Balance, Design, Products, Technology
October 28, 2011
Where we’ve been this week…
1. Poketo’s blog for their day-in-the-life story on artist Karolin Schnoor. Includes some interesting workspace shots.
2. Eastern Design Studios for their incredible residential work.
3. Monocole‘s new radio station. Streams great music while you work (above).
Design, Products, Technology
August 26, 2010
Around the web this week…
1. Poketo Blog These designers just released a covetable range of office accessories at Target. Get the inside scoop on their cool studio. Where to start: The post on putting the Target look book together.
2. PC World Get everything you need to know about your PC in one well-designed info-saturated spot. Where to start: A great post on cleaning dirty keyboards.
3. Selectism I am a huge fan of magazines like GQ and Details. I like the attitude. I like the writing. This is the online version of one of those mags. I wont be buying any of the stuff (men’s suits don’t look good on me). But I really like the writing. Where to start: Check out their Around the Web round-up.
4. Hello Blog OK, full disclosure – Herman Miller works with Hello, an interactive design agency, on our online presence. Hello also happen to have offices close to my house. Win, win. Their blog is full of cool stuff, design news and interesting behind-the-scenes stories. Where to start: Our obsession with “becoming mayor” of everything, including a restroom.
5. DWR Blog They happen to sell some very fine furniture – including Herman Miller – but Design Within Reach also produces an excellent blog. Where to start: A cool use of Cubitec shelving in an architect’s office.
Design, Products, Trends
December 28, 2009
Designer Shelly Klein chose an Eames Elliptical table for her living room. Via Design*Sponge
Everyone puts their feet on the coffee table – whether we admit it or not! When you’re working from the couch where else are you going to put your feet? Here are five hard working coffee tables that can take a little foot action. It’s also a great time of year to consider a big purchase – take advantage of all those sales!
1. Elliptical table by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller. It comes in black or white and it may sound counterintuitive but white is a better choice here as it doesn’t show marks like the black one (I’ve got a white one and seven years of hard use – including kids jumping on it – has left only the normal signs of wear and tear.)
2. Room & Board’s Bradshaw table. This is a great sturdy choice if you are looking for something circular with a midcentury modern aesthetic.
3. Herman Miller’s Nelson Platform bench. George Nelson designed this versatile piece of furniture in 1946 and the crisp timber lines still look great today.
4. The Barbarella table. The clever designers at Blu Dot produced this thoroughly modern take on the coffee table.
5. DWR’s clean-lined Cubo is ready for feet and also has a clever concealed storage option in the leg (it’s lined in a lovely red leather).