Nordic cool and Japanese minimalism make great design bedfellows, as the simple and sleek collections from Finnish design collective Kaksikko show.
It's not an exaggeration to say that Piaggio, the creator of the Vespa scooter, changed the concept of mobility.
Discerning tourists have long flooded to the Broads, a network of picturesque lakes and waterways in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Craft of Thread Wrapping is an ongoing project by Swedish Chilean designer Anton Alvarez to create objects using different materials bound with colourful glue-coated threads.
Whilst many city dwellers yearn for a simple, green life, few manage to merge the urban and the bucolic in such style as this apartment in Milan.
The desire to leave a mark in the world is part of human nature.
The renowned Treehotel in Sweden has just added the 7th room to its eclectic collection of treehouses.
Studio Diff has designed a daringly contemporary home within a traditional country house in Italy in a masterclass of mixing the classic with the exotic.
Ever wish you could breathe new life into old ceramic plates?
Those who wish to maximise exposure to sunlight (or themselves) should check out this spectacular glass pavilion in the Hamptons.
Restaurant design specialist Studio Modijefsky has created a funky restaurant in a former tram depot in Amsterdam that combines industrial chic with delightfully quirky features.
At first glance this unusual structure in a suburban plot on the outskirts of Madrid looks more like an industrial installation than a family home.
As part of its ongoing charm offensive to bolster its creative credentials, Airbnb has teamed up with Pantone to create a whimsical house based on Pantone's colour of the year, a lush shade of yellow-green known as Greenery (Pantone 15-0343).
Always complaining about not having enough time? French designer Bina Baitel has designed a unique clock which encourages you to take the time to enjoy time.
Never one to let creativity restricted by material limitations, Swedish designer Erik Olovsson has created a series of highly appealing stools using nothing more than pine blocks and paint.
Small can be beautiful. In the case of this diminutive but perfectly formed apartment in London, also functional, clever and very cool too.
For many people, apartment living is an unfortunate but unavoidable aspect of modern urban life.
What do you get when you mix mid-century design style with a dash of contemporary attitude?
As we freeze our socks off in the frigid northern European winter, our fantasies turn to the sunny shores of Australia with its promises of sun, sand and beautifully designed houses.
After the excesses of Christmas, wouldn't it be great to start the new year in a state of zen?
Thinking of building an extension? There are plenty of great design inspirations from this pod-like addition to a Victorian house in the suburbs of Melbourne.
Fed up with city life? Long for an escape to the rural idyll but can't quite afford a country mansion?
Alexander McQueen's fashion design genius is beyond doubt, but his interior design skills are somewhat less remarked on.
Stone, wood and bricks are the raw ingredients of this old carpenter's workshop in Barcelona.
As winter closes in, what better way to lift the spirits than to see the creme de la creme of design art in sunny Miami?
Concrete and wood are great design bedfellows, as this slick and serene house in Bregenz by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architected illustrates.
We may be in deepest winter but it's never too early to start planning for the spring clean.
Paris is well known for its grand boulevards and elegant buildings.
Victorian houses are hugely popular with UK homeowners, although their structures and layouts are often at odds with the demands of modern family life.
Many people associate Mediterranean style with a twee mix of terracotta tiles and an aqua blue colour scheme.
The annual graduate show of Design Academy Eindhoven is a veritable treasure trove of great design ideas, too numerous to document in full.
Recycling and upcycling may be all the rage, but these products often end up looking haphazard and artisanal.
Korean designer Juno Jeon is well known for his Alive Furniture Series, featuring cabinets with wooden "scales" which move as the drawers are open and closed.
Ability to create ambience is the key to success for any interior design scheme, but how?
In a world full of noise, wouldn't it be great if we were able to tune out parts of the soundscape in order to focus on the sounds we really want to hear?
When Puck Dieben was a little girl she liked to build structures out of bedlinen and towels.
Often we take simple things in life for granted and fail to appreciate the value they add.
A certain Swedish furniture company may have popularised flatpack furniture, but it is young designer Christian Heikoop's Glissade collection which injects a much needed dash of panache to this much maligned category.
Regen is a unique system of making garments devised by Wendy Andreu, a designer fascinated by materials.
Hot on the heels of the 50 Manga Chairs launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Nendo has created another intriguing display which uses frames to demonstrate the power of human imagination.
Graphic designs which play on perspectives may be old hat, but to apply such designs to rugs? Now that's fresh.
Sanne Visser is a designer who likes to push the boundaries of materials.
As winter approaches (and Brexit-induced anxiety escalates), the temptation to relocate to sunny Los Angeles becomes ever more appealing.
To celebrate our 10th birthday we'd like to take you down nostalgia lane and share with you ten of our most memorable product hits which, for one reason or another, we no longer sell.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Do, we have selected 10 of our best blog posts to inspire you on your design journey.
Realising good design requires strong project management and great products.
One of the raison d'être of Do is to support emerging designers and we do so mainly through our Do Masters programme.
Say goodbye to awkward silences at the dining table with Kathleen Reilly's collection of playful table accessories which promise to rewrite dining rituals and put the art into party.
Reinforcements have just arrived at the frontline of guerrilla gardening with Vanessa Harden's collection of subversive gardening tools.
It is rare to find a contemporary house as in tune with its surrounding landscape as the Haus am Weinberg, designed by architects UNStudio.
Patricia Urqiola is a an acknowledged master in crafting stylish contemporary interiors and her latest project, at the Il Sereno Hotel on Lake Como in Italy, is no exception.