Inspiring People Spotters, Name Plate Holders, and Cool 2019 Office Design Trends

Untitled design(2)Boring, generic work spaces are becoming as increasingly passé as the 9 to 5 work day. That’s according to Décor Mag, which recently listed employee lifestyle and wellness as focal points in new office design trends. A DM “Décor Aid” entry even claims that office décor and the environment it represents has become “part of the decision-making process when future employees are considering whether or not to accept a job offer.”

How to achieve that trendy look in 2019? The Décor Aid article pointed to several areas, like incorporating a homier feel in common work areas with coffee tables, sofas, and throw cushions. Layered textures are also big, blending materials ranging from leather and sheepskin to wool, metal, and stone…in a range of colors and finishes.

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Details count. Accentuating a new office look also demands the right People Spotters…modern Name Plate displays that complement the latest design trends, textures, and themes. Colored Border Desktop Name Plates in Black or Silver, for example, make a bold statement in reinvigorated offices. Inserts are also easy to customize for DIY printing with heavy gauge perforated card stock included free on select orders.

New People Spotters aren’t confined to desk and countertops, either. Cubicle layouts are being reconfigured into more attractive work pods…and the partitions still need their Cubicle Name Plates with Borders. Polished edges and premium thickness acrylic lend a dynamic showcase for traditional 8-1/2” x 2-1/2” Name Plates.

Acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders can also play a part in a new-look décor. Exclusive Sign Frames with Borders really make event pronouncements and essential literature displays pop with eye appeal.

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Desktop Name Plate with Silver Border

People Spotter Name Plate Holders also fit other design trends in DM’s Décor Aid. Imaginative use of geometric patterns is one instance. And how about offsetting acrylic and colored borders with shimmering metallics, like in wall coverings? In futuristic offices, reflecting light this way can only make work days brighter!

 

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Name Plate Holders for National Name Tag Day March 8th!

the bascs ofIsn’t it time for a little name recognition? Believe it or not, March features an officially recognized celebration of the Name. “Celebrate Your Name Week” runs March 4 – 10, culminating with National Name Tag Day on March 8th. According to Mental Floss, the only hard rule is that you wear a “Hello, my name is…” tag and the name you choose doesn’t necessarily have to be your real one!

Once the Name Tag Day party is over however, there remains the essential task of everyday name and title identification – and the best way to spotlight inserts with a dynamic new look and a modern flair for the aesthetic in professional office environments.

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Cubicle Name Plate Holder

 

The next generation of superior acrylic name plate holders has hit the scene for 2018. Unique designs in cubicle name plate hangers open a world of options, including the latest in Multi-Tier Cubicle Name Plate Holders that can accommodate up to five inserts. Imagine the possibilities, not only with department identification but also in directional signage and rotating on-site event announcements.

Making an even more colorful splash on desktop and countertops, NPAA Name Plate Holders combine a traditional slant back display in premium thickness with bold borders in black or silver, or sparkling glass-green acrylic. It’s an eye-catching frame for names…and an effective way to grab attention in busy foot traffic to show passersby directional signs and departmental designations.

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Desk Name Plate Holder

 

NPS Name Plate Holders accentuate that look even more with stainless steel standoff posts. The metallic posts in each corner help draw attention and lock focus on your insert templates, securing those inserts between polished acrylic plates while adding support to the display itself. Black and silver color options reach more eyes, more effectively.

All these models are built to last with clear acuity. And what better time to order than National Name Tag Day? By the way, there’s another early March holiday that features just ONE name: National Alfred Hitchcock Day, March 12th!

Name Plate Displays and Office Accessories: a Modern Re-set in Traditional Office Environments

Purple Desk SettingIt’s a new day in modern office design as businesses figure out the formula for balancing worker productivity and comfort in a traditional setting. The basic tools haven’t changed – people still need desks, chairs, and organizational accessories. And don’t forget the Name Plate Holders! All are just as essential in 2019 as they were decades ago.

New challenges today crop up in multiple ways. Ergonomic chairs, keyboards, and   desks adjustable to different heights make it easier for office workers to do their jobs with less strain on the body. One office supply company also pointed to the greater number of those in the workforce with disabilities. Designing workspaces with easily reachable sockets and incorporating color-coded keyboards for those having trouble seeing certain keys are just two ways offices have changed.

