Hollandse Nieuwe Designs Happy Headquarters for a Funeral Insurance Company

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/hollandse-nieuwe-designs-happy-headquarters-for-a-funeral-insurance-company/dela-hq-hollandse-nieuwe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Dela-HQ-Hollandse-Nieuwe-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Hollandse Nieuwe Designs Happy Headquarters for a Funeral Insurance Company" /></a>
                                While their business might be on the morbid side (funeral insurance), DELA&#8217;s goal is to take care of the ones that remain. Their human-focused approach not only falls on their insurance clients, but on their employees as well, which comes through in their <a href="https://www.hollandse-nieuwe.com/hoofdkantoor-dela/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">brand-new headquarters</a> in Eindhoven. Designed by <a href="https://www.hollandse-nieuwe.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hollandse Nieuwe</a>, the new digs span 5,800-square-meters and house office floors, a restaurant, and a meeting center, all with a comfortable, approachable aesthetic.
The colorful interiors aim to be a healthy and inspiring environment where the employees can thrive. Colors were incorporated to help define the work areas, which include a variety of types of flexible workspaces they can utilize. Workspaces and casual seating areas were placed around the perimeter to maximize daylight and views while working. The designers incorporated greenery throughout to add a natural element that also cleans the air. The ground floor was given a double-height glass
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Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won’t Make You Cringe

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/maayan-zusman-designs-a-modern-medical-office-that-wont-make-you-cringe/medical-clinic-maayan-zusman-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Medical-Clinic-Maayan-Zusman-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Maayan Zusman Designs a Modern Medical Office That Won&#8217;t Make You Cringe" /></a>
                                Let&#8217;s be honest. Most of us would rather avoid medical offices, not just because it means having to go see a doctor, but because most of them are bland, boring, and downright depressing. Thanks to <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maayan Zusman</a>, this <a href="https://www.maayanzusman.co.il/kikar-hamedina-clinic"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">plastic surgery clinic</a> in Tel Aviv doesn&#8217;t fall into that sad category. Instead, the office offers a fresh approach, which made the doctor happy and his patients as well.
Instead of those uncomfortable chairs that awkwardly face each other in the waiting room, Zusman designed a dual sided structure down the middle with seats facing in opposite directions. This offers patients both additional privacy and connection. The upholstered cushions feature soft fabrics in fun colors like teal and mauve that are carried throughout the office. The floors are darkly stained and paired with white walls and cabinetry for a clean, modern aesthetic. Photography by Itay Benit.
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Concept Surfaces Releases Colorful SPECTRUM Series and Elegant ERA Series in Their 7.7 Collection

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="https://goo.gl/vztKUJ"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/concept-surfaces-releases-colorful-spectrum-series-elegant-era-series-7-7-collection/concept-surfaces-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/Concept-Surfaces-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Concept Surfaces Releases Colorful SPECTRUM Series and Elegant ERA Series in Their 7.7 Collection" /></a>
                                Summer just about screams for juicy colors, and <a href="https://goo.gl/6YVGDa"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Concept Surfaces&#8217;</a> latest 7.7 release is serving up a hot selection of ten hues in their <a href="https://goo.gl/t6DqPi"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SPECTRUM</a> series. The line of technical porcelain tile is a true through-body material that works great for heavy commercial floor traffic applications. Available in a selection of sizes, this bold and fresh flooring is guaranteed to make any project pop with vibrance.
Another of the 7.7 releases we’re especially excited about is the ERA series, which offers the exquisite look of Terrazzo in a durable porcelain tile. Concept Surfaces’ version has the perfect glaze on the “aggregate”, emphasizing the details and adding an elegant touch to any interior space. The ERA series is available in multiple formats and
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Best of NeoCon 2018

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-neocon-2018/neocon18-roundup-0-knoll-textiles/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/NeoCon18-Roundup-0-knoll-textiles-810x773.jpg" alt="Best of NeoCon 2018" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon</a> has once again come and gone and this year’s show marked the 50th year of bringing the latest and greatest in the commercial design world to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. The show presented a host of innovative textiles and workspace offerings that can and will change the landscape of offices and other commercial settings for years to come. Brands are spending more time focusing on noise reduction, privacy, and comfort, with aesthetics and ergonomics playing a key role. Check out below to see some of our favorite finds at this year’s NeoCon.
KnollTextiles also launched a new collection of wallcoverings by Trove. The Atmosphere Collection comes in several variations, each with a watercolor-like feel, including Cascade (below). Ghislaine Viñas launched her first-ever textile collection – the Curious Crowd collection with HBF Textiles where she was inspired by sea slugs and jellyfish. The colors, patterns, and shapes are reflected in the
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Tsujiri Japanese Tea Bar in London by MIMStudios

