October 12, 2012
Take a look at what we’ve been bookmarking this week.
1. “Design Q&A with Charles Eames,” a short film from 1972, featured on Network Awesome.
2. A full tour of Jonathan Lo’s Solana Beach, CA, rental home at Old Brand New.
3. The Design and Architecture Crossword from the New York Times and Design Within Reach. (Here’s a hint for 95 Across.)
4. Speaking of married couples who design together (another hint for the crossword above), check out Design Is One, the documentary on Lella and Massimo Vignelli opening October 18 (via Very Short List).
5. The idea-filled chat about home offices with organizer Kacy Paide from the Washington Post.
6. Curbed’s look at the transformation of an NYC loft to accommodate a collection of Eames furniture.
7. 10 of Architizer’s favorite workspaces, including the Obscura Digital HQ in San Francisco, featuring our Setu Chairs (in the photo above).
8. This quick 1955 telegram from Alexander Girard to industrialist J. Irwin Miller at Documenting Modern Living.
9. Jaunted’s history lesson on Eames Tandem Sling Seating in airports.
10. The playfully inspiring design of this floating dreamscape made from hundreds of kites featured at Co.Design.
Photo: Obscura Digital / Architizer
October 9, 2012
Olga Massov, food writer, recipe developer, and co-author of the soon-to-be-released The Kimchi Cookbook, may have a cheerful compact nook neatly tucked into the corner of the Brooklyn apartment she shares with her husband, but her kitchen is just as much her office, too. Find out how she manages to balance it all in this tour and interview with the Russian expat (by way of New England). Read more
October 4, 2012
San Antonio, Texas, is home to organizer Vanessa Hayes — as well as the newly-built backyard office shed she now shares with her husband Dan, a technology/marketing/media consultant. See the space they customized for their work lives and get some tips on how to make working from home with your spouse easier in this interview and tour of their office, which nicely features a pair of our SAYL chairs in black and white. Read more
September 27, 2012
There’s a lot to admire in this apartment of a scientist in Berlin, a one-bedroom home that blends contemporary and urban style with mid-century modern pieces, Chinese antiques, and a well-curated collection of artwork. We’re especially impressed by the space’s home office — a sensible, stylish spot filled with natural lighting and a timeless Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair. Get a quick look at the home workspace here, then take the whole tour at Apartment Therapy Tech. Read more
September 14, 2012
Get a peek at what’s been on our radar this week.
1. The Tokyo home of designer Daisuke Genma featured at The Selby.
2. Wallpaper’s “Best Business Hotels of 2012.”
3. Pleased to spot our Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs on the cover of the latest issue of Lonny.
4. Also happy to see our Aeron and Embody chairs on Lifehacker’s list of Five Best Office Chairs.
5. A look at work by visionary industrial designer, urban planner, and futurist Norman Bel Geddes at NYTimes.com.
6. “13 Desktop Wallpapers To Kickstart Your Creativity” from 99U.
7. This interview with illustrator Darren Booth at The Great Discontent.
8. The interior design of this modern LA home by Guilherme Torres at Ideas to Steal.
9. Desire to Inspire’s look at this space by Bulgarian design firm Fimera.
10. How many Herman Miller pieces can you spy in Business Insider’s tour of the Squarespace offices in NYC? (Above, in a photo by Daniel Goodman.)
Photo: Daniel Goodman / Business Insider
September 11, 2012
NYC artist Laura Hughes is a jack of all trades, with a career that started in photography and shifted, most recently, into needlepoint (her blog Meanderings in Thread might certainly have been Alexander Girard-approved). Take a look at Laura’s combination home/work space in the middle of Manhattan in this office tour. Read more
August 20, 2012
David Bridges, president and CEO of thelab, a media arts company headquartered in New York City, recently gave us a tour of his company’s space in the Terminal Warehouse Company Central Stores Building, formerly a railroad freight terminal and the location of the infamous Tunnel nightclub (the curved structure in its reception area, above, pays homage to the building’s history). Here, David talks about the advantages of an open, collaborative workspace and gives us a look at thelab’s extensive collection of Herman Miller pieces, both vintage and new. While the photos barely do the large office justice (stay tuned for a video tour coming soon), they do give a glimpse at what it takes to be a thoroughly modern workspace. Read more
August 6, 2012
With its Golden Gate Bridge-inspired shape and bold color options, our SAYL chair is beautiful enough to share the spotlight with star-packed movies like the Hunger Games and buzzy TV shows such as True Blood. But how does the Yves Béhar-designed seating stack up in the every day? Take a look at how this affordable, ergonomically supportive, and ecologically responsible chair performs in a few real-world home offices. Read more
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.
July 23, 2012
The design of the personality-filled Fotobia studio — the headquarters of editorial and advertising photographer Daniel Goncalves — was a collaboration between himself and wife Magda, a scientist by day who “uses her creative super powers” after she clocks out at night. Get a look at the duo’s combined efforts in this tour of the color-packed Jacksonville, Florida, workspace. Read more