“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -STEVE JOBS
October 06, 2011
October 04, 2011
Omaha-based Joel Peterson was one of the 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals we asked to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. As the bass player for indie rock band The Faint, Petersen enjoys skateboarding and looks forward to those two weeks in October when the weather in Omaha is perfect. Learn more about him at 111 Chairs Project.
Some things never change. Even in modern design. I discovered this on a recent Tuesday morning as I watched a man hand-select the sheets of walnut veneer used to create one back panel of an Eames Lounge and Ottoman at a factory in Holland, Michigan.
I was on an all-access tour of Genesis Seating, the company that partners with Herman Miller to produce some of the most iconic pieces of furniture that define the mid-century modern aesthetic, and just a few of the pieces DWR calls "classics".
October 03, 2011
Now open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this exhibition is "the first major study of California midcentury modern design." The quote incorporated into the exhibition's title is from Greta Magnusson Grossman (check out her amazing lamps), who said that California design “is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions... It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way." We're dying to go to the exhibition. Have you been? If so, what was your favorite object?