Working Around the Globe: How the United States Compares to Other Countries

October 18th, 2016 by

“Working hard or hardly working?” Everyone’s heard the age-old expression at some point or another, whether it be a friendly jibe from a colleague or an in-passing barb from one of your bosses. You’ve probably used the phrase yourself once or twice around the old water cooler. More often than not, the jest requires little . . . Read More »

Break Room Ideas

October 10th, 2016 by

Imagine yourself on a job interview and you’re getting a tour of your prospective company’s facilities. The cubicles aren’t so inspiring, but they’ll do. The reception area was Spartan, yet refined. HR’s offices were, well, HRish. But then you round and a corner and the person giving you the tour of the premises says, “Aaaaand . . . Read More »

Which Looks Suits You? Knowing When to Go New, Refurbished or Used

September 28th, 2016 by

You’ve decided it’s time for a change. Your company’s identity has taken a turn for the better over the past year, your branding has transformed and you want the inside of your office to reflect the momentum that’s taking place outside its walls. We specialize in helping you decide how to make that happen. Part . . . Read More »

The Debate Rages On: Veneer or Wood?

September 15th, 2016 by

If you’ve stopped by our website to shop for office furniture, you’ve probably noticed we offer desks in two different types of material: laminate and wood veneer. Knowing the difference between the two isn’t common knowledge; many times people use the terms interchangeably. Just knowing the difference between laminate and veneer is only part of . . . Read More »

The Basic Principles of Space Organization

August 5th, 2016 by

Think of your office as a work of art. It’s difficult, we know; work is often so stressful that art is probably the last thing on your mind. But there are also amazing days when you feel at home as you implement new ideas and gain credibility with your coworkers and bosses. While art and . . . Read More »

History of the Mouse

July 21st, 2016 by

Mice have come a long way. What once used to be an afterthought in the computing experience is now an experience all its own. Manufacturers like Raven specialize in creating multi-function, highly-personalized gaming mice that can control armies, teams and other crucial elements of a video game. But the mouse hasn’t always been this complex. . . . Read More »

A Trio of Keyboards Make Their Case: Chiclet, Ergonomic and Traditional

July 5th, 2016 by

Keyboards are the kind of thing you don’t really notice until you have to switch out your old clunker for a new one. You can feel the difference almost immediately, like putting on a new shirt that hasn’t been washed. Everything feels a little too crisp and a little too tight. Once that newness wears . . . Read More »

How to Turn Your Reception Area into a Powerful First Impression

June 4th, 2016 by

You’re well aware of the importance of first impressions. Make a good one and you can win a sale, client or new employee within a matter of minutes. Make a bad one and you’re doomed before you even get started. While we spend most of our time thinking about the way we look, our body . . . Read More »

Is Sitting for More than Six Hours a Day As Bad As They Say It Is?

May 21st, 2016 by

If you’ve been keeping tabs on workplace trends, you’ve probably run across the slew of recent stories sounding the alarm. Why the outcry? The experts are saying that being sedentary for more than six hours a day is just as bad for your body as smoking. Now, before you run out and order a fleet . . . Read More »

The History Behind the Ever-Popular Office Chair

May 10th, 2016 by

The office chair is the undisputed king of the workspace. And why wouldn’t it be? Most office workers spend at least six hours in their chairs. Knowing this, big box stores have entire sections dedicated to them in the same way a car dealership fills their showroom with their best and brightest. While most professionals . . . Read More »