Displaying posts labeled "Workspace"

An office space goes Brit

Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2013 by KiM

Loving this office of San Diego innovation and design consultancy firm Bulldog Drummond. Their Victorian house-turned-office space they have effectively titled ‘The Manor’ features a mix of traditional British design with a modern California twist. I love Brit-inspired design… the ubiquitous brown leather chesterfield and union jack pattern. Very cool yet still looks professional.

O + A

Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2013 by KiM

My husband read about San Francisco based interior design firm O + A in an issue of Fast Company magazine. Their focus is workspaces, and let me tell you, I’d give anything to be able to spend my days in environments like this (instead of staring at row upon row of dreary cubicles and industrial carpeting). Lots of cool ideas here that can translate to residential spaces.

Favourite offices/workspaces of 2012

Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2013 by KiM

Kyla Bidgood’s office redo

Posted on Fri, 9 Nov 2012 by KiM

Interior designer Kyla Bidgood emailed us about one of her latest projects – and it’s a doozy! It is the office of an up and coming tech company in Victoria, BC. She has turned an ugly commercial space into a fun and energizing work space that should generate all kinds of creative techie juices flowing. The vintage industrial vibe rocks and the accents of red really pop. LOVE IT! (So jealous – I’d die for my cubicle to be this cool). Here is some info from Kyla:

Our mandate for MediaCore’s new office was to create a vibrant, environmentally friendly, ‘non-officey’ looking office that could accommodate the company’s needs now and as they grow. Working within a modest budget, we chose affordable finishes and injected calculated pops of color and whimsy to give the space it’s playful personality. 

– yep, those are ikea kitchen cabinets
– we had all the the cabinet pulls and door hardware custom powder coated red 
– carpet tile throughout main area, created a ‘walkway’ with green accent tiles (under $5/sf)
– sourced the custom meeting room lights from a great gal on etsy 
– dry erase white board paint on all the walls in the meeting room
– large letter M was the W on a Vancouver Safeway in it’s previous life
– Also many of the items in the space now, and future purchases for them as funds free up, can be found on my MediaCore pinterest board 


Hello lover

Posted on Mon, 29 Oct 2012 by midcenturyjo

Wrap my in your blue embrace and whisper sweet design songs in my ear. I could live with you forever and ever. My one and only room… until I fall for another. I may be fickle but I know what I love. Just one view of antique dealer Florence Lopez‘ Parisian studio. A tease, a taste. More here.