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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Don’t Touch That Stain

I see it all the time.  Office stains on the carpet. “Most spills are acid based. Coffee, tea, wine, salsa, juice, even pet vomit are all acidic and have the ability to set the color of the stain right into cotton, synthetic and other natural fibers. “Very few fibers are acid resistant, even with protective

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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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