Homemade Leather Cleaners

No need to buy all those chemicals for cleaning your leather upholstery.  Why not try some “home-brewed” solutions?  Like everything else, test a small inconspicuous area before applying everywhere. Basic cleanser and conditioner:  ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup white vinegar 10 drops lemon or eucalyptus essential oil (optional) Protein-based spot or stain:  ¼ cup

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Treadmill Desks Productivity

I believe the verdict is not quite out yet.  It seems like one needs to get used to the idea of walking on a treadmill & conducting business at the same time.  I do support the idea of not just sitting the whole day…glued to your computer & giving yourself a break.  But taking a

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Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer What?

Do you know that roof membranes are made of “ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermal polyolefin (TPO), Hypalon, modified bitumen, and built-up roofing”.  😉 And that you can specify “asphaltic and tar-based coatings for use with coal-tar-pitch built-up roof systems” or “non-asphaltic coatings, including urethanes, acrylics, and...

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Don’t Skip That Lunch

Even I’m guilty of this.  I tell myself, just one more article… one more email… oh, I have to add this to my reminder.  And then I get caught up & I decide to just eat at my desk thinking that I will be ahead of the game.  But no, not really.   It seems

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Don’t Think That Seating Plan Doesn’t Matter

“Aspects of a worker’s disposition can, in fact, be contagious, according to Sigal Barsade, a management professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “People literally catch emotions from one another like a virus,” she says. Her research has found that the least-contagious emotional state is one marked by low-energy and sluggishness. The most...

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YouTube LA Production House

YouTube LA’s new tricked-out space used to be the Howard Hughes Airport.  So what would you imagine to be in YouTube’s office?  Cameras, recording equipment, green screens, screening rooms, stages, and motion-capture rooms. Source: Tour YouTube Space LA’s Tricked-Out Production Pad

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Seeking that Industrial Look

Check-out some fun ways to create that Industrial Look in your space: 1. Think utilitarian.  How about creating a coffee table from a salvage yard wood & metal base? 2. Some fun way to display your photos: “DIY modern photo display. Using cable and horn cleats (like they use on boats) or brackets, create your own

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Looking for an Incubator Space?

Located in Burlingame.  Close to Caltrain… Lots of places to eat…  A couple of blocks from downtown Burlingame.  Minutes away from SFO.   Almost smack in the middle between San Francisco & Santa Clara. Space for at least 8.  Conference rooms.  Kitchen.  Parking space.  If you’re interested, contact Karen Watts – karen@apparancy.com.      

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Your Home Office As Zen As You Want It To Be

Unlike corporate offices, you can make your home office as “zen” as you want it to be.  Some ideas are: 1. Did you know that looking at greenery helps “de-stress and restocks our mental energy”? 2. If you don’t have nature to look at, how about adding a fountain? 3. Consider using pieces with wood

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Square Trade’s Open Plan Space

“SquareTrade’s 63,000 square foot office floor exhibits intelligent, modern design that reflects the company’s core values. SquareTrade, a San Francisco-based company (with second office in London) that offers extended warranties for smart phones and electronics, keeps things functional and innovative with pull-out conference rooms and a unique diagonal office layout. While...

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It’s Not About the Money

I’ve worked with numerous individuals from all various types of businesses & I know that a lot of them do what they do NOT because of the money but because they love what they’re doing & they love the company/team/individuals that they work with.  Definitely.  I always deal with people with their own set of

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No Permanent Desk Assignment?!

Ever thought of planning your office space with no permanent desk assignments & no private offices?  Well, it can’t be that far off.  With office trends toward being mobile & with the availability of WIFI & ultrabooks & the versatility of smartphones, why not? “A recent CBRE Research study showed that on average, L.A. offices and cubicles

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