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Entries about furniture

May 1, 2007

Trig: Designer filing cabinet for cheap

For the past year, I’ve searched for an affordable, good-looking filing cabinet for my home office. Unfortunately, “cheap” and “designer” don’t often mix these days. I had two choices. Get a cheap beige metal box from Office Depot or spend a whole paycheck on a chic filing cabinet from Vitra, Steelcase, or DWR. I had […]

Apr 11, 2007

Does your workspace suck?

It will when you see this gorgeously versatile and modular Joyn workspace: Designed by the Bouroullec brothers, it’s too cool to be called a desk or even a furniture system. It’s an office platform. Instead of mind-numbing cubicles, colleagues sit right next to each other around modular table units. This promotes collaboration, communication, and conversation. […]

Aug 17, 2006

Schmooze with joy and wonder at the DWR Eames Film Festival

The misnomered furniture store, Design Within Reach, is hosting the Eames Film Festival at various retail locations nationwide. If you haven’t seen any of the films by the legendary design couple, Charles and Ray Eames, you must attend. Their most famous film, Powers of Ten, truly induces eyegasms. We missed the San Francisco showing, but […]