We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Some sweet equipment for you guys this week! We've selected the Oxymoron Desk, a perfect desk for organization freaks. Take advantage of the Force with the Lightsaber Battery charger. Also, extend your Wi-Fi range with Netgear Extender, and more! Thanks to our sponsor, The Gadget Flow! Robocop Coffee Cup In days of remakes, nothing more old school than originals, like this Original Robocop coffee cup. The Robocup. (at Like Cool) Oxymoron Desk After much research, architect and designer Anna Lotova set out to create a workspace for the home that was both pleasurable to work at but also functional. During the research phase, Lotova discovered that people often found typical desks boring, uncomfortable, and cluttered, so her solution – the OXYMORON desk. (at Design Milk) Lightsaber Battery Charger You can run, and you can hide, but your phone is still going to die half way through the day. You can’t fight the urge to play games and see what’s going on in the world through social media either. Of course, being afraid of your phone dying is only fear of the inevitable, which will lead to anger, hate, and suffering over the fact that battery life on all phones is just terrible. If you want to skip those steps, but still wouldn’t mind being on the dark side, then the Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Portable Battery Charger might be of interest to you. Yes, it does have red LED inside that will light up, but no, it will not slice through most everything in the universe. It has a battery capacity of 2800mAh, which means it won’t leave you out in the cold should you be a bit too excessive with playing Candy Crush on any given day. (at Coolest Gadget) Netgear Wi-fi Range Extender Dual band Wi-Fi up to 1200Mbps. It has a 700mW high-power design for ultimate range, a dual core processor for max Wi-Fi performance. (at 7 Gadgets) Lacie Fuel Not everyone can get by with only 16GB of iPad storage. Or 32, 64, or even 128GB, for that matter. For those people, there's Lacie Fuel. This highly portable, battery-powered media storage vessel offers a full terabyte (1TB) of storage, giving you room for up to 500 movies, 160,000 songs, or 190,000 photos, all of which are accessible directly from your iPad thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi connection and companion app. You can manage what's on the Fuel by plugging it into a USB 3.0 port on your computer, or if you're lazy like us, just use the Dropbox integration to sync everything over automatically. (at Uncrate) Office Ideas Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Today we've selected very nice items for your ideal office. There's the super nice Sort it Out! Wall Caddy for you to organize everyday things like keys, mail and pens. We've also selected the gorgeous Flex Shelf for customized shelving. If you're constantly flying around then you'll find the La Fonction Portable Workstation super useful. But there's more! Thanks to our sponsors, The Gadget Flow and 7 Gadgets! Sort it Out! Wall Caddy The Sort it Out! Wall Caddy from Three by Three Seattle is a multi-functional wall control solution. Simply put, anything and everything that requires you to deface, drill or otherwise damage your walls can be taken care of by this wall caddy without causing any damage. It has a dry-erase surface which can be used as a daily planner. A magnetic strip holds cards and photos, and it has two strong magnets. You get three rear compartments for stacking magazines, files, your mail, glasses, phones, pens and all the other junk you leave around here and there.(at The Gadget Flow) Flex Shelf These days, we’re all about customization, and Flex Shelf, designed by Story Store, gives you exactly that. Not only does it provide storage for your books, you can even turn the shelves into words or little drawings – whatever your heart desires! (at Design Milk) Chewbacca Seat Belt Cover This seat belt cover by Etsy seller Erin. It's made to look like the bandoleer that Chewbacca wore on Star Wars. She made it from leather and fake fur. It attaches with velcro, so you can also use it as a cover for any strap that is long enough.(at Like Cool) La Fonction Portable Workstation Regardless of where you are or what you’re doing, there is always a deadline looming overhead. You can let it get to you and worry about it constantly, or chip away at your work over time so that it can’t best you. Of course, switching to work mode isn’t always as easy pulling out your laptop. Many people need a quiet place to work, or at least the visual aspect of a workstation to let them focus. (at Coolest Gadgets) Skydrop Sprinkler Controller Sprinkler systems are great when you live in a hot and/or dry climate where your lawn doesn't get much in the way of rain — but most systems still run even if you do get the occasional shower. The Skydrop Sprinkler Controller won't. Thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi connection, it syncs up with a cloud service and adjusts its watering schedule based on current local weather conditions. As you might imagine, it also makes it possible to manage your system from your phone, tablet, or laptop, keeping you informed while saving you money and conserving water. (at Uncrate) Office Ideas Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Cool