7 December 2009 | Posted inCool Stuff
Posted by Megan
Dragon Garden was made famous by the 1974 James Bond movie “Man with the Golden Gun” starring Roger Moore. Located in what is now known as New Territories in Hong Kong, just sixty years ago it was a barren hill. Over the course of the next 20 years, Dr. Lee lu Cheung transformed it into an oasis and weekend villa for his family and friends. With multiple terraces, a villa, pool house, gardens, and other amenities, Dragon Garden was built in phases and implemented sustainable design practices long before green design was recognized. (Ginger beer bottles were used as planting bed borders.)
Upon his death, his …
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Life at HOK blog. On October 15, 2008, this site went live with posts from our original cast of 21 bloggers to an audience of 935 visits and 4,483 pageviews. One year later, we’ve amassed more than 116,000 visits and 277,865 pageviews, according to Google Analytics. And while we’ve had to say goodbye to some of our favorite authors, we’ve added many new faces to our cadre, boosting our list of contributors to 35 with more on the horizon.
Numbers and statistics aside, what we started a year ago with Life at HOK has far exceeded all expectations. The friendships cultivated both inside and outside of HOK have been tremendous. …
I, for one, have some my best ideas late at night, on a fabulous vacation (see attached photo), or sharing a margarita with friends.
Turns out that I’m not alone… Take a look at this study conducted by IDEA CHAMPIONS.
One of the things I found most interesting was that “In the Workplace” and “Sitting at Your Desk” don’t show up on the ”When do I Get my Best Ideas” list until #30 and #37. However, in the top ten were “Brainstorming with Others” and ”Collaborating with a Partner”… all seemingly related to work.
This got the Atlanta office chatting about different ways to work, collectively and individually, so that people can work …
We live in a world where the Internet is nearly everywhere we go.
This means blogs are also nearly everywhere we go! We can start at our own blog and click a link in the blogroll in order to weave through as many blogs as our brains can handle. Sometimes it’s to see things like this or that! Sometimes we learn things we didn’t know yesterday! Sometimes we learn nothing at all and the only things gained are exercised eyes!
I have certainly read enough blogs for the entire state of Illinois. I’ve learned a lot from blogs too! For instance, as mathy (one of my great made up …
Every six months we like to get our global team of HOK Life bloggers together to exchange helpful blogging tips and banana muffin recipes and and to continue charting our plot for global domination. Last week about 30 of us assembled around a virtual table, connected via WebEx. This included a group of 10 who gathered in our underground blogging bunker in an undisclosed St. Louis-area location.
Rachel and Jaki ran the show. They take punctuality very seriously, and actually locked and barred the door of the secret lair, aka “The Thunder Room,” at exactly 10:00 A.M. CST. Sorry, Mike, a meeting with Gyo is no excuse. We’ll fill you in later on what you missed….