February 12, 2013
Our evolving, increasingly more-digital lives allow for a home office that’s a bit less reliant on paper — but that doesn’t mean that there’s not still stuff to organize and store in your workspace. For the everyday items you rely on to get work done, consider a timeless solution that George Nelson introduced back in 1946: the Nelson Basic Cabinet Series.
Created to fill the basic need for storage and display with beautiful, simple details, these cabinets and cases are a refinement of Nelson’s ongoing research into storage furniture that started with his pioneering “Storagewall” modular concept featured in 1945 in Life magazine. A practical, standardized system of casegoods that can combine and adapt to a variety of uses, the series’ versatile combination of drawers, shelves, and cabinets may stand alone or be securely stacked atop another landmark design: the Platform Bench. One of the most flexible and useful units in the series, the multipurpose piece may function as a high base for deep and shallow cases, as a low table, or as extra seating (always a plus).
To see various configurations of the Nelson Basic Cabinet Series in action, check out the photos below. And for more organizing and storage ideas, visit store.hermanmiller.com.
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.
July 28, 2011
We’ve covered the GRID-IT before on Unplggd as an awesome solution for toting and storing hard-to-manage tech. But we never really saw it’s other function—as a blank canvas, waiting for you to paint with your cords and devices. Let’s stop tucking these in our messenger bags and start hanging them on the walls! We have a personal persuasion that tech gets more gorgeous when laid out in a grid. (Just check out The Tech Collections of Team Unplggd for plenty of gluttonous ogling.) So the GRID-IT system, which keeps your gear in check with a plaid patchwork of grippy elastics, lends itself to creating compositions worthy of showcasing.
1. Travellious reviews the GRID-IT in their Test Labs, giving us this awesome grid of tech travel essentials.
2. French blog Le Journal du Geek shows off this camera-ready composition.
3. Oh Gizmo! gets hands-on with the Cocoon laptop bag, packing tech gear into its built-in GRID-IT system.
4. And the WiFi Edge blog shows us how even wireless network supplies can look sharp in a tidy little grid.
Interested in grabbing your own GRID-IT? Check out our write-up, then head to Cocoon Innovations and snag one for $9.99 to $49.99.
By Taryn Fiol.
This story appears in partnership with Unplggd, a site for people who embrace technology and design in their home.
June 16, 2011
1. Molecule Dish, $44.00 Streamline supplies like paper clips and pushpins in a chemically inspired bone china dish by London design firm VoonWong&BensonSaw. Get it: Merchant No. 4
2. eweBOL, $64.00 This reversible merino-wool felt bowl—perfect for storing necessary knick-knacks—can snap together with other eweBOLs to create larger modular designs. Get it: Perhacs Studio
3. Baby Splash Pewter Bowl, $29.40 Place this unique handmade piece on your desk (or even in the front hallway) to easily keep track of keys or spare change. Get it: Gretel
4. Mini Berry Bowl, $75.00 We like the individually hand-drilled holes of this milky white porcelain bowl, which could double as a business-card holder (or a candy dish—your call). Get it: isabelleabramson.com
5. Good Eggs, $24.00 Hold smaller accessories in these ceramic stoneware containers cast from actual eggs. Get it: Supermarket
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Balance, Design, Products
May 21, 2010
Today the third coat of high-gloss Benjamin Moore “Poppy” paint goes up on the bookcase. (The gray on the face is primer.) With each coat, the color changes ever so slightly—the first coat looked like a gorgeous Brandywine heirloom tomato. With the second, we swung back to more of a coral. Between each coat, our painter, Jeff Lee, sands down the paint so that it looks smooth as glass. I’m hoping the third and final application will live up to the color’s name: poppy.
[Heather's garage transformation is almost complete. She got ahead of us while I was in New York for ICFF. So next week we should get close to seeing the completed office! Cerentha]