What We are Reading

It’s not enough to be in the right place, at the right time, here are the right words to use: 11 Smart Phrases to Use at Networking Events (Inc) Take a breath, the right way: You’re Not Breathing Right (Bloomberg) Here’s how to give back, no matter the size: 10 Ways Small Businesses Can Give Back Without Breaking the Bank (Entrepreneur) To have a private office or to not have a private office: CEOs Want Their Offices Back (The Wall Street Journal) Turn that frown upside down: 10 Expert-Approved Ways To Turn Around A Bad Day (Huffington Post) Productivity lies in the floor plan: How the right office design can maximize productivity (The Business Journals) Oh you sit in a Haworth Fern: 5 Super-Fancy Desk Chairs To Upgrade Your Workday (Wired) Learn how to actually step away from Work: Vacation Tips From a Workaholic (Entrepreneur)

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What We are Reading

Plenty of Plants: Greens are good for you (OnOffice) How New York has changed over time: 13 Before & After Photos That Show The Changing Face Of New York City (Guest of a Guest) Well-being plays in a person’s success: The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Health (Huffington Post) It’s rooftop season: 10 Incredible Hotel Rooftops From Around The World (Contemporist) Please prepare for departure: LaGuardia Airport’s New $4.2B Terminal Cleared for Landing ( Commercial Observer) Workspace Design Checklist: 7 Factors of Great Office Design (Harvard Business Review) What’s in store for the future: How will Generation Z disrupt the workplace? (Fortune) Don’t go Blaming your office: Creative Office Design Won’t Make You Better At Your Job, But This Might (Fast Company)

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The 8 Things We’re Checking Out Right Now

Art, Architecture & More: 10 Things to See During New York Design Week 2015 (Core 77) Looking Back: What Arianna Huffington, Richard Branson and Other Super-Successful Entrepreneurs Wish They’d Known At 22 (Inc.) Worker Safety, Sustainability and Design: A Step Forward for Prevention Through Design (ENR) Shine Bright: Nendo’s Glass Tables for Glas Italia Appear To Glow (Design Milk) New York Real Estate Update: Priced Out of Brooklyn? Try Manhattan (NY Times) Uniquely New York: New Sculpture In Tribeca Park Is Made From NYC’s Debris (Gothamist) Two Awesome Hours: Strategies for Peak Productivity (Forbes) Google Headquarters Update: Google’s New Headquarters Are Still A Go … Eventually (Co. Design)

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What We’re Reading

Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back: Frank Sinatra’s Recording Studio Recreated at NY Public Library for Performing Arts (Untapped Cities) The Future of Workspaces? Why These Coworking Spaces in Train Stations Let You Pay in “Social Capital” (Fast Company) New Development Activity Alert: “NoMid” gets renewed attention (The Real Deal) Made In New York: Everywhere Movies Were Filmed in New York City from 2011-2013 – Interactive Map (Animal New York) Population Problem? New York City Is Already At Its 2020 Population Forecast (New York Yimby) Famous Real Estate: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Plaza home on market for $39.5M (New York Post) It’s a Mad World: Mad Men By the Numbers: Punches Thrown, Cocktails Consumed, Secretaries Replaced (People) The Power of Team Building: Why Collaboration Wins Over Competition – Infographic (Inc.)

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Weekend Update

While we were all enjoying a good game and some spicy hot wings, here’s what you may have missed this weekend: Record Setting Social Media: Social Networks Report Record Numbers Around Super Bowl Conversations (Tech Crunch) Bluescape & Haworth: Tech wall centerpiece of collaborative space (Grand Rapids Business Journal) Local School Tackles A Global Issue: The New School Submits Bold Plan to Tackle Climate Change (The New School) Stand More to Live Longer: Take a stand against sitting in the workplace (Marin News) 3D Design: Lilian van Daal’s Biomimicry chair shows off “a new way to create soft seating” (Dezeen) The week in luxury: A map of NYC’s priciest apartment sales (The Real Deal NY) Work Smart: The Exact Music to Break Through Open Office Distractions (Fast Company)

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In Case You Missed It…

Happy Monday! As we enter a new week, we hope the following stories will inspire and inform you for success. Enjoy! Joint Decision: N.Y.U. picks architects for ‘Zipper’ project (The Villager) Change Your View: 8 easy feng shui changes to make right now (Mashable) Smart CRE: What 75% of surveyed teams say are the core of their data & analytics strategy (JLL) In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.: Keep Moving Forward (Habitually Chic) Get Fit While You Sit: This Stool Forces You To Work Out (Co Exist) Be Present & Be A Rockstar: 5 Ways to Connect and Build Trust With People (Inc.) The Most of Your Money: What $750,000 Buys You in New York City (NY Times Real Estate) Minimalist & Cozy: A look into Euclid’s San Francisco Office (Office Lovin’)

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Weekly Roundup

Here are some notable, entertaining and interesting stories we enjoyed this week. Happy reading! The Best of Last Year: The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014 (Fast Company) Business Tips: How to Be Totally Present and Productive (Entrepreneur) Winter Blues Begone: Three Ways to Make Winter at Work More Bearable (Bloomberg Businessweek) Top of the Heap: Foster + Partners named world’s most admired architect for ninth year in a row (Dezeen) “Fabulous” New Beginning: Fab CoFounder Bradford Shellhammer Is Launching Design Sales Site Bezar (Fast Company) Advice for Creating Seller-Doers: Take the “Selling” Out of Sales (ENR) Healthy & Happy: Creating Healthcare Environments That Improve Health (Healthcare Design) Why the Doorman Is Lonely: Nearly one-quarter of NYC apartments are non-primary homes (NY Times)

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Monday Industry Update

Happy Monday all! With another week ahead of us, we’ve gathered some interesting pieces and newsworthy articles to keep you updated as we get working today. Check them out below: A Design To Give You Wings: Surprising Red Bull Offices in New York Designed in a Modern, “Low-Key” Tone (Freshome) A Lesson To Learn In Design: David Rockwell’s Secret To Creativity? Asking “What If” (Fast Co. Design) Hudson Yards Tenant Update: Gary Vaynerchuk’s ad firm takes large space at 10 Hudson Yards (The Real Deal NY) 2020 Olympic Stadium Design Update: Zaha Hadid on “embarrassing” criticism (Dezeen) To Open By Christmas 2016: A First look at a Second Avenue Subway station (New York Post) All For One & One For All: USGBC and BCSE Join Global Effort to Further Energy Efficiency (Otto) ’Tis the season – for $4 million-plus homes: Luxury contracts break record in November (The Real Deal NY) Head In the Clouds?: Technologies For What It’ll Take For Humans […]

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