Personalizing the Workspace with Perch
Our workspaces are, oftentimes, the least beautiful spaces in our lives—it's easier to run to a gigantic chain store (and actually meet the project deadline) than consciously setting up a desk that will bring tiny vibrations of joy every time we...
Many of us long for jobs that don't require sitting down for eight (or more) hours a day. For those who don't want to change what they do, just how they do it, Humanscale's QuickStand is the latest in their line of products that changes your seated...
Colorful Office Additions
Without a doubt, color influences our psychology—from moods to productivity—and as much as we champion minimalism here at CH, sometimes black-and-white-with-leather-details isn't enough to stimulate the creative juices. While you're saving up for that...
Hedley & Bennett's Los Angeles HQ
Ellen Bennett—founder of Hedley & Bennett —loves the feeling of being airborne: she flies around the world making appearances and attending food events, and is often photographed jumping with exuberance. Now, at her brand new headquarters, Bennett...
James Victore: Burning Questions
The lives of designers, freelancers and creatives are fraught with ups and downs. Projects come, contracts go, clients run the gamut from perfect to impossible, and sometimes the creative juices just don't flow when they're most needed. No one knows...
Art Studio America
An artist's space can reveal as much about him or her as their actual artworks can, an idea that CH explores in our regular Studio Visit series. Taking things to a new level is "Art Studio America," a massive, 600-page book from Thames & Hudson...
LD120 Hi-Fi Soundsystem + Laptop Desk
Developed by Paris' La Boite Concept and CC LABâ€”music lovers and third generation speaker designersâ€”this laptop desk is packed with enough audio power to crank up your jams while you crank out some work.
Leather Work Apron
Moore and Giles' beautifully crafted leather work apron is the perfect blend of the past and present. The vintage-inspired number has an adjustable leather neck strap, straps that tie around the body, two front pockets and is fully functional for all...
WeCross by Dror
Whether he's designing expandable luggage for Tumi or an entire island off the coast of Turkey, each project Dror Benshetrit and his design studio undertake demands a unique approach. The same goes for his latest project, WeCross, a creative lab...
Rest and Concentration in the Workplace
Today's laptops, tablets and smartphones have enabled workers to be more flexible in defining when, where and how they get their jobs done. While offices are still quite important for many, the way they're set-up is ripe for evolution. An increased...
Beam & Anchor
For some people, the constant rattling of trains outside their window might be irritating. But for Beam & Anchor co-founders Robert and Jocelyn Rahm, it sounded just right. "I grew up in a small town in Missouri," said Robert. "The trains sound...
Our environment influences our behavior both physically and mentally, guiding our personal evolution to determine, among other things, our quality of life. Nowhere does this ring truer than in the workplace. The surroundings, comforts, decorations...
Total Office Design
Focused on the intelligent collaborations between architects and interior designers, Total Office Design explores contemporary workplaces that are as visually striking as they are functional. The book categorizes the offices by budget—small...
Artfully designed with science in mind, these desktop UCube speakers deliver a powerful 170-degree field of sound in an an equally impressive 3.25-inch package. The surprisingly small speakers require only two cables and no external power supply...
USB Stealth Switch
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