I found this over on Treehugger. Berkeley-based architect/owners Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger’s have created an inexpensive backyard home office for their architecture studio. Below is a great interview with Wanaselja explaining exactly how they did it. The cost? The shipping container was $1800.
Don’t forget to tune into PBS to catch the Eames documentary tonight – Charles and Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Check PBS for listings in your area. Here’s a short clip about Ray Eames and her driving habits – just a taste of what to expect from the documentary.
Just in case you missed this one we wanted to point out that Frank Sinatra’s Farralone Estate is up for sale. It’s listed at $12 million. The modernist house was completed in 1951 by Pereira & Luckman – the architects behind The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Kennedy Center. You can check out the slideshow here…keep an eye out for the Eames chairs (here’s a hint – they are in the guest house!) You can also check out a slideshow put together by Forbes magazine here.
iPad cases are a dime a dozen, but what happens when you need not just one to do everything, but a few that work well together. Trying to find the one case that will rule them all isn’t easy and we haven’t found it, but this combination of cases takes care of all of our needs.
I’m sure you’ve read about the new Eames documentary (if you haven’t you can right here). It will be screening on December 19 (check PBS for show times in your area) but in the meantime check out the companion site we’ve created, along with the very talented team at Hello.
It’s a great picture-driven timeline giving you a distinct glimpse into the design lives of Ray and Charles Eames. We’re running a giveaway in conjunction with the site. Just enter your email for a chance to win an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.
This week, Boston-based artist Leah Giberson delivers a first for us: a music mix compiled from a home office containing a turntable, a tape desk, and a Bose Wave. (Feels futuristic and old-school all at once, doesn’t it?) Take a listen to the sounds that are filling her studio in our newest
What do you listen to while you work? Like most people, it depends what I’m working on. When writing or reading, I really need to minimize distractions, so I often wear my headphones without listening to anything at all. If I’m painting, though, it’s usually a mix of Americana, folk, roots, country, blues, punk, indie rock, and a bit of electrofunk thrown in for good measure. There are also lots of times I end up listening to public-radio programs and podcasts much of the day. If it’s an interesting story, it works just as well as good music to distract the left side of my brain and allow the other side do its thing—plus it makes me feel like I’ve learned a little something about what’s going on in the world despite the isolation of working from home.
It’s that time of year and we’ve only got a 8 weekdays left before Christmas weekend. These are tech gifts priced at a modest $20 and below, perfect for stocking stuffers. We’ve got cable management accessories, media card readers, travel kits.
These six pack cable management clips have a peel and stick that adheres to most surfaces and helps wrangles your cords. They come in all sorts of colors – bright, muted, black, and white – fitting right in with whatever style/decor you subscribe to. Oh what fun it is to manage our tangled web of cables.$9.95 Read more
Just in case you missed it I wanted to remind you that this is the last day of our sale. Everything is 15% off at our Herman Miller online store plus our retailers around the country are also offering our pieces at a discount. The sale ends tonight at midnight.
Jung Hyang Kim is a painter and public installation artist who works and lives in New York. Recently she finished a 60 foot outdoor glass art piece and a 155 foot mosaic wall for LIG insurance company in Sacheon, Korea. Here she shares her work space – a country studio far from the bustle of New York City.
I have my studio and home in Southern Columbia county, New York. Even though I have had this property for over 20 years, it was not until 2009 when our daughter went to college that I made it my full time work and living space. My search for an ideal work and living space has been a long time coming. Read more