Where I Work: Greg Keffer of Rockwell Group

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New York City based Greg Keffer is a Partner and Studio Leader at the award-winning Rockwell Group, where he heads numerous international hospitality, residential, retail, and office projects. In just six short years, Keffer has worked on various projects, like NeueHouse Hollywood, The Time Hotel (NY), Sky (NY), William Morris Endeavor | IMG (NY), and Station House (Washingon, DC). Currently he’s overseeing the new, much-anticipated Warner Music Group headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, as well as Nobu Downtown (NY), Hotel EMC2 (Chicago), W Madrid Hotel, Moxy Miami, Union Square Cafe (NY), MGM Cotai (Macau), and Battersea Power Station (London). In this month’s Where I Work, Keffer shows us around the Rockwell Group’s Union Square office and gives us insight into his work process. What is your typical work style? I work best when I am juggling multiple projects. I really enjoy the challenge of solving a variety of design issues at different scales
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GOLDEN Designs a Modern Sales and Marketing Office for Brickworks Centre

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/golden-designs-a-modern-sales-and-marketing-office-for-brickworks-centre/brickworks-centre-office-golden-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Brickworks-Centre-office-Golden-1-810x540.jpg" alt="GOLDEN Designs a Modern Sales and Marketing Office for Brickworks Centre" /></a>
                                <a href="http://designbygolden.com.au/projects/brickworks/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Brickworks Centre</a>, a Melbourne based company, hired <a href="http://designbygolden.com.au/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">GOLDEN</a> to design a multipurpose office to house their sales and marketing office, along with functioning as a model example for the surrounding revitalization project that will span 10 years. The new space needed to be outfitted with durable materials to withstand the traffic they&#8217;re expecting throughout the duration of the project. At the same time, they wanted it to feel warm and homey, which they managed to expertly accomplish.
The space is set up as a display unit for the future residential development, while also housing the needs of the sales and marketing people who are tasked with selling the future homes. Modern furniture works alongside robust pieces, like the massive stone slab that works as the sales counter. Natural oak was brought in to line the walls, keeping all of the marketing materials stored away and out of site. The
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Alldock Multi-Device Charging Dock by Dittrich Design

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                                Designed as a catch-all organizer and charging station for a multitude of mobile devices, the <a href="https://alldock.com/collections/all-docks"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Alldock</a> answers the task of eliminating cable clutter in decor-friendly fashion while keeping its collection charged with a quick charging USB hub hidden within.
With its wooden slat design, the Alldock may be imagined as a pint-sized George Nelson wood slat bench. Its 4-5 rail slots designed to accommodate an array of mobile devices, the Alldock safely and neatly displays phones and tablets upright at a slight angle (size accommodations listed here) – ranging from the smallest iPhone, to the latest Android devices, all the way up to the largest iPad Pro. Look into each slot and an array of charging port openings stay hidden within each slot – 3 per row – with the option to add additional slide-in, one hand docking ports for Lightning, micro USB, or USB-C connections. Inside the cavity
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Introducing Design Milk At The Office – New Column + Instagram

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                                Design in the workplace has changed so much and we think it&#8217;s important to have a dedicated space that documents how that landscape is shifting. That&#8217;s why we just launched a brand new column, <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/at-the-office/" data-wpel-link="internal">At The Office</a>, AND a new sister account on Instagram, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/designmilkattheoffice/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Design Milk At The Office</a>! The <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/at-the-office/" data-wpel-link="internal">column</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/designmilkattheoffice/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a> account will focus on creative workplaces, modern offices, contract furniture, and more. We will also take you on (virtual) tours of the offices of top brands and companies, multifunctional furnishings, and flexible work/live environments.
Need more office-piration? You can also check out our Where I Work column that explores offices, desks and tools of some of today’s established and emerging designers. Also, if your own workspace is a unique haven for unleashing your creativity, we want to see it on Instagram! Tag your photos with #DMcreativespaces and we’ll be sharing our favorites on both @designmilk and @designmilkattheoffice. See you
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Humanscale Introduces the QuickStand Eco Sit/Stand Workstation

