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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Storage: SchubLaden Shelves

by Ms. Admin from Remodelista  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:42 AM
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From Julie: Schubladen means drawers in German; it’s also the name of a shop in  the Berlin-Kreuzberg Graef district that is devoted to the reuse of old and one-off drawers. Franziska Wodicka designs furniture using these cast-off drawers inset into new frames made of varnished or oiled MDF or solid wood. Visit SchubLaden to view the [...]

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337 Project - Art on the west side

by Creede from Grassrootsmodern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:54 AM
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Adam Price is at it again, with another art inspired 337 Project aimed at bring the community together. This time he is working in conjunction with the Neighborhood House, a non-profit organization that provides child daycare and and adult day services to the Salt Lake Community. This installation includes art from several Utah artist on [...]

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How we decided on VEKA windows

by admin from Mayo Woodlands House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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Right now is the crazy part of the schedule where you realize you have two and a half months to get everything done and now deadlines do mean deadlines. But a major part of the house came, the windows from VEKA! This was a major component and when planning the house I looked at dozens of [...]

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Half of Employees Would Rather Work from Home

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:24 AM
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The traditional office environment could soon become a thing of the past as a new survey reveals almost half of employees would rather work from home. Escaping the rush hour traffic, saving on travel costs and flexible working hours were the most attractive aspects of homeworking, according to the survey by travel company Cruise118. Of the 1,000 office workers questioned, 46 per cent said they would prefer to work from home full time. A further 80 per cent said they would like the option to work from home occasionally but would miss the camaraderie of working in an office environment too much to do it permanently. Only one in five said they prefer being based in an office full time. Mal Barritt, director of Cruise118 which offers both home and office working options to sales staff, said: "With rising petrol prices, expensive child care and a stressful commute to the office each day, it's no wonder that many people would rather work from home. The majority of business is done via email and telephone these days and therefore in most cases staff can work just as effectively from home. Working from home can greatly enhance people's work-life balance, the reduction in commuting alone could save several hours each day which can be spent with family or on leisure activities." Cruise118, one of the UK's leading independent cruise retailers, has moved away from the traditional call centre approach to travel sales, launching a unique "cruise concierge" service. Highly trained sales staff, providing customers with an individually tailored service, are all offered flexible and/or home working options. Mal added: "Introducing homeworking and flexible working hours has enabled us to recruit the most talented sales staff irrespective of geographical location or commitments outside work. "Not only do we have many working mothers, we also have an opera singer and an actress who no longer have to miss rehearsals or auditions which take place during traditional working hours. I would be surprised if we didn't see many more business offering staff homeworking options, particularly in this difficult economic climate when homeworking can help save both the employer and employee money." From Online Recruitment

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Injecting glamour into the garden office

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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An excellent little piece in The Independent by Annie Deakin, acting editor of mydeco , talks about injecting glamour into your home office. She points out that a decade ago, home offices were humdrum affairs but that now "dressing an office" is a key part of any home redecoration. She makes various glam suggestions and quotes Emilia D’Erlanger, interior designer, as saying: "Garden office rooms are all the rage. The smartest of addresses now all want a media room and a garden office as a sanctuary away from distractions...nowadays, you’re just as liable to find accountants as creative-types at the bottom of the garden - and the "shed" will be decked out in elegant wallpaper." Well worth a browse (pictured is Benton Weinstock's glamorous home office, as seen in House Beautiful, via style court ).

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Office: Instant Wallpaper

by Sarah from Remodelista  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:11 AM
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From Sarah: I love this idea from RE shop in the UK: the owners papered a wall in the shop with old letters picked up at an estate sale. Vintage maps or newspapers also make for great wallpaper (the salmon pink Financial Times would be particularly compelling).

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house for a photographer

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:50 AM
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The photographer is Szymon Szczesniak The house is designed by moomoo architects Go see it at yatzer

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Thinking smaller

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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By Margaret Hartley from the Daily Gazette When a friend from college got his doctorate in soil sciences, he asked to be called Dr. Dirt. Now that he’s been a professor of environmental sciences for years, we like to call him Dr. Sustainability, and the last time a bunch of us got together he was the go-to guy for all our questions...

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reader's workplace - vertical desk with ikea broder

by lavardera from workalicious  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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workalicious reader nothing future was inspired by the vertical desk arrangement to build one for his home music lab

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concrete box house

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:48 AM
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Architect Byoungsoo Cho's personal getaway house in Montana. The inner courtyard has a lily pond. Nice article in Dwell Brandon Shigeta's flickr photoset of this house and a couple of more projects. eye candy - (very much worth subscribing to....)

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