items for everyone this week! Get your desktop organized with the Go-Go-Station. If you're a Star Wars fan then you'll love the Han Shot First bookends! There's also the beautiful Pebbles Stereo Speakers by JBL, which is a synonym of high quality products. And there's more! Thanks to our sponsors, The Gadget Flow and 7 Gadgets! Go-Go-Station Go-Go-Station is the dashboard for your desktop. It is the ultimate desktop organizer, allowing you to get free, valuable desktop space on any sized work area. (at 7 Gadgets) Han Shot First Bookends Commemorate the original version of the Star Wars film like a true fan with the Han shot first bookends. These expertly crafted bookends depict the iconic showdown between Han and Greedo at Mos Eisley wherein Han shoots Greedo before he fires off a shot. (at This is why I'm broke) Corsair Voyager USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive USB 3.0 flash drive with durable metal housing with premium retracting design.String with loop for key chain attachment. (at 7 Gadgets) JBL Pebbles Stereo Speakers The new JBL Pebbles 2.0 audio system raises the bar on your computer entertainment experience, with one-step USB plug and play. Its compact, award-winning design incorporates smart cable management that keeps your table clutter-free. A built-in rotating volume control syncs with that of your computer. Engineered by Harman, JBL Pebbles incorporates proprietary technology that delivers best-in-class natural sound with greater clarity and deep bass. Expand your listening options by connecting your MP3 or mobile device through an aux-in port. Available in a range of striking colors, the JBL Pebbles is truly designed. (at 7 Gadgets) Polaroid Socialmatic Camera Some of us are obsessed with sharing — perhaps to a fault — knowing that every photo we take is going to end up on some social medium, whether it's Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or otherwise. The Polaroid Socialmatic Camera is made with that in mind, with Android installed and a 4.5-inch touchscreen, so you can load it up with all your favorite apps for photo sharing. Throw in WiFi connectivity, and it's never been easier to post your favorite shots to the web to share with your friends. And for those of you who still prefer to share the analog way, the camera features a built-in printer that prints two- by three-inch snaps to distribute by hand. (at Uncrate) Office Ideas
The Perfect Office - Siberia Elite Headset, Sony 4K Camcorder, Alienware Steam Machine and Office Ideas
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we've selected a bunch of amazing things for you! For those who enjoy quality sound for their music, there's the JBL Authentics Speakers and also the Steel Series Siberia Elite headset, which looks amazingly comfortable. If you're looking for the next gen camcorder, the Sony 4K will do the job for you! And my favorite pick in this Perfect Office is more of a leisure time item: the Alienware Steam Machine! Looks AWESOME. Thanks to our sponsors, The Gadget Flow and 7 Gadgets! Multi Functional Coat Rack A multifunctional coatrack with two design features. A simple shelf that rests on three of the screw in pegs adds a unique twist, enabling the user to keep personal items close to hand so they are not forgotten. The other feature is that it is made using wood offcuts to demonstrate the uniqueness of the wood and how it can be used with minimal industrial involvement, meaning it doesn't have to be machined into straight grained boards to be a functional, attractive piece of furniture. (at Design Spotter) Kanex simpleDock The Kanex simpleDock is a 3-in-1 solution that includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, charging station and a 3-port USB 3.0 hub. The best part is that it packs so much functionality into an incredibly small space and makes it look good too. The zinc alloy of the simpleDock perfectly matches your MacBook. The charging dock keeps your iPhone or iPad handily accessible at all times and not just while it’s charging. To top it off, the mess of charging cables is gone. Your desk is now painfully neat and orderly, and it looks great with the simpleDock and your MacBook in matching colors. If that’s not enough, the three USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit Ethernet port allow you to transfer data and sync devices at lightning-fast speeds of up to 5 Gbps. (at The Gadget Flow) JBL Authentics Speakers The most impressive thing about the JBL Authentics Speakers isn't their looks, though they are gorgeous in walnut or gloss black finishes — and it's not their sound, though they do sound great with either four or six speakers and 30-50 watts of power. The most impressive thing isn't even hardware, it's software: Signal Doctor by Harman software. This tech allows the speakers to instantly repair the audio signal from digital music in real time, letting your MP3s and other compressed media sound their absolute best. Additional features include wireless connectivity over WiFI, DLNA, AirPlay, and Bluetooth, USB charging ports, and the JBL MusicFlow app that lets you easily control playback on iOS or Android. (at Uncrate) Steel Series Siberia Elite The iconic design of the Siberia headsets has been a favorite among gamers for many years. The Siberia Elite carries on that tradition with an all-new