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21 Totally Cosy Products To Keep You Warm

Nobody likes to be cold in winter, whether you’re at home or your at work these cosy products will be sure to keep you warm! There are many things that help us feel warm in the winter – many of us love our cups of coffee or tea but these products for winter go above and beyond with helping you become warm and cosy!

With some unique and quirky ideas like a wearable sleeping bag that also crosses as a jacket, fingerless gloves that warm up with a usb, a usb powered beverage warmer and usb heated foot warmed. Many of these products are perfect for the office or at your home.

1. ToastyMUG, ~$50.

ToastyMUG, ~$50.

Clear eyes, warm hands, can’t lose.

2. Poler Nap Sack Wearable Sleeping Bag, $110.46.

With a drawstring bottom so you can walk around in style.

3. USB Heated Fingerless Mittens, $11.99.

USB Heated Fingerless Mittens, $11.99.

So just your fingernails are cold.

4. Keysocks, $11.95.

Keysocks, $11.95.

Cute shoes, meet warm legs.

5. USB Warming Blanket, $24.95.

So you can be the superhero of a freezing office.

8. USB Warm Winter Mouse Pad with Wristguard, $24.27.

USB Warm Winter Mouse Pad with Wristguard, $24.27.

Warm your heart and your hands.

9. Lava Buns Heated Seat Cushion, $26.98.

Lava Buns Heated Seat Cushion, $26.98.

Microwavable for the utmost convenience.

10. HomCom Leather Heated Vibrating Massage Office Chair, $159.50.

HomCom Leather Heated Vibrating Massage Office Chair, $159.50.

Heated chair > heated pad.

11. Heated Mouse CEO, $25.95.

Heated Mouse CEO, $25.95.

Executive-level warmth.

12. Office Elliptical Trainer, $119.

Office Elliptical Trainer, $119.

Well you’ll feel warmer, anyway.

13. Tec Fleece with Headphones, $17.50.

Tec Fleece with Headphones, $17.50.

So your ears can stay warm while listening to work tunes.

14. Conair Body Benefits Massaging Neck Rest with Heat, $38.99.

Conair Body Benefits Massaging Neck Rest with Heat, $38.99.

Better than a corner office?

15. Heated Keyboard Pad, $24.95.

Heated Keyboard Pad, $24.95.

For optimal ~wrist warmth~.

16. Conair True Glow Heated Lotion Dispenser, $19.24.

Conair True Glow Heated Lotion Dispenser, $19.24.

No more office soap dryness.

17. USB Toast Hand Warmers, $39.99.

USB Toast Hand Warmers, $39.99.

(Also available in rye bread and crispy).

18. ThermaCELL Heated Insoles, $99.

ThermaCELL Heated Insoles, $99.

Soothe your soles.

19. Toasty Toes Ergonomic Heated Footrest, $38.99.

Toasty Toes Ergonomic Heated Footrest, $38.99.

The perfect deskmate.

20. Bear Paw USB Winter Foot Warmer, $18.99.

Bear Paw USB Winter Foot Warmer, $18.99.

Perhaps best for a home office, tbh.

Home/Life

23 DIY Hacks On Transforming Your Unused Closet

If you have an unused closet you could be missing out on some useful space. Most popular in North America, modern closets can be built into the walls of the house during construction so that they take up no apparent space in the bedroom, or they can be large, free-standing pieces of furniture designed for clothing storage, in which case they are often called wardrobes or armoires. Closets are often built under stairs, thereby using awkward space that would otherwise go unused.

Here’s a list of over twenty ways you can transform your closet like turning it into DIY Canopy Bed, homemade work shop, diy office space or even a crafty bar complete with bottle shelves, fridge, drinking glasses and stools.

1. Make a homework space.

Make a homework space.
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Apply a coat of chalkboard paint to closet walls for a distration-free space. If your child needs help with their homework, use some chalk to work out the problem. Get the tutorial here.

2. Design a kid’s hideout.

Design a kid's hideout.
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Cut a foam mattress pad to fit the size of the closet floor. Toss in some pillows, line shelves with books, and create soft lighting. Find the full tutorial here.

3. DIY A Canopy Bed

DIY A Canopy Bed

Remove closet doors and push the crib against the inside wall. Perfect for kids that share a room.

