working within the design industry in new york city, i’ve had the opportunity in visiting some amazing office spaces. it seems like companies within creative industries focuses greatly on the interior design of their space. after all if you want your designers.. creatives, whatever to stay inspired and want to work.. you have to put them in inspiring atmospheres.
at the current moment my job is starting our office renovations. though i’m not sure what the plans are for renovations exactly it’s pretty cool having some interior designers in the house. i like to watch them work and secretly wish i could be one of them. something about architecture and interior design really gets my shit going. seriously. even though i have no control over the office renovations, i’ve been looking at more and more cool office interiors to get some inspiration. inspiration for what.. i don’t know just yet but i’m having quite a good time gawking at nicely decorated office. since i use this blog as a catalog of amazing design, i figured i’d start sharing any cool office interiors i come across. please be advised, some of these interiors will make you want to quit your job and work for companies with cooler spaces. just warning ya’ll. today, let’s look at one of my favorite office spaces: urban outfitters.
built from the shell of a dilapidated navy shipyard in Philadelphia, the 100+ year old campus of urban outfitters has breathed creative life back into the once industrious building complex. designed by meyer scherer & rockcastle, the 350,000+ sqft project provides an epic backdrop for the brands it houses – urban outfitters, free people, and anthropologie – to call home.
this week i’m all off. although i love not having to go to work on monday’s.. it really throws me off track for the rest of the week. it kinda feels like wednesday, but not really. well, today is thursdays and if you’ve been stopping by the blog you know every thursday is a blog critique! if you have any blogger friends that may be interested in getting their blog’s aesthetics critiqued then shawty, send them my way.
today we’re going to look at nneji‘s lifestyle blog, naturallynaija.com in which she’s been blogging on for a little over a year now. at this point, nneji’s main concerns when it comes to her tumblr blog is if she’s utilizing her space properly, including her sidebar space. well, nneji.. you’ve come to the right place.
when i first enter on your space it makes me smile. why you ask? i’m unsure if you know this or not but you’re definitely utilizing the white space on your site. the header makes a bold impression on your page, especially the use of that lovely mustard color for naija. the navigation isn’t clutter and gives the readers a chance to reach you if needed. the first thing we see when looking over on the sidebar is a picture of you and all your social links. not to mention everything in your sidebar is all the same width making for a cleaner looking sidebar. so within a few seconds of being on your page i have a face to link the blog to, as well as several ways to get in touch with you via social networks. so kudos for all dat.
LEFT identity | http://www.arthurfoliard.com/LEFT
LEFT is a concept store designed by arthur foliard that offers cultural products related to left-handed people in order to give a different point of view about them. LEFT gets people interested in left-handed people through their center of interest: literature, theater, art, music, objects, etc. it is also the opportunity for left-handed people to get objects that suit them.
why I love this design
my design aesthetic is very minimal. i either stick with black and white, use solid, deep rich colors or patterns.. no pastels, no neons. i really like this design because it isn’t something i’d normally go for but the colors sold me. it feels fun and fresh. i also appreciate how the project was shot. screw a white background, go bold or go home.
today we go to koh samui, thailand where you’ll find some of the most captivating beachfront pool villas at the mandalay beach resort. there are seven beachfront pool villas all with their own private courtyard. surround by lush palm stands, the villas face the sandy white stretch of laem noi beach. this is definitely one of those ‘livin’ it up’ type of trips as the cost to stay in these villas is anywhere from $800-$1200 a night. but hey, yolo right?
i’d say this would definitely be a fun couple’s trip.. by couples i mean like a good two or three couple friends. all fly out to thailand and chill on this private resort together. for a trip like this it’s all about the bathing suits and evening dresses or whatever for dinner.
photoshop etiquette | http://photoshopetiquette.com/
if you’ve ever worked with web designers you’ll know that the more organized your photoshop files are more than likely the easier the job will be for the web designer. when designing websites my photoshop files easily have over 100 layers and if i’m not careful it can get messy real fast. if i don’t have things properly labeled or group, all hell can and most likely will break loose. but i know all this already. what about the person that doesn’t?
well, photoshop etiquette is a wonderful site that offers helpful tips and suggestions on ways you can organize your photoshop documents. the site is broken down into 8 different sections allowing you to learn more about photoshop files, layers, images, types, effects and practices to name a few. the site is offered in almost every language out there making it easy for any and everyone to get acquainted with some photoshop etiquette. having organized photoshop files will definitely make your design process way easier and way less stressful.