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!
March 5, 2013
A view from the corner office (or any office, for that matter) may be a natural craving after all. We asked Betty Hase, a workplace strategist and leader of Herman Miller’s Advanced Knowledge and Applications team, about the importance of an outside view when setting up your workspace. Here’s what she had to say.
Balance, Design, Products
February 4, 2013
Is it your New Year’s resolution to organize your living and working spaces? Does a well-designed storage solution improve your sanity? This week’s Roundup has your spatial needs – and mental wellness – in mind with these six ways to storage and organization.
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
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 2, 2012
The arrival of the Olympics always creates a stir of excitement. But is it just us, or do these summer games in London seem to hold a special sort of spark? Maybe it’s a surge of American spirit — or perhaps it’s simply the access we now have to live streams of every Olympic event on NBC’s website starting early in the workday and on into the evening.
Either way, we’re feeling it. And apparently, so is the bandwidth of Internet connections at companies across the country. In fact, according to the Los Angeles Times, just a few days ago at L.A.’s City Hall, chief technology officer Randi Levin issued an email asking employees to stop watching the games, as its high-traffic demands were ultimately “impacting city operations.”
Network speeds, however, may not be the only thing affected. As reported by SmartMoney.com, the time spent viewing the events by workers (and not spent actually working) could create an estimated loss of $650 million for U.S. companies — a seemingly high price to pay for the chance to see if your favorite team can strike gold. Some inspiration could come from the downtime, though: South Florida’s Sun Sentinel lists a few lessons that employees could learn from watching world-class Olympians in action.
So what about you? Are you watching the Olympics at the office? How is it affecting your workload? And is it pre-approved by management, or is it in secret? (We won’t tell. Besides, we’ll probably be off watching today’s cycling events starting at 11am EST…)
Featured in photo: Setu Chair options
July 27, 2012
A quick review of where we’ve been keeping ourselves for the past seven days.
1. The “From the Desk of…” series from SPD, the Society of Publication Designers.
2. This month’s issue of FX Magazine featuring a review of our Setu Chair.
3. Think Charles Eames would have appreciated the “Play” issue of Google’s Think Quarterly?
4. Liking these Lath Lamps by Jonathan Dorthe for Atelier-D over at Design Milk.
5. The 10 best Eames designs, as determined by The Guardian.
6. Speaking of, did you make it to the screening of Charles and Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter at the White House?
7. The Great Discontent’s interview with Twitter NY design lead Yaron Schoen. (Especially this line: “Design is really about people; the more you understand humans, the better you will be as a designer.”)
8. The Conversation’s case for “an urban design revolution.”
9. The top 6 green buildings at the 2012 London Olympics via Inhabitat.
10. Slightly amused and very inspired by artist Jim Lamble’s colorful geometric tape installations (via Intralld).
Featured in the above photo: George Nelson Swag Leg Desk
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
May 18, 2012
Take a glimpse at where we’ve been this week.
1. Could you work in an outdoor office? (via Co.Design)
2. A cartoon by Charles and Ray Eames linking creativity, innovation, and data at The Atlantic.
3. 6 devices you need to update in your home office (via Apartment Therapy).
4. Details on the Getty Conservation Institute’s initiative to conserve modern architecture at The Architect’s Newspaper.
5. The Redesdale Residence designed by Space International in Los Angeles (via Contemporist).
6. “The War Against Sixties Architecture” at Design Observer.
7. The Mid-Century Mundane blog.
8. The offices of Russian IT company Yandex (check out those Setu and SAYL Chairs) featured at Office Snapshots.
9. More things to do during New York’s Design Week from Core77.
10. An interesting way to spend a little time today? Search “HermanMiller” on searchinstagram.com (or just click here).
March 16, 2012
Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been reading this week on the Web.
1. Stylist Home’s “Surprising Uses for Pencils in an Office.”
2. The Art of Non-Conformity’s feature on this one-page career cheat sheet.
3. Apartment Therapy Tech reader Aya’s Setu side chair (above) — looks smart in her bright basement home office.
4. Speaking of interesting home offices, we think this pre-fab treehouse on Treehugger would make a good one.
5. Wanken’s post on the geometric illustrations of Justin Mezzell (check out the two Eames Lounge Chairs at the bottom — clever).
6. Take a look at these leather and stone paperweights found on Reference Library.
7. Appreciating the interoffice-envelope inspiration behind this chest at Field Day.
8. We’ve got four words for this house in Aroeira, Portugal by Aires Mateus: Herman Miller Collection Outdoor (via Yatzer).
9. The article on hyperconnectivity and how to manage it in The Economist.
10. And if you can’t disconnect, you can at least accessorize your smartphone with this roundup from Design*Sponge.
Photo: Aya Ishihara/Apartment Therapy Tech