A Fun Day at Pinterest

A Fun Day at Pinterest

I went up to Pinterest recently to give a talk about The Future of Photography (and various other things), and I hung around after the event to snap a few photos. I’m an active Pinterest user (Trey Ratcliff on Pinterest), so it was fun to be there in the offices and see what everything was like. Rather than give you a full description here, I’ll just add to the captions beneath.

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Photos from Pinterest

Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest, is just as nice of a guy as that smile would indicate…

 

One of the Pinterest employees works away, after seemingly emerging from a shampoo commercial. She is a person of Pinterest.

 

This is what you see upon entrance to the Pinterest offices in the trendy SOMA area of San Francisco.

This is what you see upon entrance to the Pinterest offices in the trendy SOMA area of San Francisco.

 

If there was a flower on a desk in the offices, you can be assured it was not the desk of a dude.

 

The Pinterest fridge has a ton of tasty things for the employees to come grab any time of the day or night…

 

Next door, Ben took me on a tour of the area into which Pinterest will expand when it undoubtedly grows…

Next door, Ben took me on a tour of the area into which Pinterest will expand when it undoubtedly grows…

 

A few Pingineers are either doing hardcore programming or pinning dainty lice items that pique their interest when they are feeling frisky.

 

Corner Room with a View… this is next door in the area for future expansion…

Corner Room with a View… this is next door in the area for future expansion…

 

There are nice little sayings on the wall like this… very few of them are in Helvetica.

 

Ben Silberman is not only the CEO of Pinterest, but he’s also a serious photographer. Before we got down to the meat of our meeting, we spent about half an hour geeking out about photography equipment!

 

What is a Pingineer?

 

Here’s the “Sock Bun” meeting room – each room is named after a topic that went viral on Pinterest.

 

Optimize for shipping…

 

A guard dog watches over a workstation while an employee is in the Prestroom.

 

A tiny Pinterest flower pot…

 

I took this with our new secret realtine camera app while waiting on the couches for Ben…

 

There is an area in the back full of a bunch of Pinterest t-shirts, including this adorable tiny-sized one for kids.

 

An impromptu photo studio set up in the expansion space…

An impromptu photo studio set up in the expansion space…

 

They hang up pro-Pinterest tweets on the wall of the lunch room. They put the anti-Pinterest tweets in one of the bathroom stalls.

 

The Pingineers crank away to increase our amount of beauty-per-second.

 

What kind of Pinterest schwag do you want?

 

What’s a San Francisco startup without a ready supply of wine?

 

Little Pinterest flower pots are lined up, waiting for someone to take them back to their desk and let them grow…

 

Chinese globes decorate the skyspace in the upper atmosphere of Pinterest...

Chinese globes decorate the skyspace in the upper atmosphere of Pinterest…

 

A team member takes a nap in the upstairs hammock while cuddling a Pinterest pillow…

 

Here’s the camera that I used to make many of the images on this board. The other camera I used was the Sony NEX-7.

 

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