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work up the ladder Go all Natural Fluorescent lighting not only casts an unattract- Write it Down Keep bright ideas from fl oating away with a brain- storm board in meeting rooms or personal spaces. Radenkovic keeps brainstorms visible by creating a simple space (via sever- al coats of magnetic paint) where employees draw, scribble or design whenever inspira- tion strikes. ive glow, it can sap your energy as well. Rely on natural light if possible—but in areas where sunlight is at a minimum (cube and interior offi ce dwellers, listen up!), add soft light from energy-effi cient bulbs or a fun desktop lamp. Let the Room Breathe Give yourself room to breathe by keeping furniture off the walls. Find pieces— such as bookcases—with open shelves to keep light fl owing through any space. The result is less clutter and fewer distractions. Build a Retreat Whether it’s a cozy place to take a quick break, or a spot that offers a fresh point of view, creating a space with comfortable seating can bring a new perspective to problem- solving or brainstorming sessions. Creating a Workspace that No matter your fi eld, every job requires its own form of creativity. To ensure your workplace isn’t getting in the way of yours, Denis Radenkovic, owner of 38one, a graphics, web and interior design company, shares a few tips for creating an offi ce or workspace high on functionality and creativity 30 BRAVA Magazine June 2011

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