TV: TOP DESIGN!

We missed Season One but we plan to catch up with Season Two of Top Design, a reality tv show for designers–hosted by India Hicks. Here are some shots from the episode in which designers struggled with window design. We’re sure that most of you savvy designers out there have felt, on more than one occasion, […]

SENSE: SOUND III

Fall Mix Tape: something about fall can be very exhausting. We are adjusting to the shorter days, the darkness, and covered skin. There are rewards: apple cider and donuts, pumpkins, sweaters and scarves, leaf peeping, etcetera. But while you’re struggling with the transition, here are some songs that are keeping the feeling of summer alive. […]

LIT: TO EACH HIS HOME

This book looks interesting. K, at Hoping for Happy Accidents clued us into its imminent appearance in stores. Here is a preview [courtesy of Lena Corwin’s blog].        

FURNITURE: BOOKSHELVES

Jean Prouvé, courtesy of Books at Home, a blog about bookshelves!   

MATTER; BOTTLES

 We are eyeing thermoses and water bottles in the spirit of some combination of the following: self-improvement, environmentalism, and thrift.  It’s getting cooler and some of these are good for cold and hot liquids. [left: eva solo therma water flask, right: sigg water bottle and thermos] 

INSPIRATION: TYPOGRAPHY

The above is taken from the I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY blog. And if this site floats your boat, I have a feeling you will love this documentary, Helevetica, by Gary Hustwit–producer of Moog, and the soon-to-be released documentary on industrial design, Objectified.   [stills from the film Helevetica] 

INSPIRATION: Deep Cleaning

    While “spring cleaning” might have a more familiar ring than “autumn sweep,” I have good news and bad news: this is an excellent time to deep clean. If you have an air conditioner unit in a window, take it out and clean/change the filter. Take out your sweaters! This beautiful box of Murchison-Hume products [above] […]