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July 13 / Design, Inspiration, Property

5 inspirational corporate offices

Ever thought your office looks a little too like the set of Office Space? Do you work as an interior designer and having a creative block? Well, look no further than our list of the 5 most inspirational corporate offices!

1. Google, Tel Aviv

Take a stroll through the woods, board a cable car in the sky, and get from A to B by slide. Google’s office in Israel explodes with creativity.

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2. AirBnB, San Francisco

In an office that truly represents the product the company offers, AirBnB’s San Fran office feels like you’re home.

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3. Bahnhof, Stockholm

The internet service provider’s office looks pretty darn secure. In fact, we’d say only James Bond could break into this villainous lair.

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4. Urban Outfitters, Pittsburgh

When the stores themselves look about as cool as Channing Tatum riding a unicorn, you can be sure the head office is going to make it on the list.

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5. Inventionland, Pittsburgh

Wait, no Google or Facebook? Sure, they have incredible offices, but this company you probably haven’t even heard of has a pirate ship. Case closed, ye scally wag!

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Think your brand needs a new identity and creative office? Get in touch and let’s talk design.

June 23 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: Building a park in the sky

Last week, we featured a TED Talk showcasing a beautiful park, Lowline,  that exists underneath the streets of New York City.

This week we are looking at another park in New York, Highline, which, as the name suggests, is a park that exists in the sky above New York City.

Watch the TED Talk to find out more:

June 21 / Design, Inspiration

Apple Store architecture around the world

The Apple Store has only been around since 2001, but in less than 20 years, they have revolutionised the retail experience, just as much as they have revolutionised consumer technology.

As a true disruptor, Apple didn’t enter the retail game by copy and pasting the format you see at Currys or John Lewis, but create an all new customer experience, led by design and layout, that has excelled in architecture ever since.

Let’s take a look at our top 5 Apple Stores around the world…

1. New York Apple Store (Fifth Avenue)

The classic Apple Store design that comes to mind is always the Fifth Avenue store in New York. With the cuboid glass structure and staircase leading to the underground store, it is timeless, and the original trendsetter for Apple retail.

Apple Store New York

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2. Paris Apple Store (Carrousel du Louvre)

An Apple Store directly next to the Louvre in Paris, France, is the ultimate Apple design experience, and this store, seen in the background of the inverted pyramid is in the perfect company.

Apple Store Paris Louvre

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3. London Apple Store (Regent Street)

The largest Apple Store in the world dominates Regent Street with its astonishing beauty. Inside is a glass staircase leading to a Genius bar, and glass bridge that can be seen from the ground floor.

Apple Store London

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4. Shanghai Apple Store

The Shanghai Apple Store builds on the design of the Fifth Avenue store in New York, this time with a cylindrical glass structure, with a beautiful spiral staircase leading customers to the underground store.

Apple Store Shanghai

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5. San Francisco Apple Store (of the future)

The future of Apple Store’s, led by Apple VP, Sir Jony Ive, once again disrupts the retail experience. Yes, when you thought Apple had already disrupted enough, they went ahead and did it again! To truly experience the beauty of this story, and the future of Apple Stores, we recommend watching a video tour:

Bonus: Watch Steve Jobs introduce the first ever Apple Store

Featured image credit: pisaphotography / Shutterstock.com

June 16 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: A park underneath the hustle and bustle of New York City

In our latest featured TED Talk, Dan Barasch discussed his, and his business partner James Ramsey, crazy plan to create a park filled with greenery, right underneath New York City.

Lowline, will be an underground green space the size of a football field. Using technology that harvests sunlight above-ground and directs it down below, it is a park that can thrive, even in winter. 

Watch the TED Talk

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June 6 / Design, Inspiration

Best of TED: How to fit more people in every city

A problem with many cities is that they were designed (or perhaps not even that) without the anticipation of the huge growth in population we have seen all over the world. But one man, in the TED Talk below, thinks the design of a city for a pre-automotive era could, in fact, hold the key to packing more people in.

In this TED Talk, Kent Larson explains how this would work, making everything you need within walking distance. He doesn’t stop there, though, and goes on to feature folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.

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