The iconic tool turns 50 this year–here’s the story behind its immense popularity. Picture a pair of scissors, and there’s a good chance they’re orange. But have you ever wondered why? It’s all thanks to the 368-year-old Finnish company Fiskars, whose ubiquitous orange scissors turned 50 this month. The story behind their design involves the advent of ergonomic design in the 1960s, a companywid...

What are the latest workplace trends? Here is a list of top 10 recent favorites. Top talent is shrinking Employee engagement matters More people are working remotely and not at their desks Flexible work boosts engagement and satisfaction Activity-based work setting are on the rise Buildings can help or hinder productivity Lighting matters  Acoustics are vital People ar...

Project managers, architects, and facility managers are always looking for workplace solutions that meet the changing needs of organizations. This process has typically involved plans to enhance the design of offices and buildings, and in this regard, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has been an important certification program. But while LEED focuses primarily on the building, ...

According to a newly released survey by the AIA, The Architect’s Journey to Specification, a large number of architects are disappointed with current resources available to them in the specifying process. In the digital age, firms are increasingly calling for better web-based tools to provide more nuanced ways to compare products by performance, criteria and price. From architizer.com The AI...

Interior Design Magazine has curated a list of 8 simply amazing spiral staircases. Paul Cocksedge Studio harnessed sunlight—a departure for the Ingo Maurer protégé's signature lamps—for an energy-infused office project in London. The stair spirals upward 40 feet, with twists offering built-in benches, a small library, and a balustrade garden containing six species of plants. www.interiordesi...

Studies show that office design helps companies attract hard-working millennials. Don't be so quick to call them entitled. There are actually compelling reasons to redesign your office with millennials in mind. From www.inc.com PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images Graduating from college is as daunting as it is exciting. Young adults leave the familiarity of their campuses and classrooms and head int...

Did you know employees sitting closer to windows are more likely to show up at work? According to the Question & Retain (Q&R) Happiness in the Workplace Pulse Check, 40 percent of us say the most important factor that makes us happy at work is feeling valued and supported; 19 percent of us get out of bed for the intellectual challenge work provides; and for 12 percent, the pay and benef...

Looking to make your office more cheerful? Here are few ideas how we can help. Forbes has a list of office decor changes that will make you happier. Choose More Flexible Furniture Repaint With Lighter Colors Introduce Some Plants Consider All Your Senses Get Organized See the full article at  www.forbes.com Photo source - www.mycityplants.com  ...

What is an Interior Designer? The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function, safety and quality of interior spaces. Interior design combines critical and creative thinking, communication and technology for the purposes of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the pu...

Sherwin Williams introduces their 2018 Colormix® Color Forecast. Like blue meeting yellow to make green, every color is a collision of influences - every palette a fresh chance at community. Sincerity - Less is more as we're de-cluttering, moving more possessions into the cloud. Affinity - Nationalism and globalism are in flux, challenging terrestrial boundaries. Connectivity - We're e...