Imagine if Remodelista and Gardenista HQ had a shop where we sold all of our favorite homewares and gardening goods (a recurring fantasy in these parts); it could very well look like this.
Designer Phillipe Malouin of Post-Office renews what was once a doctor’s office into online design magazine Dezeen's North London headquarters, including a new Watch Store to complement their online store. With details like reclaimed Victorian windows, floor-to-ceiling gray curtains (which conceal doors to the kitchen, bathroom, and storage), and an abundance of green plants, it really wouldn't take much to persuade us Remodelista and Gardenista editors to move in.
Above: A glass divider made of reclaimed windows provides separation between the meeting and work spaces in what was previously the waiting room of the doctor's office.
Above: Plants in galvanized buckets hang below the skylight in the meeting room while cacti adorn the wall.
Above: For his window collage, Malouin sourced most of the Victorian windows from eBay (a great deal of research was required to find windows of the right size).
Above: Dezeen uses Malouin's Market Table in their meeting room.
Above: The windows in the roof reminded Malouin of a greenhouse. Filling the room with plants creates an outdoor feeling.
Above: Gardenista editor Michelle would happily take credit for these potted cacti which animate the wall.
Above: Customers can come and purchase watches in the Watch Store while Dezeen members of staff work in rooms nearby.
Above: The new Dezeen Watch Store is located in what used to be the reception of the former doctor's office.
Above: Tools for packing and distributing products hang on pegboards for easy reach. (See DIY: Pegboard Kitchen Organization Inspired by Julia Child to see the use of pegboards in kitchens.)
Above: Dezeen director Rupinder Bhogal and designer Phillipe Malouin stand in front of the welded-wire display units that were designed with an industrial supplier and inspired by locker changing rooms. Photo by Daniel Stier via Wallpaper.
Above: The offices of Dezeen from the North London streets of Stoke Newington.
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