Balance, Design, Products
April 30, 2013
Since variety can be the spice of life and work, check out today’s clue for Herman Miller’s “Everywhere in Your Day” contest which leads us to Pinterest, a vast resource for variety.
Your living and working spaces shouldn’t be a stranger to variety either. Each has its own purpose, needs, and style. Here’s six great options for adding that Herman Miller touch everywhere you live and work.
*Don’t forget to play ”Everywhere in Your Day.” You could win great prizes, including a chance at the grand prize, an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman!
Balance, Design, Products
March 8, 2013
Here’s what we’ve been viewing this week.
1. A quick tour inside the Ray Eames exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento via Esoteric Survey.
2. Le Prado, a warm, welcoming home near the beaches of Marseilles, France, spotted by Design Milk.
3. More from Marseilles, this time from Contemporist: the simple and elegant Vieux Port Pavilion by Foster + Partners.
4. Co.Design’s peek inside a new book on Irving Harper, who designed Herman Miller’s logo and contributed to the design of George Nelson’s Marshmallow Sofa.
5. A surprising house design by Aires Mateus in Leiria, Portugal, found at I Need a Guide.
6. The Makoko Floating School project by NLÉ architects at designboom.
7. Remodelista’s roundup of “smart and skinny” houses in Japan.
8. Great shots by photographer Alan Wanzenberg at Plastolux. (We’re fans of the nicely lit image of a pair of Eames Walnut Stools.)
9. This chat with David Calvin Laufer, who presents interviews with George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames, and Buckminster Fuller, among others, in his book Dialogues with Creative Legends and Aha Moments in a Designer’s Career (via Peachpit).
10. The renovated LeRoy Neiman Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Be sure to check out its interesting combo of Eames designs and colorful Caper chairs. (Via Retail Design Blog.)
Featured in photo: Eames Molded Plastic Chair; Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair; Nelson X-Leg Table
January 11, 2013
Here’s a look at where we’ve been this week.
1. Alexander Lange’s review of Yale’s George Nelson exhibit at Design Observer.
2. 30 home-office-organizing products as rounded up by Design*Sponge.
3. The streamlined C+P House by architects Gonçalo das Neves Nunes in Lisbon via ArchDaily.
4. “Designing Offices with Mobile Employees in Mind” at the CIO Journal blog from the Wall Street Journal.
5. Fairfield, Connecticut’s Sound House by Roger Ferris + Partners at Contemporist.
6. Treehugger’s second look at Casa En Una Maleta, or “House in a Suitcase,” a 293-square-foot apartment in Barcelona.
7. The reflective glass/Swedish forest combination at the Tree Hotel by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter at HomeDSGN.
8. Wave Avenue’s coverage of the Push + Pull Residence designed by Seattle-based studio MW Works.
9. The smile-inducing “Sum Times” series by artist Aakash Nihalani via Design Milk.
10. Still feeling motivated by a new year with this free 2013 desktop wallpaper at Design Love Fest.
Featured in the photo above: Nelson X-Leg Table and Eames Wire Chairs
Balance, Design, Trends
December 21, 2012
Check out what we’ve been bookmarking over the week — one that was especially full of Ray Eames coverage, post her 100th birthday celebration. . .
1. How the house of Charles and Ray Eames created new thinking in modern living, via Inhabitat.
2. Apartment Therapy’s gift guide for a home office.
3. Dwell’s roundup of inspirational shipping-container homes.
4. This interview with Charles and Ray’s grandson Eames Demetrios by the Japan Times Online.
5. On a related note, Ray Eames’ elephants meet real elephants in this short film by Eames Demetrios, uploaded by the Eames Office on YouTube.
6. Silo 468, an interactive light installation built to commemorate Helsinki’s “World Design Capital” status, via Design Milk.
7. Lifehacker’s Most Popular Featured Workspaces of 2012.
8. “The Woman Behind the Eames Chair” at Legacy.com.
9. Useful advice on how to make the most of working from home from the New York Times.
10. The Eameses’ “Powers of 10” Re-Imagined by 40 Artists at Co.Design.
Photo: Francois Dischinger for Herman Miller / Nelson X-leg Tables, Eames Molded Plastic Chairs
November 5, 2012
Today marks the launch of the Herman Miller Collection, a comprehensive portfolio of furnishings inspired by George Nelson’s vision of the “continuing creation of a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.” For every environment from home to office, the Collection presents beautiful solutions with an array of updated classics and new designs. Get a first look with these six new selections.