January 31, 2013
Last October, Herman Miller sponsored Fortune’s “The Most Powerful Women” conference in California. Herman Miller asked the attendees of the conference about the books that inspire them. The result was an eclectic, wide-ranging list of fiction and non-fiction.
To keep the inspiration going, Herman Miller has donated these books to the teen girls of Step Up. Here are six examples to help you share in the flow of inspiration.
January 30, 2013
Architect Karen O’Leary creates fully realized cities every day without a single brick or beam. Her cities can be seen in hotels, retail stores, restaurants, and books — and on her online store, StudioKMO, naturally. How? Karen’s cities and towns are actually mind-blowing, meticulous, hand-cut paper maps and ink drawings. In her own words, a map is “more than just a navigational tool, it also tells a story.” In this week’s Playlist, Karen provides a little bit of her story. Take a listen.
January 23, 2013
Sea Chant is the collaborative project of filmmaker Andrew Gallo and photographer Carissa Gallo. Partnering with other like-minded creatives, brands, and artisans, the Gallos integrate their respective creative disciplines to tell rich and engaging stories in pictures, sound, and video. Andrew and Carissa integrate their thoughts on music and working together in this week’s Playlist.
Design, Products, Trends
January 21, 2013
Through January 26, the Yale School of Architecture is featuring “George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher,” an exhibition taking a look at the pioneering designer’s work, including iconic furniture pieces like the Marshmallow Sofa and Platform Bench, his innovative workspace designs, and much more. Take a long weekend and catch the exhibit along with these six ways to explore the surroundings in New Haven, CT.
January 16, 2013
As is quite clearly stated on his website, J. Zachary Keenan makes “marks for personal and profitable endeavors”. Keenan, who shares a South Minneapolis studio with his wife Caitlin as well as two original Eames chairs, makes marks that include everything from logo, identity and print campaigns, to product design, illustration and even music production. His music tastes cover just as much ground, as you’ll hear in this week’s Playlist.
Balance, Design, Products, Trends
January 14, 2013
As each year draws to a close, industry color authority Pantone selects a single hue to characterize the incoming year. 2013′s color: Emerald Green. In its press release announcing the choice, Pantone’s Leatrice Eiseman explained that ”the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum.” Cast your human eye on a spectrum of green with these six ways to the color of the year.
January 9, 2013
New York City graphic designer and illustrator Christopher Dina‘s work ranges from identity and print work to wayfinding and environmental graphics, including a recent collaboration with his wife – herself an interior designer – on a children’s clinic in Japan. Chris draws inspiration from his love of illustration and painting, travel, and music like the eclectic pop and indie tracks of this week’s Playlist.
January 7, 2013
The new year is off and running. If you’re not yet in the habit of writing 2013 instead of 2012, jog your memory with one of these six 2013 calendar designs.
Balance, Design, Products, Technology
January 3, 2013
A balance of health and harmony in your workspace reduces aches and pains, increases your mental well-being, aids productivity, and can even increase creativity. Sit up straight and take notice of these six ways to a healthier new year.
January 2, 2013
Born and raised in Michigan, Evernote’s Jeff Zwerner attended high school at Cranbook. Connecting with the noted institution’s design resources, Jeff gained an early appreciation of Cranbook’s — and Herman Miller’s — role in American design history. The impact is clear amidst his collection of classics including Eames Molded Plastic and Plywood Dining Chairs, and Case Study units among others.
Jeff’s work ranges from product and experience design, to designing Evernote’s building and physical workspaces. Previously Jeff founded the SF office for Hamburg-based Factor Design, launching products for Apple, Google and Coca-Cola just to name a few. Take note of Jeff’s diverse work and listening habits in our first Playlist of 2013.