This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings & sister site www.clippings.com! Below you will see thematic selections of inspirational architecture & design, which might help you start your very own design project and get matched with design professionals.

Sometimes it takes a single design piece to change the entire atmosphere of a space. Puppy, the abstract dog designed by Eero Aarnio for the Me Too Collection by Magis, has surely become a design world icon because of its adorable easy-to-match-with-any-interior looks. The Puppy’s lovably stylized appearance has also rendered it a popular model in home decor advertising as well as in a string of whimsical and heart-warming photography around the Internet. But is it a sculpture, a toy or a stool? You decide! See the Puppy in a variety of real life home settings here.

Eero Aarnio: Eero Aarnio’s House

images: Rachel Smith

Simon Morray-Jones Architects: Rooftop Garden

image: Blue Sky Landscapes

Guilherme Torres: GT House

image: Studio Guilherme Torres

Brunete Fraccaroli: A Dublex

image: Brunete Fraccaroli

Jorge Zarak: El Otro Lado

image: Design Hotels

Guilherme Torres: Puramania Shop

image: Studio Guilherme Torres

Design nico Architects: PORT

image: Design nico Architects

Scandinavian Interior

image: Per Gunnarsson

Puppy in a flickr user’s home

image: flickr user j5k


Antonina is an architect who has recently joined the <a href="http://openbuildings.com/">OpenBuildings</a> team to take over Community Outreach. Believes in interdisciplinary approach to architecture and everything else, fascinated by Japanese and Dutch design, typography and all things inspired.<br /> <a href="http://openbuildings.com/">OpenBuildings</a> is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/bg/app/buildings/id374825541?mt=8">application for iPhone</a>, and recently - <a href="https://market.android.com/details?id=com.openbuildings.buildings">Android</a>, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.