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Blitz is in The Registry (again!)
Blitz Creative Director and co-founder Seth Hanley was recently quoted by The Registry in an article titled “Furniture House Brings Big Design to Silicon Valley.” The article spotlights One Workplace’s new showroom (designed by Blitz!) in Santa Clara as an eye-catching transformation of a rough industrial building into a local landmark.
To see Seth’s quote, as well as some sneak peaks into the One Workplace showroom go here.
Blitz is in the Atlantic
The Atlantic recently quoted Blitz CEO and co-founder Melissa in an article! Titled “Perks and Recreation,” the article examines how Silicon Valley tech companies have expanded perks for employees and how these perks, which can sometimes seem unusual or funny, actually benefit both employees and employers.
Check out Melissa’s quote, as well as some great photos of the Skype office designed by Blitz, in the article here.
Blitz is in The Wall Street Journal
Blitz co-founder and CEO Melissa was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article! The article titled “For Tech Firms, the Desk Matters” covers the shift in office culture and environments for Bay Area tech firms from the traditional cubicles of the past to the collaborate shared stations of the present.
Check out her quote and the article here.
Blitz is in a Book!
The new book “Learn for Life: New Architecture for New Learning” by Gestalten features an article about our Skype project. Based in Berlin, Gestalten publishes books about all things design, art, architecture, photography, and other visual elements of culture.
BLITZ GETS A COVER STORY IN THE UAE!
Blitz is very excited to have our work with Skype included as a cover feature in Commercial Interior Design Magazine, the leading design publication in the Middle East. This is by far the most thorough review of our work to date and we are thrilled to be a part of such a prestigious publication.
The article is available in print and also on designMena’s website.
SKYPE IS LEED SILVER CERTIFIED!!!
Blitz is very excited to announce the completion of our first LEED certified project. Skype has been awarded a LEED Silver certification. Congratulations to the entire project team who made this achievement possible!
View the Skype project page.
IMOBILIARE PUBLISHES BLITZ IN BRAZIL!
Blitz is very excited to be a part of Imobiliare Magazine – one of the leading design publications out of South America. The oversize publication includes leading innovations from the fields of architecture, interiors and product design from around the world.
View a digital copy of the magazine at Imobiliare’s Website to see the entire article on Skype and many other inspiring projects.
BOB PUBLISHES BLITZ (IN KOREA!)
Bob International Magazine of Space and Design has selected Skype for an eight-page editorial on excellence in office design for their spring 2011 edition. Bob is written in both English and Korean and is distributed to readers globally. The portfolio-style magazine features not only architecture and interiors but also product and industrial design.
We at Blitz are thrilled to be a part of this gorgeous magazine and to have our work continue to be part of the global conversation on design.
BLITZ NAMED SITE OF THE DAY FOR AWWWARDS!!!
We are pleased to announce that our site has been selected as “site of the day” at Awwwards! It will also be included in our book “The 365 best css websites around the world. 2011″. We want to thank our awesome web design/branding team at HoffmanChrisman for their terrific work and Kerry Nehil for all the creative programming.
We are thrilled to be a part of their success and can’t wait to see what they are up to next!
Check out the award and a link to HoffmanChrisman at theAWWWARDS WEBSITE here
BLITZ IS FEATURED ON YLIGHTING!
Blitz is the very first design firm to be featured in the YLighting Design Projects feature on the YLighting website. We are thrilled to have our work with Skype featured by this terrific firm.
We are huge fans of YLighting and are so happy to have their great products in our project.
Check out the article and interview with us at the YLighting Website.
BLITZ IS PUBLISHED IN THE REGISTRY!
Blitz’s work with Skype has been featured in the March 2011 issue of The Registry, The Bay Area Real Estate Journal. The article, Tech Tackles Design, complements our creative use of materials and finishes to create a new and exciting home for Skype.
While its always nice to have our work noted, we are particularly honored to have our work featured in this prestigious publication.
Be sure to check out our Twitter feed to see links to all of the press we’ve been receiving for the Skype project.
Dwell Competition Top Submission
View the full project here. The brief for this competition was simple: design the garage of the future. What future? we said. The garage is a relic of the 20th century, seldom used for storing cars and more often used to store our hoardings / pingpong table / beer-making apparatus. The residential garage has taken on another use completely as a multi-purpose space free from the constraints and formality of the typical Western home in that it can be used for any purpose, and be maintained in a state of order or flux.
On the other hand, the residential carriage house in-fact has no future. In locations such as California, the cost of construction of a garage is equivalent to the cost of the car it might contain. And as cars become smaller, more fuel efficient, and use more renewable energy sources – as they are constructed from recycled materials and become themselves completely recyclable – it is questionable if the automobile can even survive as a status symbol worth the additional construction. With new cars-when-you-need-them operations springing up all the over the place, and cities embracing the same concept for bicycles, we propose a different approach altogether. And Danny, we’re sorry we forgot the vespas! View the project at the dwell website.