Archive for June, 2012

Friday, June 29th, 2012

We’re definitely on an office-wide decorating craze after recently having some awesome wall graphics installed in our newly renovated space. It’s more than fitting that we post some of the world’s coolest murals. We hope you enjoy!

Gooderham Flat Iron Building in Toronto by Bill Smith

Portrait Murals

Beautiful murals in Brussels by Eliseo Oliveras.

Gallery: The 25 Best Murals Of Summer 2011

Aryz, Civitavecchia, Italy

Gallery: The 25 Best Murals Of Summer 2011

Roa, Paris

Wonder wave: John Pugh's Mana Nalu mural in Honolulu. Fire crews rushed to save the children from the mighty wave - before realising it was an optical illusion

John Pugh's Mana Nalu mural in Honolulu.

Liu Bolin & JR NYC Mural Collaboration

Beautiful Mural

Philadelphia murals

Mural by John Lewis in Philadelphia

Dog Gadgets!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Monkey the Welsh Corgi

To honor the four-legged-friend we have in the office today, we figured it would be fitting to feature some of the most fantastic pet gadgets out there!

Hammacher Schlemmer Separation Anxiety Prevention Bed

Hammacher Schlemmer Separation Anxiety Pet Bed

Dogs with close connections to their owners often show symptoms of separation anxiety. This pet bed holds a garment belonging to the owner. The mesh pocket where the garment is kept allows for the proper air circulation to provide the pet with the owner’s calming, familiar scent.

The GoPet Dog TreadWheel

Treadwheel Specs

GoPet TreadWheel

Exercising your dog just got a whole lot easier. This product is basically an oversized hamster wheel. This in-home exercise wheel allows for your pooch to be active in a comfortable setting.

Doggles®

Doggles

Eyewear for dogs might seem a little crazy, but Doggles® might be a necessity to your dog! They protect your dog’s eye from UV rays, dirt and debris. They also look incredibly cool. Would your dog wear them?

GoDogGo Automatic Fetch Machine

GoDogGo Automatic Fetch Machine

Is your dog obsessed with tennis balls? Here is your answer! This awesome machine plays fetch with your dog for you, providing your dog with hours of healthy exercise and enjoyment!

Pet Chime Doggie Doorbell

Pet Chime Doggie Doorbell

Now your dog can actually tell you when he wants to go outside! The Pet Chime allows for a more clear communication channel between you and your pet. It can even be heard from over 100 ft. away! Would your dog use, or abuse this device?

Dogmatic SnackShotz Treat Launcher

Snackshotz

This product turns snack time into playtime! Pulling the trigger launches Discos Flying Dog treats up to 12 feet! Nothing like a little exercise with a meal!

Spotlight™ GPS Pet Locator

This product can be worn on your dog’s collar to track him in case he is ever lost. It allows for the owner to create custom “safety zones” that provide the owner with text message notification or email if your dog leaves the area. It also allows the owner to track the dog’s movements via the web or customer care line. Here’s to never losing your pet again!

Office Designspiration

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The recent renovation of our office space has left us pondering about some of the most creative and inspiring offices around the world. Since the office is where many of us spend the majority of our day, it’s safe to say we all share a general interest in creating a unique and comfortable workspace. After sifting through an overwhelming amount of articles and photos of these invigorating office spaces, we chose a few of our favorites!

White Mountain Office in Stockholm, Sweden

100 feet below the surface of Stockholm, this space was once used as an anti-atomic shelter, and is now home to a Swedish ISP internet provider.

The White Mountain Office in Stockholm.

Google Office in Zurich

It should come as no surprise that Google’s Zurich office is absolutely awesome. With swirl slides, game rooms, massage chairs and private cabins, who needs to go home after work?

Google's Zurich Office.

Google's Zurich Office.

Pallotta Teamworks, Los Angeles, CA

Pallotta Teamworks overcame the challenge of housing their growing creative team in their Los Angeles headquarters by creating this stacked pod-like workspace.

Views of the Pallotta Teamworks office.

Pixar Studios, Emeryville, CA

Once again, it’s no surprise to find that Pixar has awesome office spaces!  These creative geniuses inhabit an office that reminds me of a home with it’s dim lightening, assorted knick-knacks and interesting spacial features.

A view of the Pixar office.

Another view of Pixar Studios.

Selgas Cano Architecture Studio, Madrid, Spain

This beautiful office in the woods is the home to a Spanish architecture firm.

SELGAS CANO ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Selgas Cano Studio in the woods.

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Inside the interesting office space.

Unilever Switzerland Headquarters

Unique and fun! The Unilever headquarters offer many different creative elements in their office spaces.

Unilever offices feature unique work areas.

The Unilever office space.