Offices


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May 14

Mad Men Final Sets

TheeBlog-MadMen_Sets When it comes to great TV shows and their elaborate sets, Mad Men is definitely topping many lists as it has managed to create and maintain an impeccably accurate aesthetic and addictive plot for seven seasons. The evident amount of research, passion and execution of each set built for the different seasons is remarkable not only for its accuracy and attention to detail, but because it kept evolving as the years passed, reflecting on how characters and the world around them changed. To celebrate the show’s final season, InteriorDesign launched a photo collection of the last beautiful sets created by Matthew Weiner and his team.
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Mar 14

GitHub Headquarters

TheeBlog-GitHub_Office It’s been a while since we feature cool office spaces, and with shows like Scandal or House of Cards, I figured GitHub’s San Francisco Headquarters would be the perfect office to feature. Why, you ask? Well, not only does this 55,000 square foot office come with pool tables, an amphitheater used for presentations and events or a restaurant-sized speakeasy liquor bar. It also features meeting rooms ‘themed’ like the ones at the White House, and perhaps the coolest reception lobby you will ever find. A full replica of the White House’s oval office. Yup, enough said.
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Jan 14

Dropbox – San Francisco Offices

TheeBlog-DropboxOffices When it comes to great companies and products, I tend to be a very loyal costumer. And looking back at 2013, I noticed that there were a few products I not only recommended, but also used (a lot!) throughout different jobs or projects I was fortunate to be part of. One of these great companies is Dropbox. Sure, we all know how awesome they are, so we won’t talk about it. Instead, I want to share a photo-tour of their sweet new San Francisco offices co-created by Geremia Design and Boor Bridges Architecture, you know, to kick off the year and hopefully inspire agencies, companies and designers out there to re-think their creative environment and make it fun and inspiring this year.
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Dec 13

New McCann Erickson’s NYC Headquarters

TheeBlog-McCannericksonNYC When it comes to beautiful architecture, lovely interiors and great taste, advertising agencies will always be at the top of the list (with a few exceptions, of course). And since we all enjoy checking out cool offices, today I want to share McCann Erickson’s new 5 floors, 130,000 sqft NYC headquarters, designed by Gensler and Tom Dixon/Design Research Studio. Check out the great space, furniture and sweet lighting after the jump.
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Oct 13

Facebook Town

TheeBlog-FacebookTown It is no secret that Facebook might be one of the coolest companies to work for, and one with one of the coolest ‘campus’ around – How many companies can call their HQs a campus? Facebook is more than just a cool and pretty facade, from what I’ve learned from people I know who work there is that there’s this great inspiring vibe complimented with great vision and leadership. Add sweet offices to this mix and you have a $100 BILLION company. Give or take a couple of billions. Now, I know I’ve shared Facebook’s offices before (HERE) but today I want to share more than just their main building. I came across a great article featuring Facebook’s entire campus or mini-town composed of laundromats, bakeries, barber shops, restaurants, music studios, wood shops, banks, bike shops… which are all free and available to all employees. I know… I know…
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Feb 13

Google Israel offices

TheeBlog-GoogleIsrael I’ve always been a passionate advocate of good architecture and well designed spaces. In fact, I cannot stress enough the importance of a clean, fun and inspiring workspace/office. This should be mandatory! Google is one of those giants that certainly understands the importance of a creative environment for its employees. We’ve seen many of their offices around the world and drooled over their awesome architecture and decoration. Today I want to share one of Google’s latest additions, their Tel Aviv headquarters. An 85,000 sq. ft. campus, designed by Camenzind Evolution, that occupies 8 floors and features an interesting combination of modern and rustic social areas, colorful lighting and of course, a signature Google slide.
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Oct 12

Where the Internet lives

TheeBlog-GoogleDataCenters We all know about the perks and benefits of being a Google employee, we’ve also seen many of their extremely cool offices playgrounds but what most of us have never seen, is what really makes Google the global powerhouse it is. Its Data Centers! And before you walk away thinking this is going to be some geeky post, remember we are talking about Google, so of course even its Data Centers will be fun and impressive. Think of them as a combination of different movie sets like Star Wars + Mission Impossible + Star Trek + a little more Star Wars and a flair of Dr. Evil’s layer. Of course, all in Google signature colors. Get ready to geek out!
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Jun 12

Microsoft’s Vienna Headquarters

TheeBlog-MicrosoftVienna There seems to be a new trend among large corporations when it comes to decorating or building new headquarter offices. And this is a great thing! Companies like Google, Apple and Facebook have proved that it is not necessary to be or act like a ’suit’ to be successful, and their amazing non-corporate offices reinforce this theory. The concept behind these offices is to replace old corporate cubicles with open spaces, motivational posters with pool tables and video games, creating an inspirational playground for their employees. Microsoft has joined this movement and recently unveiled their new Vienna headquarters done by Austrian architects Innocad. Check out their new pad!
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Jun 12

The coolest office you’ve never seen

TheeBlog-Inventionland When it comes to office decoration or architecture, few companies are willing to break ‘corporate rules’ and offer their team a fun place to interact. Companies like Facebook, Google and many more have raised the bar with unique and beautiful spaces we all envy. Now, we’ve featured a few inspiring offices before but I really think Inventionland’s Pittsburgh headquarters might take the cake for the most fun, inspiring, creative and crazy office I’ve seen so far. Their ‘office’ includes castles, tree-houses, a massive pirate battle ship, a cave/kitchen, trees, lakes, waterfalls… Should I go on? Check out this sweet office after the jump!
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Sep 11

Red Bull – South Africa Headquarters

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It’s Wednesday, and as you browse the interweb and pretend to work while staring at the boring walls at your office, I wanted to share another architecture+design post, this time featuring the sweet Red Bull – South Africa Headquarters done by the talented architects and designers at COA. Bright colors, lots of light, action-packed walls and a skate ramp? Show them to your boss and demand an office makeover!
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14
Sep 11

SKYPE Stockholm offices

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You know well I am an advocate for beautiful and inspiring work spaces. After all, you spend most time at the office than at home :( Big companies like Facebook, AOL and Google know this, and they sure know how to design their headquarters and satellite offices in a friendly, non-cubicle-corporate-neon light-motivational poster-plastic plants-depressing way. (Sorry if I just described your office) Today is SKYPE’s turn to show off their swanky Stockholm offices. Check out the beautifully designed common areas as well as fun meeting rooms after the jump.
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Sep 11

GRIND

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Last week while browsing through Fast Company’s sweet site, I found a great article on GRIND, a collaborative workspace recently opened in New York with a very interesting objective and goal, provide its members freedom from the corporate world and daily work routine. It’s a new great spin on creative space rental that I know a few of you, who work on your own, could definitely benefit from. Watch the video after the jump for an in-depth cool explanation!
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Mar 11

More sweet offices. KBP West.

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You are probably at work, ‘researching’ the internet and checking awesome blogs like this one ;) Now, take a second and slowly get up and look around your office. Notice the decoration and environment where you spend most of your time. I’m crossing my fingers that you don’t spot any of those depressing ‘motivational posters’ . Now check this post featuring the new sweet KBP West offices designed by Jensen Architects . THIS is how every office should look like!
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Nov 10

Facebook Headquarters

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Whether you work in the creative field or not, a cool, fun and comfortable ‘office’ is always crucial for motivation and employee satisfaction. Believe you me, I have experienced it. From the old, boring, tacky, cubicle limbo, to swanky, modern, designed or ocean-view penthouses ( I miss those days) and yes, it does make a difference in your everyday attitude! I know, it sounds fundamental and you will agree with me… but the sad true is, most offices usually look like Initech from Office Space!
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