Balance, Design, Products
December 8, 2011
Here are some ideas to get you started with your holiday shopping. They are design-driven, connected to the home office and range from affordable to extravagant – and all can be ordered online so there’s no need to leave the comfort of your home office. Also we’d love to hear from you about your gift ideas. Just leave your suggestions in the comment sectio below… Read more
February 14, 2011
1. BookBook, $79.99 – $99.99 Store your MacBook Pro with love in a one-of-a-kind, vintage-book leather case. Get it: twelvesouth.com
2. News Paper Collector, €54.00 Stack up your recyclables in style. Get it: Creatables
3. Music Balloon, $45 Perk up your playlist with this portable and rechargeable USB speaker. Get it: Poketo
4. Leaf Personal Light, $379.00 Position the lovely Leaf for task lighting, fold it to create ambient light, or straighten the arms for dramatic wall lighting—all without burning your fingers. Get it: Herman Miller
5. LOVE Paperweight, $75.00 (Naturally.) Get it: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
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September 27, 2010
Our Design for You competition continues. This week the prize is Yves Behar’s Leaf Light.
It’s amazing what a good desk lamp can do nowadays. The Leaf Light works hard on a number of levels. It’s an elegant design that uses as little material as possible with 96% of the finished object being recyclable. Its LED system allows you, with the slide of a finger, to change the light from warm to cool. And, as with all Behar’s work, it looks good. To enter to win simply leave your email address here and we will place you in the draw for the light and all the upcoming prizes.
Design, Products, Technology
February 21, 2010
There’s a great interview with Yves Behar over at Inhabitat. Behar designed the Leaf and Ardea lights for Herman Miller. He is the key speaker at the Greener Gadgets Conference this week where he’ll discuss his work including the super cool little tablet computer he designed for the One Laptop Per Child project.
Balance, Design, Products, Technology
December 23, 2009
We asked Yves Behar, who designed the Leaf and Ardea lights for Herman Miller, to think about gifts that would sit beautifully in anyone’s home office. Here are his recommendations.
1. Remember to drink water and stay hydrated with the tranSglass® Lidded Carafe - a collaboration with Guatemalan craftsmen and Tord Boontje’s combines old-world craftsmanship and sophisticated design, each vessel is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece. Just add a stick of carbon to purify the water, and enjoy.
2. Working and speaking to people on the phone while having hands-free is a must (to take notes, draw cartoons, surf the web to plan the evening during that longish conference call). I designed the Jawbone Prime Earcandy headset in everyone’s favorite colors. It’s a nice way to be able to do two things a once.
3. Something inspiring and spiritual on a desk is important, like some flowers. I would pick Arik Levy’s Ceremony. They are flower sticks made for the Turkish brand Gaia and Gino. Choose clear, silver or bronze.
4. And enjoy your own music, without having to ask cubicle neighbors! These Semi-Audiophile Ceramic Speakers for Ipod or Computer by Joey Roth are bespoke and affordable (under 500$). The ceramic speakers are made from porcelain, cork, and baltic birch. each material is minimally finished, left to add its natural beauty to the design.
5. And take a break once a day for some body stretches and light exercise: an eco friendly yoga mat made of PER (Polymer Environmental Resin), which is a unique material that is more sensitive to the environment and your health is a good place to start.