Posts Tagged ‘office’

Sigmund Freud’s office

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Perhaps one of the world’s most famous interiors. Most photographs of this room show the same angle so it’s hard to know if they’re the same photograph or many photographs of the same thing.

Freud’s interest in the relationship of classical mythology to psychology explains the antiquity-filled decor in his consulting room.

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Home 1980!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

From the standpoint of 1970, this is apparently how “1980” was going to look. Actually, this vision wasn’t that far off, not as far off as Kubrick’s 1968 vision of what the year  2001 would look like. Above, a “think shell” from the total modular interior design concept known as “Home 1980.” IKEA needs to steal this idea.

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Selgas Cano architecture office, by Iwan Baan

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Selgas Cano is a Spanish architecture firm, and this long glass tube in a little wooded ravine is the Madrid office they’ve built for themselves. The shutters over the clear roof are retractable (see the photo of the pulleys at bottom). The building seems to have inspired some wildly varying reactions from those who either find it beautiful and inspiring or who feel it’s a cramped, claustrophobic, unventilated bunker or train car – see the archdaily link to see what I mean.

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Ray Eames’ workspace vs. Charles Eames’ workspace

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

There’s something compelling about Ray Eames’ desk area, papered with work and photographs. Many people seem to have a fierce aversion to clutter these days (driven no doubt by the storage furniture industry) but artists like to have materials and visual stimulation at hand in their studios and there’s some evidence that this supports the creative process.

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Paul Smith, books and art

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Paul Smith is not only the classic English mischievous rogue type, and a self-effacing dandy, but he also reads. I wish he would drop by our studio. The photo of his cluttered office is from Vancouver magazine The Block. There’s a funny story there about an anonymous fan who’s been sending him objects in the mail, with Smith’s address and the correct number of postage stamps just stuck to the surface of the object itself.

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