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Does casual dress harm productivity at work?

According to fashion psychologist Dr. Karen Pine, a professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, dressing casually can make a person feel less focused and alert. A study of work attire by Hajo Adam and Adam Galinksky found that subjects wearing physician’s lab coats were better at tasks that required attention. Interestingly, when the subjects […] Read more

Furniture: Parentesit by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper

Designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, Parentesit offers comfort for contemporary shared spaces. A private space when you need it for collaboration or independent thinking, Parentesit is an acoustic wall module that reduces extraneous background noise and creates a space for concentration. The bold, graphic forms are available in three shapes––a circle, a square or an oval––that speak to […] Read more

Cool offices: Spaarne Hospital waiting rooms by All-In Living in Hoofddorp, Netherlands

All-In Living was approached with the assignment to create several waiting rooms for this hospital. A living room where people should feel welcome at all times. All-In Living has given each room their own theme. The rooms have several options while waiting. Because the interior design is multifunctional, there are enough possibilities to have some […] Read more

Furniture: smart table extends functions of trolleys

Extending the functions of a common trolley, the NáBITO ‘Smart-table’ design is an intelligent product that incorporates rechargeable batteries in order to power its many capabilities. Combing the friendly elements of the traditional furniture, the modeled prototype is packed with useful tools to serve the home. The ‘Smart-table’ is described as a ‘little room on wheels’ and […] Read more

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