take on that classic look and feel. SteelSeries was the first to bring the retractable microphone to gaming headsets. We made the comfort and fit of the suspension headband renowned around the world. We are doing it again. This is Siberia. This is Elite. (at Steel Series) Sony 4K Camcorder So you went out and bought yourself a brand new 4K TV — congratulations, take a moment to sit back and admire all those pixels. Though at this point you've probably come to the realization that there just isn't much video out there to let you take advantage of it (at least until Netflix starts streaming their original content in Ultra HD). Instead of waiting for the rest of the world to catch up with you, you might as well just make your own with the Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Camcorder. This remarkable little video camera is capable of capturing video far in excess of normal HD resolution, with a 14 megapixel sensor, a Carl Zeiss lens, and a BIONZ X processor. And once you've shot a few videos worth being proud of, go ahead and use the built-in WiFi and NFC connectivity to pair it with your phone, and share with any of your friends lucky enough to be able to watch them — we're sure they'll thank you for it. (at Uncrate) Alienware Steam Machine Forget next-gen consoles — if Valve has their way, 2014 will be the year of the Steam Machine. And with 14 companies cranking out the boxes, it's not as easy as buying, say, a PS3. Which is why we've got our eyes on the Alienware Steam Machine. Crafted by one of the most trusted names in PC gaming, this sleek black box will be powered by an Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, and will (of course) run SteamOS, giving you access to tons of games running natively, and thousands more available via in-home streaming. It's like a HTPC, evolved. (at Uncrate) Office Ideas Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? We've selected a few cool things for you this week, beginning with the Lumberjack USB adapter, which is quite simple but super cute. There also the Aviiq portable laptop stand to improve ergonomics for you! And there's the Polk Woodbourne speaker for all of those who really dig awesome speakers. Thanks to our sponsors, The Gadget Flow and 7 Gadgets! Lumberjack USB Adapter The Lumberjack is a simple USB adapter from iLoveHandles that helps you charge devices that have USB charging ports. So what’s with all the lumberjack stuff? Well, that’s because it’s encased in wood. This makes it a USB jack that’s made of lumber, which means the name is spot on, albeit a wee bit cheesy. The creators say they were inspired by all the dated wood-enclosed electronics shown in Mad Men and the Wonder Years. Perhaps they should get Sterling Cooper to come up with a better name and an ad campaign that makes the Lumberjack more appealing to the sophisticated crowd that needs USB chargers. You don’t get a USB cable with the adapter, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you’ve got one with the device. (at The Gadget Flow) Picto wall clock Funky 80s graphics for the wall. Georg Christensen and Erling Andersen created the Picto clock in 1984 with the idea of creating an picture of the times. The wall clock is available in four colour combinations. The clock was developed without top glass – a design detail that lets the rotating clock face come into its own as a functional wall decoration. A great gift idea for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations and other special occasions. (at From Europe) Aviiq Portable Laptop Stand The Aviiq Portable Laptop Stand is a portable laptop stand elevates your laptop at a 12-degree angle which makes it ideal for wrist and screen visibility. The Aviiq Portable Laptop Stand folds down to a ridiculously thin 1/4 inch so it can fit perfectly into your laptop bag. Also, by elevating your laptop, the stand acts as a notebook cooling solution to help your computer run better. (at Like Cool) Polk Woodbourne Speaker Free your space of wires and clunky, unattractive audio systems with the Polk Woodbourne Speaker, a wireless, wood-enclosed, all-in-one speaker system. Made to sound as great as it looks, this speaker system features two one-inch 20-watt silk polymer dome tweeters and two 5.25-inch 70-watt polypropylene mid woofers. With an on-board power amplifier and processing by Dolby-Digital, as well as a range of connectivity options (including Airplay, Bluetooth, USB, optical, stereo, and ethernet), you can listen to music from nearly any device, while enjoying it exactly how the artist intended. And with a half-inch-think MDF enclosure finished in wood veneer, as well as a curved front lattice grill, it looks just as good as it sounds. (at Uncrate) Office Ideas Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week there's the cool weekly calendar wall decal to keep track of your to-dos. There's also the awesome-looking 3P clock, a 3 dimensional cube clock to hang in your wall. There's also an ergonomic mouse to stop all your wrist pains, and more! Thanks to our sponsor, The Gadget Flow! Chalkboard Wall Decal Weekly Calendar The Chalkboard Wall Decal Weekly Calendar from Studio Luka is more of a reminder diary than a calendar. You get seven vinyl wall stickers, along with a strip that says “Things to Remember.” The day of the week is already printed out at the bottom of each sticker. You can use chalk or a chalk ink marker to add reminders for yourself and others. You can wipe it off same as a blackboard. The best part is that when you line them up in a row on a wall, it becomes a part of the décor and makes the wall and room look a whole lot better. These wall decals are ideal for use in your study, as teaching aids in classrooms, and for scrawling dirty limericks in dorm rooms.