May 30, 2013
Here at Lifework, we see a lot of thoughtful workspaces from the creative community in Portland, Oregon — and our latest tour is no different. Step inside this home office of freelance illustrator, designer, and maker Jenny Tiffany for a dash of inspiration. Read more
May 29, 2013
This week’s Playlist comes from designer and illustrator Gavin Potenza. From his studio at The Buddy System in Brooklyn, NY, Gavin has created work for Google, Fortune Magazine, and recently, Herman Miller. Named a “Young Gun” by the Art Director’s Club, and a “Young & Hungry Creative” by HOW Magazine, Gavin creates work that deftly combines rich color palettes with masterful use of space, shape, and texture. A fan of the late-night design session, Gavin’s playlist is the perfect way to kick off your evening and for pushing-on till dawn. Check it out.
May 28, 2013
Tomorrow would have been George Nelson’s 105th birthday. To commemorate the unique design voice of Herman Miller’s former design director, we offer this look at his iconic creations. Individually, Nelson’s designs tell the story of his diverse inspirations, while collectively they describe his fascination with the impact of design on our lives and world.
May 23, 2013
Six years ago, Gavin Froome set out with friend Mike Bernard to explore the Pacific Northwest coastline — and its legacy of modernist architecture. The result is “Coast Modern,” an independent documentary that’s been featured in festivals across the globe and is about to show again on June 4 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Between touring for the film and his work as a freelance art director and music producer, he showed us around his bright, clean-lined Vancouver studio. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
May 21, 2013
We all hit mental blocks during our work week. Why not take a break and let your imagination run wild and free. You might be surprised at how a little spell of daydreaming will help you solve that tricky problem or clear that seemingly impassible obstacle. Here’s six ways to step outside yourself and daydream.
Design, Products, Trends
May 20, 2013
For this year’s New York Design Week, Herman Miller raised a toast — and gave special guests a glimpse of upcoming designs — at the High Line room of the Standard in downtown Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Read more
Balance, Design, Trends
May 16, 2013
Warmer weather delivers a few extra excuses for breaking out a bicycle for your work commute — or for just taking a break during a long day in your home office. In honor of tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day, here’s how a few work spaces accommodate the larger, sometimes unwieldy bodies of bicycles into their interior design (something we know a little bit about here at Herman Miller). Read more
May 14, 2013
The shared home office of photographer Christy Cassano-Meyer and web developer Kyle Meyer is a charming blend of vintage and modern style. Take a look through their creative space in Portland, Oregon, in this tour led by Christy’s words and photographic eye. Read more