Studio 415

“While tech companies typically pay $100 to $150 a square foot to build out new space from scratch, the construction costs were about half of that, said J. Edgar “Ned” Fennie Jr. of Fennie + Mehl Architects, the San Francisco firm that designed the studio. Furniture expenses ran about $15 to $20 a square foot,

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Exciting Finds from Sustainable Wood

“Serious stewards of the earth who ensure their work has the smallest environmental impact, Aellon has a wide-ranging handcrafted product range that will enliven any home. Another interesting tidbit? Aellon was founded by of one of our favorite furniture-making duos, Uhuru, and entrepreneur Dan Husserl, who also plays leading man to rising cruelty-free fashion designer.”

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Don’t Just Dump Those Old Cell Phones

“As with other electronic devices, mobile phones rely on precious metals, copper, glass, plastic, and other materials to deliver the performance users expect. Extracting and processing these materials to manufacture cellphone components is energy-intensive and contributes to air and water pollution. But recycling recovers these materials so they can be used in new products. The

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Lower Your Utility Bills Via Window Treatments

“Window treatments offer more than privacy and décor. They can also help with lowering your utility bills. Shades Window shades are an easy addition to any room and come in a variety of colors and materials. In the summer: Shades work best to lower energy consumption in the summer by blocking harsh sunlight. Choose thick

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Looking for Storage Solutions?

From a Study space saver to Walnut & Birch Veneer Cases to colorful shelves – check out some of these ideas: “This desk is perfect for small office areas.” “It’s the perfect place to hide away clutter and doubles as a side table with a lid that’s finished in chalkboard on one side.” “Get those

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Wood Tile

“The wood tile trend has been gaining momentum for several years, and now there are more styles and sizes to choose from than ever. First introduced as a modern take on hardwood floors, this trend has inspired all sorts of new dimensions for tiles we’ve never seen before — the most popular being long narrow

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StackMob’s Home

“StackMob’s 9,200-square-foot office in San Francisco’s SOMA district is bright, open and comfortable; almost like an apartment. That is, if your 26 roommates were busy cranking out a next-gen development platform for mobile app developers.” “StackMob has no cubicles. Instead, desks are pushed together into little islands. This makes the space versatile and encourages...

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San Francisco’s Design “Heart”

“While it’s a small city — only 7 miles by 7 miles — San Francisco is dense. Its population of more than 815,000 means roughly 17,000 people per square mile on average. The bright side is that almost every block overflows with technology, architecture, great food and history. You’ll want at least three days to

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Going Green in the Workplace

“Waste-conscious companies can increase revenue, reduce disposal costs, and save resources. In San Francisco County, shuttles eliminate 28.7 million Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) that eradicates more than 12 billion grams of CO2.” Source: What if all Offices Went Green?

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Green Moving Tips

From using boxes that are made of 100% recycled materials to recycling your moving boxes or posting to Craigslist for others to reuse… to learning to pack sustainably…  to sending your unwanted electronics to the proper e-waste locations… to considering movers who considers an eco-friendly approach.  The tips could be applied to a commercial move

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Glassdoor’s Best Cool Office Space Environment

“Whether it’s halls decorated like the New York City subway system or a floor-to-ceiling spiraling slide, these 10 companies show how to use and design office space in a whole new way. See which photos employees have shared on Glassdoor that make up our list of 10 offices you wished you worked in:” Epic, headquartered

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Prioritizing Message Delivery

“To lessen the disruptive nature of e-mail and other messages, teams need to discuss how to alter their work process to allow blocks of time where they can disconnect entirely, Professor Perlow said. “I don’t think you can do it without leadership support,” she added. MAYBE more managers, consulting with their teams, need to set

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