(at The Gadget Flow) 3P Clock The 3P clock, at frist glance, the 3P clock might appear to be for your bedside table. Designed by Robocut studio, the clock creates the illusion of a 3 dimensional cube on your wall.(at Like Cool) America Spark In-Ear Headphones Compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad and most Devices with 3.5mm Jack. It has an advanced In-Lin microphone module. It is inspired by the shape of an automobile spark plug. (at 7 Gadgets) SanDisk 32GB Wireless Flash Drive Wirelessly store, share, stream movies, photos, music, and documents across your smartphones, tablets and computers; It simultaneously connects and accesses data stored on up to 8 devices via Wi-Fi. No internet connection needed, nor cables or router required, works on all Wi-Fi enabled devices. Up to 4 hours of video streaming on a single charge. (at 7 Gadgets) Ergonomic 6-Button Mouse As the owner of a vertical ergonomic mouse I can testify that this is a must-have. Never again any other regular mouse will feel as comfortable as this bad body. The vertical design provides better support for your forearm minimizing wrist pain that can come from twisting. (at 7 Gadgets) Office Ideas Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? This week we've selected quite a few cool things for you, guys! There's the cute water balloon lights to make your office more unique. There's also the Megaphone Mini for those who want constant music amplifying without the need of energy. There's the ground-braking Western Digital Dual Drive Kit, which is simply amazing. And much more! Thanks to our sponsor, The Gadget Flow! Wood Grain LED Alarm Clock A beautiful wood grain LED alarm clock, with time temperature, date and sound control. (at 7 Gadgets) Water Balloon lights These water balloon lights by Torafu Architects are not usual light bulbs. Each of these glass bulbs is backlit by an LED which highlights the bubbles and curves in the glass. It looks like that they emit a soft glow. (at Like Cool) Megaphone Mini The Megaphone Mini is a portable ceramic amplifier brought to you by en&is. The bugle-shaped amplifier is designed to hold your iPhone at one end while enhancing the audio output out the other end. It makes use of the simple laws of physics instead of high-tech electronics. It’s small and compact, and doesn’t need a power source or wires or Bluetooth or anything else that other amplifiers must have. You can put it anywhere because it looks great even as a display piece, and is portable and sturdy enough to carry around in your backpack or bag if you’re on the go. You can take it to the beach or on a picnic, and it’ll be perfectly normal. Nobody will find out that you’re a hopped-up music freak who carries around an amplifier. (at The Gadget Flow) Impossible Instant Lab The Impossible Instant Lab is a throwback to a bygone era where polaroids gave shutterbugs instant gratification. It transforms your iPhone pictures into authentic analog pictures and prints them out before you can say cheese. It’s not a complicated machine that needs training or experience to use, and neither is it a printer spraying ink on paper. All you have to do is select the picture on your iPhone, place it on the lab’s cradle, and press eject. The lab takes a picture of your picture and then develops it using a photochemical process. Why would you want to do this? Why do people buy retro furniture and classic cars? Like polaroids and photo albums, these are some of the simple pleasures of life that have been lost in the rush towards modernity. (at The Gadget Flow) WD Dual Drive Kit Revolutionary dual drive with 120 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. This is the world’s first 2.5-inch dual drive storage solution. Fully accessible SSD for the operating system, with a generous capacity hard drive for personal data and large files. (at 7 Gadgets) Satechi AirBass Speakers Portable speakers are dime a dozen these days, and it remains to be seen just which particular model would be able to suit your lifestyle as well as your budget. Satechi has something new for us this coming holiday season with the Satechi AirBass Active Bluetooth speakers which are already available to be purchased (and that means, wrapped and to be placed under the Christmas tree, of course!). These speakers have been touted to be the ideal audio solution which delivers crystal clear audio at home or the office. Being compact in size, they should be able to fit into any home nicely, coming in a sleek, glossy black or white finish without having to take up too much space at home. (at Coolest Gadgets) LG Chromebase Computer The LG Chromebase can be the gateway to thousands of web apps in the Chrome Web Store, where majority of them will be able to function well offline in the same manner as they do online. Basically, this is an email writing machine, and will also work great for word processing tasks as well