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Upcycled Interior Design

Upcycled Interior Design Upcycling has been increasingly popular since the early 2000s. From artwork made with packaging waste to practical household objects made from secondhand materials, crafty individuals around the world have been transforming garbage and other waste items into useful products for years. No website exemplifies the growth of the upcycling movement more than…
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Creative Wall Coverings

Creative Wall Coverings Commercial wall coverings are produced specifically for use in hotels, apartment buildings, office buildings, schools and hospitals. They are manufactured to meet or surpass minimum physical and performance characteristics set forth in federal guidelines that focus on requirements for flammability, tear strength, abrasion resistance, washability, scrubbability and stain resistance. Here are several…
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Office Space Branding

Office Space Branding Considering your business’s core values is the best first step when conveying your business philosophy through your physical office space. This gives you the chance to rekindle the principles that inspired you to start your business and also help communicate that same message to architects, interior designers and contractors. The guidelines you…
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Office Playgrounds

Office Playgrounds All work and no play doesn’t make a person happy. We need to balance out these two things to be productive and happy at the same time and a lot of companies around the world are putting a lot of effort into this. Every office needs a space where employees can relax, unwind and have…
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Staircase Design Trends

Trends in Staircase Design According to online interior inspiration specialists Houzz, interiors are set to get cosier with warm wood tones, rich tones and innovative design. A trend reaffirmed by Pantones colour of the year 2018; Ultra Violet. The combination of warm natural wood tones and glass has been a staple design for creating staircases with…
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The Nature Inspired Office

The Nature Inspired Office Nature inspired design is a growing workplace trend. Numerous studies also have shown the productivity and wellness benefits of nature-inspired office design. Bringing nature indoors helps people do their best work while improving their overall well-being and here are ways to bring nature into the workplace. 1. Incorporate biophilia design Biophilia is…
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The Importance of Nature in the Office

The Importance of Nature Ways in which to optimize the office to encourage a constructive work environment is an ongoing topic of interest for employers. Much of the related research has been focused on the organization of space, which has seen us move from a world of cubicles, to open, collaborative zones no longer restricted…
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Nature is Calming

Nature is Calming To stay focused, we need to give our minds a rest periodically even during a workday. It turns out that natural environments—and even photos of nature—provide a unique kind of rest. They allow you to relax your attention but also keep other parts of your mind engaged, in beneficial ways. As the…
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Workplace Biophilic Design

Workplace Biophilic Design There’s an unseen epidemic sweeping through US workplaces: ‘presenteeism’. The costs of absent employees are well known, but it’s estimated that the costs of unfocused and unproductive employees are as much as 30% greater. The only way to tackle the problem is to improve health and wellness, and help employees feel switched-on…
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Natural Workplace Lighting

Natural Workplace Lighting Researchers at the Interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, reported that the detrimental impact of working in a windowless environment is a universal phenomenon. A new study titled, "Impact of Workplace Daylight Exposure on Sleep, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life," concludes that there is a strong relationship between workplace daylight exposure and office…
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