4. Make a workshop.

Make a workshop.
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Find a permanent home for bulky sewing machines inside an organized closet. Stow fabrics in woven bins and learn how to make a DIY pegboard here.

5. Design an invisible office.

Design an invisible office.
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Interior designer Killy Scheer created a modern, out-of-the-way office that disappears when you want it to. Hang pretty curtains along the closet rod to cover up the space when you’re ready to relax.

6. Make extra seating.

Make extra seating.

To maximize a tiny playroom, turn the closet into a couch for kids to play and read. Get the full tutorial here.

7. Create a changing station.

Create a changing station.

Push bulky furniture out of the way and save space in the nursery. Get the full tutorial here.

8. Take advantage of bright spaces.

Take advantage of bright spaces.
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If your home office is windowless and gloomy, set up shop in the sunniest room in the house. Open closet doors and find a desk that fits perfectly into the allotted space.

9. Make a double-duty reading nook.

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For a 2-second home project, place pillows and a furry rug (like this one from Ikea) on the closet floor. Pull back the curtain and invite kids to read in a space that’s the perfect size for them. Keep cloths hanging. Get the full tutorial here.

10. Display art.

Display art.

If your apartment lacks wall space, use the closet as an expressive extension. Apply a coat of paint to create an accent wall. Use the back wall to display wall decals and framed photos.

11. Make a craft corner.

Secure a pegboard to the inside of the closet door to organize your tools and materials. For a DIY desk, lay a piece of pre-cut wood (which you can pick up from most hardware stores) across two filing cabinets.

12. Apply a strip of wallpaper.

Apply a strip of wallpaper.

Add dimension to the room without having to wallpaper an entire wall. Find graphic removable wallpapers here.

13. Create extra book storage.

To store extra volumes while still keeping them on display, place books on the top shelf of the closet. If you’re a real bookworm, add a few more shelves and turn the space into a mini library.

14. Create a sleeping nook.

Create a sleeping nook.
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Move your bed into the closet (just make sure you measure it correctly before moving). If you have to ditch the headboard, pick up some bed legs (like these from Ikea; $20).

15. Turn it into a cozy alcove.

Add cushions and dim lighting to make a mini space perfect for answering long emails.

16. Craft your own bar.

Craft your own bar.
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Either install countertops or use a marble-topped desk in an irregularly-shaped closet for a modern wet bar. Add two stools so guests can pour, sit, and chat.

17. Surround yourself with your favorite things.

Frame inspirational phrases and beautiful artwork to keep you feeling creative. Perfect for couples with different home aesthetics—this space is all yours!

18. Enjoy a wine cellar.

Enjoy a wine cellar.

Install a wine refrigerator in your closet or just stack a few wine racks (like thesefrom Walmart; $65 each) to store your precious vino.

19. Create a mini laundromat.

Create a mini laundromat.

Remove closet doors for extra space that can accommodate a washer, dryer, and shelves.

20. Use a shelf as a desk.

Just pull up a chair and get started.

21. Make a super storage system.

Make a super storage system.
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Keep important papers organized with a series of shelves and a rolling file cabinet. If you’re a photo junkie, create your own picture library with labeled boxes and rows of photo albums.

22. Read in a little library.

Read in a little library.

Build a simple bench, add a cushion, and arrange your child’s favorite books to create the perfect reading nook. Get the full tutorial here.

23. Make a family fort.

Make a family fort.

Take doors off their hinges, drop in a mattress, and nail up a few blankets for a cozy space to hang.

Home/Life

Glass Office Makes Workers Feel Like They‘re In An Oasis

Many of us don’t like our offices, they’re usually bleak and lifeless places. But near Madrid, there’s an excellent examples of an eco-friendly office. This Glass office is dug partially in the ground and takes the form of a aerodynamic tube. The lucky workers  that get to work in this Glass Office work for architecture, Selgas Canos. The Glass Office give’s his employees a eye level view of the beautiful forest making them feel like they’re working outside. In today’s article we’ll be looking – Glass Office Makes Workers Feel Like They‘re In An Oasis.

