My first job in IT was with a now-defunct retail chain called Best Products.  Their founder was an art-lover and he wanted the company to have a footprint in the world of art as well as retail.

Here are a few examples of their “catalog showrooms” designed by the very postmodern architects, SITE.

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Richmond, VA


Towson, MD


Houston, TX

Best Products was really good to me.  They gave me a mountain of OS internals training, which has proved to be a superb foundation for my entire IT career.

Also, to this day, I wear a gold chain around my neck that I bought in the HQ store with my employee discount.

Via 99% Invisible  (more pics at that link)