Amazon.com Opens a Rainforest-Filled Office

Equal parts greenhouse and office space, Amazon.com’s $4 billion downtown Seattle Spheres structure features verdant walkways and non-traditional, chair-laden meeting spaces. There also happens to be about 40,000 plants of 400 species, creating a rainforest-like environment (72 degrees, humidity at 60%, and a breeze throughout). It’s aimed to provide inspiration to employees. Jeff Bezos actually just opened the doors on the facility, by way of …

Sailing Around Seattle in a Sauna

There’s nothing quite so invigorating as stepping out of a hot sauna and jumping into brisk waters. Unless, of course, the sauna happens to be a fully motorized vessel traveling around those cold waters. A successfully funded Kickstarter project by goCstudio, the floating sauna traverses both Lake Union and Lake Washington in Seattle. Guests, who include those who built it and those who backed it, …

Amazon is Building Treehouses for Employees

Amazon’s Seattle headquarters is on the brink of an impressive new renovation. Outdoing free candy, nap rooms or massages, the corporation is going to offer employees a greenhouse complete with treehouses, an indoor creek and some 3,000 species of plants—many of which are endangered. While the irony of Amazon—who creates a lot of waste and recycling with their packaging—building a greenhouse won’t be lost on …