Category Archives: NEWS

Want Free WiFi? Move To Santa Clara

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square miles, covering the 118,000 residents that live in the city. The free public WiFi network …

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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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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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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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“starting your own firm” now online


The lively panel discussion on how to start your own design firm that Verda and Primo took part in at AIA last summer is now available online as a continuing education course …

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home at lagrange

Lagrange, Georgia is a small town about halfway between Atlanta and Montgomery, Alabama– not, perhaps, your first guess for where a style-setting flooring and textile company with a global impact on …

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speaking of good design…

It started last summer with the panel discussion How to Start Your Own Firm at AIA’s Office in San Francisco– …

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potus rips past o+a

Our designers were all waiting on the curb this morning with cell phones and cameras ready as Howard Street, usually a hive of traffic and colorful urban street life, was clear as a …

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inc’s coolest offices tap quid, square

We’re front and center in Inc. Magazine’s World’s Coolest Offices feature this issue with photo spreads of Square and Quid and sidebar articles on what makes an …

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