7 Easy Ways to Create New Gathering Spaces in the Office

Just as changing seasons motivate us to change our furniture arrangements at home, our workplace routines, floor plans and layouts often have to change, too. Multi-generational considerations, the pressure to innovate, and the need to attract and ret [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:45+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Workplace Design|

Need Quiet? Optimize your Office for Improved Focus

Introverts often get a bad rap, especially in entrepreneurship. Investors, employees and vendors who provide goods and services at a discount to startups are attracted to people who have the gift of gab. Even our work environment has been optimized f [...]

By | 2017-07-19T20:43:27+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

8 Ways to Increase Wellbeing at the Office

Though ergonomics and sustainability have long been influencing workplace design, wellbeing is the most recent consideration making headlines when planning your space. Wellbeing is a holistic design focusing on the user, aiming to encourage healthy l [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:46+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Wellbeing, Workplace Design|

3 Ways to Design an Office With Limited Space

Part of living in LA means paying top dollar for a small home or apartment. And while we find ways to make space for dinner parties, working from home without an office can prove challenging. So what do you do to maximize small spaces when square foo [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:46+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Workplace Design|

4 Ways to Control Rising Real Estate Costs

Good news! The United States is adding jobs. The bad news is that the competition for office space is driving up the cost of real estate. Rising real estate costs are especially impacting places like the Bay area, New York City, DC, Los Angeles, Bost [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:47+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

6 Tips for Making Open Offices Work

It seems workers either love open offices or hate them. If you love them, you gush about the increased energy, collaboration, creativity and transparency that comes from impromptu conversations and lack of silos. If you hate them, you complain about [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:47+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Productivity, Wellbeing, Workplace Design|

Upgrade your Office Space with 5 Gorgeous Trends

This fall is full of gorgeous office trends that make it easy to upgrade or refresh your space. Personally, I've been having a field day with them all, and the best part? They're no longer hard to find! If your office is ready for a much-needed upgra [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:47+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Workplace Design|

How Workplace Design Helps Business Agility

When I think of agility, I think of entrepreneurs responding quickly and deftly to marketplace conditions. I think of entrepreneurs bringing new products to market or modifying existing ones. I think about entrepreneurs targeting new markets, expandi [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:48+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Productivity, Startup Culture, Workplace Design|

#ModernMonday: The Future of the Workplace Twitter Chat Recap

Every Monday, Dwell (@Dwell) and Design Milk (@DesignMilk) invite Twitter fans to participate in a #ModernMonday chat discussing current trends in design. This past Monday, July 27, Dwell and Design Milk tackled "the future of the workplace," and our [...]

By | 2017-08-21T20:11:15+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Workplace Design|

How to Design an Awesome Coworking Facility

One of the most interesting aspects of creating a coworking space is understanding what exactly draws people to a location. During my first few months interacting with coworking spaces, I was under the impression that what sold a space came down to p [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:52+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Workplace Design|

Susan Cain’s “Quiet” Sheds Light on Introverts in Business

Our personality—where we fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum—has a profound impact on our leadership ability, our ability to ask “what if,” whether we learn from our mistakes and on the work environments we prefer, according to Quiet: The Power [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:52+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Productivity, Workplace Design|