as simple spreadsheet crunching. Not only that, it will also have seamless functionality with other Google products including the likes of Gmail, Drive, Search, Maps, YouTube, Play and Google+ Hangouts. (at Coolest Gadgets) McIntosh MT5 Turntable You've spent years carefully cultivating your record collection — scouring the racks at music stores everywhere you can find one for classic, meaningful vinyl recordings. So isn't it time you had a record player that reflected your passion for listening? The McIntosh MT5 Turntable is the pinnacle of musical performance, with perfectly-engineered components that let you hear your albums, not the player. It features the distinct neon green display that has come to represent McIntosh, while a luminous platter invites attention every time you place a record on it. The precise belt-drive motor operates at three speeds, spinning the platter quietly, while a magnetic tone arm is completely stable, and resists skips and scratches. (at Uncrate) Office Ideas Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Today we're featuring some pretty cool items like the iPad Paintbrush (for more precise digital painting), the super awesome Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 (it captures your touch gestures), and one more thing that came out from my dreams: the SwatchMate Color Capturing Cube. This mesmerizing gadget is being kickstarted and you should really took a good look at it! Thanks to our sponsor, The Gadget Flow! Desk Shelves Combo The Din Desk is a marvelous combination of shelves and desk that looks more like architecture than furniture. It's light and spacious - yet has plenty of room for everything. What a modern, clean look - we love it! It really is the perfect piece for the home office, because it doesn't look like the office at all. It looks more like a piece of living room furniture. It would even work well in the kitchen, wouldn't it? It could work anywhere you can utilize the grid-like shelves. What a great piece for a loft environment. This piece also works very well as a space divider and because it's so open - it keeps the room feeling larger. Perfect for small spaces too! (at Trendir) The iPad Paintbrush This may look like a common paintbrush, but each fiber of synthetic hair at the tip of the brush has conductive properties. The other end of the brush is a stylus so that you don’t need to have two separate tools for the same device. The brush is capable of making realistic strokes, which will give your work more of a human touch to it. This will cost you around $50, which is about standard for this sort of utensil. While it might be an interesting tool for an artist, it would also be a way to let little ones play at artistry without causing a mess. While this does have ‘iPad’ in the name, it will work with any touchscreen tablet.(at Coolest Gadgets) Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 Designed for ultrabooks, this mouse has a brushed metallic body and silky-smooth touch surface. It's the perfectly complement to the sleek look of your Ultrabook. Windows 8 touch gesture support: Simplifies touch navigation with natural, intuitive gestures (also works with Windows 7). (at 7 Gadgets) JBL Spark Wireless Bluetooth Speaker The JBL Spark is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that stands out from the competition by combining good looks with superb sound. It comes in three bright colors – red, blue and a garish yellow. Throw in a translucent body shaped like a megaphone with a sturdy metal grill on its face, and top it off with a fabric-finished cable and power adapter in matching colors. This is not a speaker that’s going to blend into the background. The wireless connectivity enables you to take it around to any part of your home and play audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device. The stereo system and the signature JBL sound performance ensures that anyone who walks into the room will get a blast of deep bass and high fidelity music strong enough to rock their world. (at The Gadget Flow) SwatchMate Color Capturing Cube "Designers and artists love and work with color. But we also wanted to make something for the little creative inside all of us. Never miss another moment of inspiration again. Inside the Cube there is (surprisingly!) a sphere. The sphere contains a light source and a color sensor, and has a small sample hole through which to capture color. A controlled sequence of light is shone on the surface, before being redirected back into the sphere toward the color sensor. After winning several university awards for early prototypes, we went through countless design and engineering iterations driven by our focus on accuracy, simplicity and cost." Check out the project at Kickstarter and back them up! Office Ideas Here are some office ideas for you! How do you like these? Don't forget that you may suggest gadgets or ideas via twitter: @paulogabriel - I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. ;)
Nothing is more inspiring than working in a great office. Letting your creativity flowing around in an enjoyable workspace, is one of the many keys to productivity. We gathered some pictures of beautiful offices and let’s see if we can give some ideas for your own office. Source: Sarah RhoadsLet us know how do you like the Office Inspiration? Thanks!
