Archive for December 2013 | Monthly archive page

MacBride Launches Office Interior Design Service Team

MacBride offers office interior design through our partner Inessa Design Studio. Inessa Ilina founded the studio and has since garnered many honors for commercial interior design, including CNN honors for Twin Towers proposal in NYC 3D modeling design for the Los Gatos Jewish Community Center, which helped secure funding City of Milpitas Beautification Project MacBride […]

Contemporary Office Look

The Ultimate Ergonomic chair

SIE43 Chair by Polish Designer Pawel Grunert

Another Take on an Ergonomic Chair

The Chakra Chair by Karim Rashid -  Comfortable Office Chair

What is LEED?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies intended to improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship […]

New Trends in Office Design

NEW TRENDS IN OFFICE DESIGN by Bob Brooke Within the last year, the office design industry has been flooded with new trends. “What we’re seeing the most is the need for lots and lots of flexibility and for teams to be regrouped or moved around on a daily basis,” said Irene Pujol, director of interior […]

Stackable Chairs

Myto Cantilever Chair designed by Konstantin Grcic

Factory Orders Rise Again

Orders for manufactured goods rose 1.3% in March, to $391,500,000,000. This is the 11th increase in the last 12 months. Items categorized as business capital spending, which exclude military and aviation, rose 4.5%. Inventories rose for the third month in a row, by .3%, leaving some to conclude that business have begun to rebuild inventories, […]

New Job Growth in April

The US economy added 290,000 net new jobs in April, a strong report even if about 20% of those jobs were temporary census workers. However, economists estimate that about 125,000 net new jobs are needed every month just to keep up with population growth. The unemployment rate rose from 9.7% to 9.9% in April, as […]

Recession Officially Over

Led by consumer spending and low inflation, US Gross Domestic Product grew at 3.2% in the first quarter of 2010. This marks the third consecutive quarter of positive growth, which is the defintion of a growing economy. On the business side, the influential Chicago Business Barometer rose to 63.8 in April, the highest level in […]