New Orleans Drummer Seeking Crowdfunding Support in Puerto Rico

The result was the development of the GI S14-10L, a superior drum hoop that enhances the sound of the shell & rim shots, will never rust and looks amazing.

As a mechanical engineer I have dedicated my life to designing the highest quality mechanical components and that is what I decided to do with the drum hoop and the drum tuning key”

— Gabriel Martinez

Today, PERCUSSION ORDNANCE, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a military-grade drum hoop,
the GI-14S-10L featuring proprietary features that make it a superior product.
The drum hoops are now available for the early bird price of $279 (retail price $349).
The GI-14S-10L has been designed with premium quality in mind.
Thanks to the 6061 T6 Aluminum and precise tolerances, the GI-14S-10L sounds, tunes, and looks great.
“As a mechanical engineer I have dedicated my life to designing the highest quality mechanical components and that is what I decided to do with the drum hoop and the drum tuning key,” said founder Gabriel Martinez.
The result was the development of the GI S14-10L, a superior drum hoop that enhances the sound of the shell & rim shots, will never rust and looks amazing. Additionally the DTK SS drum tuning key utilizes 17-4 stainless and an ergonomic design that will last forever.
Lifetime Warranty on all components.
I look forward to your support on Kickstarter.
Thank you,
Gabriel Martinez
Owner, Mechanical Engineer
For more information and interviews please call Gabriel direct at: 504-905-2849

About Percussion Ordnance:
Founded in 2018 by Gabriel Martinez, a mechanical engineer with a degree from LSU. In his senior year of college he had to sell his entire drum set in order to pay for college. Recently while living in Puerto Rico, Martinez decided to start Percussion Ordnance and design drum hardware for the entire industry.

Gabriel Martinez
Percussion Ordnance
+1 504-905-2849
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Professional Carpet Cleaning vs. DIY Carpet Cleaning

Carpet cleaning is an important, albeit often forgot, aspect of owning a house. But should you hire a professional carpet cleaner, or take care of it yourself?

WHITBY, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 13, 2019 / — Your carpet is an investment, protect it!
Carpet cleaning is something that is often glossed over by homeowners. Although we walk on it every day, we don’t always consider that it needs to be cleaned, and not just vacuumed. Home owners often don’t think too much of cleaning their carpet because they aren’t always aware of the investment in it. If they purchased the home and the carpet was already installed, they’re probably not aware of the cost. The fact is though, high end carpet is expensive, so you should do what you can to preserve it and extend its life.

Most carpet soiling goes unseen.
While the visible dirt may be what you want to get rid of the most, it is the microscopic dirt and allergens that should be dealt with the most. These microscopic dirt particles have sharp edges that damage the carpet and shorten its life. Dirt can be removed, but cuts and damage can’t be undone.

The next time you vacuum your carpet, pay attention to the amount of fuzz that is in the vacuum canister – most of that is your carpet.

Which carpet cleaning method is best?
So how can you best clean your carpet to help prolong its life? Is it best to just rent a carpet cleaner, or should you trust a carpet cleaning professional? The bottom line is that professional carpet cleaners have much better technology and more powerful cleaners, so they can ultimately do a much better job. Considering the cost of renting a carpet cleaning unit, and the cost of the cleaner itself, plus the hassle of picking it up, then cleaning it out after using it , and then dropping it back off – going with a professional carpet cleaning service just makes sense. It gives you a much better bang for your buck, and you can relax knowing that your carpet has been properly cleaned, conditioned, and taken care of.

To locate a Durham county carpet cleaning service, Whitby carpet cleaning provider, or Pickering carpet cleaners, you can contact Kleen Up Pros at 705-426-2513, or visit their website at

Lee Roslyn
Kleen Up Pros
+1 705-426-2513
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Argosy Console Acquires Sound Construction and Supply

Todd Beeten – Founder of Sound Construction and Supply and Tim Thompson – President and CEO of ARGOSY

NASHVILLE, TN, UNITED STATES , January 11, 2019 / — Argosy Console, Inc. (ARGOSY) is excited to announce its acquisition of all assets of Sound Construction and Supply, Inc., a Nashville based manufacturer of furniture for recording studios. This acquisition will help to enhance and expand Argosy’s portfolio and further allow it to deliver on its mission to help studio owners transform their space.

