May 2, 2013
Today’s clue in our “Everywhere in Your Day” Contest takes its inspiration from the continual design journey of Charles and Ray Eames. For these designers, everything was a process and an exploration. And when they married and began working together in the 1940s, part of their journey involved exploring seating solutions crafted from one piece of material — a curved, single-shell form in which the seat and back are one. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
February 4, 2013
Is it your New Year’s resolution to organize your living and working spaces? Does a well-designed storage solution improve your sanity? This week’s Roundup has your spatial needs – and mental wellness – in mind with these six ways to storage and organization.
January 16, 2013
As is quite clearly stated on his website, J. Zachary Keenan makes “marks for personal and profitable endeavors”. Keenan, who shares a South Minneapolis studio with his wife Caitlin as well as two original Eames chairs, makes marks that include everything from logo, identity and print campaigns, to product design, illustration and even music production. His music tastes cover just as much ground, as you’ll hear in this week’s Playlist.
January 7, 2013
The new year is off and running. If you’re not yet in the habit of writing 2013 instead of 2012, jog your memory with one of these six 2013 calendar designs.
November 5, 2012
Today marks the launch of the Herman Miller Collection, a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings inspired by George Nelson’s vision of the “continuing creation of a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.” For every environment from home to office, the Collection presents beautiful solutions with an array of updated classics and new designs. Get a first look with these six new selections.
October 11, 2012
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Ray Eames, we’re offering a Select Edition of the Eames Wire Base Low Table for a limited time in colors Ray would have appreciated: cobalt blue, red-orange, and yellow-gold. A small, low table of elegant proportions, the classic design is endlessly adaptable — use it alone to support everything from plants to display pieces to laptops, stack a few bedside or next to a sofa as a side table, or group several together to form a coffee table or an even larger surface. Need some inspiration? Here’s a look at how homes and workspaces across the country incorporate the timeless and flexible Eames design. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
September 28, 2012
Take a look at what’s been on our radar this week.
1. A must-see: “The Handmade Process Behind Your Eames Chair,” an insightful video taken in our manufacturing facility by Co.Design.
2. The home of Jennifer Bostic, founder of Paper Plane Studio, on sfgirlbybay.
3. Paintings of modern architecture by artist Paul Davies covered over at Plastolux.
4. The “George Nelson Designer Dossier” from Apartment Therapy.
5. The Columbia Dispatch’s interview with Eames Demetrios, grandson of Ray and Charles.
6. PSFK’s “Future of Work” series and its chat with Ryan Anderson, our Director of Future Technologies, about what the ideal office of the future will look like.
7. The beautiful grouping of red Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs (with both stacking and “Eiffel Tower” wire bases) at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum Restaurant, featured at designboom.
8. Rare color images of Le Corbusier via ArchDaily.
9. 10 Modern Hotels Across the USA from Dwell.
10. October 1 is the start of “Archtober,” Architecture and Design Month in New York City. Get details at archtober.org.
Photo: Magis Folding Air-Chair
July 31, 2012
Design can be as playful as it is functional. For kids as well as the kid in all of us, here’s six ways to fill the playroom with fun and design.
Design, Products, Trends
July 3, 2012
Celebrate our forthcoming Independence Day with a little tour of U.S.A-made items that are as all-American as apple pie, baseball, and the Aeron Chair.
Balance, Design, Trends
March 30, 2012
Friday already? Here’s are some smart posts (and a few videos) that kept us zooming through the week.
1. This video by artist Grant Taylor and Daniel Ostroff, editor of the design scholarship resource eamesdesigns.com, documenting their time together photographing 6,000 images for the site.
2. The shipping-container-turned-treehouse at Inhabit.
3. A stunning office space in Rio de Janeiro spotted by Contemporist.
4. Dreaming of stopping by for an afternoon snack in this innovative pastry boutique in San Pedro, Mexico (via Yatzer).
5. A helpful roundup of must-have tools for your home office from Entrepreneur.com.
6. The urban cabin for a writer spotted on officesnapshots.com.
7. A look at how the digital age is influencing furniture design at NYTimes.com.
8. Co.Design’s “An American-Made Miracle: How An Aeron Chair Gets Built Every 17 Seconds“ video.
9. Dwell.com’s tour of the E+ Green Home concept house outside of Seoul — possibly the country’s most sustainable house.
10. The new Design Museum Collection App for iPad featuring 59 “remarkable objects” from London’s Design Museum. (We’re especially fond of #38, #39, and #58.)