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    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
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    I could work here.
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    Wow. That is one sweet office.
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      CommentAuthornoblelion
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
     (1850.3)
    Want.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
     (1850.4)
    Sending my resume.....now.
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    Science be praised!
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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
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    I think I have a new decorating inspiration for my cave in my next dwelling.
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      CommentAuthorCOMTE
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
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    Damn, and I thought my "Gilligan's Island" inspired bathroom was da' bomb...
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008
     (1850.8)
    Meh. The intent was good, but the execution is a little too basic for my liking. If you're going to do something, then don't just half do it.

    Mind you, I fully acknowledge that for such a commercial application, intrinsic detail would be very time consuming and over-expensive. They were working to a budget. Still, those desk screens just look too basic, just jigsawed out and painted. It really needs fretwork and... just... DETAIL.
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      CommentAuthorsynthsapien
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2008 edited
     (1850.9)
    Not as 'dirty' steampunk as I'd like, but more a cartoony, fun version instead. I like the template desk with it's tentacles and the tentacle bean bags. Looks like a basic budget though.
    Looking thorough their site I really like the wing detail on the Backbone Entertainment desk.
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    what? So is this place hiring?
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2008
     (1850.11)
    Apparently Ian works at Three Rings. Frankly, the fact that Because We Can is using *I'm guessing from their description* CNC machines to do creative things rather than mass production is nothing less than hawesome. The amount of money it takes to buy and upkeep those machines probably means that they do a lot of millwork and boring things most of the time. Who knows though? Maybe there's some billionare handing out CNC technology to whoever thinks they can do something fun with it. I know I sure as hell could.

    Lovely idea, let's just hope that their company takes off and maybe we'll see affordable customization in not just office spaces, but housing and public spaces. Nothing makes the idea of buying a condo or quickly built townhouse less appealing to me than thinking that I'd have to outfit it with bullshit from the minds at IKEA.
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    Adam: The whole office space was done for less than half the cost of a typical office space. So it was this or used horrid cubicles. So your 'do it right or not do it at all' doesn't really work here, for there wasn't budget to 'do it right' in any way if we hadn't done this instead. Unless you think horrid used office cubes is 'right'. So what that there isn't brass on everything and such. The folks at Three Rings got to design their own desks, and love it, and that's all that matters really.

    Ben: CNC gear has come way down in price in the last ten years. Our CNC machine, a Shoptbot PRT96 4G, costs about the same as a decent used car, allowing creative folks like us to use our superpowers for good.

    And thanks everyone. We're totally jazzed to get mentioned here, we're huge Freakangels fans (even if Bitter Little Vain and Planetary are our W.E. Favs...)

    Jeffery, part of Because We Can
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
     (1850.13)
    Apologies if I caused offence - I certainly didn't mean my comments in an antagonistic manner. It DOES look good. My only "negative response" for want of a much, much better phrase, was that it wasn't exactly what I classify steampunk as the title of the thread suggested. I most definitely wouldn't suggest using soulless office cube prison cells (nobody deserves that), and its great that each staff member was part of the creative process. It sounds like a fantastic way of going about a new office fitout, and hopefully a policy that gets adopted a lot more widely in future.
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2008
     (1850.14)
    More evidence that my current career path (education-lawschool-government job) was the ass-eeled one, and only a job working with designers will fulfill me.