Natural light is flooded into the Glass Office, Casinoscapital because the office is partially underground, it’s makes the office cool in summer and warm in winter. I don’t know about you, but our Design Bump team are very jealous of these awesome office structure!

via: inhabitat

Glass Office Makes Workers Feel Like They‘re In An Oasis

Glass Office Makes Workers Feel Like They‘re In An Oasis

Glass Office Makes Workers Feel Like They‘re In An Oasis

Glass Office Makes Workers Feel Like They‘re In An Oasis

Glass Office Makes Workers Feel Like They‘re In An Oasis

Home/Life

Backyard Office Pod for People Working from Home

Most people would love to work from home, there’s a new office idea which is a innovative Backyard Office Pod for People Working from Home. Thanks to this innovative creation called, OfficePOD, it’s now easier than ever to work from home right in your backyard! Becoming an OfficePOD user can bring benefits to all. The ability to cut down on commuting and spend more time at home, yet be more productive in your office, safe from day-to-day distractions.

And as employers increasingly look to flexible working and innovative ways of finding efficiencies without sacrificing productivity, OfficePOD offers an employer a truly flexible workplace solution that doesn’t risk compromising the employee’s welfare and productivity. Similarly, the employee needn’t risk compromising the balance of their domestic environment.

Used as part of a corporate real estate strategy, the OfficePOD has the capability of bringing about significant reductions in CO2 emissions for both the employer and employee alike. The unique contemporary shape of the OfficePOD evolved from the desire to create an exemplary working environment that is a pleasure to be in. With curved corners being easier on the eye and mitigating the feeling of being in a box, the OfficePOD facilitates the focus and concentration of its occupant.

 

Website: officepod.co.uk

Backyard Office Pod for People Working from Home

Optimum size (2.1m x 2.1m) does not require planning consent in the greater majority of cases.

Backyard Office Pod for People Working from Home

It’s modular design enables speedy construction even in gardens with the most difficult access.

Backyard Office Pod for People Working from Home

Backyard Office Pod for People Working from Home

Product Design

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

When we think of office stationery, we rarely see them as creative and fun. Office Stationery is usually pretty boring and dull, but today we’ll be looking at office stationery which are unusual and fun.

Stationery has historically pertained to a wide gamut of materials: paper and office supplies, writing implements, greeting cards, glue, pencil cases and other similar items.

In today’s post we’ve gathered 32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery, want some inspiring ideas on how to spice up your office? Check out these creative and fun office stationery. Which one would you like in your office? Comment below!

 

Bullshit Button

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

This straight-talking bullshit Button allows you to call bullshit whenever you see it! Simply press the red buzzer to make it light up, buzz loudly and announce, that was bullshit! or shout, bullshit detected, take precautions! over a wailing siren. No friend, relative, teacher, or colleague will dare to bullshit you again after setting off the bullshit alarm. (buy)

AOK Apple Calendar

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (link)

500XL Headphones

Sometimes bigger IS really better, especially when it comes to sound. (buy)

Rotating 360° Lego Sockets

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

Rotating 360° is a multi-outlet socket which allows each socket on it to rotate. (Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin)

Lock Mug

Another cup which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his shaped key to close the hole, pour the coffee and enjoy the drinking. (Designer: Efrat Gommeh)

Leaf-It Bookmars

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

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“Inukshuk” Magnetic Stones

A bunch of pebbles on your desk can transform to something meaningful…as meaningful as the stone landmarks used for navigation by the Inuits. Here is the modern age “Inukshuk”, magnetic stones that become a photograph holder, paper clip stand or a stress buster. (Designer: Dewa Bleisinger)

WTF? Office Stamp

When you can’t find the confidence to say what you’re really thinking, or when words just aren’t enough, a WTF? Stamp says it all. Use at home, the office and at parties. Use on complaint letters, bills, internal correspondence or to play a joke one someone. (buy)

Teeth Mug: Say No To Sharing

If you hate sharing your private mug – this Teeth Cup is what you need! It was noticed that this unique mug design can prevent others from using your cup. You can drink normally from the smooth side of the mug, or let the coffee dribble out a bit between the realistic gaps on the teeth side. (Designer: Megawing)

USB Led Beverage Cooler

The LED Beverage Cooler is retro styled and has a small blue LED inside. The LED helps your drink stay cool by tricking it to think the air inside the cooler is from the Arctic, because everyone knows that blue lights make you feel cold. So add a little style to your desk and keep your drink cold at the same time. (buy)