“With this year being our 25th Anniversary, we’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone with this expansion. Sound Construction’s capacity to provide custom ‘one-of-a-kind’ solutions will ultimately strengthen our efforts to help clients transform their space and provide more tailor-made solutions to our worldwide client base,” said Tim Thompson, President and CEO of Argosy Console. “Todd Beeten has done a great job of ensuring quality day after day at Sound Construction and Supply. We’re excited to work with his team.”

In 1994, Todd Beeten founded Sound Construction and Supply making furniture for his friends in the music industry around Nashville. Todd grew the company and the product line to include the patented Iso Box sound isolation rack and other desk and rack designs. Sound Construction and Supply is well known throughout the industry as “handmade in Nashville” by skilled craftsmen and for their “99% pre-assembled” shipping practices. The company’s products can be found at high-end studios throughout the world.

“When I first toyed with the idea of selling SCS, I knew it couldn’t just go to someone that wanted a hobby, but could take it to the next level. I looked around the industry and there was only one phone call to make. ARGOSY’s commitment to ‘made in America', along with their sterling industry reputation for customer service made this an easy choice. I am excited to see the potential for this new venture,” said Todd Beeten.

Beeten will work with Sound Construction and Supply to help in the transition of the business and provide ongoing sales support.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary, Sound Construction and Supply will continue its manufacturing operations in the Nashville area with its leadership reporting directly to the Argosy Console headquarters in Eldon, Missouri.

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Brooke McKenzie
Argosy Console, Inc.
+1 573-280-7842
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Interior Renovation Trends in 2019

Home renovations can be tricky when it comes to styles and trends. Focus on what is in style to get the most out of your renovation and wow your guests.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 9, 2019 / — When it comes to home renovation, we always want to make sure that we’re looking ahead with designs. If we remodel our homes following dated trends, then not only is there value lost in the renovation, but it will have to be re-renovated in the not-so distant future again. By following up and coming trends, we can make sure that our home renos are in style and will stay design relevant for longer.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure that the design trend you’re choosing is something that you like, and not just what’s trendy and new. You have to find balance of what you like, and what others will like to make sure that you’re happy with your home remodeling and that it adds value to your property.

With all that said, here are some of our thoughts on a few interior design trends for 2019:

Cabinetry in 2019 will be using more innovative storage solutions. Often, people will make the mistake of penny pinching with cabinet solutions. This leads to wasted space, and less storage. By using innovative storage solutions, you can optimize the storage space, which will allow for less clutter. By using pullout pantries and engineered cabinets you’ll find more space to keep all of your kitchen essentials, without needing to add in more cabinets.

Flooring is one of the fastest evolving in regard to style changes and trends. Old century homes were built with beautiful hard wood floors, which were then often covered up by carpets. Over the past few years we’ve moved back to hardwood floors, which has now shifted to engineered hardwood. One flooring trend that seems to never go out of style is reclaimed hardwood. It is more pricey, but the wow factor that it incurs is worth every penny.

Your kitchen counter top can make or break a kitchen renovation. You can have trendy backsplash and beautiful cabinets, but if your counter top doesn’t pop, your kitchen style will fall flat. In 2019 we’ll see a lot more counter tops with character. Granite is on its way out, and we’re going to see a lot more Quartz counter tops with different colours and styles.

Window Coverings
Window coverings and drapes are often an afterthought and aren’t given the attention they deserve. If you’ve ever looked at a room and thought, “It’s missing something.”, maybe it was missing stylish drapes. By using drapes and window coverings that accent the room correctly, you can bolster the feng shui and completely tie the room together. In 2019, look for more vibrantly coloured window coverings that highlight the room and lift the atmosphere.

Nick Allan
Home Trust Group
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Bella IMC Awarded 6,500 Cabinet Project Using Lockdowel Fastening to Meet Aggressive Timelines

Bella IMC assembles cabinets without screws or glue using the Lockdowel system.

