January 29, 2013
Three years ago, Paul and Liz David decided to leave life in Los Angeles behind and return to their Midwestern roots by moving their home (and their son) to Omaha, Nebraska. Today, they share an office where Paul runs the graphic design company Basik Design, and Liz works part-time as a freelance photo editor. In this latest tour, Paul give us a glimpse at the couple’s extensive collection of furnishings — a smart mix of contemporary and classic designs. Read more
January 28, 2013
We’ve written about Herman Miller’s connection to Star Trek before (the sets for the “Star Trek: Enterprise” and “Star Trek: Voyager” TV series both featured Stefano Giovannoni’s futuristic Bombo Stool). But it wasn’t until recently that we discovered that William Shatner — Captain James T. Kirk himself — uses one of our now-classic office chairs in the production of his one-man stage show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.” Read more
January 22, 2013
Originally designed for children, the always-cheerful Eames Hang-It-All rack is at home wherever adults work and play, too. Here’s how the beloved coat rack by Charles and Ray Eames stacks up in a few home offices and studios (and, of course, in one playroom, too). Read more
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.
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 10, 2013
There’s a lot of inspiration to be found in this recent post by Apartment Therapy Tech exploring a host of shared creative workspaces. “Optimized for collaboration, these studios are proof that collectively we can create something greater than ourselves,” states contributor Chris Perez. “The mix of individuality and expression in these spaces is visceral, inspiring — just looking at them encourages you to create something.” We couldn’t agree more. Here are several that caught our eye. Read more
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.
December 31, 2012
The last year has given us a look inside several remarkable home offices — but we’ve also been inspired by the professional offices and creative studios that opened their doors to us. Take one more tour with this roundup of 2012′s most memorable spaces (like Candy Black, above), and we’ll see you in the new year. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
December 12, 2012
Italian designer Eduardo Alessi has a singular wit and energy. You can see it reflected in his work as well as distinct focus on sustainable products and materials. Eduardo believes if a product can make someone’s life a bit easier or even a bit more amusing, the product succeeds. His recent project, the ECO DIY Collection, is a series of 2D products made with recycled cardboard. The charming and minimal designs are modeled after endangered animals and include everything from a light to a speaker to a bookmark. Catch up with this desk-dancing-designer’s listening habits in this week’s Playlist.
December 10, 2012
It’s the final day to get 15% off everything you need to furnish your home or office (or any space in between). Click here to shop our storewide Holiday Sale now and save!