Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair

Furniture-maker Arper resurrects the architect's 1951 design

Modern Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi made the permanent move to a politically turbulent Brazil in 1946, where she stayed until her passing in 1992—leaving behind a people-first legacy of striking, democratic buildings such as the 1968 São Paulo Museum of Art building (suspended on four “legs,” preserving a public square) and the 1982 SESC Pompéia (a former factory turned into a leisure center, with …

Two New Flexible Standing Desk Options

To sit or to stand? Oristand's flatpacked cardboard design versus NextDesk's motorized set-up

If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get up and be active more often, switching to a standing desk makes for a reasonable action item. As it turns out, standing up all day in the office doesn’t work for everyone, so it’s wise to find a flexible option that allows for smooth, swift changes in position—at a moment’s notice. Here are two new, quite …

Digital Tour of Haruki Murakami’s Office

Award-winning writer Haruki Murakami is giving his millions of fans a glimpse into the space where his stories come alive. Up now online, Murakami has created a small, digital tour of his desk—pointing out some of his more mundane objects (like a simple mug from a trip to Switzerland) and his tiny treasures, including a paperweight that was gifted to him from Sonny Mehta and …