April 16, 2012
Today we introduced a complete solution for today’s workplaces and living spaces: the Herman Miller Collection, a comprehensive new portfolio of authentic modern designs that let you select, furnish, and create complete environments in a variety of settings—from the boardroom to the backyard.
Want a sneak peek? Hear all about the Collection’s updated classics, complementary furnishings and accessories from our partners, and new designs over at Discover.
April 16, 2012
On Lifework, we aim to deliver the inspiration to help you to create a better home office — and a better workday. So, like anyone who searches the web (and the world) for smart ideas, we often look to customer reviews to assure us that a product we’re recommending is one you’ll find useful.
That’s why we’re pleased to announce that the store at HermanMiller.com has just introduced customer review sections on the pages for each of our products. It’s an easy way to let us know what you think about our products, as well as a chance to help others as they determine which product or model is right for them.
Your opinion matters to us, and we’d like to know what’s great about what we offer, as well as what can be improved, in your own words. Here’s how you can add to the conversation:
1. Visit a product page and click on the “Write a Review” button.
2. Log in to your account or register to create one.
3. Write a review based on your experience, and click “Submit.” You can also click “Share” to send your review to your friends.
We look forward to hearing what you have to say. Get started now: to find a product to review, click here.
Balance, Design, Technology
April 13, 2012
It’s the end of the week — so here’s another roundup of the posts (and apps) that have been filling up our last seven days.
1. This look at the offices of Ray and Charles Eames at OfficeSnapshots.com.
2. The 6 Things You Need To Look For in a Home Office Chair from Apartment Therapy (well said!).
3. Stylish laptop cases and bags at Design*Sponge.
4. A sneak peek of the forthcoming Domino special issue from Curbed.
5. We toured this home designed by architect Christopher Polly on Contemporist in Sydney….
6. …then headed southward to check out the peaceful Marion Bay House in Tasmania (via Habitus Living).
7. Charmed by this paperweight found by Ideas to Steal.
8. Getting around to reading “Get To Work By Meeting Procrastination Head-On” from Fast Company.
9. The Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad app in honor of Ray Eames’ centennial.
10. And as the makers of Eames molded plastic chairs, we have to agree with Dwell: Color makes people happy.
Photo: Mirra Chair from Herman Miller
Design, Products, Technology
April 12, 2012
Sometimes the best way to stay happy is to stay flexible. Here’s six goodies that will bend to your will. Read more
April 11, 2012
You might say artist and designer Matthew Shlian has a ton of paperwork. Between his own artwork, design and commissions for clients, teaching, and collaborating with scientists at the University of Michigan, you can see why. With a background as a paper engineer, Matthew’s work focuses on paper as a means to explore three-dimensional form. He says, “Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principals; I see their inquiry as basis for artistic inspiration.” Check out the basis for his musical inspiration in today’s Playlist. Read more
April 10, 2012
Tour a little more of The Neighborhood — and get a look at the creative studio’s beginnings as they refurbished a historic 19th-century building at 24 Lever Street in Manchester, U.K. Read more
April 9, 2012
In the Northern Quarter of Manchester, U.K., the creative studio The Neighborhood adds color and character to the historic 19th-century building that it calls home. We spoke to co-founder Ben Davies about how this collaborative workspace has created a unique design statement — and thriving creative community. Read more
Balance, Design, Trends
April 6, 2012
A look at what’s been on our radar over the past week.
1. The foldaway features in a small apartment found on home-designing.com (check out the drop-away desk/Eames molded plywood lounge chair combo).
2. “6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist” from Inhabitat.
3. Inthralld’s post on shipping pallets being used in office spaces (above).
4. A few workspaces that inspire over at Decor8.
5. Mesmerized by this digital map upgrade from San Francisco-based tech and design studio Stamen (via veryshortlist.com).
6. Did you enter your workspace for a chance to win on Design Milk?
7. If you’re still looking for spring break ideas, take a gander at these three cool cabins you can rent at Yosemite (via If It’s Hip, It’s Here).
8. “Woody Allen, Creative Management Genius” at Design Observer.
April 5, 2012
When creating last February’s look at Eames molded plastic chairs in offices, we started to notice something: while the chairs are available in a range of 10 different colors, our white shell seats seem to be particularly popular right now (like in the Portland, Oregon workspace of the creative agency Juliet Zulu, above). Take a look at a few more setups using Charles and Ray Eames’ simple white-hued seating with the waterfall-front edges. Read more
April 4, 2012
Jim Franco is an interiors and lifestyle photographer who also paints and makes surfaces for the prop-rental house he co-owns. And that means that his work space spreads out between two studios and the prop house itself. One studio contains his office upstairs, which allows him to shoot downstairs. The second gives him room not only to photograph, but also to drag out his saws, sanders, paint, and plaster to craft the prop surfaces. “My work spaces are either super neat or very messy,” he explains. Get a glimpse at the tidy side of his life and take as a listen to the music mix playing throughout his day. Read more