Take A Peek Inside

Advertising Lab points to a new blog named for a Talking Heads’ song. Ain’t No Disco “invites agencies from across the world to show their inner sanctums.” Whilst our main focus is to showcase these interiors we also hope that this site will act as a good resource for seeking agencies of different specialties across […]

The Art of Work

I enjoy creative nonfiction that explores the work we choose to do and the various conflicts therein. Scott Partee works for the U.N. in Vienna. Here’s how he describes it: I just finished crawling around in a rat hole while wearing a suit to lay down some network infrastructure for some highly confidential nuclear nonproliferation […]

Remote Locations Difficult To Manage

Network World reports on the difficulties faced by offsite workers and their managers. IBM’s efforts to create a flexible work environment have been so successful that 40% of its 330,000 employees work from home, on the road, or at a client location on any given day. But a few years ago, the company realized that […]

Workspaces Are Key To Productivity

New York Times is running a story on college presidents with blogs. But I’m more interested in this woman’s desk.

His Loss Is Our Gain

The Bullshit Observer on attending yet another meeting: I have a 2.5 hour meeting this afternoon. A full 95% of this meeting will be a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard waste of my time. I’m bringing an illustration in that I’ve been wanted to sketch. I’ve done some of my best drawing in meetings. As a plebeian worker ant […]

If You’re Serious About Transparency, Try Public Office Space

Prime Pearl Street “office space” Om Malik’s place has a guest piece from Jackson West. Mr. West’s topic is coffee houses as Web 2.0 office spaces. Forget Palo Alto garages — San Francisco coffee shops are where to get your startup off the ground. Internet cafes are emerging as an important place to get work […]

If You Can Make It There You Can Make It Anywhere

NYT: New York City’s creative sector – which includes architects, potters, filmmakers and clothing designers – has long helped fuel the city’s economy because of its size and its role in drawing the wealthy to town. But relentless inflation in real estate and health care costs are endangering New York’s long dominance in the creative […]

A Clean Well Lighted Place

Butler Shine’s Influx Insights features a write up on Paragraph, a new work space for writers. Their interest is centered around the idea of cultural hubs and how brands might benefit from the creation of such places. In the case of Paragraph, it’s not a brand, but an entrepreneurial team of writers behind the launch […]