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Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Happy Holidays from Design Public

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I know next week most folks will not be as attached to their computers, so I thought I would send a Happy Holidays from Design Public! greeting to all of you now. Here is a virtual version of my holiday card for this year:

Happy Holidays from DP
A bit of a step up in style from our holiday card last year: Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Light Locations: Modern Inspiration

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In searching for new inspiration for my loft I came across an AMAZING visual resource: www.lightlocations.com. The UK based site rents the homes and apartments for photo shoots…what a photographer’s paradise! The main emphasis is on all white interiors (my dream) but if you are not into lots of white there are a smattering of other styles and collections worth viewing. And let me tell ya, their photos make the spaces look very very good.

A few of my favorite images:

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www.lightlocations.comAnd, a converted church:
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All photos from www.lightlocations.com

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Thursday, December 11th, 2008

How to Build an Eames Shell Chair

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For those of us who are process oriented and like to see how things are made, here is a great vintage video detailing the creation of an Eames Shell Chair. Just as a heads up, the video is a bit long and perhaps dry to some, but luckily they included great tunes to keep you enthralled…

Thanks to NotCot.org who spotted this video on ArchDaily.com

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Q&A with Josh Jakus

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Josh JakusLast week I was thinking about a project I wanted to make with wool felt (yes, I spend a good amount of time thinking about textiles, don’t you?!) when James announced that Josh Jakus was the newest addition to our site. What a sign of inspiration! Josh is known for his felt pieces made from factory excess fibers and rubber designs made from recycled tires. When people use one of Josh’s products they naturally encounter the way it was conceived and developed. Amazing stuff. Enjoy the Q&A!

I’ve read that you have a background in both architecture and furniture design. What was the turning point that led you from architecture and furniture to soft goods?

I started doing furniture design in architecture school because they had a woodshop and I’ve always enjoyed manual work. As a design process I liked the simplicity and perfection of furniture as a counterpoint to architecture, which is so complicated and messy (sometimes in a good way). After I finished school I continued making furniture while I did freelance architectural work. My intent was to turn the furniture into a business that would go along side my architecture, but it proved to be very difficult to come up with commercially viable pieces. So I decided to experiment with Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Vitra Eames Elephants

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Not too long ago, in a land not too far away, the DP staff sat around and talked about the Eames Elephants.

We love them.

We love them so much we could spend (actually, have spent) hours watching this video by eamesdemetrios:

Hats off to Vitra for going into production with the elephants! Although we love the plywood originals, the new plastic version from Vitra will do just fine.

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