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Instead of going forced cutesy with slides and bean bag chairs, the designers behind modular office furniture line Locale took inspiration from condensed neighborhoods' "efficient, energetic, and pleasant" nature. Tables and adjustable height desks all attach to a static base, creating areas with options for work and connection. The line is being produced by Herman Miller. 

In other news, Apple artifacts auctioned now on display, and check out how video games use architecture. See the headlines after the jump.

• Workstations Designed For Collaboration, Modeled On Friendly Neighborhoods | Co.Design
• Christie’s Auctions Off Apple’s Rare, Iconic Designs | Co.Design
• How Video Games Use Architecture | Architizer

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