We had just developed a small mobile meeting space for Battery621, the shared office space Supple shares with about 30 other young creative companies that call this space home. Battery621 has a couple main conference rooms, and lots of small niche areas folks can use for personal workspace, telephone conversations, and even a 3000 sq. ft. rooftop deck.
Buyers often cite price as their main reason for making a purchase. But while a product with a lower price tag may seem like the most practical decision, the big-picture consequences are devastating.
One of the great things about the Supple Collection is that we’re exploring uncharted territory. The way that we think about space and its ability to influence the way people learn and work is a relatively new concept. Sometimes it feels like we’re venturing into the unknown, which can be a bit nerve-wracking, but it’s also that which provides the excitement and adventure and makes work feel like play. And, although we stumble about sometimes, and fail our fair share of the time, usually the final results are far better than we expected them to be at the onset. So, we’ve come to understand there’s a great deal of value in stepping outside one’s comfort zone.
My relationship with Mike, my best friend and my business partner for the last 15 years took root at Burton Snowboards. Mike worked in the marketing dept with the professional snowboarding team and I worked in the hardgoods dept developing product as a part of the engineering and design team. We both reported up to Jake Burton – our hero and mentor who founded Burton and created the ‘sport’ and the ‘industry’ of snowboarding. I had always known how influenced I had been by Jake’s entrepreneurial spirit, but on this trip, I realized that his influence reached much deeper than I had recognized before.
Every school year starts the same. Kids spend loads of time playing outside all summer long. They’re free to run, dance, and move the way that young bodies should. But then the school year hits and BAM! – they’re suddenly chained to hard, uncomfortable desks and expected to sit still for seven or eight hours a day …And we wonder why students have a hard time paying attention?
In recent years, society has made considerable progress in shifting towards a much more sustainable state of existence. But we’re far from where we need to be. Recent environmental, social, and health concerns have made it obvious that further change is needed, and that sustainability is more important than ever before.
It’s been a while since we posted a blog about what we’re working on here at Supple, so we thought that we’d take this moment to fill you all in. The last few months have been extremely exciting for us. We’ve had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects for libraries, coworking offices, and makerspaces here in our local community, as well as a few out-of-state projects. But perhaps one of the projects that we’ve been most excited about is our work at KND Labs.
After $41 million and about 20 years of development, the Hunters Point Community Library in Long Island City is now finally complete and open to the public. Since the library opened its doors in September of this year, it has received an equal mixture of praise and criticism.