Entries from November 2009

De La Espada

November 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Just like sofas, finding the right dining table can take an extraordinarily long time.  Not only do you want it to match your dining chairs and room layout, but usually they’re on the high end of your furniture budget.  You want the table to be solid, comfortable for gatherings, usable as a work surface and, […]

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Tags: Furniture

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Despite the woes of the last decade, there is still plenty to be thankful for.  Take some time today to remember who and what those are to you.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tags: Food · Thoughts

We’re 100 posts old!

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Google posted another design-inspired logo today celebrating sculptor and furniture designer Isamu Noguchi’s birthday. Happy birthday Isamu! Speaking of celebrations, this blog is now officially 100 posts and 529 days old. Thanks to all of you readers!  Don’t forget to become a fan on our Facebook page!

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Tags: Furniture

New Server!

November 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

We’re now running on a slick new server and everything should be migrated over. Let me know if you see anything broken and I’ll fix it ASAP!

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Tags: Uncategorized

Corinthian Column Bookends

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Even though I’m partial to modern work, I can’t help but enjoy classic Greek architecture.  These Corinthian column bookends are a perfect way to show your own appreciation for timeless beauty.  Hand-casted in plaster and hand-finished in England, available from the Monticello museum store.

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Tags: Architecture · Gift Ideas

Houses I Love: 112 Laidley Street

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments

I live a few blocks from this house and it is by far my favorite in the neighborhood. Designed in 2002 by LSArc, it captures the spirit of San Francisco architecture while also exploring modern minimalism and serenity. I love the combination of public, panoramic views in the front with a Japanese garden and private […]

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Tags: Architecture

Writing Studio by Andrew Berman

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Private Library from A Space In Time on Vimeo.

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Tags: Architecture · Film

Chair Porn: “Dialogue” Design Exhibition

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

A recent Danish design show named “Dialogue – A Chair That Is Up For Negotiation“, part of the Cabinetmakers Autumn Exhibition in Copenhagen, revealed 35 new chair designs inspired by the upcoming climate change summit COP15. Would Obama, Netanyahu or Hu Jintao all pick the same chair for negotiations during the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit, […]

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Tags: Furniture

Dieter Rams’ 10 Design Principles

November 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Dieter Rams, the German designer responsible for much of the early success of the Braun company, is famous for his list of ten design principles.  They espouse not only minimalist values but also reinforce that design is about human problem solving.  I really love this list. * Good design is innovative * Good design makes […]

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Tags: Thoughts

Book Worship

November 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I’m loving Book Worship, a blog dedicated to graphically interesting book covers.

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Tags: Graphic Design · Reading