March 29, 2013
Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been reading over the past week.
1. This Charles and Ray Eames-inspired post about creative couples (including former Playlister Jenna Park and husband Mark Sopchak) at the Etsy Blog.
2. The dynamic interior of the JWT office in Amsterdam co-designed by Alrik Koudenburg and RJW Elsinga via Ideas to Steal.
3. Edina Sæther’s short series of color-splash photos of the Chair_One by Konstantin Grcic (via Nordic leaves).
4. A look inside the sketchbooks of 10 terrific creatives at Co.Design.
5. The new (and free) Photo-Lettering App by House Industries spotted at Grain Edit.
6. Nice refresher at freshome: “10 Basic Facts You Should Know About Modular Homes.”
7. Dwell’s listing of its favorite Eames films.
8. The stunning and sculptural Hewlett House by MPR Design Group in Sydney, Australia, covered by URDesign Magazine.
9. These treehouses of reclaimed wood by self-taught Japanese designer Takashi Kobayashi (via designboom).
10. “‘I’m Google’ by Dina Kelberman: A Visual Exploration of Google Image Search” at Colossal.
Featured in photo: Air-Chairs and Air-Tables by Jasper Morrison
November 2, 2012
Take a look at all we’ve been reading over the past week.
1. Jonathan Alarcon’s “A Circle in a Square / Binocle” at ArchDaily (above in a photo by Osamu Nakamura) featuring versatile Magis Air-Chairs.
2. Looking forward to the “George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, and Teacher” Exhibition opening at Yale on November 8.
3. Decoist’s look at the bold and bright new Rackspace office in London.
4. These Mid-Century Modern prints by artist Oren Sherman at Design Milk.
5. Minimalissimo’s post on an upcycled chair design by Dan Goldstein incorporating used Herman Miller boxes.
6. A playful doll-house version of shipping container housing spotted by Treehugger.
7. Dwell’s roundup of distinctive and diverse windows (worthy of a view, in every way).
8. Architizer’s photos of an inspiring canopy of 110 birdcages hanging above an alleyway in Sydney, Australia.
9. “Hurricane Sandy, A Drenching Reminder That Tough Times Inspire Remarkable Innovation” from Fast Company.
10. Our thoughts are with everyone in those areas affected by Sandy. For ways you can help, please visit The Week.
Photo: Osamu Nakamura / ArchDaily
Balance, Design, Products
October 26, 2012
Take a look at what we’ve been reading on the Web over the last week.
1. “What It Was Like to Work for Charles and Ray Eames” at the Atlantic.
2. The tour of Lotta Jansdotter’s Brooklyn studio at decor8.
3. More from Brooklyn: the chic Steele Residence designed by RES4 via Minimalissimo.
4. This compact Garden House in Holland — which would make a striking home-office option — covered by Dwell.
5. 10 Spectacular Herman Miller Chairs, as compiled by Decoist.
6. “The Rise of…the Artisanal Cubicle” from Businessweek.
7. The thoughtful selection of furnishings (which includes several Magis Air-Chairs) in a Portuguese villa spotted by freshome.
8. This post on a whimsical set of invisible bookends by designer Paul Cocksedge at Dezeen.
9. The Wired article, “Getting Back to Doing: In Conversation With Industrial Designer Yves Béhar.”
10. The impressive list of sustainable systems included in the Seattle-based Capitol Hill Residence by Balance Associates Architects via Contemporist.
In above photo: Eames Hang-It-All
September 20, 2012
We were charmed a few weeks ago when we featured Croatia’s Goli Bosi Design Hostel in our weekly Top Ten post — especially by its use of Jasper Morrison’s Magis Air-Chairs and Magis Air-Tables. The space smartly capitalizes on the versatility of Morrison’s lightweight plastic furnishings, using them in a variety of settings, both indoors and out. Here’s a deeper look at the bold, bright hostel (which might just inspire another backpacking trip through Europe). Read more
September 19, 2012
Summer has passed by again. Time to bring in the patio’s Magis Air-Chairs and head back to the city’s Aeron and Embody Chairs. With a mix of earlier 2012 releases and a few new tracks for fall, here’s a Playlist to sign off from long, hot days and check in to crisp, cool nights.
Keep an eye out for more great interviews and playlists from our favorite designers, artists, and creatives all season long.
August 31, 2012
Here’s a glimpse at what we’ve been reading over the last week.
1. The Goli Bosi Design Hostel’s use of Magis Air-Chairs and Magis Air-Tables both indoors and out in Split, Croatia (via Minimalissimo; photo, above, via gollybossy.com).
2. The sun-worshiping Endesa Pavilion designed by the Institue for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia featured at The Fox Is Black.
3. What do you think of Facebook’s new Frank Gehry-designed office extension? (Via Mashable)
4. And how about this Japanese office draped plastic sheeting? (Via Co.Design)
5. “Even In Vacation Season, Office Noises Can Sap Your Concentration” from NPR.
6. Exploring all of the interiors designed by French architectural firm Double G. (found via Morning’s Light).
7. Fast Company‘s look at what successful people do within the first hour of their day (hint: it’s not checking their email).
8. Must-sees at the London Design Festival (starts September 14) per ARTINFO.com.
9. “Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged” at Harvard Business Review.
10. Northern California’s eco-minded 321 House by Gould Evans, featured at Design Milk, would be the ideal Labor Day weekend getaway. (Enjoy your day off…)
Photo: Goli Bosi Design Hostel / gollybossy.com
July 10, 2012
The brilliant sun of summertime means brilliant hues to warm up your work and play. Brighten your season with six ways to summer color.