THE SPEC'd LIST :: Inspiration and Conversation
SPRING | MARCH 2021 Issue
THE GREAT OUTDOORS!
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Spring 2021 has a very different feeling than last year, wouldn't you agree? Let's be honest, March 2020 felt like a mash-up of couple Stephen King novels; picture a hybrid of The Mist & The Stand. Fast forward one year later and the smell of fresh rain and the site of green buds popping through the dirt feels exhilarating! The longing to be outside has a more profound pull this year versus last year.
We've been seeing discussions about expanding the workplace to include outdoor terraces, patios and roof decks and that is very exciting! Imagine being able to collaborate with a team around a picnic table or catch up on some emails with the warmth of the sun on your back - pure bliss!
FÖVI has a thoughtfully designed collection of outdoor furniture we think is perfect for sprucing up any outdoor space - whether it's for workplaces, cafes, or pool side patios.
GREENS ON THE INSIDE
A home for your Fiddle Fig. The Oscar storage collection from Pair is anything but grouchy. In fact, it's handsome, capable and smart - definitely worth a double tap on the picture! From storage and lockers, to recycling, open or closed cubbies, or shelving, Oscar is a customizable storage solution that keeps things out of sight. It comes with different leg bases, case styles, and a variety of finishes for over 2500 possible combinations. Dress up or dress down! Swing comes with many options such as acoustic modesty screens (available in a spectrum of different colors), hanging whiteboards and woodboards, stacking storage, hanging planters, and end panels.
BAUHAUS STATE OF MIND
Indoor + Outdoor = Everywhere
Bring a bit of the Bauhaus to your space with Chilewich’s bright indoor/outdoor mat, Heddle, which nods to the famed school’s graphic textiles with a dense, colorful weave that is both mildew resistant and made from 25 percent renewable content. There are five distinct color ways to perfectly compliment your palette.
If you're looking for an outdoor area rug with a little more subtle pattern, then may we recommend something like ...
DID YOU KNOW?
Take the 40/4 out for lunch...
Most people see the 40/4 as a pioneering design that has stood the test of time. We like to think of it as a legacy that continues to move you in new ways.
The side chair has durable outdoor poly finish to spec for that roof deck, patio, or veranda you've been designing. The side chair stacks 40 on a cart and has proper ergonomic sit for dining and working.
We're partial to the olive green color...
IT'S EASY BEING GREEN
Better design for all.
Our goal is to eliminate waste during manufacturing, in packaging, and in the product itself. The result of this efficiency is not just a more environmentally friendly design – it’s a more affordable product, too. This gives more people the opportunity to improve their space, sustainably.
All of FACT's products are seeking Declare Red List Free certification and we are a proud member of the International Living Future Institute.
Specify products that are a part of the solution.
LIFE IMITATES ART.
Reading list for those rainy days ahead...
The Stand - The plot centers on a pandemic of a weaponized strain of influenza that kills almost the entire world population. This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides -- or are chosen.
The Mist - It's a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist...creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens of others, cut off from your families and the world.
Looking for something less apocalyptical?
Great Expectations - Humble orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations."
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