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/humanscale-introduces-the-quickstand-eco-sitstand-workstation/humanscale-quickstand-eco-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/Humanscale-QuickStand-Eco-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Humanscale Introduces the QuickStand Eco Sit/Stand Workstation" /></a>
                                Ergonomic design pioneers <a href="https://www.humanscale.com/index.cfm" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Humanscale</a> have introduced a new product for the next generation of sit/stand workstations, and this one is portable! The height-adjustable <a href="https://quickstand.humanscale.com/quickstand-eco.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">QuickStand Eco</a> is both sleek and minimal and designed for easy setup. Using lots of sustainable materials, the workstation comprises few parts and pieces, helping to maintain a minimal environmental footprint.
The QuickStand Eco’s scaled back design can easily be moved from your home to your office making it a practical addition to your work routine. It easily changes height so when you’re ready to switch positions, it’s effortless. Plus, it works with Humanscale’s OfficeIQ software, which will send you alerts to remind you to change up your position. It’s also practical in that it accommodates people of varying heights with its adjustability, allowing a new person to acquire it if someone moves on. The QuickStand Eco holds up to 35 lbs., and comes in laptop,
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Office Furniture with an Autumnal Color Palette from True Design

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/office-furniture-collection-autumnal-color-palette/true-design-office/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/true-design-office-810x522.jpg" alt="Office Furniture with an Autumnal Color Palette from True Design" /></a>
                                Founded by Alessandro and Lorenzo Maniero, Italy-based <a href="http://www.truedesign.it/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">True Design</a> is an emerging furniture brand that specializes in working spaces for homes, offices and hospitality environments. The brand’s newest “True Goes Through” collection exhibited at this year’s 100% Design Fair in London under the art direction of Aldo Parisotto from <a href="https://www.studioparisottoeformenton.it/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">P+F Architetti</a> with a new autumnal color palette inspired by Paul Klee paintings. Aware that the office landscape has changed, True Design pays careful attention to design, functionality, comfort, materials, and color to create furniture that caters to the nomadic worker who moves from public lounge areas to private spaces throughout the day.
The ARCA chairs designed by Orlandini Design are meant for lounges and waiting areas and comes in a range of variations. The DNA bench designed by Leonardo Rossano and Debora Mansur is inspired by the dynamic forms of biogenetics and is shaped after the helix form with each
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Scotiabank Gets a Fun and Inspiring Place to Work Courtesy of IA Interior Architects

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/scotiabank-gets-a-fun-and-inspiring-place-to-work-courtesy-of-ia-interior-architects/scotiabank-_toronto_ia-interior-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Scotiabank-_Toronto_IA-Interior-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Scotiabank Gets a Fun and Inspiring Place to Work Courtesy of IA Interior Architects" /></a>
                                The Toronto office of <a href="http://www.interiorarchitects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">IA Interior Architects</a>, in collaboration with their New York office, completed the new Toronto offices of <a href="http://www.interiorarchitects.com/projects/scotiabank-digital-factory/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Scotiabank</a>. The workspace was designed to house the financial firm&#8217;s agilists, engineers, and tech developers, who work together to serve more than 23 million customers throughout 55 countries.
Named the Digital Factory, the offices were thoughtfully designed as a way to encourage productivity among the staff, while also enticing the top tech talent into coming to work for them. The firm’s commitment to its employees is evident throughout the design, which encourages collaboration, creativity, and adventure. After observing the firm’s ways of working, they discovered that the staff generally gathered in a central area to collaborate, present work, and for various activities that would end up overtaking work areas. To fix the problem, IA created a 32-foot diameter rotunda to act as a place to gather. A massive wall
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Desert Palisades Guardhouse by Studio AR+D Architects

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/desert-palisades-guardhouse-by-studio-ard-architects/desert-palisades-guardhouse-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/Desert-Palisades-Guardhouse-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Desert Palisades Guardhouse by Studio AR+D Architects" /></a>
                                To round out the much anticipated residential development, Desert Palisades, <a href="http://www.studio-ard.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio AR+D Architects</a> were tasked with designing their 915 square foot <a href="http://www.studio-ard.com/projects/desert-palisades-guardhouse/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">guardhouse</a> on the hills overlooking Palm Springs. The natural setting, along with the future homes being built there, were the inspiration for the design – modern, yet industrial to fit in with the rugged landscape. That led to a selection of materials that would not only be timeless, but that would last in the harsh, desert environment.
The design team chose to cantilever the roof out over the driveways and a massive boulder that rests below it. The roof and boulder don’t touch but the design looks as if it was built to accommodate the natural stone. The exaggerated roof line, which spans 34 feet, tests the limits as to what engineering is capable of, almost making you feel as if the modest building might tip over. Steel and
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Poketo Aurora Wall and Daily Planners Color the Days Ahead

