Ancillary is everything

From a Huffington Post article, the term “ancillary” was born to describe “everything else” in an office design project when 80% of a floorplate was systems furniture. However, as ancillary now nears – or sometimes exceeds – 50% of the square footage in many creative offices, the term hardly holds true. Ancillary is more important - becoming a primary driver of flexible and efficient alternative work and collaboration areas.  

Many brilliant workplace strategists, keen product development teams, and talented architects and designers are serving this industry well by doing their part to help design what this new world of work will look like in physical form, policy, and culture, but there is still much to figure out.

At SOURCE, we approach these hospitality spaces as natural areas for staff to ditch the desk for awhile and engage with others - or work on their own - in lounge and "living room" environments that have become so popular.

Read more about the contract furniture market's tectonic shift in ancillary furnishings here.

 

Sound Absorbing Art? Sign us up!

Another find from Best of Neocon 2018, "Pixel" by Scandinavian Spaces reinterprets sound absorption using beautiful natural, hand-picked Scandinavian Reindeer Moss.

Each Pixel element retains its colors, is fire-proof, absorbs & releases humidity to remain soft, and is completely maintenance-free.  Pixels are handmade, natural and made in Sweden.

A complimentary product, "Convex" too is a high-class sound absorbent product. The convex form of the panel allows for a full and distinct shape, while the moss' structure enables the absorption of sound waves from multiple directions. 

  • Natural & Authentic. Only 100% natural and authentic Reindeer Moss (Cladonia stellaris) is used.
  • High Class Sound Absorber: Pixel and Convex absorb up to twice as much sound  as the industry average for products of same size and thickness.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Pixel and Convex Reindeer Moss is hand-picked with care for nature, and certified & approved by ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.
  • Fire-Resistant: Nordgröna Reindeer Moss is certified by ISO 11925-2 for interior use.
  •  Air Purifying: Through a constant cycle of absorption and release of ambient moisture, air particles are removed.
  • Natural Humidity Indicator: Reindeer Moss dries when the relative humidity falls below 40%, and returns soft again above 40%.
  • Hypoallergenic: Nordgröna products do not contain toxic chemicals or components.
  • Maintenance-Free: The Reindeer Moss does not require any sunlight, watering or pruning.

This, and Bio Canvas, are a few of our newest green wall solutions - that removes the maintenance - while creating modern and eye catching additions in a creative office.

Meet Account Manager Laura Schaberg

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SOURCE account manager Laura Schaberg is quite the multi-tasker!  Not only is she a busy and talented addition to our team, she pulls double duty as author and curator of her own southern influenced baking and cooking blog "Hint of Southern".  We at SOURCE are lucky enough to treat ourselves to her delicious creations whenever we have in-office events! 

Laura writes the blog herself and, with a little help from her husband, beautifully photographs her creations with step-by-step instructions.  In honor of this 4th of July, take a look at her Patriotic Dessert.  Here's more about Laura:

"Hi, I’m Laura, from Southern California, but I say y’all. After 4 years of college at High Point University in North Carolina, I developed a southern accent. When I returned home, everyone became confused by my southern drawl and questioned where I was from. This is fitting since my mom always taught me southern hospitality through entertaining and cooking for others. Now that I have been out of college for a few years the accent has faded a little bit, but it’s still there. I call it my hint of southern. 
Since college I have become part of the interior design industry, which worked out perfectly since I majored in art history and home furnishings. Baking and cooking have always been a way for me to relax when I get home from work. Now I get to share my love for food and interior design with y’all. 
One of my fondest memories growing up was learning how to bake from my mom and grandmother. They showed me how to bake the best strawberry rhubarb pie and create mini cinnamon crust rolls from the extra dough. Each recipe brings me back to a certain time in my life…the smell of sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, or chocolate chip cookies. 
Being southern is more than where you are from. A hint of southern is incorporating hospitality, food and charm into your life, while sharing it with others."

Take a look at all of her tasty creations and, from all of us at SOURCE, enjoy a safe and festive 4th of July!

 

We ♥ Technology

How cool is this?

Casper Cloaking Technology is an architectural film for glass walls that obscures digital screens to outside view. It acts as a smart shield to ensure data privacy while providing the peace of mind to collaborate freely in any working environment. This is a breakthrough that will unleash space design in the networked modern world. The Casper product offering also includes a suite of graphic patterns that provide an additional layer of subtle visual privacy. Our cloaking technology can either be used on its own or combined with one of these patterns to dial in the perfect balance of privacy and openness. You have to see it to believe it. See below for just a few of the contemporary patterns available using Casper Cloaking Technology.

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Get Your Office Inspiration Here!

Check out Office Snapshots! This is where we like to virtually visit to gather workplace design inspiration for our clients and projects.

Browse through thousands of creative offices around the world. Read posted articles of the top office designs, the "Futurespace", furniture highlights, architecture, and more. What better way to get inspired?

Next Gen Sit-Stand?

Ergonomic designers, Humanscale, recently introduced a new product for the next generation of sit-stand stations! 

We're all on the go -- got places to be and people to see. Rather than feeling bound to your task chair or even your workstation, why not try out the QuickStand Eco? It's not only sleek and minimal, it's portable, adjustable, and designed for easy setup!

New year, new you. Let's start with transforming ordinary desktops into healthy, active workspaces!