November 8, 2012
With a recent move from Los Angeles to Denver, photographer David Lauer traded a view of the Pacific for view of the Rockies. Take a look at the space he’s created in his new mid-century-built home – the headquarters of his growing architectural photography studio. Read more
Balance, Design, Products
October 15, 2012
Studio 7.5 believes the complexities of modern design are best managed with a team effort. And as we learn in week six of the Why Design series on Herman Miller, the design collaborative — whose work includes Mirra and Setu chairs — engages their collective problem-solving skills by joining together for lunch every day. In the spirit of their collaborative eating, check out these six ways to a working lunch. Read more
September 24, 2012
This week Herman Miller’s Why Design series focuses on the work of Ayse Birsel, who describes herself as a designer of life rather than products.
Life shares a harmonious balance with work in the Resolve System by Herman Miller. Designed by Birsel to unite inviting environments with efficient workspace, the Resolve System is human and living focused.
To further enhance your living and working, here are Six Ways to a Great Workspace.
Balance, Design, Trends
September 7, 2012
A look at some interesting finds on the web this week.
1. What’s the perfect Bohemian interiors furniture accent? Eames Molded Plastic Chairs, says Bohemian Treehouse.
2. Your daily transit is in the cards with Norman Ibarra’s repurposed Metrodeck playing cards. (Via Core77)
3. Jägnefält Milton takes rail transit and city planning down a completely new track.
4. Tour the Portland-inspired Midori.so, a new green (sustainable and covered in ivy), co-workspace in Shibuya, Tokyo. (Via Spoon & Tamago)
5. Dwell’s Olivia Martin considers the individuality of designer Ray Eames.
6. Fast Company profiles Herman Miller’s sleek and strong AGL Table Group, designed by Leon Ransmeier.
7. Ease into your weekend with David Garland’s look into the musical equivalent of mid-20th century modern design, on WNYC.
8. Arnold Newman’s portraits offer us an intimate look into the lives of Charles Eames and other artists. (Via WSJ)
9. Check out these light and lively workspaces for kids on Apartment Therapy.
10. Photographer Shawn Clover seamlessly merges present day San Francisco with its well-shaken 1906 ancestor on Colossal.
Featured in the above photo: Eames Molded Plastic Armchairs and Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs
August 30, 2012
The technology that drives how we live and work today offers, among other things, mobility and flexibility. At Apartment Therapy Tech, writer Carolyn Purnell explores both with a look at where she and her boyfriend — both of whom work from home — are at their most productive during the work day. Carolyn and her laptop generally gravitate toward the couch, eschewing a conventional desk; her boyfriend maintains a traditional workspace setup. And while we recommend you always keep ergonomics in mind (something we specialize in), like Carolyn, we want to know: Do the devices you use to get work done encourage you to move around your workspace, away from a desk? Where are you most productive? Check out Carolyn’s post here, then tell us your thoughts in the comments section below. Read more
August 24, 2012
Here’s where we’ve been traveling for the past seven days.
1. Mid-century modern interiors and exteriors captured by photographer David Lauer via Plastolux.
2. “The Coolest Co-Working Space We’ve Ever Seen” on Wired.
3. “Desktop Arsenal: 10 Tools We Can’t Live Without” at 99U.
4. What do you think about this chair designed to let you do you office job in the park? (Via The Atlantic Cities).
5. Netted’s Back to Work Guide 2012.
6. Clever “Desk Collection” stationery at dearhancock.com.
7. This house of glass featured at Design Milk.
8. The cargo container office by RoccoVidal filled with Mirra Chairs spotted by Office Snapshots.
9. Designer and photographer Jennifer Chong’s apartment (and her Eames Molded Plastic Armchair) on Apartment Therapy.
10. This preview of the exhibit Addressing The Need: The Graphic Design of the Eames Office at designweek.co.uk. Who’s up for a trip to London?
August 22, 2012
With an affinity for playing and experimenting with raw materials, designer and product developer Martha Alvarez specializes in ceramics, but that’s hardly all. From clay to computer, her work rolls between the physical and the digital — in her inherited Mirra Chair no less (“I love it … the Mirra is perfect for this,” she says) — where Martha also does stage design, product design, and photography. This eclectic range of creativity yields an equally eclectic and enjoyable set of songs for this week’s Playlist.
July 30, 2012
Where do you stay when it’s time to take your office on the road? Here is a quick peek at a few spots across the globe that feature some of our most work- (and rest-) friendly pieces in a variety of hotel settings.
June 25, 2012
Did a bark, woof, or ruff (or perhaps a coo from an excited coworker) fill the halls of your office last week? Friday, June 22, was Take Your Dog to Work Day, a day dedicated to bringing man’s best friend into the workspace. This 14th annual canine celebration helped promote pet adoption, as well as the benefits of having Fido at work — which, according to recent research from Virginia Commonwealth University, include reducing stress and making the job more satisfying.
Companies like Amazon, Google, P&G Pet Care, Clif Bar & Company, and Ben & Jerry’s already have open-dog policies. What about your place of business? Would you welcome a dog in your workplace? Why or why not?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. And in the meantime, take a look at a few furry friends that made it into the office on Friday. Read more
June 8, 2012
Take a look at a few of our favorite posts from the past week.
1. “How a home work space works best” at The Globe and Mail (featuring a pair of our Setu Chairs, above, in a photo by Barry Calhoun Photography).
2. Chairsmith’s electrifying photos of their recent Eames acquisition.
3. Fashion designer Leyla Piedayesh’s studio, which includes a Magis Chair_One by Konstantin Gricic (via Monoqi)
4. Daniel Kanter’s thoughtful post on his visit to Case Study House No. 8 in L.A. (via Manhattan Nest).
5. On a related note, these watercolor paintings based on the architectural photographs of Julius Shulman in the Los Angeles Times.
6. Could this save the iPad’s “lousy typing”? (via Co.Design).
7. “Kindergarten Design Grows Up: Contemporary Nursery-School Projects” at Architonic.
8. “How to Thank Your Employees in Only 8 Words” from Inc.
9. Apartment Therapy’s roundup of 10 office chairs from their Tech Tours (we spy the best of the best: Mirra, Embody, Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair, Aeron, Eames Soft-Pad Management Chair…)
10. This impressive mid-century-modern collection in the Michigan home of architect Robert C. Metcalf (via AnnArbor.com).
Photo: Barry Calhoun Photography / The Globe and Mail