12.15.14 | If you haven’t noticed, there’s a new kid on the block. Clarus Glassboards was founded in 2009 by former financial services employees Jeremy Rincon and Robbie Whites, on their belief that back-painted glass produces a superior dry erase medium and that the commercial application of both glass interior walls and dry erase marker boards were increasing. The young company is bursting with creative thinking, spot-on marketing, and community-minded goals, and none of it is by accident.
12.15.14 | At the new 300,000 square foot Catamaran offices, Whitney Architects helped create a fresh brand from the ground up. The company, a provider of pharmacy benefit management services and healthcare IT solutions, needed an aesthetic that could provide a firm sense of culture amidst an ever-expanding workforce. Whitney achieved a flexible space full of light and understated elegance for the recently merged team by using lighting and graphic aesthetics to differentiate spaces.
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12.15.14 | It’s that time of year again, no matter where you live. The weather now is enough different from what it was a few months ago that thermostat adjustments are in order. And they’re never easy. There are all sorts of speculation about where to set the office temperature. What are the facts?
12.15.14 | Bernstein has studied transparency and boundaries, some of which have physical form and some of which don’t.
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12.8.14 | Last Wednesday evening simultaneous events lit up Manhattan big time. The City of New York flipped the switch on the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and Interior Design Magazine put on a glittering show in the Grand Ballroom of the storied Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Feasts and ritual celebrations build community and strengthen bonds among the members of the community, and the annual Interior Design Hall of Fame dinner is one such event.
12.8.14 | IIDEXCanada, to use the updated moniker of Canada’s largest design expo and conference, sported a new look and feel this year. It co-located with Construct Canada and seven related events to create the Buildings Show. The new umbrella brand is billed as North America’s largest annual exposition, networking and educational event focusing on the design, construction and management of real estate. The mega-show featured 1,600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations. Officeinsight correspondent David Lasker shares impressions of some of the more interesting booths.
12.8.14 | The more interior design professionals know about the fields surrounding his/her own chosen profession, the more likely it is they will make more thoughtful on-the-job decisions that naturally account for those other areas. In this spirit, we decided to get the scoop on property management, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and its annual awards competition, The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards.
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12.8.14 | Yanping Tu and colleagues Christopher Hsee, Zoe Lu, and Bowen Ruan, recently completed research indicating that people may not be positive toward individuals and things that seem to be approaching them.
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