March 4, 2014
3 Design Ideas to Steal from Of a Kind's New Office
Of a Kind, the unique shopping site that features limited-edition wares from up-and-coming designers, needed a new office, and quickly. "Before moving into this beautiful, sunny office, we worked from a series of far less appealing spaces," Erica Cerulo, co-founder of the shopping destination, shares. "When we first started Of a Kind, we worked out of our apartments, which meant packing tape stuck to our kitchen tables and interns showing up as we got out of the shower!" Seeking a larger workspace where they could hold product photo shoots, have ample space for their employees, and collaborate with their featured designers, Cerulo and her partner Claire Mazur found this bright and sunny loft in New York's Financial District. Taking cues from their cheery décor, as seen in these beautiful photos captured by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg of Ann Street Studio, we're sharing ways to get the look in your own space to make it one of a kind.
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Photographs: Ann Street Studio
|We love the brand's choice to section off workspaces with the help of these boxy yet breezy West Elm shelves decked out with potted plants. "We liked the idea of all being together, open-floor-plan style, but we also knew we had to create some sense of separation so that everyone wasn't distracted all the time," Cerulo shares. "The rolling shelves work perfectly--they break up the big room without eliminating the airiness. Plus, they're on wheels--a total bonus. And, after doing time in a dark, broody space, we were desperate for some plant life and some green." Rolling Storage, from $299, West Elm|
|A total scene-stealer, we love the humor this pompom banner injects into the workspace. "It's so good, right?!" Cerulo exclaims. "We try not to take ourselves too seriously, and we think that this pompom banner from Etsy sends the right message." Get the look with a premade banner or DIY your own with pompoms of different colors and sizes. 50 Wool Pom Poms, $7, Etsy|
|Organization was a major need and to help Of a Kind be their most efficient, they brought in organizing genius Tidy Tova to get them set up. Editing, label making, and purchasing new containers ensued. "The best organizing move we made ourselves was buying plenty of Alex drawers from Ikea," Cerulo says. "The compartments aren't too deep, so you're never tempted to overstuff them. Which means you never have to rummage through them." Alex Storage Drawers, from $80, Ikea|