Balance, Design, Products
December 7, 2012
Here’s what we’ve been reading on the Web all week long.
1. Design Milk’s sneak peak at an upcoming addition to the Herman Miller Collection: Picnic Sofa by Industrial Facility.
2. Architect William O’Brien Jr.’s design of the Hendee-Borg House (check out the the saw-tooth roof line outside, and the various Eames pieces inside) (via Plastolux).
3. A look at the new Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art at Co.Design.
4. The cover of Print magazine’s Regional Design Annual for its depictions of the various places and ways we work today.
5. This article on the influence of “Powers of Ten,” the experimental film by Charles and Ray Eames, at Slate.
6. The spirited workspace of the UK-based juice and fruit smoothie company Innocent, designed by Stiff + Trevillion and featured at designboom.
7. “Remembering Evelyn Ackerman, a midcentury master of craft” at the LA Times.
8. Another loss, this time in the field of architecture: Brazil’s Oscar Niemeyer (via Architizer).
9. These interiors by St Louis-based CURE Design Group at Desire to Inspire.
10. Per ArchDaily, AIA has just ranked Columbus, Indiana as the U.S.’s 6th “Most Architecturally Important City,” thanks in part to designs like this.
Featured in the photo above: Nelson Coconut Lounge Chair, Nelson Pedestal Table, and Nelson Pedestal Stool
November 30, 2012
Check out what we’ve been reading this week.
1. The tour of the Craver family home in Littleton, Colorado, at Apartment Therapy.
2. Co.Design’s coverage of our Why Design series (with particular emphasis on this interview with Sam Hecht and Kim Colin).
3. “Ray’s Displays: The Thoughtful Displays of Ray Eames” at the Archives of American Art blog.
4. House Beautiful‘s 10 Home Decorating Trends That Will Be Hot in 2013.
5. Modern homes. Snowy surroundings. Cozy interiors. All in Dwell’s “Winter Wonderland.”
6. This smart concept for a small space (430 feet, to be exact) at Home Designing.
7. The launch of the George Nelson Foundation’s new website, created by Hello Design, at georgenelsonfoundation.org.
8. The home of Danish designer Birgitte Rabens at the Style Files.
9. This pair of ancient Irish stone cottages linked by a modern glass stairway at Home Design Find.
10. The optical-illusion facade on the Academie MWD performance center in Belgium featured at Dezeen.
November 23, 2012
Here’s what we’ve been reading throughout this holiday week.
1. The Real Parque Loft in São Paulo by Brazilian architect and designer Diego Revollo, via Design Milk (as is the photo above).
2. The thinking behind the Eames “x-base” at Eames Designs.
3. The use of color in the GMG House by Pedro Gadanho in Portugal via Yatzer.
4. The guest post on a rooftop apartment in Paris (nice Noguchi Table and Eames Molded Plywood Chair) over at sfgirlbybay.
5. This mid-century modern home in Denver shot by David Lauer (whose home office we recently toured) on Plastolux.
6. The open and airy church-turned-loft in the Netherlands featured on ArchDaily (we like those Magis Bombo Stools tucked into the kitchen area).
7. Could these tree tents at Cool Hunting be an interesting outdoor-office option?
8. The cliff-hanging Casa del Acantilado in Alicante, Spain, at Minimalissimo.
9. This public library concept featured at The Fox Is Black.
10. Thisispaper’s look at the serene Case Inlet Retreat in Puget Sound, WA.
Photo: Via Design Milk
November 16, 2012
Take a look at what’s on our radar this week.
1. The Selby’s latest tour featuring illustrator Richard Haines and student Ji Tan in Brooklyn.
2. This look at Belgium-based graphic designer Davy Dooms’ apartment at Plastolux (and in the photo above by Niko Caignie).
3. The Eames Molded Plastic Chair reimagined for the reDesign 2012 gala at the Textile Museum of Canada.
4. “4 New Reasons (As If You Need Them) to Justify Working from Home” per U.S. News & World Report.
5. This cheery roundup of brightly colored front doors at Design Milk.
6. The Case Inlet Retreat by MW/Works Architecture in Puget Sound, WA, featured at TheCoolist.
7. Charming Eames toys spotted at EamesDesigns.com.
8. Skyscrapers designed to make you happy if you work in them via Co.Exist.
9. Creative home library designs at Decoist.
10. Yves Béhar’s “Designing for the Future” talk at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Photo: Niko Caignie / Plastolux
Balance, Design, Products
November 9, 2012
Here’s a look at everything we’ve been reading over the past week.
1. The New York Times‘ interview with Hilda Longinotti, George Nelson’s former secretary and oftentimes furniture model (check her out alongside the Nelson Marshmallow Sofa in the article’s featured photo).
2. “A Rare Look at the Eames Office’s Graphic Design” from Co.Design.
3. Wowed by the Thesayboat houseboat designed and owned by Marek Ridky in the Czech Republic, spotted at Design Milk.
4. Could you spend time working in the Cocoon 1 by Micasa Lab? (Via Inhabitat.)
5. The Pandora office in Chicago (full of Eames Aluminum Group Management Chairs, Eames Soft Pad Management Chairs, Mirra Chairs, and more) designed by Eastlake Studio, featured at Inthralld (photo above).
