Made using 288 recycled plastic milk jugs, the Racer rocker zips down the fast lane of sustainable design. Reuse is a big part of Loll’s production ethos: All its products are made at the Hawks Boots Sustainable Manufacturing Facility, which for nearly 80 years prior to Loll’s purchase was a concrete plant that made culverts, burial vaults, pilings, and the like.
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, there was no bigger name in fabric design than Alexander Girard, who beginning in 1952 held a twenty year tenure as director of design for Herman Miller's textile division. This pattern, recently reissued by Design Within Reach, is originally from 1954, but looks just as fresh today as it did then.
The sun is shining; birds are chirping; it's too darn hot inside, so go ahead and make yourself comfortable with these backyard accessories.
As previously mentioned, I came across a couple of gift ideas for my gift guide that weren’t exactly gadgets, or gadget related. This is a company I discovered last year and one that I think is so smart and clever. If you have someone on your gift list whose life revolves around their four legged family member, this is a fetching and unique piece of art. With several breeds to choose from (including cats) you’re sure to find the perfect rendering for that pet parent on your list. Created by an architect and a graphic designer, the Animal Blueprint Company combines a passion for dog breeds, design and architecture. The print renderings are illustrated in the original 1950’s blueprint style and are drawn up with interesting factoids and information about the breeds it depicts.