October 05, 2016
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Do, we have selected 10 of our best blog posts to inspire you on your design journey. These are houses, interior spaces, products and wacky ideas which not only reflect our style but also set our imagination on fire, which is what great design is all about.
Casa Ljungdahl exemplifies contemporary Nordic design par excellence. Everything is note-perfect: from the simple, non-fussy structure to the selection of slick yet welcoming furniture with not an austere edge in sight. Above all we love the colour palette of apricot pink, pale blue and sand beige, which should once and for all banish the myth that Scandinavian style is all monochrome.
Similar to the Casa Ljungdahl is the Meier on Rothschild penthouse in Tel Aviv. Designed by Patricia Urquiola, this is a great example of her trademark sleek and sensitive style. The design also shows how details such as the unusual floorboard and use of cutting-edge contemporary furniture can add much interest and style.
For sheer escapism you must visit the Seascape Retreat, a small but perfectly formed beach house at a remote location in New Zealand. An amazing spot to contemplate life and be at one with nature.
Sometimes a man's man needs a man's pad and nothing is quite as manly as a masculine industrial style loft. This loft apartment in Kiev designed by Martin Architects ticks all the boxes.
Here at Do we love lofts because they are empty canvasses for designers' imagination to run wild. A case in point is this loft-style house in Terrassa, which combines industrial style and natural style to great effect.
Great design is also about finding creative solutions. Seeing how Folk Design manages to create a super functional and stylish home in this minuscule 30 square metre space in Taiwan is truly inspirational.
Some say the French have a special design flair and judging from this stunning apartment in Paris we can't help but to agree. This design shows how you can create a truly unique, characterful home with quirky touches, clever use of colour and a dash of daring.
If it is character you're after, few houses can beat this former abode of Lenny Kravitz in New Orleans, which combines contemporary shabby chic with more than a touch of rockstar glam to create what must be the coolest party-pad in New Orleans.
A Million Times is a jaw-droopingly clever and utterly captivating art installation which showcases how beautiful the passage of time can be. It is amazing what plain simple clocks can achieve with a bit of inspiration and a touch of creative genius.
Last but not least we have Honda's Great Journey, an auto-escapade of grand proportions. Designed to demonstrate the potential of driverless vehicles, these semi-comical designs capture the romance of the open road and ignite our passion for travelling. A good example of how great design can set our imagination free and inspire us to live a better life.
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