Lockdowel screw-less, glue-less assembly helps Bella Innovative Modern Cabinets win and fulfill 6,500 cabinet project on-time and on-budget

Because of the quick turnaround we achieve with Lockdowel, we are going to complete this job on time and possibly before the deadlines.”

— Grant Weber, Bella IMC Director of Operations

HUNTERTOWN, IN, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2019 / — Bella IMC™ has won the cabinet construction component for a 25-story, multi-family luxury housing unit in the Washington D.C. metro area. The 6,500 cabinet complex is to be completed by March 12 using the revolutionary tool-less, slide-to-lock Lockdowel fastening system, that allows for 60% faster cabinet manufacturing production and assembly.

Previously an overseas cabinet company was chosen for the job, however they were failing to meet the builder's construction deadlines, allowing Bella IMC to be the optimal choice in awarding the winning bid. When the construction project manager visited the Bella IMC facility in November, he was amazed with the high standard of quality and workmanship of the company’s cabinetry, and pleased with the modern European look desired for the complex.

"Because of the quick turnaround we achieve with Lockdowel we are going to complete this job on time and possibly before the deadlines," Grant Weber, Bella IMC Director of Operations says. "Lockdowel surpasses all other fastening methods in speed of construction to enable us to compete against overseas companies."

About Bella IMC™
Bella IMC (Innovative Modern Cabinetry) is simplifying and leading the way with cabinet industry professionals on a new idea of buying and selling cabinets with unparalleled product quality and versatility that can be Assembled-On-Site (AOS), enabled by tool-less Lockdowel snap-in fastening. Bella IMC allows for quick changes in looks and designs by easily replacing the doors and hardware. Combine this with cost savings and customers now have control of their cabinetry dreams. Bella IMC – 2410 Main Street, Huntertown, IN 46748 (260)338-2577 “SEE WHAT YOU CAN BUILD”!

About Lockdowel
Lockdowel provides simple manufacturing, assembly, and installation solutions for cabinets, furniture, closets, and architectural millwork. Patent pending. Lockdowel 41920 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538 , (650)477-7112

Mary Lynn B Heath
Mary Lynn Heath, PR
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Collaborate and Partner with Aspire Systems, a Leading Retail Solution Provider at NRF & REx 2019

Aspire Systems Retail Digital Technologies

Aspire Systems Retail Digital Technologies

Meet Aspire Systems at NRF Booth #2321 to understand their exclusive retail offerings

As a leading retail solution provider,we believe in providing diverse perspectives to help retailers across the globe, gain clear and valuable insights to offer experiential retail for their consumers”

— Sunil Bajaj, VP & Practice Head – Retail Solutions, Aspire Systems

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, January 3, 2019 / — Aspire Systems, a global technology services firm, today announced its participation in National Retail Federation (NRF) 2019 and Oracle Retail Exchange Programme to be held from January 13th to January 15th, 2019 in New York, USA.

NRF, Retail’s BIG Show, brings together 36,500 industry professionals, close to 4000 retail companies from 99 countries across the globe. The world’s largest retail event sees 16,000 retailers and leading industry experts attending every year to discuss the success stories and learnings of the year gone by and the innovations & trends the future holds for the retail industry.

At NRF booth #2321, Aspire Systems will be showcasing its excellence in Retail Solutions. They offer Retail Digital Transformation with a plethora of retail solutions, covering the end-to-end retail journey starting from back-end systems and processes like Merchandising and Store Solutions to front-end, customer-facing touchpoints like Predictive Analytics and Content Personalization leading to superior Customer Experience.

A visionary and expert in the industry, Sunil Bajaj, Vice President and Practice Head – Retail Solutions, Aspire Systems, says, “The main area of focus has always been the Customer Experience (CX). 2018 was an eventful year with N number of technologies being introduced just to offer excellent CX. In 2019, Retailers will have to completely rely on data to predict customer behavior. Smart retailers will know their customers better than customers themselves. For those who hate shopping, voice-based assistants will make even chore shopping fun and effortless. “

Meet Aspire Systems experts onsite and get impactful insights and guidance in identifying trends and issues in each step of the retail journey. A leading industry player and a platform enabler for elevated Customer Experience, Aspire Systems leverages futuristic AI-based technologies to offer a superior and personalized shopping journey for the “born digital” customers.

