Expensify’s Tight-Knit Digs

Expensify “streamlines expense reports via mobile receipt apps and custom invoices”.  “The tight-knit Expensify team works abroad together for a month every year. The entire 25 person company traveled together, meeting up every day to work together on their laptops and explore the country (Thailand). They’re planning on jet setting off to Croatia later this

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Partitions as Versatile Room Dividers

Material choices are endless: glass, wood, aluminum & of course, furniture.  Here are some cool ideas for using partitions as room dividers.                    Source:  Partition Design as Temporary Room Divider and Element of Decoration

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In the Interest of Not Putting More Things in the Landfill

Here are some furniture that are FREE.  I know it doesn’t look much but I can really see some great finds in this pile.  Check these out.  And let’s do our share to keep these off our landfill. Contact for these freebies: Rigo Lopez Operations Manager Bay Area Legal Aid 1741 Telegraph Ave. Oakland 510/663-4755

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Factors for Choosing that Start-up Location

So you think great government incentives will be enough to convince a start-up to move to your location?  Think again. According to a report by Endeavor Insight, the 3 factors that start-ups look for in starting their new business are: “Access to talent, proximity to customers and urban living environments…” I wonder how long San

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SOMA Rents Increased by How Much?

Do you have any idea how many percent the rents in SOMA, Redwood City & Mountain View have increased in the past 2 years? “Not surprisingly, three of those markets are in the Bay Area, led by the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, where rents appreciated 51% in two years. SoMa was followed by three other submarkets

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Sustainable Efforts in the Office

You know what they say, “Every little thing counts.”  Here are some baby steps to consider. 1.  “Think before you print!” –Before printing, ask yourself, “Is this really necessary?”  Or if you can’t be swayed about printing, at least consider reusing the blank side whether for hard printing or just for scratch paper. 2. “Turn

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Is It Really More Costly to Go Green?

Think of these facts: 1. 4.39 million sq. km of arctic sea ice has been lost since 1980 2. 3.16 mm is the annual rate that global sea level has been rising 3. 397.23 parts per million (ppm) is the current CO2 level.  Prior to 1950, the highest level recorded was 300 ppm.  And the

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Inflatable Concert Hall

The Ark Nova, designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor and architect Arata Isozaki  is the first large-scale inflatable event site in Tohoku Japan that can seat up to 500 people and can remain inflated for about 2 hours.  It can be easily transported.                          “The organizers see the

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How About Apps to be Eco-Friendly?

Most of us have smartphones.  And we love downloading those apps that will probably sit in your phone & just be an icon.  But how about downloading some useful ones that will help you be more eco-friendly?  Check-out some of these apps from battery managers to a site that gives rewards for recycling, saving water

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Mulesoft’s CEO-Inspired Design

Sleek, custom desks created by Mulesoft’s CEO, Greg Schott’s cabinet-maker, Rick Rabello. An eBay find by Greg – solid teak table that had to be cut into half to fit the elevator. The logo inspired by mule ears to form the M is co-designed by Greg. Source: MuleSoft Connects Work and Play At New SF Headquarters

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Painted Stair Runners

Trying to figure out a way to add a more casual punch to your stairwell without  the more formal look of an actual runner?  How about painting your stairs?  Here are some ideas:            Source: Flights of Fancy: Painted Stair Runners

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Fake Grass to Address The Water Shortage?

Trying to lower your landscape maintenance & water bills?  Want to reduce your carbon footprint?  Don’t have the right growing environment for traditional lawn?  Interesting in installing a putting green?  S0 why not fake turf? “Pros: Synthetic turf requires no mowing, trimming, watering, fertilizing or pesticides. It reduces your water bill, looks great year-round and is

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