Turnstone Blog 2017-10-31T20:12:30+00:00

Turnstone blog

We’ve spent almost 25 years studying work, workers and the workplace. Here’s what we’ve been learning.

Workplace Design

Great office design not only improves functionality and productivity, it helps us love how — and where — we work.

Workplace Design

Startup Culture

Marked by personality, passion, authenticity and agility, startup culture fuels some of our favorite workplaces.

Startup Culture

Productivity

On our best days we work hard — and smart. Here’s what productivity looks like for today’s worker.

Productivity

Wellbeing

Bringing your best self to work means bringing your whole self to work: brain, body + heart.

Wellbeing

Product Solutions

Wondering how turnstone products will work in your space? Look no further.

Product Solutions

Customer Stories

We love our customers. These are some of our favorite, most inspiring stories.

Customer Stories

Workplace Design

5 Simple Ways to Fight the Winter Blues in the Office

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Fight the Winter Blues in the Office

Combat the physical and mental challenges employees face in winter and update your office so they stay healthy and happy. Here are ways you can help.

3 Benefits of Custom Furniture in the Workplace

November 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Custom Furniture in the Workplace

The office and work space culture are changing. Employers want authentic, creative and inspiring spaces to engage workers. The solution? Custom furniture.

5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Cubicle

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Cubicle

Cubicles are often seen as boring and inflexible in today's office. Fill your cubicle with personality and style with these design tips.

This is Why Outdoor Office Spaces Support Success

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on This is Why Outdoor Office Spaces Support Success

Working outside leads to healthier and happier employees. Here's how outdoor office spaces work and what to keep in mind when designing one.

View Category

Startup Culture

How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

Companies across the country are calling their remote workers back to the office in an effort to improve collaboration in fields like technology and d [...]

9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

March 30th, 2017|Comments Off on 9 Proven Ways to Secure Funding with an A+ Business Plan

Rarely can a business raise funding without a thoroughly researched business plan. Entrepreneurs must convince investors they are on the road to succe [...]

How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Coworking Space for You

Looking for a coworking space that's right for you? With over 10,000 coworking locations globally, allowing people to share equipment, ideas and knowl [...]

How to Land an A+ Mentor for Your Next Venture

December 29th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Land an A+ Mentor for Your Next Venture

When I ask entrepreneurs how I can help them, mentoring comes up with regularity. After their need for funding, mentoring is likely their second highe [...]

View Category

Productivity

5 Simple Creativity Hacks to Get You Inspired

October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Simple Creativity Hacks to Get You Inspired

Creative thinking is at the forefront of today's biggest companies. Here are some creativity tips to help you stay inspired and productive.

How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

September 14th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office

Companies across the country are calling their remote workers back to the office in an effort to improve collaboration in fields like technology and d [...]

Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

We've all been part of meetings that drone on and become an exhausting part of the work day. If you've ever thought there must be a better way of shar [...]

Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Why Adding Personality to the Office Boosts Engagement

The office does more than providing a place to work — it can also deeply impact your mood and your productivity. Employees who have control over their [...]

View Category

Wellbeing

5 Simple Ways to Fight the Winter Blues in the Office

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Fight the Winter Blues in the Office

Combat the physical and mental challenges employees face in winter and update your office so they stay healthy and happy. Here are ways you can help.

This is Why Outdoor Office Spaces Support Success

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on This is Why Outdoor Office Spaces Support Success

Working outside leads to healthier and happier employees. Here's how outdoor office spaces work and what to keep in mind when designing one.

How to Choose the Right Office Lighting

September 8th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Office Lighting

There's more to great design than furniture. The right lighting is critical to productivity and reducing eye strain in the office. Here's what to know.

Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Need to Host an Effective Meeting? Try Standing Up!

We've all been part of meetings that drone on and become an exhausting part of the work day. If you've ever thought there must be a better way of shar [...]

View Category

Product Solutions

3 Benefits of Custom Furniture in the Workplace

November 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on 3 Benefits of Custom Furniture in the Workplace

The office and work space culture are changing. Employers want authentic, creative and inspiring spaces to engage workers. The solution? Custom furniture.

How to Add a Custom Top to Your Bassline Table

October 4th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Add a Custom Top to Your Bassline Table

Bassline tables allow people to personalize a long-lasting, modern table in as easy as five steps. Learn how to add your own custom top to Bassline.

How to Design a Stunning Modern Office

September 6th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Design a Stunning Modern Office

Modern design: a classic and popular aesthetic for offices and homes. If you’re looking to transform your workplace or home office, check out these ideas:

Furniture Pieces to Boost Collaboration and Engage Workers

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Furniture Pieces to Boost Collaboration and Engage Workers

Just as a sports team needs the right home field to practice, workers need spaces to collaborate where they feel encouraged to share, learn and grow. [...]

View Category

Customer Stories

RockPaperRobot: One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Creating a Branded Space

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on RockPaperRobot: One Entrepreneur’s Journey to Creating a Branded Space

Entrepreneur Jessica Banks integrates robotics and design into homes and workplaces with her innovative kinetic furniture company, RockPaperRobot. When she moved to a renovated space in Brooklyn, she partnered with turnstone to transform her office with Bivi, a desking system that could match her growing company, creative personality and big dreams.

DropDrop Studios

April 4th, 2016|Comments Off on DropDrop Studios

DropDrop Studios of Grand Rapids started in a space that didn't do much to support a fast exchange of ideas, creative collaboration or their desire f [...]

  • exterior of Groove's renovated factory building

Groove

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

When it comes to offering a jaw-dropping work environment for tech-savvy coders and marketers, Baltimore’s Groove has their stake firmly planted as th [...]

  • grand rapids michigan based mighty in the midwest

Mighty in the Midwest

January 7th, 2014|Comments Off on Mighty in the Midwest

When it comes to hard work and grit, entrepreneurs in the midwest are showing the world that they've got what it takes. Grand Rapids-based Mighty in t [...]

View Category