“With data and emerging technologies, smart retailers will achieve more footfalls than ever, both online and offline. As a leading retail solution provider, we believe in providing diverse perspectives to help retailers across the globe, gain clear and valuable insights to offer experiential retail for their consumers” Mr. Sunil states.

Run into Aspire Systems at Oracle Retail Exchange Programme (REx) 2019, a closed-door conference for Oracle exclusive partners and clients on January 12th & 13th at Sofitel, New York. A proud Oracle Gold Partner with exclusive Oracle Retail Practice, Aspire Systems offers comprehensive retail suite for their clients. The in-house experts enable implementation, migration and support & maintenance for the latest versions of Oracle Merchandising Operations Management & Xstore Solutions.

Aspire offers a wide range of accelerators to fast-forward retail business and achieve maximum ROI within a short span of time. All those existing Oracle users and those who are looking to migrate, meet Aspire to understand:
• Why should you consider Moving to Merchandising Cloud Services?
• Leverage Oracle Retail Omnichannel Solutions to improve your Customer Journey
• Design your own Oracle Retail Managed Service solution for maximum ROI

Meet Aspire Systems at NRF Booth #2321 to optimize your retail business and reshape your Customer Experience.

About Aspire Systems:
Aspire Systems is a global technology services firm serving as a trusted technology partner for its customers. The company nurtures an array of technological services like Enterprise Integration, Digital Services, Software Engineering, Testing and Infrastructure support for the Retail Industry. The company currently has over 2700 employees and 150+ customers globally and is CMMI Level 3 certified. It is headquartered in Singapore and has a growing presence in USA, Mexico, UK, India, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For the ninth time in a row, Aspire has been selected as one of India's 'Best Companies to Work For' by the Great Place to Work® Institute, in partnership with The Economic Times.

To know more about Aspire Systems, visit the link given below:

Veena Gowda
Aspire Systems
+1 972-808-7830
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Non Biased Reviews Releases New 2019 Mattress Guide

The site wants to help homeowners find the right mattress for a better night’s sleep, reports

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED_STATES, December 31, 2018 / — (Scottsdale, AZ)-Non Biased Inc. is proud to announce the official release of their brand new Best Mattress 2019 Guide. The website is on a mission to help homeowners across the globe find the right mattress to fit their needs so that they can enjoy a better night’s sleep. For readers who want to improve their sleep without the hassle of visiting a mattress store, the new guide is currently accessible from the home page of the Non Biased Reviews website.

“I felt like it was the perfect time to let consumers know about the best mattresses that have hit the market. Unlike many other review sites, I sleep test every mattress that I review for at least 2 weeks This means my readers can trust that the advice I give are based on real sleep experiences with the products and come from a sincere desire to improve their sleep,” said Rana Landreth, creator of Non Biased Reviews.

Non Biased Inc.’s new comprehensive mattress guide covers products across ten distinct categories, from the best options for side sleepers to the best mattress for Big and Tall sleepers. Each mattress is tested against a set of standards ranging from: adjustable base tests, shipping, comfort level, motion isolation, and the ability to stay cool. The site also includes critical information about the pros and cons of each model as well as a full video review for each.

Landreth went on to say, “With so many direct to consumer options out there on the market, it can be difficult for people to find the best mattress and truly know which ones are worth the money. I’m excited to help them with their journey, and I wouldn’t recommend a product that I didn’t enjoy when personally sleeping on it.

About Non Biased Inc.:

Non Biased Inc. is a website created by Rana Landreth. Rana has sleep-tested dozens of bed-in-a-box mattresses on the market and shares her results on both her website and her YouTube channel. Having started this quest to upgrade her own sleep experience over two years ago, Rana now has a good feel for the options on the marketplace. Her goal is to help her viewers select a high-quality mattress without having to leave the comfort of their home.

