7 design principles of highly effective designers

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in Create | No Comments
7 design principles of highly effective designers

They’re the kings of their profession. They have created design innovations and best-selling products. How are these design legends able to consistently deliver effective design, time after time? Here, in their own words, are 7 principles of highly effective designers: 1.     Design for people Successful designers put people and their needs, likes and aspirations at […]

Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

The Ant, the Egg, and the Swan may sound like the title of a Danish fairy tale – and in a sense they are. They are the creations of one of the most iconic furniture designers of the 20th century, the great Dane Arne Jacobsen. Born in 1902 in Copenhagen, he would become an influential […]

The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Creativity surely must be an innate quality. How else can the son of a shoemaker grow up to become a commanding figure in mid 20th century furniture design? But hey, there’s more! Born in 1914 in Southern Denmark, Hans J. Wegner also spearheaded Danish Modern into the global arena through his style of work known […]

Philippe Starck: Rock Star of Contemporary Design

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in Discover | No Comments
Philippe Starck: Rock Star of Contemporary Design

Philippe Starck is the rock star of contemporary design. He’s as famous for his lemon squeezer as for designing a billionaire’s yacht. Before I tell you more about him, let’s play a game I like to call That’s Really Beautiful But What On Earth Is It Actually For? Scroll through the images below, and try […]

Designer Panton Colorful Imagination

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Discover | No Comments

If you have ever had to paint the walls of your house or been involved in any kind of printing, then the image below will be a very familiar sight. Image: Pantone Chart [Image: WIRED] Pantone charts are incredibly useful, particularly in this day and age, when you may need to match color tones with […]

The Perfectly Creative Designs of Harry Bertoia

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Discover | 8 Comments
The Perfectly Creative Designs of Harry Bertoia

Even if you’ve never heard of Harry Bertoia, you’ve probably seen at least some of the art that was created over the course of the last century by this Italian-born American designer.You may have seen one of his creations suspended and twinkling, like a stream of divine inspiration pouring through a skylight, in the Saarinen-designed […]

Bend Furniture

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in Live | No Comments
Bend Furniture

      Bend creates modern minimal and beautiful furniture, lighting, and wall accessories out of bent metal.    

Ampersand

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 in Discover | No Comments
Ampersand

Ampersand is a Cincinnati based design firm specializing in modern furniture and accessories.  Using wood in creative and beautiful ways is what you’ll love about Ampersand

Eames Office

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 in Discover | No Comments
Eames Office

  The Eames Office is a site dedicated to the works of Charles and Ray Eames.  For any classic modern enthusiast a visit to this site is a must.  Learn more about the architecture, graphic, furniture, toy, and interior design work of the Eames’.  

Orange 22

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in Live | No Comments
Orange 22

  Botanist by Orange 22 Design Lab is a collection of great modern designed furniture and accessories that stand out from the crowd (in a good way!).

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