Entries from May 2009

Architecture Rap

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Need to explain architecture to your friends?  Fear not.  3-2-1 Contact, that PBS kids show from the eighties, already took care of it.  Check out their fly architecture rap track.

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Tags: Architecture · Film

Off to Denmark!

May 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

For years we’ve discussed going to Denmark, but now we’re finally on our way.  We’ll be meandering around the country for the next few weeks, so posting here will slow down.  As far as I’m concerned, Denmark is the mother land of good design so of course I’ll post pictures when I can. Until then, […]

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RIP, Michelle Kaufmann Designs

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Despite the recent excitement about pre-fab homes and sustainable design, the current economy is proving more than some small companies can bear.  Unfortunately, one of my favorite architects just recently fell into the financial crosshairs.  Michelle Kaufmann, whose firm is based in Oakland, makes absolutely gorgeous homes and has received many awards for her work.  […]

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Tags: Architecture · Graphic Design

Fourspace on Facebook

May 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Just a quick note, Fourspace now has a page on Facebook!  We’d love for you to become a fan.

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Stainless Portable Grill

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments

As we spend today remembering those who fought for our freedom, most Americans celebrate by gathering with family and friends around the grill.  Unfortunately for us apartment dwellers, a grill is either against regulations or simply impossible.  That’s where this beauty comes in: a stainless steel, portable grill.  Perfect for taking to a park or […]

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Tags: Food · Home

LEGO Mania!

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Like many kids, especially those who grew up to become engineers, LEGO blocks were a huge source of fun and inspiration for me.  In fact, I’ve never really stopped loving them, though I haven’t built or purchased any in a long time.  That’s all about to change. I nearly jumped out of my chair while […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture · Graphic Design · Home · Toys

Neutraface Slab Blocks

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

It seems I just can’t get enough of cool wooden block toys.  My kids are going to be spoiled.  These 12 educational and artsy blocks are designed by House Industries and stamped with typefaces from their Neutraface set.  Manufactured in the United States out of kiln-dried basswood, they’re even printed with non-toxic, kid-friendly inks. Get […]

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Tags: Furniture · Typography

Furniture Typeface

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Furniture Typeface by The Butler Bros, designed for High Fashion Home.  I love the Noguchi table “G”. Update: This typeface was mistakenly credited earlier to the wrong firm.  It is now correctly linked to The Butler Bros.

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Tags: Furniture · Typography

Chair Porn: Google

May 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In this edition of chair porn, I’ve included all of the interesting seating I’ve spotted around various buildings at Google HQ.  Enjoy! Panton Chair by Verner Panton Supersonic Swivel Chair by Schmidt & Sommerlade Lepper Lyra Barstool by Design Group Italia Bombo Barstool by Stefano Giavannoni Think Chair by Glen Oliver Low Forum Chair by […]

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Tags: Furniture · Office

The Sticky Note Experiment

May 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Another day, another boring morning at the office.  Or maybe not.  Check out this video from Eepybird, using 280,951 Post-It notes to make something truly amazing.  I wish my office was this exciting! EepyBird’s Sticky Note experiment from Eepybird on Vimeo. (via swissmiss)

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Tags: Film · Office