Media Contact:

Rana Landreth
7864 E Horseshoe Ln
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Telephone: (480) 627-9926

Rana Landreth
Non Biased Inc.
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Rhino Shield of Jacksonville Focuses on Customer Service

Rhino Shield Jacksonville

Rhino Shield Jacksonville

Rhino Shield of Jacksonville puts customer service first starting by focusing on the details. From start to finish, every job starts with the inspection process

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, USA, December 21, 2018 / — With over 20 years of hands-on experience, Rhino Shield of Jacksonville is always committed to their customers, and it starts with every home receiving a thorough inspection before work begins, to ensure each job is done right the first time.

Rhino Shield of Jacksonville takes the preparation and installation of every coating system seriously, priding ourselves on the consistent quality and high ratings over our competitors. By aiming for the highest customer satisfaction, Rhino Shield constantly delivers quality work for every business and residential customer.

As a certified Rhino Shield dealer, we aim to provide consistent success by hiring well-equipped employees with best in class customer service ratings throughout Jacksonville. Each Rhino Shield location undergoes a rigorous training program and a certification process. Adding to this, Rhino Shield of Jacksonville is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A rating.

Before each job, Rhino Shield of Jacksonville will inspect all of the areas to be coated and devise a plan to successfully complete the project. Our employees will note any areas of the business or residential property that may require extra attention. Rhino Shield will pressure wash all the surfaces to remove any dirt and debris from the substrate as well.

During the inspection process, it’s also important to repair and replace any damaged siding materials with the exact match as your home, including wood or stucco repairs as needed.

During every Rhino Shield job, the goal is always to restore your home to its original condition.

By scraping your home of all loose materials, Rhino Shield is able to create a bondable surface for primer and paint as well. While many details go into preparing homes for a Rhino Shield job, our chief aim is to respect your business and families privacy and house during the entire process. One the final coat has cured, Rhino Shield staff will clean the entire job site leaving it in a pristine condition when finished.

The last step is the final inspection, making sure each Rhino Shield customer is 100% satisfied with the Rhino Shield application. Our motto is to make sure clients never have to paint again, and by starting every job off with a detailed inspection, we can make this goal a reality.

To learn more about Rhino Shield of Jacksonville, click here.

Chris Hinman
Web Presence, LLC
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7 Points to Consider When Creating Ideal Office Space Layouts

Parabola Formaspace Office Furniture

Parabola Formaspace Office Furniture

Formaspace Office Installed Hand Crank Custom Table

Formaspace Office Installed Hand Crank Custom Table

Formaspace Office Height Adjustable Mobile Desk

Formaspace Office Height Adjustable Mobile Desk

Are you trying to come up with a new floor plan for your office? Be sure to read our 7 layout tips before your next office design project!

Each of the seven points in our Formaspace guide to creating an ideal office layout will help you work more productively than ever before”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, December 20, 2018 / — Is it time to remodel, expand or move into brand new office quarters? Take a scientific approach to office space planning. Each of the seven points in our Formaspace guide to creating an ideal office layout will help you work more productively than ever before, while at the same time, laying the foundation for your business to grow in the future.

Office space planning is in a state of rapid change, with more and more companies moving away from fixed offices and cubicles to an open office plan. Employers springing for these new or renovated open office layouts are hoping to see quick concrete results from their real estate investments. Some of the most common goals are:

-Attracting and recruiting new talent to the company.
-Promoting innovation and productivity at work.
-Breaking down information silos.
-Keeping real estate costs down in expensive markets by increasing density.

On the other hand, current employees and potential recruits may have differing opinions about open office layouts. While younger Millennials employees often prefer open office floorplans (which feel as comfortable as working in their local coffeehouse), older workers may find the change uncomfortable due to the perception of privacy loss and increased noise.

Navigating to find a solution that satisfies these competing goals and perceptions is not straightforward. We’ve gathered together a seven-point process to help guide you as you take on the process of managing your office space planning challenges.

1. Understand Your True Office Space Planning Requirements

If you are opting for a new office or renovating your existing office layout, start by writing down the top three reasons (in priority order) for this decision.

