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Office Space Lighting Plan Improvements

Office Space Lighting Plan Improvements

Office Space Lighting Plan Improvements This time of year, our precious hours of daylight are approaching their shortest making many of our daily activities enjoyed in the daylight during the summer, a bit more of a chore in the dark. So, work toward the end of the...

The Sustainable Practice of Upcycling and Recycling

The Sustainable Practice of Upcycling and Recycling

The Sustainable Practice of Upcycling and Recycling Did you know that nearly every commercial carpet vendor now uses recycled content in at least a percentage of their product lines? It's a wonderful truth! The products they are producing are not only innovative in...

The Art of Upcycling

The Art of Upcycling

The Art of Upcycling We are all accustomed to recycling and try to do our part in the world of daily sustainable living. But have you ever stopped to consider to potential of the things we regularly responsibility discard? In the right hands, almost anything can...

Forget the Desk Plant…Take Your Office to Nature Microsoft Style!

Forget the Desk Plant…Take Your Office to Nature Microsoft Style!

Forget the Desk Plant…Take Your Office to Nature Microsoft Style! I recently had the privilege of visiting the Microsoft offices in Redmond, Washington. I’m always interested to see what businesses are doing for their employees as far as functional spaces go to see...

Relaxation Day in the Office!

Relaxation Day in the Office!

Relaxation Day in the Office! In honor of Relaxation Day today, we are reflecting on ways to make our most stressful workplaces a bit more calming. Build or reconfigure a space to maximize employee engagement with windows and views of nature. If windows aren’t an...

NeoCon 2019 Office Space Solutions

NeoCon 2019 Office Space Solutions

NeoCon 2019 Office Space Solutions We all know the benefits of the open office space…collaborative opportunities, more efficient use of space and shared energy. With all of these positives, there is also the need for balanced opportunities in working styles and...

NeoCon 2019 New Flooring Introductions

NeoCon 2019 New Flooring Introductions

NeoCon 2019 New Flooring Introductions At this year's NeoCon, we captured a lot of new flooring innovations. The main theme...no more boring "commercial" flooring. As with high fashion, commercial flooring is showing more character, color and pattern than in years...

NeoCon 2019 Showcases Biophilic Design

NeoCon 2019 Showcases Biophilic Design

NeoCon 2019 Showcases Biophilic Design PureAlchemy Design had the chance to attend this year’s NeoCon, the highly anticipated event for the commercial design industry, at The Mart in Chicago. And the inspiration we gathered wandering the eight floors of showrooms left...

Our Response to Noise

Our Response to Noise

Our Response to Noise There are a lot of things to consider when addressing our response to Noise in the office. One specific point this video does a great job of illustrating is that people process sound differently depending on temperament and the type of work...