This kind of “Assistive Technology” makes work environments more inclusive for talented individuals whose contributions might have been missed otherwise. A provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 even addresses the requirement for telecommunications upgrades, for example, to include those with hearing or speech impairments.

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Desktop Name Plate Holder

 

Beyond function, modern offices are also becoming more adaptable without sacrificing style. This is where upgrades to the traditional office look take on unique appeal. Just look at the Name Plate.

Originally, Desktop Name Plate Holders were largely uniform wood or metal. Today’s Office Name Plates still share the most popular standard size (2” high x 8” wide) but depart vastly in other ways. Bordered Desk Nameplate Holders are now available in Silver or Black. New pattern selections also lend a more textured appearance over the old standard.

Wall Mount Nameplate Holders in clear acrylic also take identification from desktops to eye level, including models with stainless steel standoffs for added appeal. Easy-to-install Office Name Plate Holders also mount to doors and cubicles. Some even come with free card stock for DIY custom printing.

If your office environment is due for an upgrade, be sure to account for everyone. As for those working with disabilities, recently departed President George H. W. Bush said it best upon enactment of the ADA: “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”

 

Cubicle Accessories and Essentials for Warmth in Cold Workplaces!

untitled design(2)It doesn’t really matter if your office is in the frozen northern tundra or the Sun Belt: indoor air temperatures are notoriously low in many offices, leaving those in the cold finding ways to stay warm in cubicles.

A CBS News report last year cited a UC Berkeley study that found only 40% of U.S. workers were satisfied with office temperatures. Women in particular are more susceptible to thermostats set by male counterparts wearing suits. There’s a disparity between men’s and women’s body temperatures that was not widely considered back in the 60’s, when the formula for optimal office temperature was first developed and mostly unchanged ever since!

Winter or summer, indoor air temps have workers battling the draft with heated chairs, electric blankets, heated floor mats, and the good ol’ space heater. Still, according to Business Insider, “the freezing office” is the number one complaint in workplace polls.

Other ways to keep warm? www.health.com listed its top 11, including Snuggies, Everlane Cashmere Crew Cardigans, and something called the Corkcickle Tumbler that allegedly keeps drinks hot for three hours.cr-home-cold-office-ah-08-15

But it’s the personal space heater most frequently called upon to warm up those colder, draftier office spots and cubicles. The Balance listed its “8 Best for 2019” in office applications. Best overall is the Vornado AVH2 with vortex technology apparently powerful enough to heat an entire office. It’s $70.

Best value? The Lasko MyHeat Personal Ceramic Heater, only $20 with “satisfying warmth” and a ceramic heating element. Small and efficient for organized cubicles!

Acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders, Name Plate Holders, and accessories can also play a part in organization and warming up work spaces metaphorically. New border colors add a splash of warmth and style in both Cubicle Name Plate Holders and Sign Holders, accommodating a variety of sizes in promotions, literature displays, and the new 2019 calendar. If your staff is warming up cubicles and getting organized, keep these upgrades and fine details in mind!

 

 

Resolve to “Organize Your Office Space” for National New Year’s Resolutions Week

resolutions-3889989_1280-1140x570Welcome to 2019…and with the New Year comes a renewed sense of hope, excitement, and the prospect of new opportunities. For many, the tradition of making resolutions comes into play and the first week of 2019 is in fact designated National New Year’s Resolutions Week.

How and when did the practice of resolution-making get started initially? www.history.com attributes the first New Year’s resolutions to the ancient Babylonians about 4,000 years ago – “promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed.” Babylonians believed that by keeping their word, the gods would bestow them with favor throughout the year.

Religiously, the act of making resolutions or promises continued with the Romans pledging to the god Janus, where January gets its name. There was even a “peacock vow” that knights took to “re-affirm their commitment to chivalry” in Medieval times (WikiPedia).

In the early 20th century, New Year’s resolution postcards exhorted readers “to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling every thought of discontent.” Easier said than done in the Great Depression, when only about one-quarter of American adults were estimated to have made resolutions. Today, that number stands between 40% and 50%, the most common revolving around weight loss, exercise, smoking, and getting rid of other bad personal/financial habits.

