August 17, 2012
Take a look at what’s been on our radar this week.
1. CNN asks: “Are cool offices the key to success?” (How would you answer?)
2. 25 Things About Yves Behar on All Things D.
3. Learning how to achieve healthy separation between your home office and your home at openforum.com.
4. “The Link Between Quietness and Productivity” at Fast Company.
5. We have some good ideas on how to fill the Tannga House by Guz Architects featured at Design Milk…
6. “How To Design A Home Workspace For Two” from Forbes.
7. The Washington Post‘s look inside the office space of the National Gallery of Art’s senior curator and chief of design Mark Leithauser.
8. And on a related note, this quick tour of David Byrne’s workspace at Co.Design.
9. A job coach’s advice on finding ways to stop missing out on life for work from Inc.
10. This light-filled home in Hamburg on Ideas to Steal (a good place to do a little Eames spotting).
Design, Products, Trends
August 16, 2012
Toronto is the home base for the lively workspace of Bento Box, a boutique Web and business development studio that stopped us in our tracks when we saw how many of our SAYL Chairs filled its offices (very impressive). Take a look at their space — also home to coworking artists, designers, and developers — in this latest tour. Read more
August 15, 2012
Whether experimenting with air, space, light, or form, the work of designer J. Kyle Daevel inhabits the dimensional world with equal parts precision and imagination. After receiving his BFA from the University of Memphis, Kyle moved on to an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Since then his studio has output everything from furniture to graphic design to public art. His eclectic work is complemented by his equally eclectic taste in music. This week’s Playlist explores the musical dimension he inhabits.
August 14, 2012
Lucky enough to be in Melbourne, Australia, for today’s opening of Then X Ten? Here’s our guide to what to see and do in the surrounding area — famous for its food, fantastic coffee, hole-in-the wall bars, galleries, and laneways — before or after taking in the new exhibition celebrating the power of the poster at the fortyfivedownstairs gallery (45 Flinders Lane, 9662 9966, fortyfivedownstairs.com). Read more
August 13, 2012
Get inspired by a beguiling collection of items featuring the warm textures of nature and the minimal nature of white.
August 10, 2012
Our quick list of this week’s most interesting finds across the Web.
1. The Eames Molded Plastic Chair-packed corporate canteen by UXUS design consultancy at the Nike EMEA Headquarters featured on Enviromeant (Photo above: UXUS).
2. Smart tips on organizing your home office supplies from Unclutterer.
3. “How Do You Manage A Design Classic, When Tastes Change Constantly?” at Co.Design. (This might not surprise you: there’s mention of our Eames Aluminum Group Chairs.)
4. This could make an interesting home office (via Freshome).
5. And on that same note, so could the CUBE by Spaceflavor featured on The Fox Is Black.
6. “Presentation Design Lessons from Charles and Ray Eames” at ethos3.com.
7. The WELD collaborative workspace in Dallas, Texas, spotted on Design Milk.
8. “5 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life” at pickthebrain.com.
9. The inspiring Rainbow Bridge nighttime installation in Tawain (via Trendhunter).
10. Writer Rachel Emma Silverman experiences working remotely in a new way in The Wall Street Journal‘s “My Life as a Telecommuting Robot.”
August 9, 2012
With a mission to design, build, and advocate for buildings that improve health and strengthen communities, MASS Design Group is creating change for the good. Celebrated for the innovative design and cost-efficient construction of its Butaro Hospital in Rwanda, the firm is currently working on several new projects across the globe, including two much-needed facilities on the island nation of Haiti, which is still recovering from the earthquake of January 2010. This fall, Herman Miller will be proudly sending a team to the site to help facilitate a furniture workshop for its new Cholera Treatment Center. Take a look inside the group’s Boston-based workspace and get a glimpse at the beginning of the Port au Prince project in this quick tour. Read more
August 8, 2012
Portland, Maine-based artist and wanna-be astronaut Christopher David Ryan suffers from the creative’s curse: too many thoughts and too little sleep. But like many an under-slept, hyper-inspired artist, there is a prolific pay-off. Whether working under his own name, or as Atmostheory, or as creative partner at Portland studio More & Company, Christopher finds inspiration throughout the natural world and cosmos, weaving together everything from vintage and retro inspirations to distinctive icons of the modern world. He also dabbles in music production at Monolathe Recordings and spins records, which is the perfect segue for his contribution of this week’s Playlist. Take a listen.
August 7, 2012
With just under a week until the Melbourne, Australia opening of Then X Ten, an exhibition celebrating the power of the poster, we present six ways to reach a few of the diverse, exhibited artists.
August 6, 2012
With its Golden Gate Bridge-inspired shape and bold color options, our SAYL chair is beautiful enough to share the spotlight with star-packed movies like the Hunger Games and buzzy TV shows such as True Blood. But how does the Yves Béhar-designed seating stack up in the every day? Take a look at how this affordable, ergonomically supportive, and ecologically responsible chair performs in a few real-world home offices. Read more