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tsujiri-japanese-tea-bar-in-chinatown-london-by-mimstudios/tsujiri-japanese-tea-bar-mim-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/TSUJIRI-Japanese-Tea-Bar-MIM-1-810x684.jpg" alt="Tsujiri Japanese Tea Bar in London by MIMStudios" /></a>
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Housed on a busy Chinatown street in London, Tsujiri is a modern Japanese tea house with a minimalist motif that’s designed by MIMStudios. Sweeping curves invite customers in to experience the Japanese-inspired shop that incorporates light woods and tones of grey. The soft curved ceiling and bar are made of wood with the grains visible for added texture. They steer people to the counter to order and then back to the seating area to enjoy their purchases. The side staircase leads to additional seating on the mezzanine level. Simple round tables and stools match the rest of the wooden details, like the traditional tea boxes lined along the wall.
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TEA MASTER: A Modern Teahouse in Hangzhou, China

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tea-master-a-modern-teahouse-in-hangzhou-china/tea-master-kooo-architects-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Tea-Master-kooo-architects-1-810x608.jpg" alt="TEA MASTER: A Modern Teahouse in Hangzhou, China" /></a>
                                Specializing in pesticide-free tea, <a href="http://ko-oo.jp/works/1000/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">TEA MASTER</a> is a new modern teahouse located in Hangzhou, China, that was designed by <a href="http://ko-oo.jp/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">kooo architects</a>. The Hangzhou area is known for their Long Jing tea covering the surrounding steep hills and terrace farms, which inspired the landscape-like interior.
The furniture was custom made using Cinderella marble, corrugated and frosted glass panels, and wood to create various display tables designed at different heights. The furniture is spaced out to give breathing room throughout since the teahouse is located in a highly populated city. A large round table was created using layered artificial marble that mimics the topographical changes of terrace farms. Water was inserted into the table to create additional depth. Photos by Kano Eiichi.
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Introducing the NeoCon Podcast: NeoConversations

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/introducing-the-neocon-podcast-neoconversations/nc-featured/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/NC-featured-810x456.jpg" alt="Introducing the NeoCon Podcast: NeoConversations" /></a>
                                We are really excited to announce <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neoconversations/id1393156100?mt=2"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoConversations</a>, a new podcast from <a href="http://neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon</a>. The launch pad for innovation in commercial design is held every June in Chicago, and this new podcast will extend NeoCon into a year-round conversation offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future. And this year, <a href="http://www.neocon.com/blog/neoconversations-neocon-turns-50"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon turns the big 5-0</a>!
Host Amy Devers (yes, Amy from Clever!) will be talking to all of the thinkers, players, movers & shakers in the contract furniture industry, getting insight into new trends, innovative design solutions, and how the workplace is changing. Plus, learn more about relevant and pressing issues that the industry is facing like wellness in the workplace, fostering collaboration, innovative space design, societal shifts and their impact on architecture and design, and even specific products that help improve well-being and productivity. So let’s pop that bottle of champagne and celebrate
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Celebrating 50 Years of Design With NeoCon

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/celebrating-50-years-design-neocon/neocon-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/neocon-2018-810x540.jpg" alt="Celebrating 50 Years of Design With NeoCon" /></a>
                                It’s T-minus less than two weeks until the <a href="http://www.neocon.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">50th edition of the annual NeoCon show</a> and we’re gearing up to uncover what’s new in the commercial design world. The show takes place from June 11-13, 2018 at The Mart in Chicago and will be spread out over five floors. Here&#8217;s what you can expect + get excited for:
Since its launch in 1969, NeoCon has had a colorful and exciting history, including a terrible fire that destroyed the original site of the first ever NeoCon. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the show launched the NeoCon blog to rediscover the “people, products and parties that made up the first 49 years of NeoCon.”

