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Shutterstock's New HQ Has a Secret Steampunk Library

Instead of haphazardly throwing around foosball tables, wacky furniture, and oddball murals without care, it appears that folks at the stock photography agency Shutterstock took designing the perfect office space to a very serious, almost scientific level. Designed by NYC-based firm STUDIOS Architecture, and located way up in the Empire State Building, the 85,000-square-foot headquarters uses every inch of the two-story space to reflect the needs and desires of the staff—with conference room sizes based on seven months of meeting analysis, and themed areas decided upon by extensive voting. Two game rooms, for example, are decorated to resemble Alice in Wonderland and 8-Bit, while a secret library is outfitted to resemble a steampunk lair. Other cool features guaranteed to prevent the 300 plus employees from getting any work done include swings, a yoga studio, and 24 flickering screens in the reception area depicting a live stream of social media and—of course—pretty images. Have a look, this way:

· A Look Inside Shutterstock's New HQ in the Empire State Building [Shutterstock]
· All Office Spaces posts [Curbed National]