Mari Silipo

Mari spent her early childhood living by the sea. She later moved to the cornfields of Western Mass and after a brief pit-stop in Italy, now resides in the heart of Cambridge, MA. Mari is an artist, a former Fac Brat, and the commissioner of her NFL survivor league pool. She aspires to build her own house one day and spends Saturdays around a Spike Ball set. Her commitment to making spaces more beautiful is rivaled only by her determination to make more art more accessible to more people.

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3 Ways to Make Your Next Office Move Less Stressful

Posted by Mari Silipo

Benjamin Franklin famously remarked that there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Nowadays, it stands to reason that we should add moving to that list, with the average American relocating homes over 11 times in their life. Moving is increasingly popular amongst businesses as well, as relocation can mean accessing a new market and workforce, improving the quality of life for current employees, upgrading office facilities and furnishings, or making room in the budget. Whatever the reason, commercial lease turnovers are occurring, on average, every five years. For office and facilities managers in charge of overseeing these projects, the stress is very real. So without further ado, here are some Murphy’s Law-breaking tips to help strategize your next office move:

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Topics: Art for Offices

If You Want Office Art, You Need More than Just an Interior Designer

Posted by Mari Silipo

Transforming an unfurnished commercial space into a welcoming and comfortable work environment on time and on budget requires professional expertise. For many companies, the first (and sometimes only) step taken in achieving this goal is the hiring of a commercial interior designer.

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How One Little Robot Brought a Team Together

Posted by Mari Silipo

Today, we caught up with our friends at Addgene, a Cambridge, Massachusetts - based non-profit that helps scientists share plasmid research.

They were very sad.

After two weeks, they finally had to throw out the silver spray-painted boxes, old computer parts, random gadgets and homemade silver caps that were lying around their office.

“It was hard to part with them…emotionally,” lamented Laura Veckerelli, a member of the office support team.

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What You Need to Ask Yourself Before Installing Your Office Artwork

Posted by Mari Silipo

When it comes to installing office artwork, you have two options: hire a professional or do it yourself. The process is not as simple as one may intuit, so, naturally, we recommend hiring a professional. Nonetheless, for those do-it-yourselfers, here’s a list of things to consider before you pick up a hammer.

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How to Find Office Art

Posted by Mari Silipo

Often, when businesses move into a new building or expand their existing space, selecting office art is an afterthought. A great deal of time and effort is invested in flooring, lighting, and furniture, while walls are left noticeably bare. This is understandable. There is a lot to consider when making a move, and art is a finishing touch, not a first priority. Moreover, the acquisition of artwork mistakenly thought to be time-consuming and permanent. 

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