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Five things to do today: 2 February

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Momentum stool - neoclassical Obama - Mies van der Rohe's Esso - Stockholm Design Week - mobile easel

Momentum stool
Designers Ali Abid and Joel Roback of SVEJA have created the Momentum stool for cate&nelson. The seat presents a challenge to users, who must work together to keep it steady.

Neoclassical Obama
Bloggers have been asking: 'If Barack Obama were a building, what building would he be?' The Los Angeles Times responds with 'The neoclassicism of Barack Obama'.

Mies van der Rohe's Esso
Montreal is wondering what to do with its Mies van der Rohe petrol station now that it is no longer pumping gas. Any thoughts?

Stockholm Design Week
Prepare for Stockholm Design Week (4-8 February), Sweden's biggest annual celebration of design. Highlights including events such as the Stockholm Furniture Fair and Northern Light Fair. Preview at Detnk.

Mobile easel
'What a gorgeous, simple solution for mobile whiteboards,' says the NotCot blog. 'Markerboard on one side, tackboard with black fabric on the other.'

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