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/poketo-aurora-wall-daily-planners/aurora-lb-45_900_1024x1024/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/10/aurora-lb-45_900_1024x1024-810x810.jpg" alt="Poketo Aurora Wall and Daily Planners Color the Days Ahead" /></a>
                                We can&#8217;t remember the last time we&#8217;ve ever felt the slightest urge to grace our walls with a printed wall calendar. Yet, here we are, slaves to Google Calendar, and totally entranced by the colorful allure of this <a href="https://www.poketo.com/collections/planners/products/aurora-wall-planner"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Poketo Aurora Wall Planner</a> monthly calendar.
With dimensions of 30.1″ x 20.6″, these poster size sheets divided by month practically beg to be framed, except for the fact they’re best used with a pen and a penchant for planning.

The real question is whether to dole each sheet every month, or to display the entire spectrum as a group. There isn’t really a wrong way to display these.

But let’s say you’re adamant to keep the walls free from clutter. That’s okay because there’s the Poketo Daily Weekly Monthly Planner. The spiral bound planner isn’t just a pretty face on the outside; the interior of this 170 page planner is
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A Rotterdam Office Relocates to a Renovated Historic Building

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-rotterdam-office-relocates-to-a-renovated-historic-building/studio-tomorrow-bridgevest-office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/Studio-Tomorrow-Bridgevest-office-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Rotterdam Office Relocates to a Renovated Historic Building" /></a>
                                FinTech&#8217;s company <a href="http://www.studio-tomorrow.com/work#/interior-design-bridgevest/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bridgevest</a> relocated offices to the center of Rotterdam to Veerhaven, an area where architectural character still remains. They chose a building from 1890 to renovate with the help of <a href="http://www.studio-tomorrow.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Tomorrow</a>, who came in with a light, colorful design plan that also kept historical details intact. The building was once a bank with the bank owner and his family residing there – there&#8217;s still a safe in the cellar!
Historic elements remain, while a contemporary identity adds a fresh layer to propel the company into the future. Studio Tomorrow thoughtfully merged the past with the needs of a modern office, and did so with visually appealing furniture and lighting, a fun color palette, and a unique custom wall carpet. Along with designing the interiors, Studio Tomorrow designed a custom, 100 square meter carpet for the wall that not only helped with acoustics, it brought an artistic element
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A Rotterdam Office Relocates to a Renovated Historic Building

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-rotterdam-office-relocates-to-a-renovated-historic-building/studio-tomorrow-bridgevest-office-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/Studio-Tomorrow-Bridgevest-office-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Rotterdam Office Relocates to a Renovated Historic Building" /></a>
                                FinTech&#8217;s company <a href="http://www.studio-tomorrow.com/work#/interior-design-bridgevest/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Bridgevest</a> relocated offices to the center of Rotterdam to Veerhaven, an area where architectural character still remains. They chose a building from 1890 to renovate with the help of <a href="http://www.studio-tomorrow.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Tomorrow</a>, who came in with a light, colorful design plan that also kept historical details intact. The building was once a bank with the bank owner and his family residing there – there&#8217;s still a safe in the cellar!
Historic elements remain, while a contemporary identity adds a fresh layer to propel the company into the future. Studio Tomorrow thoughtfully merged the past with the needs of a modern office, and did so with visually appealing furniture and lighting, a fun color palette, and a unique custom wall carpet. Along with designing the interiors, Studio Tomorrow designed a custom, 100 square meter carpet for the wall that not only helped with acoustics, it brought an artistic element
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Ophelis Sum: A Modular Seating System Based Around Three Elements

