Now that I am back at work I am thinking about office spaces and how there can be a mix between fun and functional. Baby Boy sent me this link last week, knowing that I would like the concept (and the color) both of us feeling that it is very Wonka-esque. (Couldn’t you see this at the Chocolate Factory in the original Willy Wonka film?)
(Photos courtesy of Recycleart.org)
This got me thinking about other funky office spaces so I went on a search and found some pretty spectacular ones like this slide at the Red Bull offices in London.
(Photos courtesy of Designverb.com)
I found out that there is an entire blog devoted to office spaces. Which of course reminds me of the movie Office Space especially the scene where Peter (played by Ron Livingston unscrews one side of his cubicle partition to open up his area. Basically the movie is about a group of individuals who become fed up with their jobs once they realize that the company has hired “efficiency consultants” and the company is planning of reorganizing and downsizing; although Peter was fed up way before this incident. Peter ends up going to an occupational hypnotherapist where things go awry and Peter ends up in a state of relaxation where he just doesn’t care about the monotony of work, etc. I knew that I needed to find a new job (many years ago) when I realized that I had watched this movie every day when I came home from work… for a month straight. It was how I would unwind after my day. Even though I enjoy my job now my sincere like of Office Space and Mike Judge make me want to see Extract (Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck and Mila Kunis don’t hurt either).
Anyway, back to office spaces. I like this funky office space especially the use of framed pegboard where you can still have the function of the pegboard but the style of it being framed and kept to a minimum.
(Photo courtesy of HGTV.)
This is a mini prefab house by Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell. Baby Boy loves the modern look and we are always looking at and emailing each other different designs like this one to put on some remote property (as a getaway and writing studio for him).
(Photo courtesy of Studio House Design)
Thanks to Julia from Hooked on Houses for another great week.