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January 24, 20131 Comment

Walking While You Work

Josh from Table XI using a treadmill desk.

Standing desk, schmanding desk. The next wave of non-sitting work stations has arrived at Table XI and it is...the treadmill desk.

This new piece of furniture appeared in Josh's office after the holiday break. The envy of all, the TR 1200 has a 2.25 HP torque motor and a top speed of 4 mph, so you can really amble along while you're writing emails or playing solitaire. What's more, the Bluetooth-enabled console connects wirelessly to your computer, so you can track the distance you've walked, speed, and calories burned, all without leaving the comfort of your moving desk. Technology, folks!

Following the overconsumption of the holidays, shedding pounds is on the minds of several TXIers. Chef Aram is cooking us lunches with lower carbs and fat, and some people are putting their money where their mouths are for a "Biggest Loser" competition: At weekly weigh-ins, players who have stayed the same or gained weight have to fork over cash, and the person who loses the biggest percentage of weight in 12 weeks wins the kitty. Congrats to Andrew, who's currently atop the leaderboard with -2% body weight in just one week.

Other attempts at healthy living have been less enthusiastic. Kate decided to go off the sauce for the month of January, which is, admittedly, good for you, but hardly any fun. And I got myself a ball chair, which proclaims to help strengthen abs and improve posture, among other yoga-like benefits, but I haven't seen much result yet. Maybe that's because it's sitting under my desk, still in the box.

Anyone else trying to get healthier for the new year?

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November 30, 20111 Comment

What’s Up with the Nails in the Wall?

Table XI spelled out with nails.We love our new office, but the front wall in our "lobby" has been conspicuously bare ever since we moved in. Jordan Ho, inspired by a project at Tactile Typography, took the initiative to start our own TXI Lobby Logo Project, a cool little art piece that everyone will help create. Here's the plan:

Phase 1: Jordan began by projecting points on a grid on the wall in the design of the TXI logo. Then we hammered nails on the points to get the logo outline.
Phase 2: Next, we'll add random nails surrounding the logo, the better to string up the wall.
Phase 3: After all the nails are in place, we'll thread them in different patterns and a couple of shades of green. Voila! Homegrown wall art.

We'll post more photos as the project progresses. For now, take a look at Jordan's concept art and our intrepid (and highly skilled) company craftspeople:

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August 24, 20113 Comments

Good Eats

We're all about good company and good food at TXI. Check out the amazing spread chef Aram Reed (aramreed@gmail.com) and his team cooked up for us at our Open House last month:

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August 3, 2011No Comments

Breaking in Our Loft

Many thanks to all our friends who came out for our open house last month. We loved seeing everyone and showing off our new space, which handled the 70+ attendee list with aplomb. A special shout out to chef Aram Reed , who cooked up an array of delicious dishes in our brand new kitchen. If you couldn’t make it, Contact us to ask about stopping by sometime—our door is always open!

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July 14, 2011No Comments

The New Place to Find Us

After many months of planning, building, and packing, we've finally made the move to our new digs. We're still in the West Loop, just a stone's throw south of our old location, but this time we have an elevator instead of a stairway to heaven (hallelujah). Our loft is open, spacious, and filled with light, and we couldn't be happier to begin this new chapter in the TXI story.

Drop by anytime to see the new space, and in the meantime check out some pictures below as we complete construction and get everything up and running.

328 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 670
Chicago, IL, 60661
Tel: 312.450.6320

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May 11, 2011No Comments

Bowled Over

In choosing furniture for our new office, where possible we wanted to use pieces made from recycled or reused materials. Enter Connor Malloy of double knot, inc., a studio in Toronto, Canada, that builds tables from wood salvaged from bowling alleys, among other sources. Here are some shots of construction on our conference table, complete with authentic bowling lane slats and markers. You'll be able to come see the finished product after our move date next week!

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May 11, 2011No Comments

Desk Defying

We're moving in the furniture! Check out our reception and conference desks made from reclaimed floorboards, courtesy of fellow West Loopers Ted and Sharon Burdett of Strand Design.

Desk diagram featuring conference desk components

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April 29, 2011No Comments

New Office: More Pics

Also: More walls, more glass, more paint...

Table XI office remodeling.

Man working on the Table XI office remodeling.

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April 20, 2011No Comments

The Walls Go Up

Our new office, now with walls! The end is near...

inside of office

inside of office

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April 1, 2011No Comments

Photos from Our New Office

Here are some shots of the construction at our new office space at 328 S. Jefferson St.

Mmm, sawdust.

Table XI's new office in construction.

Table XI's new office in the early stages of construction.

People walking around Table XI's new office that is still in construction.

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328 S. Jefferson St.
Suite 670
Chicago, IL 60661
312.450.6320

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