Mobile Tail

Mobile Devices have become a must have these days. This product looks like the tail of an animal! It can be used as a support holder for watching movies, internet lectures or TV shows on your mobile device. It can hold your mobile vertically or horizontally and the angle can be easily changed by attaching the tail on a different spot on the back side. (link)

Murder Ink

This 300-page sticky notepad is perfect for poison pen notes, letters of resignation, hit lists, and office to-do’s. Murder, Ink comes complete with blood spattered pen, so it’s sure to make a statement on your desk right beside that suspiciously sharp letter opener. (buy)

Free Form Ruler

The Free Form Ruler enables you to measure the length by “drawing” an invisible line, straight or curved. The unit of measurement is displayed and can be adjusted at the top. (Designed by: Monocomplex)

Ramo Branch Multi Tap

The Ramo Branch Multi Tap is a dramatic representation of power consumption and how gadget-dependent we are. It looks more artistic than practical and can literally grow to branch out by simply fitting in modular socket stubs. (Designer: Eunsung Kwon)

Waste Basketball

Now you won’t miss your rubbish anymore! Just shoot it right to the middle box, and you will get 1 rubbish score! (Designer: Li Jianye)

New Folder Deposits

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Talk Bubble

Speak up! These cartoon-inspired paper clips are the perfect way to draw attention to what you’re really trying to say. (buy)

Post-It Fruits

Designed by: D-BROS

Famous Mustache Pencils

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Light Blubs

This series of light bulbs take on forms which have gone way out of line, appearing as bulbous forms extending from industrial lamp shades. they take on various sizes and shapes, large masses taking over and in some cases, appearing as if they are almost starting to consume the pieces of furniture in which they are placed. (Designer: Pieke Bergmans)

Like / Dislike Stamp Set

Each Like/Dislike Stamp Set comes with two, self-inking stamps (that’s why we call it a set). Use the Like stamp for things you like and the Dislike stamps for things you don’t like. (buy)

Help! Bookmark

Paperclips with arms used as bookmarks. They appear to look like people that have been stuck between your pages. (link)

AIAIAI & Libertine Libertine USB Flash Drive

Limited edition USB project with Libertine Libertine and Pantherman. Every 2 GB USB is unique and made of wood.

My Document Laptop Case

The design turns the symbol everybody knows into a substantial bag. Either a user or a passerby will recognize such visual effect with a smile. My Document laptop sleeves are available in three sizes: 13.3 inches, 14.1 inches, and 15.4 inches. (buy)

Tetris Sugar by Danil Zdorov

Russian artist Danil Zdorov came up with a truly cool and geeky idea — Tetris Sugar! Inspired by the popular video game, these sugar pieces would definitely be a hit at any coffee shop. (link)

F-ck Photoshop: The Pencil For the Purist

Zach Hilder, a creative at BBH New York, created this pencil as a personal comment on design and advertising today. (link)

Pin Sprouts

Designers: Lim Ruiwen & Yong Lin

Drumstick Pencils

Part pencil, part drumstick and totally ready to rock the office. They come packaged as a pair, just like any good set of drumsticks should. (buy)

Gingko Leaf-It Stickers

Designed by: Appree

Birds On Wire Clips

If desktop clutter is ruffling your feathers, why not perch your favorite photos up above the fray! Birds on a Wire is a flock of eight blackbird clips strung on a 32 inch ”clothesline” — it’s a fun and easy way to display your pics, tickets, memos, and keepsakes. (buy)

Falling Bookend

The bookend is inserted in a concealed manner within the first book being supported, next to the binding of the book, so that the books seem to be hanging, almost collapsing on the figure under them. (buy)

One Pot, Two Lives

A planter and a fishtank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou)

Home/Life

27 Office Workspaces from Around the World

Having a beautiful Office Workspace is very important if you want to have a great workplace for you and you're employees. No more boring cubicles surrounds by fluorescent lights and dull workspace. Office Workspaces should be motivational and bring inspiration to you whether you want a minimalist office or colorful office. You can start creating your dream office by ditching white walls with graphic wallpapers, try a different color scheme or hang up some artwork around the walls. You can even add in some colorful accessories on your desk or place a nice indoor plant to bring some life into the room.

