Toxic Furniture

“And, since furniture makers didn’t want to create separate models just for Californians, nearly all furniture made since then has been laced with these chemicals. While the intent may have been to help reduce residential fire deaths, the decades-old California standard may have caused more harm than good. These chemicals, including pentaBDE and chlorinated tris

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Real Estate Concerns in Silicon Valley

“Valley leads real estate innovation ARC TEC’s Almeleh noted Adobe Systems is going all-out to reduce its energy requirements. “Their goal is to be totally off the grid by 2020 – totally,” he said. “That’s three high rises that won’t need PG&E. There’s a lot of cool technology happening. And what’s cool about it, is

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Vertical Gardens

“The steel-frame interior plant system was designed on a grid that allows numerous plants to be stacked vertically in columns or walls- providing the perfect backdrop for any office or apartment that needs and extra bit of greening but can’t afford the space required for them (when you can’t build out, build up!). Source: GREEN

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More Wall Decor Ideas

Check out these wooden alphabet wall letters: Source: Wooden Alphabet Letters Set, PAINTED, Wall Hanging, Nursery Decor, Alphabet Wall, ABC Wall, SHIPS in 2 weeks

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Office Catering Start-ups

“Catered meals are becoming a common perk for Silicon Valley employees, but the group-dining trend is quickly spreading to other parts of the country. Catering and food delivery startups that specialize in feeding hungry office workers are finding plenty of mouths to feed, as well investors hoping for a slice.” Source: Lunch doesn’t have to

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Modular Homes

“Benefiting most are innovative companies offering zero-energy and smart homes, affordable modular options, unprecedented customization and attractive warranty and service options.” Source: 7 startup homebuilders seize the day as housing market rebounds  

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The Zappos Way of Fostering Collaboration

“Power and Ethernet cords dangling from the ceiling…70 square feet of personal space…More common areas…Co-working space.”  Check-out Zappos’ way of fostering collaboration. Source: From Zappos: 4 Simple Hacks To Foster Office Collaboration

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Some Quick Ideas for an Office Upgrade

Thinking of spiffing-up the office?  How about putting up a large screen display or updating your webcam?  Or maybe it’s time to be more sustainable & think of upgrading your lights to LED? Source: 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Office

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Setting Up Shop On a Park Bench?

“Poor air quality, acoustics, and insufficient ventilation in the average office affects your health, especially for those suffering from chronic conditions like asthma. Before you have to call in sick, get outside instead.” Source: The Case For Working From A Park Bench

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High-Tech Iconic Aeron

“The design concept that Stumpf presented in 1992 took the lessons of the Sarah to their logical extreme. “We started to realize that people were interacting with computers and keyboards in all sorts of positions. They’d have the keyboard in their lap. Or they’d be at their desk slouching back, semi-reclined,” says Chadwick. So they

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