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Indoor Pot Plant or Office Desk?

Stuck indoors working? No problem, bring the garden to your desk.

Casandra Visser

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How often have you sat at your desk and stared out the window at a storm approaching, a weaver making a nest or simply the trees and greenery outside?

You’re not alone. Product developer Daniel Zeller was so bored of being cooped up inside his office duringNorway’s cold winter days that he created the Terrarium Desktop.

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Based on garden furniture designs, Daniel used glass panels and rustic wood to really give it a natural look and feel. Because the plants are placed inside a drawer, they’re easy to water and care for throughout the year, while soft lighting enhances the working environment, creates a soothing atmosphere for employees and regulates the temperature within the terrarium.

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This isn’t just a great aesthetic creation though. Research has shown that incorporating plants into an office space leads to higher productivity and less stress. The Terrarium Desktop is a compact and simple option to motivating and relaxing employees – which naturally leads to a more productive, happier workplace. ‘Living’ desks and tables are even being used in other areas of offices such as reception areas, helping create a completely different atmosphere for customers and guests.

The Terrarium Desktop is just another product that proves that greener offices and homes are a way of the future.

Via: http://pinterest.com/danielzeller/

Casandra Visser is a Digital Marketing & Content Strategist and writes for Entrepreneur Media SA.

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10 Examples Of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Looking to boost employee retention and happiness at your business? Follow in the footsteps of these 10 companies.

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Having great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits.

While the culture that works for one company might not work for another, you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own.

  1. Zappos
  2. Warby Parker
  3. Southwest Airlines
  4. Twitter
  5. Chevron
  6. SquareSpace
  7. Google
  8. REI
  9. Facebook
  10. Adobe
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(Slideshow) Bizarre Buildings

From a germ-free building to one built in a bomb shelter, we take a look at some of the strangest yet functional buildings around the world.

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The-Bubble-Building-Cool Offices-Cool BusinessThe Bubble Building. This inflatable, antibacterial building was designed to keep out germs in the Shanghai city centre. While it may resemble a giant jumping castle, if built it will provide an ultra-clean office space.

The building could be created using inflatables made of white antibacterial nylon that are placed around the exterior of an ordinary office building.

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(Slideshow) An Artistic Eye

Saatchi and Saatchi bust out in Bangkok in the most colourful way they know how.

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Saatchi-Saatchi-Office1-Cool Offices-Cool BusinessSaatchi & Saatchi, a brand that came about in the 1980s, is now one of the world’s advertising giants. The agency has now setup shop in Thailand, and true to their brilliance their offices are really something to stare at.

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