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  1. Profile photo of Israel P. Member

    I would hate it.

    • #1
    • February 7, 2013 at 3:10 am
  2. Profile photo of Dudley Inactive


    Retro was hideous when it was current. It is even more so the second time around.

    • #2
    • February 7, 2013 at 3:34 am
  3. Profile photo of Scott Abel Member

    Looks more like a club than an office space.

    /Where’s my vodka-tonic?

    • #3
    • February 7, 2013 at 4:04 am
  4. Profile photo of Percival Thatcher
    EstoniaKat: Looks more like a club than an office space.

    /Where’s my vodka-tonic? · 2 minutes ago

    Mabel’s. Champaign, Illinois, circa 1978. The only problems are there are too many lights and not enough pillows on the floor.

    • #4
    • February 7, 2013 at 4:14 am
  5. Profile photo of Grantman Inactive

    I dunno. Kinda looks like my offices, except for everything shown, that is. 🙂

    I imagine it would be tough to get any work done around there, except the cubbies are much bigger than anything I’ve ever seen. And clean.

    • #5
    • February 7, 2013 at 4:43 am
  6. Profile photo of Cordelia Inactive

    Looks like a playroom for cats.

    • #6
    • February 7, 2013 at 6:48 am
  7. Profile photo of John Murdoch Member

    That shag-covered sitting area (appears to be adjacent to the cafeteria) looks like a breeding ground for bacteria.Sick Building Syndrome, anyone?

    • #7
    • February 7, 2013 at 7:17 am
  8. Profile photo of Doug Kimball Member
    Cordelia: Looks like a playroom for cats. · 34 minutes ago

    Exactly! All we need are a few cadboard boxes, some hollow balls with bells in them, some catnip mice and few balls of yarn.

    • #8
    • February 7, 2013 at 7:25 am
  9. Profile photo of Jimmy Carter Member

    Courtesy of Hefner Interior Design LLC.

    • #9
    • February 7, 2013 at 7:58 am
  10. Profile photo of Severely Ltd. Member

    They sure are trying hard.

    • #10
    • February 7, 2013 at 7:58 am
  11. Profile photo of iWe Member

    Pathetic. Signs of idiocy that they cannot find smarter ways to spend $$.

    • #11
    • February 7, 2013 at 8:24 am
  12. Profile photo of FeliciaB Inactive

    Those cubicle walls aren’t high enough. People can see you playing Angry Birds or picking your nose.

    • #12
    • February 7, 2013 at 8:31 am
  13. Profile photo of Group Captain Mandrake Inactive

    The idea of working while sitting in an orange grove is most appealing, particularly if the glorious smell of orange blossom is replicated.

    • #13
    • February 7, 2013 at 8:51 am
  14. Profile photo of James Jones Member

    Disclaimer: I work at Google, but not in the Tel Aviv office.

    From my experience, that’s probably not a picture of a work area, but a lounge. We have a few of them scattered about. The actual work areas are usually more traditional cubicle-style spaces. (And you can get higher cubicle walls if you want them, FeliciaB. 🙂

    • #14
    • February 7, 2013 at 11:09 am
  15. Profile photo of Six Days Of The Condor Member

    Ya, Google, baby.


    • #15
    • February 7, 2013 at 11:12 am
  16. Profile photo of doc molloy Inactive

    Did James Lileks have anything to do with the design layout? Kooky retro goes to the Middle East.. I guess it is Google and those geeks can and do get away with far too much.. I used google to get the link so I’m hooked..

    Wonder what the China offices look like? Mirroring Mao perhaps?

    • #16
    • February 8, 2013 at 2:05 am
  17. Profile photo of James Jones Member

    Google’s China office:

    You asked, Google answered. 🙂

    • #17
    • February 8, 2013 at 3:34 am
  18. Profile photo of doc molloy Inactive


    James Jones: Google’s China office:

    You asked, Google answered. 🙂 · 4 minutes ago

    I guess you’d call that modern Chinese quasi American Industrial a la post America industrial goes to China..

    • #18
    • February 8, 2013 at 3:44 am
  19. Profile photo of tabula rasa Member

    Judith: Please be more careful. Ricochet has some older members (me included) who can’t handle that much sensory overload.

    Now that I’ve recovered, I can only say that Google gave its designer a bit too much budget.

    • #19
    • February 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm
  20. Profile photo of FeliciaB Inactive

    Whew! Can’t say the low walls weren’t stressing me just a bit.

    • #20
    • February 12, 2013 at 8:15 am