Balance, Design, Products
March 8, 2013
Here’s what we’ve been viewing this week.
1. A quick tour inside the Ray Eames exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento via Esoteric Survey.
2. Le Prado, a warm, welcoming home near the beaches of Marseilles, France, spotted by Design Milk.
3. More from Marseilles, this time from Contemporist: the simple and elegant Vieux Port Pavilion by Foster + Partners.
4. Co.Design’s peek inside a new book on Irving Harper, who designed Herman Miller’s logo and contributed to the design of George Nelson’s Marshmallow Sofa.
5. A surprising house design by Aires Mateus in Leiria, Portugal, found at I Need a Guide.
6. The Makoko Floating School project by NLÉ architects at designboom.
7. Remodelista’s roundup of “smart and skinny” houses in Japan.
8. Great shots by photographer Alan Wanzenberg at Plastolux. (We’re fans of the nicely lit image of a pair of Eames Walnut Stools.)
9. This chat with David Calvin Laufer, who presents interviews with George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Buckminster Fuller, among others, in his book Dialogues with Creative Legends and Aha Moments in a Designer’s Career (via Peachpit).
10. The renovated LeRoy Neiman Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Be sure to check out its interesting combo of Eames designs and colorful Caper chairs. (Via Retail Design Blog.)
Featured in photo: Eames Molded Plastic Chair; Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair; Nelson X-Leg Table
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.
March 23, 2012
Check out this rundown of where we’ve been spending our time.
1. “The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time” from Harvard Business Review.
2. In related news: CBS News offered up these 8 ways to focus when working from home.
3. This iPhone case with a built-in charger found by Design You Trust could be a lifesaver.
4. Spotted by California Home Design: Birds and Eames stationery printed on post-consumer recycled paper by Screech Owl Design.
5. Inspiring green roof design on the 10 sustainable works of architecture at The Coolist.
6. Great to see Jamie Derriger’s home office (and her Aeron) over at Design Milk.
7. Casually browsing the Herman Miller Flickr pool.
8. The Things Organized Neatly Tumblr (mentioned by Poppin).
9. A nice reminder that the glass of water on your desk should probably be from the tap, not a bottle (via Co.Design, in celebration of World Water Day).
10. Looking forward to Mad Men‘s debut on Sunday? We can’t wait to spy a few Herman Miller set pieces. And in the meantime, we’re flipping through this week’s nostalgic issue of Newsweek (so smart).