Arne Jacobsen/Fritz Hansen Egg Chair: Detail Video

We’ve been amazingly lucky to have four immigrants from the Republic of Fritz Hansen take up residence at Civilizr HQ recently – blue leather Arne Jacobsen Egg Chairs. There’s much to say about these design icons, but here’s what we…

Postcard Animalia

Postcard Animalia

What do you get if you cross a coloring book and a recipe box? How about a box of colorable postcards? The Amazing Animal Facts Postcards: 50 Colorable Postcards collection is based on Maja Säfström’s book The Illustrated Compendium of…

Attack Of The Robo-Models

Attack Of The Robo-Models

Attack of the Robo-Models! That is, robotic clothing models with proportions that can have their measurements adjusted electronically. Okay, so we’re not sure what they’re attacking just yet, but there’s probably SOMETHING. Retailers are probably hoping they’ll attack the high…

Maximalism: in for 2017?

Maximalism: in for 2017?

Minimalism in pretty much all things has been de rigeur for so long now, we forget what it was like to do more with more, not less. But perhaps, now, layers upon layers of things are in, again. WSJ ran…

The Guardian: IKEA vs. the Antiques Trade

This piece in The Guardian yesterday started off with confessions of a design critic; and yes, it’s true, even the snobbiest among us may very well have an IKEA piece or two somewhere. If you choose wisely, you’ll find pieces…

Green Chicken by Jaime Hayon

Green Chicken by Jaime Hayon

Here’s a bit of whimsical design for you – “Green Chicken” by Jaime Hayon. Seems fitting to ride out of 2016 on this, right? It’s his take on the rocking horse, but much more modern and playful – and with…

American Masters: Eero Saarinen

American Masters: Eero Saarinen

“American Masters – Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future” very much looks worth checking out. The director of photography for the documentary is Saarinen’s own son, Eric, and takes us on a tour through Saarinen’s best-known works, with…

Poised Taupe: Sherwin-Williams Color Of The Year 2017

Poised Taupe: Sherwin-Williams Color Of The Year 2017

“Color Of the Year” designations are always fun. Sherwin-Williams has announced theirs for 2017, and here it is: Poised Taupe. Neutral but not bland, it should work well with black, white and wood tones and fit nicely into modern interiors….

Making Of The Risom Lounge Chair

RIP, Jens Risom. In memoriam, a lovely little video from Dwell about one of our favorite lounge chairs: Risom Lounge Chair from Topiary Productions, Inc. on Vimeo.

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

In or near Seattle? Here’s a retrospective worth checking out. Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style runs through January 8th, 2017, at the Seattle Art Museum. From the PDX Monthly review: Beyond the artfully arranged couture, the museum has…