Building a house out of Legos isn’t a big deal—children do it all the time. But when that house is the size of eight shipping containers and comes complete with an eight-foot slide, it’s something to write home about. Artist Camille Walala’s House of Dots is an interactive art installation currently on display in London, and it just so happens to be made with over 2 million Lego Dots (a new 2D brick by the classic brand).
With splashy colors and Memphis-inspired patterns, the house is like a smaller, even bolder version of SALT of Palmar, the hotel she designed in Mauritius. The 800 hours it took to construct pay off in its larger-than-life graphics—and innovative paint ideas, no Legos necessary.
Consider playing with stripes in various different alignments (no one ever said you can’t have both horizontal and vertical). Make your kitchen cabinets into functional art by stenciling on oversized shapes, a playful update on color blocking. Or if you’d rather a more subtle change, don’t forget the edges—of your tables, benches, and stools—which are totally revitalized when covered in a zippy, contrasting hue. Sometimes, a funky upgrade is all you need to feel like a kid again.
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