January 25, 2013
Here’s a rundown of where we’ve been this week.
1. Pop Photo’s look at this intriguing Polaroid SX-70 camera promotional video created by Charles and Ray Eames in 1972.
2. The spacious Casa Fray León by 57STUDIO in Chile (via Plastolux).
3. This thoughtfully designed apartment interior by Egue & Seta in Santa Caterina, Spain, found at Contemporist.
4. This glittering installation in Oslo featuring 8,064 floating LED lights (via Inhabitat).
5. Could this prefab sleeping cabin at Design Milk make an interesting home office?
6. Inspired by the imagination behind this “giant” concept for electrical towers in Iceland (via Inthralld).
7. All of the home-office eye candy at minimaldesks.com.
8. The tour of this beachy home belonging to Kirsty Davey and Simon Taylor at the Design Files. (Their home office — and Eames Molded Plastic Armchair — is in the photo above by Brooke Holm).
9. “Living Small in an Architectural Landmark, Brooklyn Edition” at Remodelista.
10. We’re saying goodbye and thank you to our sister blog Discover this week. Its influence will still be a felt here at Lifework, however: its popular “Eye Delight” and “Sighted” posts will become some of our regular features — so stay tuned for more inspiration to come.
Photo: Brooke Holm / The Design Files
January 4, 2013
Get a glimpse at what we’ve been reading during this first week of 2013.
1. The Ray Eames-focused article “Finding Ray” by Architect Magazine.
2. The cheerful pair of Eames Molded Plastic Armchairs welcoming visitors to the Dorsey Residence by Coates Design (above, in a photo by Andrew Waits and Roger Turk) at Contemporist.
3. Co.Design’s coverage of our Then X Ten poster project.
4. According to Apartment Therapy, 2012 was the “Year of the Home Office.”
5. Design Milk’s 34 creative desktop wallpapers.
6. The New York Times talks about our re-release of George Nelson’s Miniature Chests.
7. Treehugger’s review of the green workplace in 2012.
8. Dwell‘s Top 12 Homes of 2012.
9. Desire to Inspire’s favorite kitchens of the last year, part 1 and part 2.
10. “10 Iconic Modern Furnishings That Never Go Out of Style” via Decoist. (We agree.)
Photo: Andrew Waits and Roger Turk / Coates Design / Contemporist
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
December 11, 2012
You’ve heard a lot about the Herman Miller Collection, and may have seen the remarkable photographs included in its website, catalog, and brochures. If you’ve looked closely enough, you may have even noticed that many images of the line’s Eames offerings are set in a familiar place: the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California.
Last spring, while the original contents of Charles and Ray Eameses’ living room were on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Herman Miller Collection team had the rare opportunity to hold a photo shoot in the husband-and-wife team’s landmark home. The capper? They were also invited to explore Ray’s extensive, well-curated personal collection of objects to use as props. In celebration of Ray’s upcoming 100th birthday, we asked Jennie Maneri, Art Director, Collection and Retail, to walk us through a few of the shots and explain how the details Ray was know for helped bring the Collection to life. Read more
October 23, 2012
It’s easy to notice the charm, wit, and sly playfulness behind the work of Andrew Neyer — so it’s no surprise that his signature aesthetic should also make an appearance in his Cincinnati-based home office. Take a tour of the designer, art director, and illustrator’s bright, inspired space, a combination of clean lines, pops of color, attitude, and, quite fittingly, seating by Charles and Ray Eames. Read more
August 24, 2012
Here’s where we’ve been traveling for the past seven days.
1. Mid-century modern interiors and exteriors captured by photographer David Lauer via Plastolux.
2. “The Coolest Co-Working Space We’ve Ever Seen” on Wired.
3. “Desktop Arsenal: 10 Tools We Can’t Live Without” at 99U.
4. What do you think about this chair designed to let you do you office job in the park? (Via The Atlantic Cities).
5. Netted’s Back to Work Guide 2012.
6. Clever “Desk Collection” stationery at dearhancock.com.
7. This house of glass featured at Design Milk.
8. The cargo container office by RoccoVidal filled with Mirra Chairs spotted by Office Snapshots.
9. Designer and photographer Jennifer Chong’s apartment (and her Eames Molded Plastic Armchair) on Apartment Therapy.
10. This preview of the exhibit Addressing The Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office at designweek.co.uk. Who’s up for a trip to London?
August 15, 2012
Whether experimenting with air, space, light, or form, the work of designer J. Kyle Daevel inhabits the dimensional world with equal parts precision and imagination. After receiving his BFA from the University of Memphis, Kyle moved on to an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Since then his studio has output everything from furniture to graphic design to public art. His eclectic work is complemented by his equally eclectic taste in music. This week’s Playlist explores the musical dimension he inhabits.
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
August 1, 2012
Along with partner Brendan Young, designer Vanessa Battaglia founded UK design consultancy Studiomold in 2003 to provide product development and interior design to local and international clients like Aeon, Touchtile, and John Lewis. In 2010, the pair founded Mineheart and produced a “lovable collection” of lighting, accessories, wallpaper and more. Vanessa shares the melodies behind her design in this week’s Playlist.
May 24, 2012
Boundaries can be beautiful — especially since a little solitude might be a necessity for some people to be more creative. But where to find real privacy in the middle of a busy open-floor plan? Here are some ideas we discovered in workspaces across the continent. Read more