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/ophelis-sum-a-modular-seating-system-based-around-three-elements/ophelis_sum_seating-studio-grosch-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://3.design-milk.com/images/2017/08/ophelis_sum_seating-studio-grosch-1-810x571.jpg" alt="Ophelis Sum: A Modular Seating System Based Around Three Elements" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.studiogrosch.net/en/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Grosch</a> are the designers behind a brand-new, modular seating system named <a href="http://www.ophelis-sum.de/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ophelis sum</a>. The concept is composed of three core elements – base, partition, and pillow – that can be combined and added in various ways enabling a variety of seating islands in a room.
You can choose one-sided, opposing, or back-to-back, in anything from an L, T, or X configuration, and anything in between – the only limit is your imagination. Along with your specific combination of components, you get to choose frame color and fabrics for a completely custom seating experience. Partitions come in various heights depending on the privacy level required and the seating is such that you can create anything from a stool, bench, armchair, chaise, or sofa. Ophelis sum even offers integrated power solutions.
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Online Design Store Hem Opens Stockholm Showroom

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/online-design-store-hem-opens-stockholm-showroom/design_milk_hem_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/Design_Milk_Hem_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Online Design Store Hem Opens Stockholm Showroom" /></a>
                                Online furniture retailer <a href="https://www.hem.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hem</a> has opened its first showroom in the heart of the Swedish capital.
Located on the ground floor of a brass-clad art museum, the glass box is surrounded by the green space of Vasaparken and showcases the brand’s latest collections, which include collaborations with designers such as Philippe Malouin, Max Lamb and Luca Nichetto. Originally established as One Nordic in 2012, Hem is one of the online pioneers in the furniture and home accessories market. “There is all this beauty [in the design industry] that normal consumers and the rest of the world never takes part in,” Hem founder Petrus Palmer told Design Milk. “It doesn’t really trickle down into the rest of the community, and they are left with few options, and low quality options. I wanted to do something that was both beautiful and accessible, so I started what was to become Hem.” Petrus
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Where I Work: Luca Nichetto

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/where-i-work-luca-nichetto/whereiwork-luca-nichetto-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/WhereIWork-Luca-Nichetto-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Luca Nichetto" /></a>
                                For this <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/where-i-work/" data-wpel-link="internal">Where I Work</a>, we virtually visit two European cities, Stockholm and Venice, to get a sense of how <a href="http://nichettostudio.com/about/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luca Nichetto</a> works. The Venice-born designer began his schooling at Istituto statale d’arte before earning a degree in industrial design in 1998 at the Università Iuav di Venezia. Post school, Nichetto embarked on careers with Murano-based glass maker, Salviati, before venturing into product design and consulting for Foscarini. In 2006, he set up his eponymous studio in Venice, which led to the opening of his second studio in 2011 in Stockholm, where he now spends most of his time. Here, we take a look through both workspaces while also getting a sense as to how Nichetto works. Take a look.

Stockholm studio

What is your typical work style? That is a good question, since I’ve become a father I can say that I come to the office pretty early
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30 Back-to-School Homework Spaces and Study Room Ideas You’ll Love

If you’re having trouble getting your kids to do homework, check out these cool study room ideas. Maybe all you need to kick-start your kid’s study habits is a change of scenery! A back-to-school homework space that’s quiet for focus, colorful for inspiration and organized to reduce distractions would make homework time a pleasure for most kids. Regardless of the size of the space or room, you can create an awesome and affordable kids’ homework space. Best of all, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen are running a month-long sale in July to help you create the coolest back-to-school homework spaces ever.
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Frosted glass sliding doors separate the living room from the homework area for a quiet, distraction-free space. Image: Sarah Jefferys Design

When planning a homework space, remember these five important elements:

1. Color: Wallpaper or paint a wall or the shelf openings in a bold and invigorating color.
2. Furniture: A small

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Herman Miller Introduces New “Smart” Office Furniture with Live OS