Sometimes the reasons are clear-cut; there is a new merger or acquisition, the lease is up, the company is moving to a new location, or there is a need for space consolidation between existing divisions or departments. Other reasons might be less straightforward; nonetheless, you should take the time at the beginning of the planning process to understand, verbalize, and challenge each of your assumptions. For example, if you have run out of room, could you increase the density of your office by redesigning your current office; that’s often much cheaper than moving. What if you are simply not satisfied with your current office layout? Could renovation be the answer?

Next, identify the top three goals you have in mind for the new space. Possible responses could include: preparing for future growth, increasing productivity and efficiency, projecting a more modern brand to internal and external audiences, instilling a sense of pride in your employees, and making it easier to attract younger talent.

Now you should investigate what other companies in your industry are doing to discover any ‘best practices’ that you can learn from. The requirements for an architect’s office will be as different from a software company as the office of a law firm will be from a call center, so inform yourself. Take tours of other well-regarded offices, or use social media, Glassdoor and YouTube to learn about current office layout trends. Collect your thoughts by creating a large “mood board” with pinup suggestions that you have collected. These notes will be invaluable in working with your space planner or architect.

Reflect on your top three goals as you look at the functions of each of the departments in your office. If your goal is to reduce real estate costs by increasing density, how will that affect each department individually? If one of your goals is to encourage innovation and break down silos, which departments should be co-located together?

You may have goals for the company that will involve everyone, such as getting people to work as one team. These might lead to space requirements for a space large enough to hold all-hands meetings or a cafeteria where everyone eats together.

Finally, be sure to account for practical requirements, such as providing room for the company to expand, space for technology, such as computer servers, or allocating sufficient departmental storage. With an open office plan, files still need to be available but held in secure storage compartments to maintain confidential company information.

2.The Right Office Layout Design Helps Build Your Company Brand

What kind of company brand are you trying to project to the world and impress on your internal company culture? People make up their minds quickly. Visitors to your company will create a positive or negative impression within a matter of seconds, so creating a visual image that supports your company’s vision and brand is more important than ever.

Ask yourself the question: “Who will visit your office?” Is it a so-called ‘back-office’ that doesn’t receive visitors? Or is it a high-profile office headquarters that will receive visiting customers, potential recruits, investment analysts, or members of the press on a regular basis?

The visual design of your office also sends a strong message to your workforce. It can inspire your employees by affirming your company values and that you care about them and what they do.

Some of the more important office designs trends to familiarize yourself with are the industrial-look designs, which often employ an urban loft look that emphasizes authenticity through raw materials and tall open spaces. Another office design approach that is currently trending is the incorporation of comfortable home design features, such as comfortable sofas and other residential features that make the office feel like home.

3. Today’s Careful Office Space Planning Will Help Prepare You For Future Growth

Growth is the goal of every business.

But how can you plan for it?

Let’s state this in a different way to come up with an answer.

Growth is simply a desirable form of change. So to be successful in office space planning, we need to provide ways to accommodate future change.

One of the all-time great inventions in the world of office space planning for managing change is modular furniture. Why? It can be installed quickly; it’s practically indestructible; it looks modern and fit for purpose, and, most importantly, as your needs change, it can be extended with more components (in a year or in ten years’ time), or it can be re-assembled on site to create new layout designs.

And, if you are leasing office space, you can negotiate whether modular furniture is a leasehold improvement or not, so you can disassemble and remove it without penalty to take to your next office location. This not only preserves your investment, it can even help you earn LEED sustainability credits when you move.

4.Encourage People To Collaborate Without Suffering The Downsides

High on the list of goals for many employers contemplating a new office layout is improving productivity by encouraging collaboration between workers.

This can be a fantastic benefit of investing in a new office design — if done correctly.

According to research done by Cornerstone OnDemand (whitepaper report available upon registration), the hot zone for collaboration is a maximum radius of 25 feet. Researchers found a 13 percent gain in productivity and a 17 percent gain in effectiveness by seating high-volume contributors next to high-quality contributors. In blunt terms, the study found the quality of work produced by high-volume contributors improved while the high-quality contributors produced work output more quickly.