(L-R): Art Gensler, Cheryl Durst, Cindy Allen, Nick Thompson, Carol Ross Barney

This year, some of the leading names in design and beyond will be speaking in four marquee presentations (which are free to register), including: Art
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NYC’s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nycs-classic-car-club-gets-new-a-new-home-at-pier-76/classic-car-club-marc-thorpe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/CLASSIC-CAR-CLUB-Marc-Thorpe-1-810x463.jpg" alt="NYC&#8217;s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76" /></a>
                                Whether you want to have access to a fleet of classic cars or you just want to hang and be near them, the <a href="https://classiccarclubmanhattan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Classic Car Club</a> offers that and then some. Founded in London in 1995, the club landed in Manhattan&#8217;s Soho neighborhood in 2005 upon arrival in the States before recently needing a new place to call home. CCC enlisted one of their very own members, architect Marc Thorpe of <a href="https://www.marcthorpedesign.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marc Thorpe Design</a>, to design the new club, which now takes up residence at Pier 76 by the Hudson River.
The CCC offers classic auto-loving New Yorkers the unique opportunity to drive their lot of cars on top of access to their new car-inspired club. While the 40,000-square-foot club gives nod to car culture, Thorpe does it in a subtle and intriguing way that makes the industrial space feel welcoming and sophisticated. Inside you’ll find an 8,000-square-foot auto
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NYC’s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nycs-classic-car-club-gets-new-a-new-home-at-pier-76/classic-car-club-marc-thorpe-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/CLASSIC-CAR-CLUB-Marc-Thorpe-1-810x463.jpg" alt="NYC&#8217;s Classic Car Club Gets a New Home at Pier 76" /></a>
                                Whether you want to have access to a fleet of classic cars or you just want to hang and be near them, the <a href="https://classiccarclubmanhattan.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Classic Car Club</a> offers that and then some. Founded in London in 1995, the club landed in Manhattan&#8217;s Soho neighborhood in 2005 upon arrival in the States before recently needing a new place to call home. CCC enlisted one of their very own members, architect Marc Thorpe of <a href="https://www.marcthorpedesign.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Marc Thorpe Design</a>, to design the new club, which now takes up residence at Pier 76 by the Hudson River.

The CCC offers classic auto-loving New Yorkers the unique opportunity to drive their lot of cars on top of access to their new car-inspired club. While the 40,000-square-foot club gives nod to car culture, Thorpe does it in a subtle and intriguing way that makes the industrial space feel welcoming and sophisticated.

Inside you’ll find an 8,000-square-foot auto

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SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/sff18-kasthall-launches-new-celebrates-old-embraces-different/design_milk_kasthall_07/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/Design_Milk_Kasthall_07-810x810.jpg" alt="SFF18: Kasthall Launches the New, Celebrates the Old, and Embraces the Different" /></a>
                                Swedish rug brand <a href="http://www.kasthall.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Kasthall</a> launched four new rugs for Stockholm Design Week, won an award for an existing rug and collaborated with <a href="http://www.stellarworks.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Stella Works</a> for a showroom display. &#8220;We are slowly adding new carpets into the grand collection of Kasthall,&#8221; says creative design advisor and co-founder of <a href="http://www.claessonkoivistorune.se/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Claesson Koivisto Rune</a>, Ola Rune. &#8220;We are trying to lead the trends, find new techniques and make new yarns. I think if we do that we will continue to have a legacy.&#8221;
All four new rugs were designed by Central Saint Martin’s graduate and in-house designer Maja Johansson Starander. The first, Freyja, is hand tufted with a chunky wool which is felted and twisted into its final curly form. “Freyja is a textile interpretation of moss and lichen, of stone, soil and mineral,” says a statement from the brand. The tufted loops are left uncut at different heights to create an uneven surface,
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Vans’ New Digs Is a 182,000 Sq Ft Transformation by Rapt Studio