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/herman-miller-introduces-new-live-smart-furniture/hm_liveos_desktop/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/07/HM_LiveOS_Desktop-810x608.jpg" alt="Herman Miller Introduces New &#8220;Smart&#8221; Office Furniture with Live OS" /></a>
                                Global design company <a href="http://www.hermanmiller.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Herman Miller</a> continues to lead the frontier when it comes to furniture brands with their latest system — <a href="http://www.hermanmiller.com/smart-office/smart-furnishings/live-os.html" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Live OS</a>. Live OS is the first, human-centered system of connected furniture that connects to humans on a deeper level. In an effort to better serve workplace needs, Live OS aims to help their customers create empowering and efficient workplaces.
Live OS connects Herman Miller furnishings to the cloud through sensors. This allows the desks to “sense” people and their preferences, resulting in a better experience overall. For example, the standing desk will remember the user’s preferred height. All the user has to do is tap the desk control once, and it’ll automatically adjust to the user’s saved position. Or, if the user needs reminders to move and adjust their position, the desk control will light up and vibrate. The Live OS system is part of Herman Miller’s Living
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Pacific Chair by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/pacific-chair-edward-barber-jay-osgerby/pacificchair_barberandosgerby_8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/06/pacificchair_barberandosgerby_8-810x603.jpg" alt="Pacific Chair by Edward Barber &#038; Jay Osgerby" /></a>
                                <a href="http://barberosgerby.com/projects/view/pacific-chair"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Pacific Chair</a> is a minimalist office chair created by <a href="http://barberosgerby.com/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Edward Barber &amp; Jay Osgerby</a> for <a href="http://www.vitra.com/en-us/"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Vitra</a>. The design duo&#8217;s latest design, which was four years in the making, is exemplified by their guiding principle of &#8220;full performance, quiet design&#8221; – and achieved a harmonious combination of these two characteristics.
With exception to the base, the Pacific Chair has no mechanical components visible from behind due to the extended backrest. The designers were particularly aware of the complexity and over-functional contraptions that have most office chairs consisting mainly of controls and levers. Minimizing the visual impact of these elements became the focal point of the design. Although not readily visible, the Pacific Chair offers all the sophisticated functions necessary for ergonomic seating. The height-adjustable back and armrests form part of the same vertically aligned profile, which allows users to easily shift their position to sit sideways. A synchronized mechanism within the chair automatically responds to
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Where I Work: Paulo Kos of West Elm Workspace

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/where-i-work-paulo-kos-of-west-elm-workspace/where-i-work-paulo-kos-west-elm-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/06/Where-I-Work-Paulo-Kos-west-elm-0-810x549.jpg" alt="Where I Work: Paulo Kos of West Elm Workspace" /></a>
                                For this month&#8217;s <a href="http://design-milk.com/column/where-i-work/" data-wpel-link="internal">Where I Work</a>, we venture to Brooklyn&#8217;s DUMBO neighborhood to the relatively new offices of <a href="https://westelmworkspace.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">West Elm Workspace</a>, which <a href="http://design-milk.com/west-elm-workspace-office-furniture-accessories/" data-wpel-link="internal">launched just about two years ago</a> as an offshoot of West Elm. The brand brings a new approach to office design by merging elements of residential ideas with multifunctional and flexible office concepts that promote creativity and innovation. Workspace&#8217;s Vice President of Design for hospitality takes us on a tour of their waterfront offices and how he&#8217;s settling in and working in the new, modern digs.
What is your typical work style? I like to get to the office early when I can. I love that dead quiet around the space and it allows me to get my bearings, answer emails, and prepare for meetings. I work on furniture design for our new businesses (West Elm Workspace with Inscape, our office furniture line, and West Elm Hotels)
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“Nerdvana”: A Creative, Colorful Office in Portland for Data Nerds

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/nerdvana-a-creative-colorful-office-in-portland-for-data-nerds/new_relic_office-ia-interior-architect-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/New_Relic_office-IA-Interior-Architect-1-810x541.jpg" alt="&#8220;Nerdvana&#8221;: A Creative, Colorful Office in Portland for Data Nerds" /></a>
                                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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Modern Finds at NeoCon 2017

                                We headed to Chicago last week to check out the latest in commercial design at this year&#8217;s <a href="http://neocon.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">NeoCon</a>. Luckily the days of corporate cubicles are slowing fading as companies are continuing to push the idea of what an office should look like with innovative textiles, colors, materials, and designs that are finally bringing some fun back into the workspace. Take a look at some favorite things we spotted while walking the floors of the Merchandise Mart.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/modern-finds-at-neocon-2017/neocon-2017-1-3form-chroma/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/06/NeoCon-2017-1-3form-chroma-810x914.jpg" alt="Modern Finds at NeoCon 2017" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.3-form.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">3form</a> displayed three different worlds within their showroom and one of them was made from their solid surface material, <a href="http://www.3-form.com/materials/chroma/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Chroma</a>, which is made from optical grade engineered resin. They turned these panels into colorful gradients and then exhibited them with two chairs from Eric Trine.
From BuzziSpace, these sculptural fixtures designed by 13&9 are called BuzziPleat and they’re designed using BuzziFelt to help reduce sound within that space. They paired architectural folds
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