In an age when the syringe has practically replaced the scalpel, the phrase “Park Avenue dermatologist” likely calls to mind Real Housewives with unmoving foreheads and plumped lips. But those are not the patients in the waiting room of Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas.
“I don’t do a lot of arm candy,” she said in a recent interview. “My patients aren’t in here because they’re trying to hold on to their husbands. If they’re trying to hang on to anything, it’s their jobs.”
“Meeting scribbles on walls, beanbags anywhere, in-house spa & day care…and, it’s some of the top names leading the way
Heard of an auto rickshaw in an office lounge? Or deliberately exposed ductwork and unfinished decor in an office building? You could, at Facebook’s new office in Hyderabad, which depicts ‘work is still in progress’.
The networking site’s office is one of many with innovative designs and features. If you hate being closeted in conference rooms over meetings and presentations and cups of tea, you can tap the Bangalore office of e-commerce company Flipkart. Here, large parts of walls and corridors can be used for impromptu meetings and discussions, without stepping into a conference room.”
“Startup culture became known for several things over the years: hoodies, ping pong, beer consumption and really awesome offices. Amazing offices became a perk of startup life, perhaps thanks to the litany of amenities at the Googleplex.
But even if you’re not Google, you can foster a certain vibe and inspire your team with a creative, well-designed space. And the good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We spoke with 13 startups and got the scoop on their approach to design, where they stocked up on decor and what they love most about the space. After speaking with these companies, it’s clear that the essentials for a startup office are: Writable walls, an open, lofty and well lit space, plush sofas for lounging, cleverly named meeting rooms, custom art, a homage to the city, DIY projects and of course, a kegerator.”