Good Design Friday

by Sarah March 18, 2011

(Nevada Museum of Art)

For the past year I have been toying with ways to bring my design background to the blog. I finally come up with what I feel is my best way to share design with you. On Fridays, beginning today I will give you a few products, sites, shops, museums that I feel exhibit “Good Design”. What do I mean by “good design”…well my definition of good design begins with overall branding, concept and delivery of something from start to finish; it can be a product, it can be a space, it can be a piece of furniture or even a place to visit. It is a feeling I get when I am surrounded by something that just works..It just is “good design”…So what will I share with you today….

1. The Aeron Chair by Herman Miller-As a designer, I specified this chair on 95% of my projects. It was designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick and was the chair I sat on at work every day.

2. Aesop a skin, hair and body care company from Australia. I use two of their face and body products because they are made from plant based ingredients. Their products and their philosophy are what keep me coming back for more.

3. Nevada Museum of Art the local art museum here in Reno that was designed by renowned architect Will Bruder. I love visiting this space even just to look at the architectural details.

4. Sina Pearson Textiles a beautiful line of indoor and outdoor fabrics that I often use for color inspiration.

5. Orla Kiely wonderful English designer that creates bold graphic prints.

I hope you enjoy visiting “my world” of design and hope it sparks some creativity in you as well. Have a great Friday everyone, see you back here Monday, where we will explore “2 Days in San Francisco”




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