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Top 50 Home Ideas in August

From Elevated Housing Domes to Functional Micro Apartments

— August 30, 2015 — Eco
While monster homes never fail to make people stop, stare and dream of moving in, many of the top August 2015 home designs are attracting attention for the exact opposite reasons. Micro house designs like the 270 square foot Skyscraper pod, the 140 square foot Polish apartment by Szymon Hanczar and YUUA's 1.8 meter-wide dwelling unit prove to be not only super small, but ultra efficient living spaces.

As well as shrinking the amount of land space they consume, many tiny houses are also putting an emphasis on being more self-sufficient in general. The BI(h)OME and the mobile cabins offered through Getaway are examples of practical designs that are both eco-friendly and affordable.

The interiors of homes are also getting thoughtful sustainable treatments with products like the solar-powered SUNplace table and the FLOR modular carpet system.
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Mobile Elastic Lampshades
Mobile Elastic Lampshades
These Elastic Moving Lights Combine Easy Motion and Sleek Ceramics
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Candy-Mimicking Chandeliers
Candy-Mimicking Chandeliers
This Collection of Blown Glass Lamps Resembles Colorful Melted Candies
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48
Sticky Wall Storage
Sticky Wall Storage
This Sticky Storage Device Sticks to Walls for Easy Access to Everyday Items
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47
Hidden Compartment Cabinets
Hidden Compartment Cabinets
The Cubrick Rectangluar Cabinet has Square Cubbies That Twist Open
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46
Snowflake-Inspired Pillows
Snowflake-Inspired Pillows
These Luxurious Pillows are Inspired by Artificial Snowflakes
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45
Aquatic Lid Lifters
Aquatic Lid Lifters
These Kitchen Pot Props are Made to Look Like Octopus Tentacles
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44
Math-Based Digital Clocks
Math-Based Digital Clocks
This Clever Wall Clock Helps Users Improve Their Math Skills
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43
TV Music Apps
TV Music Apps
Rdio Makes Playing Music on Television Easy Through Fire TV
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42
Asthma-Friendly Carpets
Asthma-Friendly Carpets
This Heated Rug Kills Off Any Dust Mites Living Inside of It
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41
Dress-Inspired Seats
Dress-Inspired Seats
These Dress Chairs Resemble the Same Apperance of a Long Flowing Gown
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40
Interchangeable Candleholders
Interchangeable Candleholders
These Chic Candleholders Boast a Sleek and Minimalist Design
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39
Home-Uncluttering Guides
Home-Uncluttering Guides
This Infographic Offers Tips on How to Save Space and Find Storage
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38
Aluminum Razor Blade Holders
Aluminum Razor Blade Holders
These Simplistic Razor Holders Keep Your Razor High & Dry
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37
Translucent Leafy Chandeliers
Translucent Leafy Chandeliers
This Delicate Lamp Called 'Chlorophilia' Emits Light & Shadow
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36
TV-Connected Fridge Magnets
TV-Connected Fridge Magnets
Chilflix Suggests What to Watch on Netflix Based on Snack Times
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Phone Pocket Placemats
Phone Pocket Placemats
IKEA's 'Sittning' Dinnerware Collection Promotes Authentic Connection
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34
Ceramic Cup Flooring
Ceramic Cup Flooring
These Stacked Ceramic Platforms Highlight Maruhiro's Tableware
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33
Floating Flatware Utensils
Floating Flatware Utensils
The Cantilever Collection is Elevated to Avoid Table Contact
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DIY Pineapple Lights
DIY Pineapple Lights
This Simple Tutorial Provides Instructions for Making Fruit-Themed Lights
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Cosmic Fragrance Diffusers
Cosmic Fragrance Diffusers
These Scent Diffusers are Inspired by the Iconic Star Wars Series
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30
Salt Water-Powered Lamps
Salt Water-Powered Lamps
This Ingenious Lamp Uses Salt Water to Power Its Galvanic Cell Battery
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Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
These Eco-Friendly Modular Carpets Can Be Adjusted & Re-Sized
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Sleek Multidimensional Lighting
