Trifle Creative designed this London office for Moo.com, who are a large online printing service. Trifle Creative design offices, showrooms and retail spaces. The office is fantastic, with bright colours scattered throughout the large open office. The design really has an energetic feel about it, very much in line with Moo’s corporate image. eOffice approves!
The thriving, award winning, much loved print company in Shoreditch came to us with the challenge of creating a better working space to bring their creative, bright and dynamic business to life.
Yandex is a leading internet company in Russia, operating the most popular search engine and the most visited website in the country. They generated an impressive 63.3% of all search traffic in Russia in 2011 and 59.4% in March 2012. The architects behind their new Odessa office space aimed to create a bright office which was extraordinary and memorable. Odessa, being a maritime city, naturally lent itself to a subtle maritime theme – for example the light-diffusers are in the form of sails, and the walls are covered with copper.
The New York office of IAC was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry. IAC (InterActiveCorp) is an American internet company with over 50 brands across 40 countries. The Chairman and Senior Executive is Barry Diller,who was previously head of Paramount Pictures, Fox Broadcasting and USA Broadcasting.
Completed in 2007 the office is located in the Chelsea area of New York and serves as IAC’s world headquarters. The building features more than 20 conference rooms that are equipped with the latest technology, including smart boards and high-definition video conferencing equipment. At night, with the interior lights on, the glass curtain wall becomes transparent and the concrete skelton of the building emerges to great effect. The inside of the building is no-less interesting, with most interior office walls being translucent glass enhancing the natural light pouring in through the glass exterior.
As the global business world is becoming increasingly dependent on electronics and internet, business travelling can often be difficult when trying to run a fully mobile office in remote places. This is one of the difficulties this cool concept mobile office aims to solve. This custom mobile power station was designed and built by DIY-er Vin Marshall, who assembled it from a few photovoltaic cells, a Sun Xtender PVX-560T battery, and several other easy to access off-the-shelf parts.
According to the creators, the setup will give your laptop about five additional hours of battery life and full internet access, allowing you to be truly mobile with your office. The idea seems great, not least because it solves a real need and is relatively cheap and easy to build. That said, aesthetically I think the concept needs a bit more work!
The EU Parliament has on several occasions stated that access to the Internet is one of basic human rights. Now, Finland has become the first country to actually declare fast (broadband) Internet access a legal right.
In practice, this means that telecom companies in Finland will be required to provide all Finnish citizens – all 5.3 million of them – with broaband Internet connection of at least 1 Mbps, starting in July.
That’s not all. According to the legislative counselor for the Ministry of Transport and Communications Laura Vilkkonen, the plan is to provide all the citizens with even faster broadband speeds (100 Mbps) by 2015. “We think it’s something you cannot live without in modern society. Like banking services or water or electricity, you need Internet connection,” she said.
This task is easier to achieve in Finland than most other countries, since its broadband penetration rate is among the highest in the world. In the US, the FCC may need as much as 350 billion dollars to expand broadband coverage throughout the country.
This decision by the Finnish Government is in contrast with the often heard proposals (especially in France and the UK, but also – surprisingly – in Finland) about the possible introduction of the three-strikes law, under which illegal file sharers would be disconnected from the Internet after repeated offenses. Making something a legal right doesn’t mean it cannot be taken away, but the government’s stance that broadband Internet access is similar to “banking services or water or electricity” should mean that net access should not be taken away from people lightly, if at all.
[ Article source: Mashable ]