A view of Philip Johnson's Glass House, in New Canaan, Connecticut.
An outdoor desk chair? In fact, Charles and Ray Eames’ 1958 aluminums chairs, now so ingrained in office culture, were designed for patios, moving inside only after the seat fabric they tested failed to stand up to weather. With advances in synthetics, Herman Miller is reintroducing the chairs for outside living—and, yes, working. “Mobile technology is changing where and how we work,” says Herman Miller spokesman Mark Schurman.
November is a bonanza month for design films buffs! Here's the trailer for Eames: The Architect and The Painter about the husband-and-wife team of Ray and Charles Eames, opening around the country, starting next week. (Random fact: The film is narrated by James Franco.)
A slide show of a Beverly Hills garden makeover, designed by Judy Kameon.
To see all the photos of this house and garden, check out our Open Invitation Photo Gallery.
Kiley's garden nearly meets the roofline of architect Eero Saarinen's structure, which in turn uses skylights under the eaves to mediate the transition from inside to out.
For more than 50 years, the country's most archetypally Modernist garden has been hidden behind a tight row of arborvitae hedges along Washington Street in Columbus, Indiana, a city of 39,000 people an hour south of Indianapolis.