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At the top of a gentle slope, a majestic California live oak anchors this special property, with the comforting sounds of pea gravel under foot and trickling of the entry fountain. Fragrant native salvias and
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With remote and hybrid work schedules here to stay for many Americans, it’s important to have a space dedicated to comfort and productivity. The initial transition to remote work may have involved setting up an impromptu workstation at the dining room table but creating a long-term, functional home office can be one of the first steps to increasing efficiency, focus and productivity.

Whether your work area is a spacious room, small den or desk in a quiet spot in the house, these ideas can help you create a space where you enjoy working.

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While some remote workers have a spare bedroom or den they can dedicate as a home office, others may need to create a multiuse area in which office space occupies another room, such as the dining room, family room or basement. If you have several options for your workspace, consider how lighting and sound may impact your ability to focus.

For example, positioning your desk near a window can help increase your mood and reduce boredom. Similarly, if…

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With remote and hybrid work schedules here to stay for many Americans, it’s important to have a space dedicated to comfort and productivity. The initial transition to remote work may have involved setting up an impromptu workstation at the dining room table but creating a long-term, functional home office can be one of the first steps to increasing efficiency, focus and productivity.

Whether your work area is a spacious room, small den or desk in a quiet spot in the house, these ideas can help you create a space where you enjoy working.

Select the Perfect Location

While some remote workers have a spare bedroom or den they can dedicate as a home office, others may need to create a multiuse area in which office space occupies another room, such as the dining room, family room or basement. If you have several options for your workspace, consider how lighting and sound may impact your ability to focus.

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Lars Ulrich with father Torben Ulrich at Gallery 30 South in January, 2020.

After five years of showcasing the works of contemporary artists, from emerging names to established international figures, Gallery 30 South has decided to close its curtain. April 29th will be the gallery’s last day in Pasadena.

Matt Kennedy and his wife Ai Honda Kennedy launched Gallery 30 South in Pasadena’s Green Street Village Landmark District in February 2017. The name is a nod to their location, 30 South Wilson Avenue. They have since been joined by a group of international artists and prominent guest curators from the Norton Simon, LACMA, and Bergamot Station.

According to Kennedy, the property on 30 South Wilson Avenue, where the gallery sits was sold by its owner last month. Kennedy said Gallery 30 South will soon move to Las Vegas, where he believes the cost of living and the cost of hosting exhibits will be more affordable.

In deciding to leave Pasadena, Kennedy explained that the high cost of rent in the city might impact his decisions on which artwork to showcase in the gallery.

Owner Matt Kennedy with Chuck D of Public Enemy at Gallery 30 South.

“I’ve prided myself on just showing what I really enjoy, who I really want to work with. I’ve never had to, since opening this space, make decisions about the commercial viability of the artwork and that’s not something that I’m really very interested in doing.”

In the meantime, while he is looking for a space for the Gallery 30 South, Kennedy’s exhibition plans….

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