October 5, 2011
Over at Blue Ant Studio’s blog Joel Pirela has just started a new series offering up shots of creative people’s desks. I was invited to contribute (my desk is above) and was thrilled to see some of my favorite bloggers were already there. Check out the images below and head over to Blue Ant Studio for more.
Above: Joel Pirela’s workspace.
Above: Design Milk’s Jaime Derringer’s home office
Above: Marcus Fairs at the Dezeen office in Stoke Newington, north London
June 6, 2011
This is the first in a new series called “Ideas” where we look at commercial spaces that are packed full of good ideas for all of us who work at home. I was inspired after meeting with our West Coast A+D director, Richard Munsey to start researching some of his commercial contacts. There was a lot of great work which I will be sharing with you over the coming weeks.
This office, however, didn’t arrive through Richard. I came across this space yesterday on Design*Sponge (check out Grace’s Design*Sponge redesign – nice job!) It’s the Portland, Oregon office of Juliet Zulu - a creative agency run by brothers Zak Davis and Jayson Bostedor. The agency name derives from the military call signs for J and Z (Jayson and Zak).
The concrete floor is a painted stark black. “We did a very light sanding and texturing, to better hold the paint, of the concrete floor and then applied Miller’s semi-gloss concrete stain/paint,” says Zak. Three Eames Molded Plastic Chairs line a simple Oregon fir desk and an Eames Compact Sofa in Pendelton wool sits against a particle board wall that conceals a meeting place.
“The wood in the desk is Oregon fir, reclaimed from a 120 year old Oregon barn, milled and stained. Dimensions are 18 feet long x 1 3/4 feet deep.” They chose wire bases for the Eames Molded Plastic Chairs. What inspired that choice? “Well, Madmen of course. No, I wanted something white and chrome to stand stark against the dark floors and to match the chrome/white of the Apple equipment along the long table. I also love all things MCM.”
September 21, 2010
Designer Daily just ran 30 “enviously cool” home office set ups. Not sure if they are all cool but this one certainly is. It’s a room within a room by Berlin-based Davidson Rafailidis. The idea was to create a space that was insulated so the whole room or house didn’t need to be heated.
March 2, 2010
I’m excited to share our first Unplggd post. On Tuesdays and Thursdays Lifework will be swapping stories with the team over at Apartment Therapy‘s Unplggd. They cover technology in a smart accessible way that I think you will really appreciate.
“Watch yourselves, green addicts, this one might make your heart stop. While we recently fell in love with Corky, the scrolling, clicking, and movement-powered mouse made from cork, there’s plenty more out there in the sea of cork gizmos and credenza mashups. Who said you couldn’t be cool going green?
1) Corky is a mouse powered by your movements rather than batteries. Unfortunately, looks like Corky is just a concept, but we can only hope that after the Greener Gadgets conference this wireless mouse, made from recycled cork and plastic, makes it to a store near you.
2) For those of you looking for an eco-conscious gadget and like their tech accessories to be made of sustainable materials, the JAVOedge’s 3G Cork iPhone Case seems to fit quite nicely.
3) Grab a fancy surge protector covered in cork seen at the Dutch design fair in Eindhoven.
4) Repurpose a media credenza and have it double as a place to put down movie lists, other productive things you should be doing – that sorta stuff.
5) Turn your cork into a USB drive. Or er… buy it for $51.
6) Use it as a laptop case (we probably suggest keeping hot laptops out of this one). Available for Macbook Pros 13-15-inches.
7) Or turn it into a laptop stand! Genius idea from the team at eGenius.”
This story appears in partnership with Unplggd, a site for people who embrace technology and design in their home.