Compelling images with a curious twist
Our products in interesting environs
Here’s a look at where we’ve been this week.
1. Alexander Lange’s review of Yale’s George Nelson exhibit at Design Observer.
2. 30 home-office-organizing products as rounded up by Design*Sponge.
3. The streamlined C+P House by architects Gonçalo das Neves Nunes in Lisbon via ArchDaily.
4. “Designing Offices with Mobile Employees in Mind” at the CIO Journal blog from the Wall Street Journal.
5. Fairfield, Connecticut’s Sound House by Roger Ferris + Partners at Contemporist.
6. Treehugger’s second look at Casa En Una Maleta, or “House in a Suitcase,” a 293-square-foot apartment in Barcelona.
7. The reflective glass/Swedish forest combination at the Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter at HomeDSGN.
8. Wave Avenue’s coverage of the Push + Pull Residence designed by Seattle-based studio MW Works.
9. The smile-inducing “Sum Times” series by artist Aakash Nihalani via Design Milk.
10. Still feeling motivated by a new year with this free 2013 desktop wallpaper at Design Love Fest.
There’s a lot of inspiration to be found in this recent post by Apartment Therapy Tech exploring a host of shared creative workspaces. “Optimized for collaboration, these studios are proof that collectively we can create something greater than ourselves,” states contributor Chris Perez. “The mix of individuality and expression in these spaces is visceral, inspiring — just looking at them encourages you to create something.” We couldn’t agree more. Here are several that caught our eye. Read more
Throughout 2012, we’ve gotten glimpses inside the home offices of some the most creative professionals around (such as artist Andrew Neyer, who shared his Cincinnati-based workspace, above). Take a look back at a few of our favorites — and stay tuned for more tours, interviews, and inspiration in 2013. Read more
When she’s not working in midtown Manhattan, book cover designer and lifestyle blogger Anna Dorfman splits her time between two places (and, consequently, two work spaces): one in a small rental apartment in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, and the other in the city of Newburgh in upstate New York, where she’s slowly renovating an 1891 Victorian row house she shares with her husband Evan and two dogs, Bruno and Fritz. (You can see the home’s progress regularly on her blog, Door Sixteen.) Get a glimpse of both home offices (as well as Anna’s growing Eames collection) in this quick tour. Read more
Delight is often found in the most surprising places. And in this one, we’ve found it on Flickr in a Group Pool called “Cats Love Eames!” — a cheerful collection of felines who’ve found refuge in a variety of classic, comfortable designs by Charles and Ray Eames. Check out a few that made us smile. Read more
It’s all coming down to the wire. Just as PSFK noted a surge in wire designs, this week’s Roundup features six ways – some new and some classic – designers are working in wire.
A sunny view and her grandparents’ original Eames Wire Chair help make the Brooklyn-based home office of photographer-turned-designer Jennifer Levy both cheerful and meaningful. Check out the bright workspace — which simultaneously serves as the headquarters of her interior design firm CAVdesign and an occasional guest room — in this quick tour. Read more
Apartment Therapy Tech’s feature on this workspace posted on the office-space showcase site Where We Do What We Do got us spending a few more hours than expected touring home offices around the globe. Here are a few select settings that we especially appreciated. Read more
“My new ink: an Eames Wire Chair. I’ve been wanting to get this tattoo for a while and it seemed an appropriate time as graduation is nearing and I’m ready to get my start as a young designer. Charles and Ray Eames are 2 of the designers I admire the most for their indepth processes and trial-and-error methodology. Unique note about this chair: It won the first mechanical patent for design.”
And then I found her blog – Peanut Butter Bagels – and these booties she knitted for her Eames chair! I think Ray and Charles would have got a big kick out of those booties.