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/vans-new-digs-182000-sq-ft-transformation-rapt-studio/vans-hq-la-2017-19/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Vans-HQ-LA-2017-19-810x608.jpg" alt="Vans&#8217; New Digs Is a 182,000 Sq Ft Transformation by Rapt Studio" /></a>
                                <a href="https://www.vans.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Vans</a> is one of those companies that needs no introduction. Founded over 50 years ago by the Van Doren brothers, the brand has become an iconic name beyond just the California skate culture. When it came time for the company to settle into its new Costa Mesa, California headquarters, Vans reached out to <a href="https://raptstudio.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rapt Studio</a> to celebrate the four pillars of the Vans brand: Art, Music, Action Sports, and Street Culture and Fashion. Earlier last year we toured the HQ (you might have followed along on <a href="http://www.instagram.com/designmilk" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">@designmilk&#8217;s</a> IG Stories) and it is officially the coolest office we&#8217;ve ever seen. Take a look&#8230;
From Rapt Studio, David Galullo (Creative Director), Derrick Prodigalidad (Team Lead), Rosela Barraza (Designer), Keith Muller (Architect) and Scott Johnson (Architect) took point on transforming the 182,000 square feet headquarters into a place of work, play and creative exploration for Vans’ 500+ employees. The building is centered
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Candlefox HQ: A Graphic, Black and White Office in Melbourne

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/candlefox-hq-a-graphic-black-and-white-office-in-melbourne/candlefox-hq-tom-robertson-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/01/Candlefox-HQ-Tom-Robertson-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Candlefox HQ: A Graphic, Black and White Office in Melbourne" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.tomrobertson.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tom Robertson Architects</a> designed a new home for <a href="http://www.tomrobertson.com.au/candlefox"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Candlefox HQ</a> in Melbourne, Australia. The education marketplace provider needed a new space to house twenty employees, along with meeting rooms. The results are a graphic, black and white interior dotted with a growing indoor garden.
A modern interior decked out in only black and white can oftentimes be too minimal for some people, but by incorporating a variety of green plants throughout, the space comes to life. An oversized black grid structure weaves throughout the office allowing the plants to grow and evolve over time. As the plants grow, it helps create additional visual separation between spaces without closing it off. The tall white ceilings paired with white walls and dark floors gives the feeling of an open and light-filled space with black furniture helping to ground everything. The grid theme continues into the kitchen area with white tiles sealed with
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2017 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

                                As much as we all love the convenience of shopping online, there&#8217;s something about visiting a brick-and-mortar shop, where you can actually touch the products and know what your money is supporting. Throughout the year, we visited some of these design-focused shops to give you an idea of what&#8217;s out there so you can look into shopping those smaller, independent shops. Take a look at the stores we featured in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/design-storey/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">Design Store(y)</a> column in 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-year-in-review-design-storey/capsule1-parfumerie-orris-store/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/capsule1-parfumerie-orris-store-810x540.jpg" alt="2017 Year in Review: Design Store(y)" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/orris-perfumery-modern-parfumerie-la/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">ORRIS Perfumery: The Essence Of Los Angeles Bottled Up</a><br />
A boutique fragrance house opened its first retail space in Los Angeles, California, to house all of its modern and unisex perfumes. Casa Perfect: A Modern Retail Concept Perfected by David Alhadeff
For the design shopaholics, this fully shoppable, by-appointment-only, midcentury modern home located high in the Hollywood Hills is a dream come true. Serra, a Store for the Cannabis Cannaseur
Serra is a Portland-based
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1 Shop, 2 Owners, 60+ Independent Designers: fruitsuper’s JOIN Shop in Seattle

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/1-shop-2-owners-60-independent-designers-fruitsupers-join-shop-seattle/joindesignshop_kristawelch-00008/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/JoinDesignShop_kristawelch-00008-810x540.jpg" alt="1 Shop, 2 Owners, 60+ Independent Designers: fruitsuper&#8217;s JOIN Shop in Seattle" /></a>
                                Seattle-based <a href="https://fruitsuper.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">fruitsuper</a> is <a href="http://design-milk.com/?s=fruitsuper" data-wpel-link="internal">no stranger here on Design Milk</a> as we love them for their modern spin on everyday items (which they’ve shown as part of our <a href="http://design-milk.com/design-milk-makes-pop-back-icff-2017-milk-stand/" data-wpel-link="internal">Milk Stand</a> in the past). The duo behind fruitsuper, Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent, founded their studio in 2008 and nine years later, we’re excited that they’ve opened up their first brick and mortar location. JOIN Shop now lives in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood and carries an incredible selection from the JOIN Design Collective, a community of more than 60 independent designers and makers in Seattle.
Sallyann and Joe juggle multiple hats as they designed, own, operate, curate and manage the JOIN Shop, and that’s in addition to their roles as designers! Their goal with the new store is to showcase American-made objects that celebrate design, craftsmanship, community and the stories behind the objects. The shop carries homewares, stationery, jewelry and gifts
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mode:lina™ Designs a New Volkswagen Showroom for Polish Market