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Here’s a resolution you can make that is easily achievable and will make your work environment a bright daily reminder of a resolution kept. Resolve to Organize Your Office Space with 2019’s bold lineup of new Name Plate Holders and Cubicle Sign/Brochure Holders.

 

Cubicle Nameplates with Borders in different colors add a dynamic, modern look to office layouts. Select orders qualify for free perforated card stock included, helping with another resolution to save money.

Clear Acrylic Cubicle Brochure Holders are also increasingly in demand for 2019’s professional upgrades. New Year, new décor!

So why do many resolutions fail and become forgotten by spring, if not sooner? According to University of Pennsylvania research, we simply set our sights too high. Seems every New Year inspires big goals that just aren’t reasonable. Be realistic in your expectations and don’t forget the office space!

Name Plate Holders for the Citizens of BuzziVille

 

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It was 1966 when the Grinch first aired on TV, showing the world of Whos in Whoville beating their Trum-tookas, dancing with Jing-tinglers, and blowing their Floo-floobers. Now another “Ville” is celebrating in a fashion that’s making quite a splash! Welcome to BuzziVille.

BuzziVille is a unique village…one that’s well-suited to cutting edge offices. A “flexible and modular freestanding system,” BuzziVille serves as a more personal, freely developed kind of community within the office. It’s easy to rearrange and serves as both public and private space…a movable urban workspace that even includes informal meeting rooms.

Functional and fun, BuzziVille is part of the BuzziSpace brand…a group of products geared to improve worker well-being through “human centric design.” Buzzi acoustics, lighting, and furnishings for modern workplaces are gaining serious attention. BuzziWrap Desks, BuzziProp LEDs, BuzziBlinds, the BuzziHub – you get the idea – all innovatively designed with broad appeal for forward-thinking office managers.

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Cubicle Nameplate Holder

 

The perfect match for cutting edge office décor of the future? The finest name tags in BuzziVille deserve a modern look in Name Plate Holders. New Cubicle Name Plate Holders with colored border options in silver and black especially make a nice accent. These exclusive displays complement today’s upgraded professional look, in BuzziVille and beyond.

Name, title, and department ID inserts also get a pronounced designation in Desk Name Plate Holder displays. There’s nothing like acrylic to complement the overall eye appeal taking root in business centers and campuses.

And that brings us back to BuzziSpace and BuzziVille. A recent expo called Orgatec 2018 showcased products like BuzziBracks, another flexible new modular system in work spaces, and the BuzziHat, an attractive sound absorber that blends well in office surroundings. Pretty cool, right?

Acrylic Name Plate Holders vs Metal & Aluminum in Cost Savings and Benefits

20180530194716-GettyImages-865293688Weighing the benefits of Acrylic Name Plate Holders against their counterparts in aluminum or another metal? While both deliver their own style and visual appeal, there are some distinct differences to debate in the cost/benefit analysis.

First, the bottom line. From the standpoint of sheer material costs, metal is more expensive, hands-down. The composition of clear acrylic can be manufactured for significantly less money…hence, a lower price tag. Then there’s the added cost of the name plates themselves where metal is concerned.

Brushed, anodized, and powder coated aluminum Name Plate Holders require more money for individual displays with printing and engraving costs. Many styles of Acrylic Name Plate Holders for desk, wall, and cubicle displays come with free card stock for convenient, eye-catching DIY Name Plates.

One area where metal has traditionally held an edge is also changing. Flexibility in colors has long been a strong suit for metal. New looks in acrylic are starting to tip the scale the other way, however. Acrylic Name Plate Holders now come with colored border options in silver, black, white, and bronze. Different multi-textured patterns are also making an impact with acrylic in modern office décor and functionality.

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Acrylic Nameplate Holder with Silver Border

 

Both metal and plastic get high marks for longevity and durability. Both can perform long tours of duty without showing signs of wear, providing a strong return on investment. Premium thickness acrylic with polished edges can especially stand the test of time without yellowing or fading.

And that brings us back to cost. No matter which material you prefer, acrylic is the clear winner when it comes to dollars and cents. It costs less than aluminum and metal with the added bonus of saving time and printing costs with free card stock for personalized inserts. And the new acrylic name plate holder styles with flashes of color?  Magnificent!