AOL has presented us with lots of news to adapt even more to the changes on the online culture. As part of this effort, they also moved to a new office in Palo Alto, California, and brought the architects of Studio O+A to let them fully integrated with the other companies in Silicon Valley. A clean and light space, integrated work areas and a playful use of the Aol logo over color texture, made this new office environment with a web style, if you know what I mean. As the architects say, this concept is in how they treat the materials: "Key to this approach is the concept of “honest materiality”—the embrace of materials and processes that originate in the construction industry and that increasingly provide the finish motifs for modern workplace design. At AOL, for example, oriented strand board (OSB), typically used by contractors to separate spaces on construction sites, was sanded, shaped, and finished to serve as a contemporary accent throughout the complex." © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad The existing space retained a distinctly 1980s corporate aesthetic: drop ceilings hanging over every office, high cubicles separating employees into tightly defined workstations, dark finishes, and oblique lines. O+A restored the space to a clean, white canvas—exposing the ceilings, stripping the walls to reveal the structure, and generally creating a spatial equivalent to the transparency that AOL was bringing to every aspect of its business. © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad AOL’s new logo—the company’s initials in a simple white font—can be placed effectively on any colorful background. Those playful backgrounds vary throughout the headquarters and include both abstract patterns and imagery drawn from nature and pop culture. All wall coverings in the space are custom designed. © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad © Jasper Sanidad
Despite all the beautiful offices are made by architects, not all architects offices are beautiful and creative. Do you know what I mean? Well, look at this office, from David Baker + Partners Architecture , this is a classic example of an architect office, made by architect and very, very creative. The writer of Officesnapshots, Stephen Sear, had the pleasure of visiting this office and take these pictures. I confess that I gave a little jealous, because this place is fantastic. Located in a restored building in San Francisco, CA, is a large space with multiple workspaces and conference areas. "There is a lot of wood, metal, brickwork throughout the space, Which Gives it a great old-warehouse feel. There Is Also a bike storage area in the Back That hold bike in the air, suspended by cabling. In one area of the office, there are ferry models displayed, and in another, the model Creating station", says Stephen. Check out some pictures! DB+P is skilled in navigating the personal, political, and commercial dynamics of bringing new architecture into diverse urban environments. Our work combines social concern with a signature design character, resulting in distinctive, high-quality buildings that foster a strong sense of community. In this way, our work acts as an advocate for better cities, where good architecture only counts if it does good, too. - David Baker + Partners Architects.
Like Skype facilitates communication between us, so it should be their work area, with easy connection. And with this premise they built the new office in Palo Alto, California. A fully renovated space to support more than 250 employees. The project, by Blitz Architecture + Design is tottaly opened and is based in activities areas. The concentration zones (workstation areas) are pushed to the building perimeter and benefit from natural light and lower noise levels. Collaboration zones (meeting rooms, coffee kiosks, white board areas) are centered along main access spines on each level encouraging staff to literally ‘meet in the middle’. Contemplation spaces are interspersed in the form of overlapping casual lounges. Some other words from Blitz about this project: "To support Scrum a variety of environments have been created that facilitate different interactions. A system of mobile whiteboards, or ‘Skype-Its’, is deployed throughout the space to capture ideas as they occur. The resulting workplace is a space that people want to inhabit, and enjoy using. It differentiates Skype from it’s competitors facilitating recruitment and retention." "The space reflects Skype’s spirit of innovation in a highly functional yet creative workplace designed to encourage interaction and spontaneity, as well as meet specific acoustic requirements in support of their extensive use of AV. The project is registered for and seeking LEED Silver certification."
