As a follow up to my last 2 blog posts regarding furnishing the "optimal office space" and modern trends in office furniture, here are a few great resources (blogs/books) to help provide you with some additional inspiration and ideas for creating YOUR ideal office space.
About Office SnapshotsOffice Snapshots shows you the inside of the offices you care about. This is generally from Web/Tech companies, and perhaps larger companies that people are familiar with.
Led by founder Bill Tikos, The Cool Hunter celebrates creativity in all of its modern manifestations. Since its inception in 2004 The Cool Hunter has become the world's most-read culture and design site, a leading authority on all things creative and a truly global hub for what's cool, thoughtful, innovative and original. We value global relevance, not trends, channeling our discoveries to our worldwide audience.
About Yanko Design Yanko Design is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best.
About Office Design Gallery
Office Design Gallery is here to bring you a collection of office design from around the globe. From the home office to the enterprise, our environment affects the way we work. And now you have a resource to turn to when you are looking at how to design the office you work in. It could be a small change to your personal work area or a complete office re design, this is the place to start.
workalicious™ is a weblog featuring workplace design, furniture, implements, and culture.
I wish I Worked There! A Look Inside The Most Creative Spaces In Business Kursty Grove and Will Knight
Revealing some of the world’s most inspiring workplaces, I Wish I Worked There! investigates the way 20 famous brands have put innovation at the heart of their culture. Photographs and illustrations detail the way in which companies accommodate creative activity through spaces that: stimulate, enable reflection, promote collaboration and encourage play. Easy-to-adopt principles assist the design, creation or selection of spaces that support creative endeavor. Never before has a title looked specifically at how the working environment fosters the flow of ideas from both practical and emotional perspectives – with business results.
Where We Work: Creative Office Spaces Ian McCallam
Where We Work explores how creative agencies transform lifeless commercial spaces into bastions of creativity, offering inspiring interiors and visual insight into the breadth and depth of each agency's thought process. By removing the traditional office furnishings and even the typical office culture, this new kind of workspace inspires coworkers to be at their most creative—free to relax, think, and accessorize—and visitors to dream of spending their own workdays within its walls.
Atlas of Office Interiors Alex Sanchez Vidiella
Whether a home studio or a corporate office tower, every office space, with its particular function, needs its own specific design solution. Concepts for reception areas, meeting rooms, and work area fill this collection showing new and effective possibilities that accommodate a range of working styles and a variety of workplace cultures. With 1000 color photographs this book can inspire designers, architects and corporate execs to create efficient, motivational, and pleasing work spaces that will make a statement, increase productivity and improve efficiency.
In this book, Alex Sanchez, has collected and juxtaposed over 600 different office space design ideas making this one of the most comprehensive collections of office space design images every published. Presented in the "Atlas" format, it is a reference book which all commercial interior designer and space planners will want to own
Radical Office Design Jeremy Myerson
Traditional office work, characterized by repetitive clerical tasks, is rapidly giving way to "knowledge work," characterized by the creative application and exchange of information. In response, architects around the world are leaving aside the old cubicle grid to design imaginative, high-tech offices that foster knowledge work and, at the same time, help workers balance the competing demands of colleagues, customers, and family. The forty-three exceptional workplaces profiled in this timely volume have all been completed within the last six years and serve a wide variety of organizations, both private and public, small and large. Examples range from the headquarters of an advertising firm where one enormous table seats all two hundred employees, facilitating communication, to a BMW plant where the factory production line runs through and above the administrative offices, unifying the corporate community.
The Other Office: Creative Workplace Design Matt Stewart
The world of work refuses to stand still: new technologies have a huge impact on office design and now that a great many employees have the freedom to do their work anywhere -- on the road, at home, with clients -- the general role of the office has altered significantly. The projects that make up The Other Office identify those offices that keep abreast of the rapid pace of change and, more importantly, set the pace. They achieve their goals in unique and creative ways. Their common denominator is that special quality with which they transcend the mundane requirements of planners' programs, a creative synthesis of the intuitive and the analytical, bringing a new sensibility to the workplace.
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