Sleek Multidimensional Lighting
These Modern 3D Lamps are Made from Laser-Cut Sheet Metal
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Jewelry-Inspired Tableware
Jewelry-Inspired Tableware
The Bangle Collection by Sayar & Garibeh Provides Personal Space
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Sanitary Toilet Brushes
Sanitary Toilet Brushes
This Toilet Brush Contains a Water Jet That Helps Remove Dirt and Grime
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Shape-Shifting Origami Planters
Shape-Shifting Origami Planters
GROWTH by Studio Ayaskan Changes as Plants Get Bigger
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Deconstructed Ceramic Dishes
Deconstructed Ceramic Dishes
These Minimalist Dishes Feature Sharp Edges and Unorthodox Shapes
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Multifunctional Wooden Robots
Multifunctional Wooden Robots
These Decorative Robots Perform a Variety of Useful Tasks
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22
Fabric Felt Lamps
Fabric Felt Lamps
This Fabric Lamp was Created Entirely in a Tailor's Shop
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21
Colorful Cross-Stitched Furniture
Colorful Cross-Stitched Furniture
This Modern Furniture Set Features Fun Cross-Stitch Patterns
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20
Modular Planting Systems
Modular Planting Systems
The 'iPot' is Made Up of a Series of Customizable Vertical Planters
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Super Slender Houses
Super Slender Houses
This Compact Dwelling Measures Just 1.8 Meters in Length
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Blackened Bamboo Tableware
Blackened Bamboo Tableware
This Set of Eco-Friendly Bamboo Dishware is Completely Black
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Whackable Flat-Packed Furniture
Whackable Flat-Packed Furniture
These DIY Furniture Pieces Can Be Assembled with a Wooden Mallet
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Hanging Potted Trees
Hanging Potted Trees
This Unusual Indoor Planter is Suspended From the Ceiling
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15
Udder-Mimicking Milk Dispensers
Udder-Mimicking Milk Dispensers
‘Vache à Lait’ Seeks to Recreate the Farm-to-Table Experience
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14
Solar Cooking Tables
Solar Cooking Tables
The SUNplace Table Cooks Food Like a BBQ Using Solar-Powered Clean Energy
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Upscale Low-Income Housing
Upscale Low-Income Housing
These Sleek Apartments Provide Social Housing for Homeless Individuals
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Biodiversity-Promoting Abodes
Biodiversity-Promoting Abodes
This Lightweight Shelter Blends into the Natural Environment
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Room-Cooling Dining Tables
Room-Cooling Dining Tables
This Versatile Table Helps Diffuse Heat and Keep Rooms Cool
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Elevated Housing Domes
Elevated Housing Domes
This 270 Square Foot Pod Home Resembles an Enlarged Tech-Made Lollipop
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Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
Retro-Styled Smartphone Headsets
This Smartphone Handset is a Playful & Nostalgia-Inducing Product
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Planetary Coffee Tables
Planetary Coffee Tables
This Outer Space Table Features Mesmerizing Rings of Jupiter
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7
Floating Feline Beds
Floating Feline Beds
AtelierSuburban's Suspended Cat Cave Gives Felines a Room with a View
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Suspended Hot Tubs
Suspended Hot Tubs
The 'Hydro Hammock' is a Combination Between a Hammock and a Suspended Pool
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Portable Micro Cabins
Portable Micro Cabins
Getaway Helps Bostonians with Living Tiny and Recharging Away from the City
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Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
This Tiny House Stores The Dining Table in the Floor and Bed in the Roof
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Floating Shoe Racks
Floating Shoe Racks
This Clever Storage Solution Allows You to Put Your Shoes on Display
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2
Ceiling-Suspended Beds
Ceiling-Suspended Beds
This Hanging Bed is a Great Way to Save Space in a Small Home
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Functional Micro Apartments
Functional Micro Apartments
Designer Szymon Hanczar Created a Minimalist Space for Urban Dwellers
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