July 2, 2012
The Herman Miller Pop Up Shop officially closed its doors in New York City late yesterday afternoon — but not without a little fanfare first. On the evening of Friday, June 29, House Industries type foundry and Metropolis magazine joined us to throw an after-work finale party to say one last goodbye to the big city.
In addition to general merrymaking, Metropolis paid tribute to the of relaunch Alexander Girard’s textiles. House Industries displayed artwork and artifacts from its various Herman Miller, Eames, and Girard projects, and brought along one of the most popular events of the night: a mobile screen-printing rig from the Awesome Dudes print shop. Guests kept the line long for the chance to have the Dudes print one of several custom House Industries screen designs (or combo thereof) on a complimentary canvas tote.
Thanks to those who attended the celebration, and thanks to everyone who stopped by our temporary shop in Soho during its nearly two-month run. Here’s hoping you had as much fun as we did. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
May 16, 2010
Check out Emily Pilloton’s Design Revolution Road Show. The exhibition is held in a refurbished Airstream and covers design that empowers people. There’s a great interview with Emily inside the trailer on Metropolis’ site. Yves Behar, who designed the Leaf and Ardea lights for Herman Miller, has two pieces included in the exhibition – his XO laptop and Y Water (the bottles double as children’s blocks).
Balance, Design, Products, Technology
March 19, 2010
Our week on the web…
1. Cool Hunter Australian Bill Tikos founded this hub for creativity in 2004 and it has blossomed into a great design source. Where to start: I’m always slightly overwhelmed by the amount of content here. Let the Hot Picks at the top of the homepage guide you. Or to see how the corporate world works head over to Offices.
2. Writer’s Rooms In case you missed yesterday’s post on Jane Austen’s “office” I wanted to list this great Guardian series again. They’ve rounded up a ton of contemporary writers and interviewed them about their workspaces. Where to start: They are all fascinating!
3. Metropolis P/O/V This is Metropolis magazine’s blog. A great way to dip into the world of architecture and design between issues. Where to start: At the top…
4. Felt and Wire A cool site (thank you Pentagram) devoted to design, paper and print edited by arts and design journalist Tom Biederbeck. Where to start: A funny essay from illustrator Laura Tarrish on her home workspace.
5. Please Enjoy This is the online home of Ji Lee – a graduate of Parsons and a creative force to be reckoned with! Where to start: I can’t decide between his great Parallel World project and the Abstractor.
Design, Products, Technology
January 12, 2010
For all you designers and would-be designers this is a great opportunity. Metropolis Magazine Next Generation design competition is all about today and tomorrow. They are “looking for ONE design fix you can make now… in the products you use, your home, your workplace, your city, or any commercial application—that, in scale or as inspiration, can improve our future.”
Sounds intriguing doesn’t it? We can’t wait to see the results. And if you want to be part of it you’ve got until January 29th to get your ‘fix’ in.