There is no denying the lockdown has completely turned us into binge-watchers and lazy couch potatoes in our homes. The day-to-day has become a consistent routine of eating, watching, and sleeping. We have become sluggish and uninspired! Our spirit and motivation have totally left our bodies! But fret not our dear readers, the ACIIID team has compiled a list of design shows and movies to set you right back up on your two feet. From art, music, fashion, architecture, and more, we have curated shows that will surely trigger your design senses and stimulate your creative juices. We value this time as an opportunity to immerse ourselves into learning, seeing, and creating new things. Why not start now? So head on and swipe to start watching! Enjoy!
Look into the art of glassmaking in Netflix’s Blown Away series and learn the intricacies of creating glass art. Watch the techniques and concepts that each of the show’s artists employ into producing their craft. More interested in art and history? Art Sleuth analyzes famous artworks of Van Gogh, Manet, Rembrandt, Bellini, and many more as each episode rediscovers the intimate relations of art, artists and their artworks.
Nothing has set the tone of 21st-century music than Pop music and EDM. Follow Taylor Swift on her Netlfix documentary Miss Americana where she takes us behind-the-scenes of what goes into her music, managing her career, and handling herself under the world’s spotlight. EDM music has generated the wildest concerts, raves, and parties brought about by the most talented DJs in the music industry. Take a peek into the world of EDM in This Was Tomorrow and I’m Sleep when I’m Dead and watch how these artists have garnered fame and made their music genre popular.
This was Tomorrow
Steve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Step into the world of fashion in Franca: Chaos and Creation, and In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye and see how controversial and iconic editorials are conceptualized and brought to life by renowned Vogue editors, like Franca Sozzani, Grace Coddington, Phyllis Psonick, to name a few.
Franca: Chaos and Creation
In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye
Join architect Piers Taylor and actress and property enthusiast Caroline Quentin in Netflix’s The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes as they travel around the globe to discover and visit exhilarating properties. From a house made of an airplane on top of a hill to a treehouse hidden in the middle of a forest, surely each episode will excite your design sensibilities. Travel back in time in DW’s docu-series about the Bauhaus movement. Learn the history of Bauhaus, its pioneers, its distinctive characteristics, and its influence in the world that can still be seen today.
The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
Architecture, Art, and Design – 100 Years of Bauhaus by DW
Interior Design & DIY
Got yourself a home renovation project? Try browsing through Architectural Digest’s and House and Home’s Youtube channel and be inspired by celebrity homes, and spaces done by professional interior designers. Pick up an idea or two from each episode and develop an eye for fabulous interiors. Also try diving into the Netlfix’s Stay Here series, where design, business, and hospitality become the foundation for each renovation in each episode. Learn how to create beautiful interiors on a budget and take away some great ideas for accommodating your guests in their next stay-over.
House & Home
Want to watch series with a wider scope? Netflix’s Abstract entails a holistic journey in multiple fields of design, featuring renowned designers from around the globe who takes us into their minds and uncover how their ideas are conceptualized and realized. VCU Design also explores the contributions of designers from multiple disciplines in the social and cultural landscape through their Design Masters series. Artbound by KECT, on the other hand, educates us in the history of art and culture, from the roots of the Day of the Dead to the relationship of art and politics, offering something for everyone in their series. Philstar’s Modern Living TV treads on a lighter path as a lifestyle series where hosts Bianca Gonzales-Intal and Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi take us into the world of design, art, food, fitness, and culture in Manila.
Design Masters by VCUdesign
Artbound by KECT
Modern Living TV by Philstar TV
We hope you enjoy the shows we have curated for you! Have fun watching and hopefully these series and movies inspire you and spark your creativity! Do you have any shows you want to recommend? Drop them in the comment section below. We would love to hear your recommendations!