The Restaurant Office Space Revolution

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Workplace

Big cities are populated by thousands of beautifully designed restaurants which don’t open until the early evening. Spacious is a new initiative aiming to repurpose restaurant space as offices for the 9-5. Read More

Gender Pay Gap

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Insight & Opinion

Utilising data extracted from the ONS the following chart showcases the pay gap between Women and Men across all job types throughout the UK. Spot the jobs where Women are paid more than Men. Read More

Five Minutes With: esure’s CIO

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Insight & Opinion

From the outside insurance companies don’t always appear to be the most exciting places to work, however, with an environment more akin to a start-up (lean and flat) esure (whose brands include Sheilas’ Wheels and Gocompare) are slowly changing perceptions.  We caught up with Graham Bolton, CIO at esure to discuss… Read More

Pop Up Offices Are All The Rage

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Pop Up Offices seem to be a new craze right now. Those that sign-up receive location details of unique pop up venues in random outside city locations, this could be in a park, on a rooftop terrace, or even a boat. This could catch on! Read More

A 1984 Video Guide To Sending Emails.

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Found in the Thames TV archives, this 1984 video from the popular tech TV programme “Database” highlights just how difficult it was to send an email 32 years ago and is fascinating insight into early email. Read More

The Worst Job in Town

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In a bid to hire a brilliant Digital Producer, one digital agency in Australia has taken a unique approach, by telling it like it is.. “the worst job in town,” in an “office that looks terrible” with staff “that don’t wash,” and “paying below market” value… Read More

Work Life Miniaturised

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Derrick Lin, Adland Brand Strategist by day, miniature workday remodeller by night. Using his amazing imagination and the help from his tiny figures, Derrick recreates his workday in an ironic and humorous way. Check out his creations… Read More

A Web Developer Walks into a Bar…

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A junior developer panicked when he realised he didn’t know how to initiate a secure shell session to a remote machine. As he became more upset and his voice grew louder, his boss — the senior developer — took notice and tried to quiet him down. With his finger pressed to the young developers lips, the senior developer calmly whispered, “SSH.” Read More

Should I Work for Free?

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Career Development

Should I Work for Free? – Famed for her silly side projects (of which this has to be one), Illustrator Jessica Hische has put together this detailed and well thought out flow diagram which solves, in a brilliantly blunt and humourous way, Should I Work for Free?Read More

Google’s New HQ Concept

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Google recently announced a complete overhaul of its headquarters in Mountain View, California. Collaborating with the Danish architectural firm BIG and London-based design studio Heatherwick Studio Google aim to create a space for people, nature and ideas to thrive.Read More

Pearlfisher Ball Pit

This London Agency Builds A Giant Ball Pit. Jump In!

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Headlines | Workplace

When faced with over-demanding clients, high workloads and the odd boring meeting, work can sometimes get a bit stressful, right? To counter act this problem, Pearlfisher, a creative agency with offices in London and New York temporarily brought in 81,000 white balls, converting one of their studio spaces into a giant “stress-relieving” ball pit…Read More

Red Bull Daily Grind

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The Red Bull Daily Grind is not your average 9 to 5! Converting the 23rd floor of a downtown Chicago office block into a unique Skatepark, the Red Bull Skate team reported for work. Read More

AirBnB Portland Office

Airbnb’s New HQ is a Relaxing, Cosy Delight

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Headlines | Workplace

After discovering Airbnb’s amazing San Francisco office (complete with a bear and a war room) their interior design teams are at it again, this time completing a perfect, cosy office retreat in Portland, Oregon. This architectural delight combines natural elements of exposed brick work and wood to offer a warm, relaxing and inviting work environment.  Check it out…Read More

Google’s Amsterdam Office Has Waffles, Bikes And A Caravan

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Inspired by the garage from which Larry Page and Sergey Brin first launched Google, their newly refurbished Amsterdam headquarters comes complete with a meditation room, a carrier cycle reception desk and a 70 seat auditorium.  Not sure if Larry and Serge kept these next to the sprocket set! Read More

Pasona Office Farm

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Nine years ago, the Japanese IT recruitment firm, Pasona Group decided to grow a rice paddy field in the basement of an office tower in Tokyo’s financial district. Now, they are being hailed in Japan as pioneers for a new kind of urban farming. Read More

The Worst Jobs In History

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Next time you are having a bad day in the office spare a thought for the poor folk that have endured the worst jobs in history. Covering an array of professions from Viking Egg-Collector to Spit Boy “The Worst Jobs in the World Matrix” is a neat little diagram produced by Lapham’s Quarterly displaying an eclectic mix of truly awful jobs over the last 2000 years… Read More

The Skateboard CV

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Career Development | Creative Recruitment

Looking to take the term on-boarding to a whole new level, French Art Director Baptiste Chatellier has designed and built his very on Skateboard CV as a unique attempt to highlight his creative talent. This superb piece of self publicity not only highlights Baptist’s creativity but also his project minded approach, from planning to execution and documentation. Read More

The Rise and Fall of the Courtroom Sketch Artist

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Gary Myrick was once the go-to Sketch Artist for TV stations, where millions of people would view his work which spanned high profile cases on serial killers, famous politicians, professional athletes, international arms dealers and more. This 7-minute film features the rise and fall of Gary Myrick and the Courtroom Sketch Artist profession as a whole. Read More

Sign Painting – A Comeback Profession

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There was a time, when storefronts, murals, banners, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. Cue the comeback…
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Hot Wheels Design Studio

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Is it any surprise that the design offices of Mattel’s Hot Wheels division are stocked full of actual vehicle designers? After all, why spend a year of your life working on perfecting a Mondeo bumper when you can churn out countless hot rods, dragsters, and supercars? Read More

Mark Parker’s Office (Nike CEO)

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Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Whitehall recently published this collection of photographs from Nike’s CEO, Mark Parker’s office. See where the head honcho at Nike gets down to business…Read More

Do Graduates Earn More Money?

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Insight & Opinion

Students have grabbed the headlines in recent months with their view on tuition fees. With this in mind I wanted to take a quick objective look at the true cost of a University degree and the affects of future earnings in the employment market… Read More

Alec Dudson – An Intern Kickstarting A Career

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Career Development

Mid July means intern season, with graduates out to gain that invaluable work experience to give them a taste of life in the real world (asides from making tea and collecting the lunch order). With some interns bagging an experience of a lifetime (amazing internships at Google or Facebook), many just receive a polite thank you and a LinkedIn recommendation. Read More

Albert Einstein’s Time Sheets From 1943/44

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When Albert Einstein wasn’t working on his theory of relativity he took regular work like everyone else, check out these time sheets from 1943/1944 when, during World War II, Albert Einstein worked as a part-time government employee developing underwater weapons for the U.S. Navy. Read More

Check In At Foursquare’s Trendy New SoHo HQ

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It appears, that like its users, Foursquare is going places. Expanding from 20 people to over 100 in the last couple of years they have now just taken over 56,000 sq ft of SoHo office space in New York City to cope with their phenomenal growth… Read More

Google’s Tokyo Office

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Influenced by Japanese festivals, Google’s Tokyo office comes complete with bathhouses, authentic yatai (mobile food stalls), a hairy cafe, fish ponds and timber houses. Read More