November 8, 2012
With a recent move from Los Angeles to Denver, photographer David Lauer traded a view of the Pacific for view of the Rockies. Take a look at the space he’s created in his new mid-century-built home – the headquarters of his growing architectural photography studio. Read more
October 24, 2012
Whether you have only visited New York City, live there now, or have left it behind, nutritionist Rebecca Baust’s blog The Daily Muse is a sublime way to connect and reconnect with living and well-being in the Big Apple. She explores the cityscape and its lifestyle — sometimes with her husband Ed and their curly-haired Labradoodle Sam Wiggins — all the while sharing delectable ways to stay on the healthy side of city living. We get in on her delectable listening habits in this week’s Playlist.
August 3, 2012
Take a look at what we’ve bookmarked this week.
1. Mashable’s 10 Tips for a More Beautiful and Functional Home Office.
2. The surprising predictions from the 1985 AP article “The Office of the Future” at Office Snapshots.
3. This insightful interview at Mr. Porter with Jason Cohn, writer and co-director of Eames: The Architect and the Painter.
4. “The home office that changed our lives” at Homes & Property.
5. House R by architect Sharon Neuaman on Architzer. (We like its Eames Lounge and Eames Molded Plastic Armchair with Rocker Base combo.)
6. Yves Béhar’s keynote speech on why designers should love the design process via Trendhunter.
7. This peek at graphic designer Codi Goodis’ SAYL Chair (designed by Yves Béhar himself) at Design Milk.
8. These magical desk objects by Max Phillips at MoCo Loco.
9. Intralld’s feature on a colorful, smile-inducing public art exhibition in Portugal.
10. “The Joy of the Home Office” at The Telegraph.
Photo: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Balance, Design, Products
July 13, 2012
Here’s a look at what we’ve been bookmarking.
1. This poster (above) inspired by the Eames Lounge Chair from Weavers of the South Sea, available at Etsy.
2. A look inside the bold new CitizenM hotel in London at Ideas to Steal.
3. A tour of the Smith-Clementi residence in Venice, CA, on Design Milk.
4. An excerpt from the article “Some Thoughts on Eames” by Janet Fiske McCullough in the special 1961 ZODIAC annual at eamesdesigns.com.
5. “Design is everybody’s business” at Business Insider.
6. 15 tips to maximize your home office productivity at IT World.
7. “Living with Greens” at Modern Findings.
8. The clean, cool AA House designed by the Office of Architecture in Barcelona (via Contemporist).
9. The Trollstigen Tourist Route Project by Reiulf Ramstad Architects up in in the Norwegian mountains (and over at Dezeen).
10. Inspired to get the work to-do list done early and step out to catch some of summer’s must-see outdoor art as recommended by Architectural Digest.
Photo: Weavers of the South Sea
June 27, 2012
Amy Ruppel started out putting a bird on it (yes, in Portland), but she’s been spreading her wingspan ever since. Even if you’ve never attended one of her many exhibitions, there’s a good chance you’ve seen her work already. Her prolific creativity can be seen in every which way — from paintings, prints, and wall adhesives, to snowboards, sneakers, and electronics. Recently, when not working in paint and pixels, Amy has branched out into music, playing drums and providing vocals with her friend and fellow artist Justin Potts. Take a listen to her laid-back music mix in this week’s Playlist.
June 20, 2012
Full of great style and wit, Fuzzco is a comprehensive branding, design, and marketing agency in Charleston, South Carolina. While making design and marketing music of their own, the music that fills their ears and offices is often times an integral partner. Along with noting their fondness for the Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair and their longing for an Eames Lounge Chair, they share with us some fantastic music variety in this week’s Playlist.
June 18, 2012
Yesterday would have been Charles Eames’ 105th birthday. Let’s celebrate the man who, together with his wife Ray, gave the 20th century much of its distinctive shape and helped set the foundation of modern design. Happy birthday, Charles — here’s six ways to you. Read more
June 15, 2012
Where we’ve spent our time for the last seven days.
1. This thoughtful interview with industrial designer Yves Béhar (creator of our SAYL chair) from Tastemakers@Google on YouTube.
2. “30 Eye-Catching Interiors Featuring The Iconic Eames Lounge Chair” at Freshome.
3. This tour of Vitamin, a design and marketing firm in Baltimore (via baltimore.citybizlist.com).
4. A look at how tech is creating workplaces everywhere — and shrinking the office — from USA TODAY.
5. “The Wit and Wisdom of Alexander Girard” at Metropolis Magazine.
6. Tips for converting space into a home office from Arizona Daily Star.
7. Back in March, we featured a post on Sinuous Guitars — and we’re glad to see Greg Opatik’s Eames-inspired instruments continuing to create buzz (via Rapid Growth).
8. “The 15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us” at DARE+.
9. Huffington Post’s photos of the George Nelson exhibit opening this weekend at Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
10. Apartment Therapy’s coverage of our Alexander Girard exhibit at NeoCon 2012 (where we were very proud to be recognized with multiple awards).
Photo: Janel Laban for Apartment Therapy
May 30, 2012
Boston-based designer Aisha Densmore-Bey is a multi-faceted creative who works in mediums from architecture and interiors to film and painting. Aisha recently wrote, produced, and directed an architectural short titled “The Built Perception: Boston” which explores our relationship with the built environment. In her installation “FOLD!” at Boston’s center for Architecture and Design, BSA Space, she investigated the interaction of creases, pleats, curves, and computational patterns within all aspects of design. One might wonder what such an eclectic artist would listen to while contemplating the design of the physical world. Let’s find out in this week’s Playlist.
Balance, Design, Products
May 4, 2012
Get a glimpse at this week’s must-read list — then enjoy your weekend.
1. This colorfully inspiring home in San Antonio. (Via The Wall Street Journal)
2. A hybrid office design by Edward Ogosta Architecture at designboom.
3. The look at home offices (many separate from the main house, as in the photo of the space above featuring our Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman) in the Los Angeles Times.
4. Liked this week’s look at desktop wallpapers? Then you’ll also want to check out the 20 calming options over at Apartment Therapy.
5. You’ll soon be able to listen to a playlist on this Big Jambox wireless speaker designed by Yves Béhar.
6. “How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation?” at Co.Design.
7. Inspired by the NeuroStar sculpture by artist Cliff Garten in the Molecular Biotechnology Building at the University of Utah. (Via Contemporist)
8. We spy a few familiar names in “The 20 Most Iconic Modern American Homes” on Ecosalon.
9. Moved by the haunting photos of abandoned spaces in Detroit featured on Core77.
10. Did you contribute to the World’s Longest Invoice?
Photo: Nicolas O.S. Marques via Los Angeles Times