From Stacked Geometric Purses to Hybrid Office Apartments

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 22, 2016
The top October 2016 design ideas exercise creative problem solving and explore forms that offer connections to the natural world.

When it comes to housing design, a number of designers, architects and homeowners around the world are coming up with a variety of ways to approach the high cost of rent, unavailable land space and material shortages with everything from crochet-covered dwellings to converted school bus homes and floating student dorms.

As more consumers look to the natural world for peace and inspiration, natural elements like sand, water and foliage are being integrated into home decor pieces. Examples of this include the interactive Starry Sea table, the bioluminescent LUME lighting system and the Sisyphus coffee table, which includes moving sand.