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In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s round-up presents some of our favorite collaborations with female designers. Working together, these pairings, teams, and ensembles channel the creative energy generated when the genders mix it up.
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
1. How the house of Charles and Ray Eames created new thinking in modern living, via Inhabitat.
2. Apartment Therapy’s gift guide for a home office.
3. Dwell’s roundup of inspirational shipping-container homes.
4. This interview with Charles and Ray’s grandson Eames Demetrios by the Japan Times Online.
5. On a related note, Ray Eames’ elephants meet real elephants in this short film by Eames Demetrios, uploaded by the Eames Office on YouTube.
6. Silo 468, an interactive light installation built to commemorate Helsinki’s “World Design Capital” status, via Design Milk.
7. Lifehacker’s Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2012.
8. “The Woman Behind the Eames Chair” at Legacy.com.
9. Useful advice on how to make the most of working from home from the New York Times.
10. The Eameses’ “Powers of 10” Re-Imagined by 40 Artists at Co.Design.
When it comes to taking down notes throughout the work day, are you a single-notebook type, who prefers everything in one place? Are you a user of scrap-paper lists or post-it notes or reminders quickly inked on the back of your hand? Are you a doodler or a sketcher (for fun or for profit) — or have you eschewed paper completely and prefer to simply take it all down digitally? Tell us what works for you and why in the comments section below, then take note of what we found in a few of the offices we’ve featured here on Lifework. Read more
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
1. The Tokyo home of designer Daisuke Genma featured at The Selby.
2. Wallpaper’s “Best Business Hotels of 2012.”
5. A look at work by visionary industrial designer, urban planner, and futurist Norman Bel Geddes at NYTimes.com.
6. “13 Desktop Wallpapers To Kickstart Your Creativity” from 99U.
7. This interview with illustrator Darren Booth at The Great Discontent.
8. The interior design of this modern LA home by Guilherme Torres at Ideas to Steal.
9. Desire to Inspire’s look at this space by Bulgarian design firm Fimera.
10. How many Herman Miller pieces can you spy in Business Insider’s tour of the Squarespace offices in NYC? (Above, in a photo by Daniel Goodman.)
Just across the pond in West London resides the creative design studio Logical Art and its founders, Yoo-kyung Shin and Hanhsi Chen. In 2011, after graduating from the Royal College of Art, Yoo-kyung and Hanhsi wanted to explore the intersection of technology and craftsmanship. Bringing together their talents in art, design, and illustration, they started to create everything from lighting and clocks to accessories and experimental design. Today they bring their music together for this week’s Playlist.
In 2009, RISD graduates Theo Richardson, Charles Brill, and Alexander Williams founded Rich Brilliant Willing, a contemporary lighting and furniture design manufacturer based in New York City. Three years and several awards (and studios) later, they’re overseeing every aspect of their unique process from design to assembly to distribution. Here’s a look at their bustling Manhattan workshop. Read more
1. This look at the offices of Ray and Charles Eames at OfficeSnapshots.com.
2. The 6 Things You Need To Look For in a Home Office Chair from Apartment Therapy (well said!).
3. Stylish laptop cases and bags at Design*Sponge.
4. A sneak peek of the forthcoming Domino special issue from Curbed.
5. We toured this home designed by architect Christopher Polly on Contemporist in Sydney….
6. …then headed southward to check out the peaceful Marion Bay House in Tasmania (via Habitus Living).
7. Charmed by this paperweight found by Ideas to Steal.
8. Getting around to reading “Get To Work By Meeting Procrastination Head-On” from Fast Company.