Ideas to Close-off a “Room”

The article referenced is all about kitchens but it shows various ideas to close-off an area. 1. Consider using sliding barn doors.           2. Translucent doors allows an “open” feeling as well as light.         3. Folding doors are another solution. 4. Metal mesh curtains for the “virtual” enclosure.

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Some Fun Office Finds

Bestå Burs Desk, High Gloss White – $299   Kartell Lou Lou Ghost Chair – $133     Numbers Pouf, Natural – $99     You Say Coffee, I Say Play Table – $499     Lil’ Davinci Art Collection 3-piece Gallery – $101.85     Now You See It Acrylic Book Cart – $249

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Fun Ideas with Chalkboard

  “The owner of this Toronto kitchen, designed by Affecting Spaces, isn’t worried about dust, but rather embraces the ever-changing inspiration over the eat-at counter that doubles as office space.”   “To add extra utility and fun to a kitchen calendar, like Mueller Nicholls Cabinets and Construction did with this cabinet feature, make a magnetic

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Turning Any Surface into 3D Multi-Touch

“Now a company called Ractiv thinks their new device, dubbed Haptix–which turns any surface into a 3-D multi-touch one–can eliminate the standard desktop’s tappy-navigation tool for good. Haptix adds pinch-to-zoom, swiping, and scrolling–all intuitive touchscreen motions–to a standard laptop or desktop keyboard. Haptix also automatically deactivates when you type...

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Tips & Tricks for Lack of Space

1. Look for double-purpose furniture pieces: 2. Consider a floating bike hanger: 3. Smart storage & slim furnishings & use the wall via a chalk or whiteboard wall paint: Source: Compact Living: Tips and Tricks for Every Room  

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Go Outside to Take That Break

“Making time to go outside on a nice day also delivers a huge advantage; one study found that spending 20 minutes outside in good weather not only boosted positive mood, but broadened thinking and improved working memory… A UK study from the University of Sussex also found that being outdoors made people happier: Being outdoors,

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SF Mid-Market Renaissance

Lots of redevelopment in the Mid-Market area to include a former YMCA, a former television studio & a former nightclub. Source: Mid-Market Map Update: 40 Projects Revitalizing the Area

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Miss That “School Spirit”?

“Employees should come to work every day more excited than the last. Their attitude is powered by shared beliefs of the organization–employees should have a unified understanding of the key value drivers applied to decision-making. There needs to be a deep care and belief in what the mission of the company is in order to

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs

“…Currently, more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants, according to a study by The Partnership for a New American Economy, a group of governors and business leaders launched by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Australian media heavyweight Rupert Murdoch. Yet today, more than

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How’s Your Desk?

“A recent study published in Psychological Science, found that subjects who worked in a clean room were more likely to make charitable donations and eat healthy foods than those who worked in a messy room. For example, when participants in the clean room were offered chocolate or fruit, they chose the fruit. Kathleen Vohs, a

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Happy Workplace Means…

“In a visit to software analytics giant, SAS, I met CEO and cofounder Jim Goodnight, arguably the pioneer of a workplace culture that esteems employees over customers and owners. Several times ranked the “Best Company To Work For” in America, and recently named the world’s best multinational workplace, SAS has produced record profits for 37

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Workplace Friendships Virtually

“Telecommuting saves time and money, but it’s a lot harder to have important interactions over an instant message. Luckily, there are a few simple solutions.” “The implications for workplace friendships are clear: smaller teams make for closer relationships and a greater understanding of our colleagues. For large companies, individual departments and sub-departments will...

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