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Entries about office

Aug 28, 2007

Jason Fried: Working closely together ain’t productive

In a recent interview, Jason Fried from 37 Signals tells us why working closely together destroys productivity. Proximity is an invitation to interrupt somebody. And interruption is the biggest enemy of productivity that there is. When everyone is sitting together, everyone’s at the same desk or nearby. It’s really easy to shout something over to […]

May 1, 2007

Trig: Designer filing cabinet for cheap

For the past year, I’ve searched for an affordable, good-looking filing cabinet for my home office. Unfortunately, “cheap” and “designer” don’t often mix these days. I had two choices. Get a cheap beige metal box from Office Depot or spend a whole paycheck on a chic filing cabinet from Vitra, Steelcase, or DWR. I had […]

Apr 11, 2007

Does your workspace suck?

It will when you see this gorgeously versatile and modular Joyn workspace: Designed by the Bouroullec brothers, it’s too cool to be called a desk or even a furniture system. It’s an office platform. Instead of mind-numbing cubicles, colleagues sit right next to each other around modular table units. This promotes collaboration, communication, and conversation. […]

Mar 22, 2007

Behance: Create a more productive office with Action Areas

Devotees and dabblers of GTD know a bit about action lists. But what about physical action areas? Behance, maker of productivity pr0n gear, tried it out. All it took was a little bit of tape: One frigid November day, the Behance Team tried a bit of an experiment. We designated two areas of our loft-space […]

Oct 18, 2006

Kiss your boring dry erase markers goodbye!

If you’re embarassed by mundane office supplies, check out [TUL Dry Erase Markers.](http://www.tul.com “TUL home) Part of OfficeMax’s new brand of affordable designer writing tools, these markers are surprisingly cute and clever. Each marker has a magnetic body that sticks to most whiteboards, a comfort grip, and a built-in eraser cap. I get weirdly excited […]