If you came across this article because you are looking for inspiration and things to entertain yourself during this Covid-19 lockdown period, you are not be alone. We are so many people around the globe, close in our homes for a uncertain amount of time. In this difficult time, it is very important to be nice to ourselves (I struggle with this too) and if we have a less productive work-from-home day or simply we just wanna dream to be somewhere else rather than at home, we must allow that to happen to make the whole situation bearable.
Therefore, I try to do what I can with my days. I had so many topics for my blog I wanted to write about, but at the moment, they all feel out of contest. This is why I decided instead to share with you what is keeping my motivation and inspiration for design in this period. I summarised here below my favourites of the best documentaries, series and books in architecture and interior design. Let me know in the comment if you have seen/read them too! Stay safe people, we are strong, we can do it!
Abstract: The Art of Design
In these episodes architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin travel around the world visiting very unique homes. A Pritzker Prize-winners home in Spain with very minimalist interiors is only an example. Every episode is completely mind blowing and it made me start to reconsider the way we live and our home environment. She is also extremely funny, which is a plus! You find it on Netflix (availability may depend on location).
Host and architecture historian Kevin McCloud will bring you around some of Britain's most ambitious self-building projects, as fearless individuals attempt to design and construct the home of their dreams. This is the first every design series I started to follow, and every time it awoke in me the desire to start building, to believe in my ideas and complete no matter how hard it is, all my dreams. You can find the episodes here.
Interior Design Masters
In this serie, amateur or beginner designers compete to receive a commercial contract for a famous hotel in London. They will show their skills in different commercial projects around Britain, judged by former Elle Decoration editor-in- UK Michelle Ogundehin. I watched the whole serie in four days as I really loved it. The designers were all incredible, especially towards the last projects and Michelle has so much knowledge of interior design, it is super useful to listen to hear recommendations if you are also a design student or amateur. You find it on Netflix (availability may depend on location).
I haven't watched this documentary yet, but it is on my bucket list. It seems going through the crucial matter of compulsory consumption and whether things we own really makes us happy. A very wise lesson, mostly in these days when we have extra time to reconsider our homes and our possessions. It is available on Netflix (availability may depend on location).
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