September 14, 2012
Get a peek at what’s been on our radar this week.
1. The Tokyo home of designer Daisuke Genma featured at The Selby.
2. Wallpaper’s “Best Business Hotels of 2012.”
3. Pleased to spot our Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs on the cover of the latest issue of Lonny.
4. Also happy to see our Aeron and Embody chairs on Lifehacker’s list of Five Best Office Chairs.
5. A look at work by visionary industrial designer, urban planner, and futurist Norman Bel Geddes at NYTimes.com.
6. “13 Desktop Wallpapers To Kickstart Your Creativity” from 99U.
7. This interview with illustrator Darren Booth at The Great Discontent.
8. The interior design of this modern LA home by Guilherme Torres at Ideas to Steal.
9. Desire to Inspire’s look at this space by Bulgarian design firm Fimera.
10. How many Herman Miller pieces can you spy in Business Insider’s tour of the Squarespace offices in NYC? (Above, in a photo by Daniel Goodman.)
Photo: Daniel Goodman / Business Insider
September 13, 2012
Photographer Clark Lara expresses his art by taking pictures of weddings in Houston, Texas, and the surrounds. See his studio space — as well as what may be his most photogenic subject: his scene-stealing dog — in this tour filled with modern Herman Miller designs (we spy an Embody Chair at the desk) as well as an impressive collection of vintage Eames and Nelson pieces. Read more
September 12, 2012
In the 13 years since Iris A. Brown Design was founded, Iris has collaborated with a non-stop cavalcade of creatives inside the vibrant New York City design community and its pulsing cultural machine. Her upbeat style and inexhaustible attention to detail has produced work for iconic NY institutions like Lincoln Center and the 92nd Street Y, as well as theaters, non-profits, wine importers, and textile manufacturers. When she’s not in her Aeron Chair working (“It was the most important piece of studio equipment I bought when I set up shop,” she says.), Iris is probably cooking, gardening in the Catskills, or exploring the eclectic musical mix that yielded this week’s Playlist. Take a listen.
September 11, 2012
NYC artist Laura Hughes is a jack of all trades, with a career that started in photography and shifted, most recently, into needlepoint (her blog Meanderings in Thread might certainly have been Alexander Girard-approved). Take a look at Laura’s combination home/work space in the middle of Manhattan in this office tour. Read more
Design, Products, Technology
September 10, 2012
Yves Béhar has thoughtfully envisioned and realized the future of design through countless products, from shoes to mobile apps to task seating. Celebrating the first featured designer in Herman Miller’s new “Why Design” series (launching today), Lifework presents six items that represent Béhar’s innovative portfolio of design solutions.
Balance, Design, Trends
September 7, 2012
A look at some interesting finds on the web this week.
1. What’s the perfect Bohemian interiors furniture accent? Eames Molded Plastic Chairs, says Bohemian Treehouse.
2. Your daily transit is in the cards with Norman Ibarra’s repurposed Metrodeck playing cards. (Via Core77)
3. Jägnefält Milton takes rail transit and city planning down a completely new track.
4. Tour the Portland-inspired Midori.so, a new green (sustainable and covered in ivy), co-workspace in Shibuya, Tokyo. (Via Spoon & Tamago)
5. Dwell’s Olivia Martin considers the individuality of designer Ray Eames.
6. Fast Company profiles Herman Miller’s sleek and strong AGL Table Group, designed by Leon Ransmeier.
7. Ease into your weekend with David Garland’s look into the musical equivalent of mid-20th century modern design, on WNYC.
8. Arnold Newman’s portraits offer us an intimate look into the lives of Charles Eames and other artists. (Via WSJ)
9. Check out these light and lively workspaces for kids on Apartment Therapy.
10. Photographer Shawn Clover seamlessly merges present day San Francisco with its well-shaken 1906 ancestor on Colossal.
Featured in the above photo: Eames Molded Plastic Armchairs and Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs
September 6, 2012
What do Shaolin racoons, Apaches, magic, Jedis, and our SAYL Chair have to do with TP1, the digital agency recently named “Montreal’s Coolest Office Space“? Read on to find out and to take a look inside the award-winning walls of this creative company specializing in online, print, and media campaigns for private and institutional organizations, as well as artistic associations like the Montreal FRINGE Festival. Read more
September 5, 2012
Growing up in Japan, designer Akira Yoshimura developed a keen tactile sense and early appreciation of distinctive forms and objects. His passion for aesthetics and keen ability to express beauty through the manipulation of dimension laid the foundation for ShyShadow. Formed in 2007, ShyShadow produces an array of products from paper to furniture to home goods, seeking to promote a unique interaction between people and the products they use. Akira shares the unique interaction between himself, his work and his musical tastes in this week’s Playlist.
September 4, 2012
The notion of the traditional office is quickly morphing into a new kind of workspace–one that can exist anywhere and in enumerable configurations. With a nod to Herman Miller’s new suite of anywhere office products, here are six ways to creating offices anywhere.
September 3, 2012
Your work, craft, and creativity – they’re all fueled by many things, not the least of which is time to relax, recharge, and play. With that in mind, here’s hoping that today’s holiday (at least for those of us in the U.S.) is a productive one.
Above: The “terrace” in Konstantin Grcic’s Munich studio, a spot where he and his team can step outside for a breather and relax in their choice of chairs, from Grcic’s own Chair One and Myto designs to classic Plastic Molded Side Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames.
Photo by: Oliver Mark / Dwell