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/modelina-designs-a-new-volkswagen-showroom-for-polish-market/volkswagen-home-mode-lina-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Volkswagen-Home-mode-lina-1-810x529.jpg" alt="mode:lina™ Designs a New Volkswagen Showroom for Polish Market" /></a>
                                If you&#8217;ve ever purchased a car, you&#8217;ve probably spent more hours than you planned inside of a dealership&#8217;s showroom and know just how unimpressive they are. The Volkswagen brand decided to change that by hiring <a href="http://www.modelina-architekci.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">mode:lina™</a> to design <a href="http://www.modelina-architekci.com/project/volkswagen-home/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Volkswagen Home</a>, a unique space to present their cars in the Polish automobile market. Located in Warsaw, this first ever concept store aims to bring a more personalized approach to car buying in its home-like environment.
The goal was to bring the energy of Warsaw and the latest Volkswagen cars to the space by introducing vibrant colors and bold elements. They utilized horizontal wood panels to reflect the grill of the Volkswagen Arteon, along with linear lighting that references that car as well as the new T-Roc. The designers used real moss on a wall surrounding a seating area that’s decked out in electric blue sofas. Photos by Patryk Lewiński and
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Hem’s New York City Pop-Up Store

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/hems-new-york-city-pop-store/hem_popup_1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/hem_popup_1-810x579.jpg" alt="Hem&#8217;s New York City Pop-Up Store" /></a>
                                Stockholm-based brand <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> recently opened up their first New York <a href="https://us.hem.com/blogs/news/the-first-hem-u-s-pop-up-shop-is-now-open" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">pop-up store</a> located in Soho on 325 West Broadway. The space features some of the brand&#8217;s newest furniture and homeware pieces, including a curated selection of tabletop ceramic items from Patrick Parrish Gallery and watches from TID Watches, all enclosed in a jungle-like interior theme framed by colorful walls from acoustic brand BAUX.
Hem’s newest collection draws inspiration from exotic plants and natural-colored shades of beige, pink, and orange. The pop-up allows new and existing customers to see the pieces in person, and also take part in their newest service, Hem Pro, an online dedicated tool for interior professionals and design aficionados to browse products and place orders with discounted pricing. The pop-up marks an exciting step for the brand, and CEO and founder of Hem, Petrus Palmér explains, “Hem was founded with the aim of democratizing quality design and we are
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Laundré: Knock Out Your Laundry While You Sip Coffee

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                                Ariana Roviello is the one behind <a href="http://laundre.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Laundré</a>, a one-stop shop where you can sit back with a cup of coffee while you do your laundry. That means you don&#8217;t have to be stuck in one of those regular laundromats that generally has about three uncomfortable seats in it and zero places to relax. Roviello&#8217;s design-focused concept is located in San Francisco and their goal was to create an open and inviting space where one could catch up on some work or grab a coffee with a friend, all while washing your clothes. So, instead of it feeling like a chore, it becomes much more of an event.
Laundré houses a full-scale coffee bar, communal seating, and sustainable laundry equipment from Electrolux that lets you wash + dry you clothes in just 45 minutes total. Plus, the soap is free with every wash and their app keeps you posted as
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“Nerdvana”: A Creative, Colorful Office in Portland for Data Nerds

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                                When 300 self-proclaimed &#8220;data nerds&#8221; at software analytics company <a href="https://newrelic.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">New Relic</a> needed a new place in Portland to call their work home, they brought in <a href="http://www.interiorarchitects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">IA Interior Architects</a> to make their very own &#8220;Nerdvana&#8221; happen. After strategizing together, IA based their design on the company&#8217;s core values: accountable, BOLD, passionate, authentic, connected, and frictionless.
The office is broken up into various sections to house everything from larger groups to individuals, all with comfort in mind. Whether they prefer to lounge in a chair, prop up on a window seat, or stake claim at a worktable, there are plenty of options for any scenario. There’s even a realistic looking fire pit for the ultimate in coziness. Not to be ignored are the incredible 360 degree views of Portland, which include Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, the Willamette River, and several bridges. Since many people ride bicycles in Portland, an installation of
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