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COLOR PSYCHOLOGY OF THE WORKPLACE

Have you considered how the colors in your office affect your employees and how you do business? If not, take a moment to think about just how colors could be leveraged to achieve your business goals. Colors, after all, make a difference in influencing the moods and behaviors of your employees and clients. Savvy business…
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How to Infuse your Brand into your Business Setting

“Before you sign a lease, consider how the location will support and help realize your brand. If you wait until after, you could be stuck with a location, building features, or even neighbors that detract from your ability to build the culture you envision.” Aaron Spiess FIVE WAYS TO INFUSE BRAND INTO PLACE Intentional strategic…
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How your Office Space can WIN you Talent

  In the competitive world, we live in today, companies across all types of industries are looking for ways to maximize their productivity, which starts with your employees. It is critical to provide the proper environment for enhancing company productivity. Your environment is a key part in attracting the right employees to aid the growth…
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5 Ways Branding your Space can Enhance Business

“Branding your office space, no matter your location, is an essential part of your brand. A misaligned office space can reduce productivity, perception and inhibit growth. Particularly in the creative industry, your surroundings can have a tremendous effect on inspiration.” Laura Wallace Branding your space effectively can make a large impact on your business. Here…
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 5 Ways to Update your Reception Space

When meeting someone new, first impressions count. Dressing well and sharing a smile can make all the difference. The same goes for the reception area of your company. It is your visitors first impression of your company, why not put on a “smile”? Creating an engaging office space not only helps to keep your employees…
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Top Office Design Trends for 2018, Minneapolis 

Top Office Design Trends for 2018, Minneapolis  “Moving into 2018, organizations should be focusing on their office layout and design to engage their employees. Workspace is one of the key elements to an engaged workforce and you have to cater for individuals and tasks.” Robert Hicks, group HR, Reward Gateway. MACRO TRENDS Unconventional Work Areas: This design…
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The mission of PureAlchemy is to promote sustainability through smart design and the effective reinvention and reuse of existing materials. We also strive to educate our clients and our community on the concept of sustainability. With the pervasive overuse of the term ‘green’ in our society today, PureAlchemy does not lose track of what really…
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Emily Dickinson’s Wisdom

"PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry."  Emily Dickinson    I love this Emily Dickinson quote - but maybe take that one step farther. I think finding the light within is the soul behind any type of art. In my…
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A River Runs Through It

I am excited about one of my recent projects and I wanted to share it with you in this month's post. I enjoyed it because it combined much of what I love to do: Design, Space Planning, Project Management, and Reuse.  The project is River of Goods, a St. Paul home decor showroom and the…
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Three Easy Steps for Completing a Project…continued!

Last month, I began writing about the 3-step process I use when approaching any new project - as a refresher, they are: 1.Determine the Objective      2.Develop the Concept      3.Complete the Experience We stopped about mid-way through the process, so let's continue. When considering the concept, bear these things in mind: Design copyright Painted…
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