheral devices attached to your TV are powered off as soon as you turn the power off on your TV. The strip allows for two always-on sockets so things like your DVR recorder can keep working even when the other devices are powered down.

Evolve Roadrunner Showerhead

There are a lot of low-flow showerheads available these days, but the Roadrunner is special since it not only limits the water flow while you're using the shower, it also immediately turns the water down to a trickle when it reaches an ideal temperature. That way while you're outside the shower waiting for the water to heat up, you don't have to worry about water being wasted between the time the water gets warm and the time you notice that it's warm. All in all, the Roadrunner can save you seven gallons of water for every five minute shower you take.

Uji Showerhead

Sometimes the thing that causes the most water waste in the shower is simply being too cozy in the warm water. The Uji showerhead reminds you that you're lagging by slowly turning from green to red over the course of seven minutes -the time of an average shower.

Serena Shades

Good shades are important in energy conservation. Natural light saves power over using electric lights, but leaving your blinds open when it's hot outside can also increase your air conditioner usage. With Serena Shades, you don't have to be there in person to raise or lower your blinds -you can use your smart phone to control your shades from anywhere.

Of course, you should never forget the basics. Switch out any incandescent lights in your home for CFLs or LEDs. Start using rechargeable batteries in all your devices rather than disposable ones. And always turn off the lights in a room when you leave.


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9 Neat Pieces of Multipurpose Furniture

We all need a little more space in our home and while we've covered plenty of handy ways to make the most of what space you have, another solution is to minimize the furniture taking up space in your house. These clever designs allow you to use one piece of furniture for more than one purpose.

Dining Table and Beyond

When is a table more than a table? When it has changeable glass tiles that can be used in place dishes and be switched out and tossed in the dishwasher. The design, by Studio NL, even offers tiles in an array of colors so you can change your dining room's look according to your mood. Besides standard dishware, the table can also be equipped with vase tiles to spruce up your minimalist spread in a modest manner.

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As If From Nowhere

At first glance, this piece of furniture looks like little more than a set of shelves, but when you start looking at the specific shapes of the colored accents, you'll quickly notice that they seem to resemble chairs and tables. And that's precisely what's hidden inside this storage system by Orla Reynolds.

Convertible Sofa

Designer Julia Kononenko knows firsthand how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be to live in a tiny apartment. That's why she came up with this simple sofa design that can be easily transformed into a small dining table with six tools.

Poppi Bed

Murphy beds are nothing new, but traditionally they have to be built into a structure and while they move out of the way, they can't be used for more than one purpose. This clever design by Clei takes up minimal space while offering you the opportunity to use the area as a desk as needed.

LGM Tavolo

Here's another Murphy bed that offers a whole lot more than meets the eye. In fact, this Clei design can operate as a shelving system, desk and bed. Granted, if you want to use the shelving, you probably won't want to use the bed all that often or you will be transferring items back and forth from the shelves every day, but it's a great design if you want a bed for occasional guests.

Multiplo

It's hard to get more multi-purpose than the Multiplo. This cool modular design by Hey Team can be used as a table, a sofa, a bed, a seating pit and just about anything else.

Cleo

This piece by Barbara Pece might not look like a sofa, but it is, or at least, that's its main purpose. It can actually be broken into nine different shapes by folding and stacking the hinged-together modules in assorted ways. It can operate as a desk, table, sofa and more -and it comes in three different sizes so it can be used in any kind of space.

Emily

The sad truth about babies is that they grow -and all too fast too. While you can't keep them tiny forever, you can at least keep them sleeping in the same bed for a while thanks to the DaVinci Emily bed. This handy design starts out as a crib, then becomes a toddler bed, then a daybed and finally, a full-sized one.

Don Vino

This table by Vincent Chicone serves as both a wine rack and a coffee table at once. It can hold up to 16 bottles and is custom built so you can have a glass top that will allow you to view the bottles or a wooden top so the table will look more like a traditional table.