Autodesk is a company that goes back to my college, the sleepless nights working on Autocad, beautiful memories! But today there is not a day of nostalgia, is a day of architecture, and I made this post to show this new office in San Francisco Autodesk, simply amazing. Housed in a historic area of San Francisco and a building with an old structure, the office goes beyond the traditional cube, Autodesk requested something that would encourage an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. The integration of new with old elements show a modern and serious character of Autodesk. Was maximized natural lighting through large windows as well as to enjoy the beautiful view of the city. O projeto é dos arquitetos HOK Architects. Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely HOK’s team pursued design choices that enhance and exploit the building’s natural features while reusing and repurposing these same elements. Honoring the historic, landmark building the new design highlights the lofted ceilings, original columns, two-story windows, and the space’s inherent industrial feel. The new design is framed by the original structure: sweeping brick arches, newly polished concrete floors, and ceilings now exposed to structure. Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely Photo by David Wakely
The new headquarters of the Lance Armstrong Foundation is a project to fill your eyes. A restoration made in a former warehouse in Texas, bringing new life to the building and the neighborhood of Austin. Are already memorable all actions and movements made by the foundation, and it was only fair that people who work there helping others have a cute and cozy space. The industrial aspect mixed with wood everywhere created a modern and clean enviroment, and how the areas were distributed shows a certain informality and freedom, perhaps a characteristic of the foundation. The renovated facility, project by Lake Flato Architects, provides office space, meeting rooms, dining facilities, an in-house gymnasium, open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Future plans may call for adding a community-based cancer-support program to provide direct services to uninsured and underinsured East Austin residents. Achieved LEED Gold certification. Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway After 10 years of leasing space in a corporate office building, the Lance Armstrong Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s Gulf Coast Paper Co. warehouse in East Austin, an underserved community in the process of revitalization. The design breathes new life and energy into both the building and neighborhood. Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway
I love to see how great is the creativity people to assemble the offices of their company, especially when we're talking about internet companies. Take time to see the diversity of environments that Yandex did on their headquarters in, Russia. The Yandex , for those unfamiliar, is a search engine company, in Russia. They managed to mix the elegant, rustic, organization and clutter in one place, somewhat exotic, but at the same time inspiring! I could not know the true size of the entire office, but looking how many different environments, seems to be huge. I wonder also take my laptop and sit down on that orange hammock, do not know if it would flow the work, but it would be relaxing! Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Thanks Office Snapshots for the tip! Images from Ottenki-Serogo.
Pixelmator has been growing in a fast pace since 2007, not only in terms of popularity but their team has increased considerably too. They also have moved to a new office and thanks to Saulius, we will share with you a little bit of the workspace where the Pixelmator guys come up with their crazy ideas. But that's not all, we've also gotten a copy of Pixelmator to give away. Founded by the brothers Saulius and Aidas, today Pixelmator has 9 people on the team helping to create the software that is called "the best image editor for the rest of us." And we have to say that the working environment of those guys over there is inspiring. Based in London, it differs a little bit from those "organized" offices with everything in their proper places, and shows an area with so much life and personality into every corner. About the giveaway We'll be giving away 1 copy of Pixelmator. To win, simply follow Pixelmator on Twitter @pixelmator and tweet or add a comment below showing why you must win this Pixelmator. Next week we will be announcing the winners Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images. More about Pixelmator If you want to know more about this powerful image editing tool, visit: pixelmator.com.
I'm already a big fan and user of Campaign Monitor, the guys managed to build a beautiful and easy to use tool that focuses on using things properly. But beyond that, last week when I saw their new office I was amazed, really, is one of the best places for work that I've ever seen! After software, the most important tool to a hacker is probably his office. Big companies think the function of office space is to express rank. But hackers use their offices for more than that: they use their office as a place to think in. And if you're a technology company, their thoughts are your product. So making hackers work in a noisy, distracting environment is like having a paint factory where the air is full of soot. - Paul Graham, Great Hackers Saying that I would love to work on it would be repetitive, but I need to repeat that to be clear: how I wanted to work in that place! The architects met the needs of the team and managed to make a very cozy space focused on work. Each person has its private office, but a large dining area bring all of them together at least a few times per day, and of course there are some stuff to enjoy even more this place, such as the beautiful ping pong tables and Guitar Hero! All corners of this incredible office make me think again, will I ever have an office like this? The architect also came up with some beautiful joinery that runs the length of the new dining area to house our growing book collection. To satisfy our ping pong obsession he managed to fit in two new championship tables, some custom joinery for bat/ball storage and a touch screen scoring system. You can check the whole description of the news office at campaignmonitor.com/blog.