This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings & sister site! 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 OpenBuildings 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.

OpenBuildings is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and application for iPhone, and recently – Android, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.