6. Last summer’s LIGHTlab 5.1 installation designed by VAV Architects in Helsinki, Finland, as detailed at CollabCubed.
7. The Best Business Hotels of 2012, according to Wallpaper*.
8. This serene collection of contemporary design photos shot by architectural photographer Hélène Binet featured at NOWNESS.
9. The SAYL Chairs gracefully supporting the Skullcandy office in Zurich, Switzerland, at ArchDaily.
10. This inspiring townhouse in Lisbon, Portugal, with vertical gardens and a rooftop pool — a “unique link with nature” in the middle of a busy city — found at Dezeen.
Photo: Eastlake Studio via Inthralld
November 2, 2012
Take a look at all we’ve been reading over the past week.
1. Jonathan Alarcon’s “A Circle in a Square / Binocle” at ArchDaily (above in a photo by Osamu Nakamura) featuring versatile Magis Air-Chairs.
2. Looking forward to the “George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, and Teacher” Exhibition opening at Yale on November 8.
3. Decoist’s look at the bold and bright new Rackspace office in London.
4. These Mid-Century Modern prints by artist Oren Sherman at Design Milk.
5. Minimalissimo’s post on an upcycled chair design by Dan Goldstein incorporating used Herman Miller boxes.
6. A playful doll-house version of shipping container housing spotted by Treehugger.
7. Dwell’s roundup of distinctive and diverse windows (worthy of a view, in every way).
8. Architizer’s photos of an inspiring canopy of 110 birdcages hanging above an alleyway in Sydney, Australia.
9. “Hurricane Sandy, A Drenching Reminder That Tough Times Inspire Remarkable Innovation” from Fast Company.
10. Our thoughts are with everyone in those areas affected by Sandy. For ways you can help, please visit The Week.
Photo: Osamu Nakamura / ArchDaily
Balance, Design, Products
October 26, 2012
Take a look at what we’ve been reading on the Web over the last week.
1. “What It Was Like to Work for Charles and Ray Eames” at the Atlantic.
2. The tour of Lotta Jansdotter’s Brooklyn studio at decor8.
3. More from Brooklyn: the chic Steele Residence designed by RES4 via Minimalissimo.
4. This compact Garden House in Holland — which would make a striking home-office option — covered by Dwell.
5. 10 Spectacular Herman Miller Chairs, as compiled by Decoist.
6. “The Rise of…the Artisanal Cubicle” from Businessweek.
7. The thoughtful selection of furnishings (which includes several Magis Air-Chairs) in a Portuguese villa spotted by freshome.
8. This post on a whimsical set of invisible bookends by designer Paul Cocksedge at Dezeen.
9. The Wired article, “Getting Back to Doing: In Conversation With Industrial Designer Yves Béhar.”
10. The impressive list of sustainable systems included in the Seattle-based Capitol Hill Residence by Balance Associates Architects via Contemporist.
In above photo: Eames Hang-It-All
Balance, Design, Products
October 19, 2012
Here’s a glimpse at what’s been on our reading lists this week.
1. This before-and-after look at a full home renovation (check out those kitchen chairs) at Design Sponge.
2. This article about design and innovation by Continuum’s Gianfranco Zaccai — subject of one of our recent “Why Design” videos — at Co.Design.
3. Dwell and City Modern’s recent tour of Brooklyn homes.
4. This smile-inducing photo at the Be Inspired Tumblr.
5. The home of Italian architects Marcello and Maria Pia Zappador spotted at emmas designblogg.
6. Inc’s advice on how to stay inspired at work.
7. 10 emerging architecture firms to watch, per Flavorwire.
8. Artist Junya Ishigami’s helium-filled Cuboid Balloon in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo (via The Fox Is Black).
9. Contemporary Taiwanese style showcased at Freshome.
10. The amazingly playful concept of an “urban moon bounce” across the Seine in Paris via Architzer.
In above photo: Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair, Nelson Pedestal Table, Eames Sofa, and Eames Elliptical Table.
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 5, 2012
Read up on some of our favorite posts from the last seven days.
1. Inspired by the pops of color — including one from a single green Magis Folding Air-Chair — in the Ty-Hedfan house in Wales at Contemporist.
2. Could you work from an Airstream office? (Via Businessweek).
3. “The Eames Chair and Charles’ Style” from WaxWane.
4. Co-Working and the Future of Office Design at Beyond Design.
5. These concrete, brass, and copper desktop accessories spotted by Ideas to Steal.
6. Business Insider’s 10 Tips for Working Effectively at Home.
7. Impressed by the H House, a modular modern farmhouse outside Budapest designed by Budapesti Műhely, featured on Design Milk.
8. “Inside the Latest Office-Design Craze: Hot Desking” from Inc.
9. This warm, club-like office, just nominated for a “Hot Office Award” in Sweden (via The Escapist).
10. A surprisingly inspiring dental office in Malaga, Spain, at Pursuitist.
Photo: Magis Chair First