Category Archives: Home office

The Most Beautiful Home Libraries

The Most Beautiful Home Libraries

The paper book seems to be loosing ground on presence in our homes. This is unfortunate since the feeling of holding a book, turning the page, smelling the fresh paper and hearing the crinkle of paper is part of the allure of absorbing the words which string together to make a memorable story. No matter how large or how small your home, you can incorporate books or magazines.


Whether piled on a table, lined up on shelves in a hallway or perfectly cataloged in a special room, all your books should be together to create an impact and to encourage investigation and introspection.


Vintage Office Design: XSolve & Chilid

Vintage Office Design: XSolve & Chilid

XSolve is a small, but quickly growing software house company situated in Gliwice, Poland. The guys mailed us with more information about their new headquarters (which they share with marketing agency Chilid): an amazing place meant to make its geeks more productive. Two floors, millwork and industrial components inside an old granary. While they’re still waiting for some design details to be taken care of (small additional “cosmétique things” like glass, stickers, lamps) they say “it’s great even without them”. We certainly love the way “old” (bricks, timber & cement) and “new” (contemporary furniture, lots of colors and plenty of computers) mix to create such a cozy environment. Would you like to work in such a place?

Inside the Skype office

Inside the Skype office

Popular internet telephony application Skype’s North American Headquarters sought to set themselves apart from their opponent’s in the Bay area in Palo Alto California. When the project was initiated it was discovered that the site had more to contribute than was originally thought with the hidden high ceilings allowing for an industrial style design, thereby increasing the scope for inventiveness.

The site features various types of adaptive spaces for private meeting and break out areas. The relaxed atmosphere belies the industrious way in which the workers can use the space.

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Sticotti office Collections

Sticotti office Collections

The work of Argentinean architect Alejandro Sticotti has a modernist foundation: He takes the constructive and rational influences of the Bauhaus and Scandinavian modern, adds American Shaker and 1950s design elements, and merges them with the materials and sensibility of his native culture. His Shelving Units are made from warm, unique South American hardwoods; the vertical and horizontal mounts are crafted of solid lapacho, and the shelves are made with cerejeira veneer. Relying on the steadying forces of gravity, Unit A hangs off the master horizontal bar at the top, creating sturdy vertical shelving. The notched side of each shelf simply slides into the vertical beams, holding it snugly in place. Sticotti Shelving is well-resolved in its versatility: Combine multiple units to create additional storage, move shelves to different levels as needs change or add the Optional Desk Shelf to create a compact workspace solution.

Mirrored Furniture – mirror covered furniture

Mirrored Furniture – mirror covered furniture

Mirror, mirror on the wall, the Porada collection of modern mirrored furniture is the fairest of them all! This trendy mirror covered furniture is on the cutting edge of cool, adding that essential glam factor to any room. The Empire cupboard with mirror frame and doors lets you store your knick-knacks in style. The doors boast a touch-and-latch system, so there’s no unsightly hardware to spoil their sleek look. Complement the clean, contemporary design with the Libra mirrored wall-handing bookcases. Alone or as a set, these striking bookcases hide away your fave reading materials behind their chic mirror doors. And while you’re on a roll, accessorize in style with the Megalux oversized floor mirrors. Featuring a mirrored frame, these large-scale mirrors double your decorating fun.