The heart of this company is our beautiful studio. Here you’ll find everything you could possibly want! Everyone gets a desk of their own, provided with all the equipment needed. The office consists of a bunch of rooms, which all have nerdy semi-descriptive names. Don’t be surprised if you soon will have a meeting in the Black Lodge, or if you find yourself in the Matrix.
With great power comes great responsibility, therefore it is very important that we try and keep it tidy around us. In other words, make sure that you leave the room as you want to find them. If you open a window – close it. Or if you close a door – you then open it. If you work on a project, you clean up after yourself. Once a week a lovely lady from a cleaning company shows up and do all the heavy work, but the everyday stuff we do ourselves.
Since we have allergies in the staff we unfortunately do not allow any pets in the office.
Music, meetings, and talks in the joint areas
We love hanging around in the office, playing music and chatter. Also, we love to really dig in to our work which sometimes means we need to close out the rest of the world. Therefore, we’re not having meetings by our desks, neither physical or digital. It’s fine to talk to each other and discuss things by the desks, but as soon as it turns into something longer (then a few minutes), then move it in to a meeting room.
The main rule is, one can say, don’t disturb the nerds.
People generally enjoy music in the office, so feel free to put it on. But keep it to an hour or so at a time, and of course be considerate of meetings, volume etc.
We have a vinyl player that everyone is encouraged to use. If you don’t know how, ask Ray or Jonas!
If you prefer digital music 🙄 we have two Chromecast connected systems in the office. It works great if you play from spotify, soundcloud etc. Just make sure you’re on the Block Zero WiFi.
The stereo in Strawberry Fields have a timer switch in the socket behind the right hand speaker. Press the button on the top to turn it on. It can also be turned off there, or it will automatically turn it self off after a few hours.
Yes, the vinyl setup can also play wireless music.
- Make sure the amplifier is on. (there’s a timer in the wall plug, make sure it’s on)
- Set it to source: aux
- Take a minute to enjoy the wonderful tactility of this antique machine
- Turn it on
- Set it to source: aux
- In spotify, press this icon
- Then select the speaker you want, or select “Block Zero” if you want to play in both places simultaneously. Yes, that actually works.
Party like it’s 1999 💃
The Kitchen Rota – aka the cleaning scheme
In order to have order, we use a rotation schedule for keeping the kitchen tidy. The Studio Administrator is in charge of the schedule. When it’s your week, you are expected to keep up with the general cleanliness in the kitchen. Wipe the counters, fill and empty the dishwasher, take out the trash when needed (and on Fridays). However, even if it’s not your week, it’s still your responsibility to help out, clean up after yourself and such. You know, just keep it clean!