Just thought I'd share a few interesting products that some friends have recently shared with me.
We've been doing a ton of children's space design lately so I've been in the market for interesting design ideas. My friend and colleague John Strasius from Perkins+Will Architects recently sent me a pic of balloon lighting. Inspirational! Thanks John.
What do you think of Bram Boo's four-seat, iPad-equipped Salsa Table? I must say, I'm not quite sure what to make of it. It certainly looks cool. I love the incorporation of iPads into library space. We've been doing quite a bit these days with iPads in our children's spaces, but this design seems to lend itself more to pre-teens and teens. I'm curious about the ease of maintenance and security with the technology. My biggest hang-up with the product is the white finish. I think it will look good for a few weeks (maybe even months), but then....mmmmm...not so sure. Who knows...maybe Mr. Clean magic erasers would do the trick. I've seen some pretty unfortunate interior design situations involving white furnishings in several European libraries.