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For those that work from home or spend any serious amount of time sitting in front of a computer, a good office chair is hands down the most important furnishing in a home office. The desk is a bigger decor statement, and bookshelves and other office equipment are definitely important, but research is finding that how much time is spent sitting can have a huge impact on a persons overall health. HomeThangs.com has introduced a guide to finding an office chair that not only looks good, but is also supportive, comfortable, and designed to match the amount of time spent sitting in it.
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.”
It took 9,000 hours over a period of seven months for eight craftsmen from two families to shape a work of art that comprises roughly 2,227,000 individual parts weighing a combined 200 pounds, with each one glued together one by one.
The completed sculpture, on view on the first floor of the new BBVA Compass Plaza on Post Oak Boulevard, speaks volumes of the cultural flavor of Houston and the values cherished by the city’s stakeholders — and the principles of the underwriters.
Lulu Frost founder and designer Lisa Salzer doesn’t just create amazing baubles—she does so in an ultra chic office space wearing über cool clothes.
Her statement pieces (from necklaces to rings to earrings) may steal the show but her Big Apple life is equally as fascinating.
So we caught up with the talented gal, who considers Bobbi Brown and Jenna Lyons close friends, to see what the day-to-day is really like for a top jewelry designer. Oh, and yeah, we also got to sneak a peek at the latest items in her jewelry collection.
Designs become icons when they embody the time in which they were created. The Eames lounge chair represented a midcentury shift to a more casual home life when many people still held “tea times” in formal living rooms. The invention of the Aeron chair in the 1990′s marked an era when a company could show that it cared about its employees by giving them the pinnacle in ergonomic seating. Today, with the launch of Herman Miller’s Public Office Landscape furniture system, Fuseproject, the design firm run by Yves Béhar, hopes to capture the spirit of our networked lives in a collection of chairs, desks, and space shaping components.
“We’re trying to reflect horizontality and creativity,” says Béhar. “Today, it’s not just the boss that gets a special chair. Because of improvements in materials and the way we approach design, everyone can have one. With the Public Office Landscape, we tried to capture this notion of collaboration and immediate access to ways of getting together.” On the surface the collection is stylish and airy, but below the polished aesthetics the system reveals a lot about what it means to be a modern office worker.
The trendy theory in office design is that open, cubicle-less workspaces foster a creative, collaborative workplace. One survey found that 77 percent of respondents have or are planning to implement an open-office design. But what is this office design doing to productivity?
In a new survey from Gensler, the global design and architecture firm found that some offices are going too far with the open concept and it’s hurting productivity, with only one in four knowledge workers in the United States working in optimal workplace environments.
What exactly is the optimal design? In analyzing the survey, Gensler determined that the optimal workplace, while focusing on collaboration with an open design, also balances openness with spaces that help workers focus.
“Imagine your loved one being wheeled in for surgery. You wait to have a word with the surgeon. A man walks up to you and says hello. He is wearing loud, coloured shorts, sandals, his hand is covered with tattoos and he is sporting a punk hairstyle. He says,” Dude, I am the surgeon. It is a simple procedure.””
Would you worry about the competence of the surgeon? Most people answer this question with a vehement yes. They say that they would never trust a surgeon who dressed like that. Appearances matter even more professions where the client has to trust his life and property. That probably explains why doctors and lawyers dress more formally – to inspire trust! You never get a second chance to form a first impression.”
The office furniture industry is bracing for a period of significant change beyond the myriad new products the companies unveiled last month at the NeoCon expo in Chicago.
Crain’s Detroit Business reports that as the new product cadence accelerates to accommodate all the new innovations the industry has developed, companies are scrambling to retool their factories. Luckily, their operational performance has mostly improved with the overall economy, and they are able to find the financing they need for equipment or additional facilities. Given their better positions, more companies also have started hunting for strategic acquisitions.
“Digitally tethered to our colleagues 24/7, we’re tired of logging extra hours alone in home offices—stranded at sterile desks and cut off from our families. It just so happens, the furniture industry is listening
WHEN I WAS A KID, every weeknight after dinner my dad would recline in the La-Z-Boy LZB -0.05% that lumpily graced our living room—and work. He’d bring out a stack of typed memos related to his government job as a “”top educator,”” scrutinize each paper, initial it and move on, never looking up. That he could maintain such focus is impressive. Especially given that, most nights, I was not only loudly playing the “”Jesus Christ Superstar”” soundtrack on the stereo, but strenuously interpreting the music through the art of unhinged dance.”
“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.”