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Bye Bye Boring Workspace: 12 Office Arrangements That Feel Fresh & Fun

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

Fun workspace features like slides and outlandishly creative office design schemes get a lot of attention, but ultimately, the individual workspaces where employees carry out most of their daily tasks are more germane to both happiness and productivity. Should they be private, or prioritize openness and collaboration? Should they be serious, or a little quirky and fun? These 12 modern workspaces show how various companies and designers have answered those questions, and most of the time, the solutions are somewhere in between – with a heavy emphasis on adaptability and choice.

Treehouse 2 by Dymitr Malcew

The Second Skin / LUKSTUDIO

© Grischa Rueschendorf © Grischa Rueschendorf
  • Interiors Designers: LUKSTUDIO
  • Location: 18 Tai Koo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
  • Design Director: Christina Luk
  • Design Team: Alba Beroiz Blazquez, Jinhong Cai, Sarah Wang, Yiren Ding, and Mamo He
  • Area: 73.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Grischa Rueschendorf
  • Millwork Manufacturer: Shenzhen G&K Development Company Limited
  • Site Work And Installation: WCPHK

Text description provided by the architects. Regina Miracle is a lingerie brand that prides itself on its innovative and technological approach to design and manufacture of underwear and sportswear.  Commissioned to revamp its store identity, Lukstudio draws inspiration from the seamless and lightweight lingerie and translates the idea of “a smooth second skin” into a physical space.

Who Needs Walls? 13 Split Level Interior Layouts Maximize Small Spaces

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ]

Tall, narrow volumes and awkward stepped sites are no problem when you arrange your interior spaces in a continuous flow of open platforms without walls. These unusual split-level home designs feel bright, airy and spacious thanks to imaginative floor plans that make the most of the available space.

Seven Stories on Two Floors by Tato Architects

Four reasons you should choose laminate flooring

Giving your home a makeover isn’t always easy, or cheap for that matter. One of the main things you need to consider, that often gets overlooked, is the floor.

This should be one of the first things you take care of, mainly because it’s the very foundation of the house and isn’t cheap either! For this reason it is understandable that you expect something to last, be practical and of course look nice. So, why not to think about laminate flooring as one of the options? Here are four reasons why we highly recommend laminate floors.

Durable

Choosing a hardwood floor for your home? Here is how

 

When deciding on new flooring for your home, be sure to look into hardwood floors. They have long been a favourite choice of homeowners, and for good reason. They are a classic choice that never goes out of style while also offering a warm and natural look.

Hardwood flooring is also very durable and can last for years when it is properly cared for. Luckily this is easy to do, but it is still important to find the right kind of hardwood flooring for each space. Different types offer different benefits, so don’t be afraid to do your research and ask a lot of questions when picking it out. There are also a few important considerations to keep in mind when browsing.

Type of Wood Flooring

There are two main types of wood flooring available. The first is solid hardwood. This is a single piece plank that is formed from a wooden log. A groove and tongue is cut into the plank as well in order to allow them to latch together with ease. This is done on both the long and short edges of the plank. Solid wood is available as both prefinished and unfinished planks that come in a variety of sizes.

Plush or Polished: How Does Wood Flooring Measure Up Against Carpetting?

Carpet has been the traditional choice of flooring in the western world for over a hundred years now. Wooden flooring has always been there though, usually underneath the carpet. More and more people are moving back towards having wooden flooring as their flooring of choice. In what ways does wood flooring beat carpet and what benefits can you gain from making the change?

Elegance

Wooden flooring gives your house a sense of style and elegance that carpet doesn’t. The wood flooring in Toronto seems to be thriving currently and this is mainly due to the increased desire to make a return to having a home that looks elegant. If you feel like your carpeted floor gives off a drab feeling that you can’t ignore then switching to wooden flooring is definitely the move you should make.

Easier to Clean

Convenient Interior Design Tips For A More Comfortable Home

There is absolutely no doubt that you’ll want to make your home as comfortable as possible. Not only should your home be comfortable and relaxing for you and your family, but it should also be also comfortable for your guests.

Your home’s interior design scheme can make a world of difference. If your home is too dark, there is a good chance that it is going to be uncomfortable and bleak for everyone. The good news is that you can make a few minor tweaks to rectify this problem in a hurry. Below, you will discover interior design tips that can help make your home far more relaxing and comfortable.

Switch To Carpeting

You should understand that most guests will remove their shoes before entering your home. They’ll do so to keep your home clean and free of dirt. Unfortunately, a hardwood floor may be cold on your guests’ feet. With that being said, you should switch to a warmer and more comfortable flooring option. Carpet is definitely a good choice. Carpeting feels great on the feet. Plus, it is warmer. In fact, you could sprawl out on a carpeted floor and feel great all the while.

Plenty Of Lighting

 

Creative Ideas to Brighten up Your Office Space

When we think about brightening up an office space, we tend to think about lighting and splashes of colour. Fair enough. However, as many people find, growing space issues and clutter can turn any place into a stressful mess and become a drab interior. Have you ever noticed how bright your office looks just by clearing surfaces? Whether you work from home or in a corporate environment, there are creative and workable solutions that you can integrate into an office setting.

Colourful Canvas Art

 

Ok, yes, we are talking about the “splashes of colour” part. Purchasing a canvas print IS a great way to brighten up a drab office instantly. In fact, why stop at one? You could switch a print to a different one every couple of months or sooner. Who says that you have to look at the same picture time after time? Go further! With services that can take your pictures to a new level, you can have custom, lightweight artwork that can work well on your walls. These can be pictures that motivate you to work harder, such as pictures of your children, or a beautiful shot of a desired travel destination. Have a new goal? Switch up your wall art.

NASA Green

6 Surprising Ways To Make Your Home More Comfortable

Your home should be your sanctuary away from the outside world. It should be the place where you can kick back, relax, and release your inhibitions. If your home isn’t providing the comfort you need, then you’ll have to make some changes. Here are a few small things you can do to increase the coziness level of your abode.

Regulate Your Home’s Humidity Levels

Most people don’t even consider the humidity level in their home. However, humidity plays a large role in how comfortable you feel. Optimally, humidity levels should be between 40 and 60 percent. Any higher, and your home will feel overheated. Being below that range makes it seem too cold.

One way to regulate your home’s humidity level is to have a whole-home dehumidifier installed. You can also add in ventilation in moist rooms like bathrooms or kitchens.

Pick New Colors

Work Smarter: 12 Modern Desks Reinvent the Standard Office Surface

[ By SA Rogers in Design & Furniture & Decor. ]

The typical desk design has remained the same for centuries, but we need these surfaces to do more – like incorporate our gadgets, offer privacy in loud offices, fit into our homes, fold up to take on the go or offer proper space for our cat overlords. Maybe even all of these things at once.  These designs are more than just a flat slab on legs, adapting to 21st century standards in all sorts of different ways.

Turia Table by Maxime Mellot Incorporates Nature