Author Archives: Al

yahoo’s mayer says come back to office

Workplace design made the front page of The New York Times today with a story by Claire Cain Miller and Catherine Rampell about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s directive to her employees …

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joey shimoda 2013 designer of the year

Sub-zero wind-chill in New York City did not prevent a sizable crowd of design professionals from getting up early last week for Contract Magazine’s 34th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast.  …

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designers rate oscar picks, find them lacking

This year’s Academy Award nominations for Production Design rated a big yawn from O+A’s in-house experts.  Taking a break recently over apple and huckleberry pie, many of our designers hadn’t seen …

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casual encounters by design

Denise is featured in Fast Company this month talking about how design can foster collaboration.

Traditionally, the spaces for group interaction have been formal meeting rooms or studios– but …

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future of workplace hatched in small room…

Shortly before the holidays, IE University hosted a panel discussion at the the Royal Institute of British Architects in London on What’s Next in the Workspace?  Verda joined Jeremy …

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wishing you a dozen kinds of cheer!

SOMA hit North Beach the other night as O+A’s hard-charging staff (with significant others) took an evening to relax and celebrate the year at The Cookhouse in …

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artists to make toys (and art) before your eyes

If you’re shopping for the holidays in San Francisco this Saturday and want one-of-a-kind gifts, drop by Root Division art gallery where 40 artists– including Verda– will be creating inspired toys and …

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meanwhile in whitechapel…

Yes, Jack the Ripper’s old neighborhood– now one of London’s hippest enclaves.  It’s home to the Whitechapel Gallery, which has been a cornerstone of the London art scene since 1901.  Picasso’s …

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sun breaks through on euston road

One thing Londoners love is the sun– travel agency windows in Britain are always full of Ibiza, Bali… and California!  So when Primo presented some of O+A’s sun-drenched, open-plan, West Coast offices at the…

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sustainable merriment kicks off party season

A collision of events last night as one group of revelers– Alma, Caren, Sarunya, Jeorge and Will– checked out the Greenbuild Convention at Moscone …

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