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Porthole Mirrors at Home or in the Workplace

August 21st, 2012

NT HX058 1 Porthole Mirrors at Home or in the WorkplaceMirror, Mirror on the wall … do I have egg on my face?

Face it – mirrors are like watches: both functional and decorative. When it comes to home decorating, their primary function tends to be accenting the room’s decor rather than serving as a place to ask of your reflection.

Enter our newest line of 20” and 24” porthole mirrors – an absolute must-have in nautical theme decor. After all, what room on a ship doesn’t have a porthole? Add in a captain’s cabinet, hanging globe, school of colorful fish, and, presto-magico … a ho-hum guest room is now transformed into a portal to maritime adventure. But the truly great thing about these mirrors is how they can be placed in stairwells or industrial workplaces featuring a lot of metal, and very little decor. Visualize it for a second; your average, customary, workplace stairway. When was the last time someone told you: “My goodness! Have you seen that stairway? It’s amazing!” My guess is ‘never’.

Such areas, like stairwells and office hallways, are mentally filed away as the transition areas which people pass through without much thought to get to where they’re going. Adding a brass porthole to such a traditional stop-over is both functional and fashionable. In fact, the frequency of mirrors in a workplace is far lower than that of a residential space; the chances that remnant from your last meal is still hanging out and greeting passersby is far higher. But, really – who doesn’t want to hit the big meeting with egg on their face? (Uh … you.)

NT HX040 1 Porthole Mirrors at Home or in the Workplace So, for the office with a hint of the high-seas, a porthole mirror gives you that much-needed reflection inspection before getting down to business. Both ladies and gentlemen – thus improving the overall look of your workforce.

The style benefits of such an addition can’t be overstated. You know the backdrop: spartan decor, that wonderful washed-out look afforded by fluorescent lighting completing the overall sterile scenery. Just a single porthole window in the stairwell transports the whole operation to a more fanciful – but still fastidious – office space.

Let’s visualize again. What’s the general look of an industrial ship? Drab and undecorated. Simple, streamlined … a lot like your workplace. Something both fun and functional like porthole mirrors will transform your accounting firm into the Andrea Gail, desperately fighting her way to port with her latest deadliest catch despite the growing storm. Adventure, urgency, and even a touch of reinforcing the chain-of-command, present in both naval ships and today’s corporate climate.

Just like the brave crew of a formidable sea-faring vessel, we’re reminded of the value of teamwork – all in it together, sink or swim. Now’s not the time for half-hour coffee breaks and discussing the career chances of American Idol rejects. There’s a storm coming. All hands on deck!

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