In this collection we've gathered 27 Office Workspaces from Around the World, all of these Office Workspaces showcase beautiful office designs ranging from minimalist, colorful to fancy.

 

CASIRAGHI mediathequeItaly

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Luxury home office in a private houseBulgarian 

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SHP106, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Chelsea Workspace, Los Angeles

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CRT Studio, Cairo, Egypt

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Tribal DDB, Amsterdam

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D3 Interactive, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Metalsa Center for Manufacturing Innovation, Mexico

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Kaskus, Indonesia

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Obsidian, Ukraine

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Ciber Office Design, Poland

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Mauden Spa Headquarter, Italy

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Playfair Office, London, UK

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Office Room, Cairo, Egypt

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Office, Vilnius, Lithuania

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JLL Loft, Ukraine

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Pocket Gems, San Francisco 

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Moonda Digital Marketing, Bordeaux, France

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SYZYGY, Frankfurt Germany

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Office, Cairo, Egypt

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Kroon Domein, Eindhoven, Netherlands

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Office, Vinnitsa, Ukraine

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Green Architecure, Lviv, Ukraine

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HSBC Office, Singapore

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Nokia HQ, Moscow

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SUCCURSALES CDG, Rabat, Morocco

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Design/Dev

Design a Office Desk Themed Layout in Photoshop

Learn how to create a sleek & professional Office Desk style layout in Photoshop.

Final Result

1. Firstly get this wooden texture from here, copy and paste it into Photoshop. Go to Edit > Define Pattern to make it a Pattern. 2. Create a new document that’s 900×1050, double click on the background layer to unlock it. Right click the background layer, go into Pattern Overlay and select the wooden pattern you just created. Next go into Gradient overlay and put in the following settings: 3. With the rectangle tool draw a shape like below for the banner, next go into Custom Shape tool and select the shape below, draw a small shape for the top of the paper, then duplicate it so the pattern goes all across the banner. 4. Now select all the banner layers and put it into a folder, right click the folder and select Convert to Smart Object. Right click the layer and go into Blending Options > put in the following settings for the outer glow: 5. Now duplicate the layer 2 times and rotate the back layers by press ctrl+t if you want to hide the bottom corners, hold down the ctrl key and select the corners to move. 6. Select the rectangle tool and draw a shape like below for the menu. Next get the line tool (1px), hold down shift (to make the line straight) and draw a line going on the top and bottom of the menu bar. 7. Next get the pen tool and draw the corners of the menu bar using a gradient overlay (in the blending options). 8. Get the rectangle tool and draw the banner, go right click and gointo Blending Options, Gradient Overlay and put in the following settings: 9. Draw another rectangle shape, go into blending options and put in a 1px dark grey stroke. 10. Select a dark grey colour, get the circle tool, hold down shift and draw a small circle like below. Go into Custom Shape and select the arrow, hold down shift again and draw an arrow. Now duplicate the 2 shapes, with the duplicated shapes press ctrl+t, select the left side of the highlighted shapes and pull right to rotate them the other way. 11. Like the menu bar do the same process to the date tag below. Use the colour #fe6a7b for the lines. 12. Now go into blending options on the large rectangle shape and put in a drop shadow using the settings below: 13. Now fill up the post, I’m using the font Georgia with some text bold and italic. Put a light grey 1px line in between the post title and date information and summary. 14. With the rectangle tool draw a shape where the sidebar is, go into blending options > gradient overlay and make a light grey > white gradient like below. Populate the sidebar with the Georgia font. Next go into Custom shape tool and select an arrow shape. Hold down shift and draw one small arrow, then duplicate it so it looks like below. 15. Using the rectangle tool draw 2 rectangle shapes for the bottom of the page, put a drop down shadow on all the bottom page layers. Now select ctrl+t and edit each ‘paper’ layer so it looks like below. 16. Using the font green piloww write out the website name, write out the menu button names in Georgia and get an example image to go into the featured box (I’ve used this one) and crop the image down & write in the copyright details on the bottom of the page. 17. For a final touch add in a hand drawn arrow pointing at the company name using a light blue.

Final Result