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13 More Marvelous Star Wars Home Goods

We love geeky home designs and based on our site traffic, so do our fans -which is why our most popular article of all time covered an array of great Star Wars furniture. With that in mind, there's plenty more great ways to bring a little touch of the Force into your home -and here are a few of our favorites.

R2-D2 Coffee Maker

You might never be able to own a drink-serving R2-D2 like Jabba did when he was in possession of the little guy, but you can have him help you make a fine cup of java with this handy Instructable by Iminthebathroom.

Boba Fett Stand Mixer

KitchenAid mixers are a handy tool for anyone who likes to do a lot of cooking at home, but you don't have to just accept the generic one-color paint job they come with. DeviantArtist Tommy Filth proves that a little bit of paint applied in just the right pattern can make a basic mixer into something you'll be proud to display on your counter.

Star Wars Vinyl Clock

There are plenty of people who make upcycled clocks from carved vinyl, but few are as intricate and just downright impressive as this great design by Creative Time Studio.

Han Solo In Carbonite Coffee Table

He's no good to me dead -but as a coffee table, he's perfect. This impressive coffee table was made in limited quantities by R-9 and comes in three versions - basic, with side panel and (the one pictured here) with a lighted side panel.

Boba Fett Stained Glass Light

Deviant Artist McLane's Memories has a gift when it comes to working with stained glass. Luckily for the geeks out there, he applies his talents to creating uniquely nerdy windows and Tiffany-styled lamps like this Boba Fett design.

R2-D2 Aquarium

Everyone's favorite little bleep-filled droid is here again and though he may not have fallen victim of the Dagobah swamps, he is filled with water and ready to help you take care of your beloved fish friends.

Darth Vader Toaster

Expose your toast to the Dark Side with this awesome toaster available from ThinkGeek. It not only looks awesome, but it even brands your toast with the franchise's famous logo.

Han Solo in Carbonite Cabinet Pulls

If you're feeling crafty and don't have a lot of cash to spend on Star Wars home goodies, you can always try making your own Han Solo cabinet pulls with this handy tutorial from the fine folks at Our Nerd Home.

Millennium Falcon Mirror

Hopefully staring in this mirror won't make someone exclaim "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid," but even if it does, you can rest assured this hunk of junk by Etsy seller funkymirrors is the coolest mirror in the galaxy.

R2-D2 Planetarium

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away might be hard to imagine, but this R2-D2 planetarium helps bring that world to life by projecting an image of the night sky right onto your ceiling.

Darth Vader Fridge

Created by artist Tom Sachs, this charmingly imposing beer fridge is even equipped with a vodka fountain so you can really kick back and let the booze flow through you as you imagine Darth proclaiming "Luke, I am your bartender."

Via Geekologie

Star Wars Touch Lamp

Just a little touch is all you need to turn this light on or off, but no matter how many times you hit the power, you'll never turn off the coolness it emits.

Han and Leia Hand Towels

His and her towels are a bit played out and cheesy, but when you add a delightful Star Wars twist to them, you end up with something any nerd couple would be happy to display.

Still can't get enough geeky home goods? Then don't miss these geeky doormats, organization tips, duvet covers, home theaters and nurseries.


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Great Ball of Pebbles: Dark Planet Garden Sphere by David Harber
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Lots of gardens have pebbles, but not many have this: a giant ball of pebbles made by UK sculptor and artist David Harber.

Harber, an award winning designer, started making contemporary and traditional sundials in 1992 and have expanded to create water features and garden sculptures like the "Dark Planet" sculptures profiled in this post.

Harber's Dark Planet garden sculptures are made from hundreds if not thousands of black puddle stones perfectly arranged into perfect spheres. Some spheres are wired to illuminate from within, whereas others are turned into water features, with bubbling water emanating from the top of the spheres.

For more on the Dark Planet garden spheres, visit David Harber's official website.


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