One potential downside is the need to manage those whose behavior is disturbing or distracting to others (termed toxic behavior by Cornerstone researchers). We’ve also prepared some guidelines for office managers to assist with issues of bullying and mobbing in the workplace.

The distraction of noise in open office spaces is another concern that needs to be addressed during the open office planning stage. If you are fortunate to be constructing a new office building, there are many opportunities in the design/build process to isolate unwanted ambient noise and vibration. Different generations of workers may react differently to the issues of noise and privacy in the workplaces. While Millennials may put on a big set of noise-canceling headphones and listen to music when the ambient office noise gets too loud, older workers may become discouraged. Fortunately, there are additional strategies for reducing noise in existing leased office space, including creating dedicated quiet spaces where employees can concentrate on difficult tasks.

Collaboration opportunities are not limited to the desk areas in modern office designs. If your office layout goals include creating more opportunities for spontaneous meetings and exchanges of ideas, be sure to allocate the space for casual meeting areas with comfortable seating in addition to cafeterias (which can double as assembly areas, as mentioned in point 1 above).

Finally, don’t overlook the collaborative benefit of providing adequate conference room space. Include provisions for telepresence communications to increase the impact of conference calls with suppliers, customers, and partners

5. Create Healthy Workspaces For More Productive Employees

The best time to ensure a healthy, safe place for employees to work is during the office design phase.

Avoid accidents caused by slips, trips, and falls (STF) by creating open, well-lit, non-slip pathways with secure hand-holds on steps. Ensure that storage is secure. If any item in your office requires heavy lifting, either design away the requirement using custom furniture solutions or create custom mechanized lifts to prevent injuries. Remember, according to Liberty Mutual, overexertion due to excessive lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying, or throwing is the top cause of worker injury.

Make sure that your employees have ergonomic desks and seating that conforms to their size and proportions. And beware of the need to move throughout the day to avoid the health consequences of sitting too much. Formaspace sit-to-stand desks and benches allow your employees to raise and lower their entire work surfaces at the touch of a button for improved cardiovascular health.

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Brooke Turner
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Why Maximalism is the Design Trend Dominating 2018 – Connie Bandfield

Maximalism is the reaction to the minimalist trend which has been dominating all facets of design in recent years. Connie Bandfield explains.

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, USA, December 19, 2018 / — In the last decade minimalism has come to the forefront as a remedy for excess consumerism and material goods. It manifested itself in a variety of different arts and disciplines, from art itself, music, fashion and, pertinent to this article, interior design. And while there is a lot of merit to minimalism, there has been a strong reaction to its spartan ways. According to Connie Bandfield, this trend is called maximalism and is a design aesthetic which focuses on unbridled expression as opposed to toned-down minimalism. We will explore it more below.

What is Maximalism?

Maximalism takes it point of departure from the phrase “more is more”. Connie Bandfield insists that unlike minimalism, which makes a concerted effort to reduce the amount of material belongings in your home for a more svelte and refined look, maximalism is about overdoing it in an effort to bring color, patterns and personality back into different rooms and spaces. Generally these designs tend to be pretty eccentric, eclectic and visually overwhelming.

How do I achieve Maximalism?

“At first glance maximalistic rooms might seem like a mess,” Connie Bandfield says. “But there’s actually a not so subtle art to pulling it off.” For starters, you’re going to need an eye for balancing striking and bold colors with more muted ones. You need to be able to see how loud colors and rich fabrics can come together with intricate patterns and textures without clashing to the point of becoming a huge mess. Once you have this, it’s about finding pieces that can compliment each other, and then bringing them all together to create a room that is unique, loud and unconstrained.

“Maximalism is about filling a space with everything you love.” Connie Bandfield says. “It’s not holding back, and there are no rules to cage you with. That’s part of the appeal to designs and individuals alike. It’s pure expression and a way of transferring your personality into a space – essentially turning that space into yourself. It’s priceless.”

To achieve Maximalism, start from the beginning. Paint a room a bold color like yellow or green. Bring in loud furniture and juxtapose materials and patterns. Ensure, however, that everything is organized so that, while bright and colorful, your room is not a chaotic mess, but rather a beautiful balance.

Chris Hinman
Web Presence, LLC
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