Photojojo Location: The Mission District in San Francisco, CA Size: 1,500 sq ft including studio space Years in business: 7 years We've been big Photojojo fans ever since we spotted their fun and useful items in their online store. Their personality shines through their online storefront so it's no surprise that their office is filled with that same fun and happy vibe that just makes you smile. Yes, their workspace is just as bright and photo & dinosaur filled as you think it would be...
Amit Gupta started Photojojo because he saw all of the great photos that friends were taking on their digital cameras that were "collecting digital dust." Photojojo is all about finding ways to do more with your photos and to that end they sell camera accessories as well as have a handy newsletter chock full of photo ideas. Originally located in the San Francisco tech-startup home of SOMA, Photojojo moved to The Mission to be closer to some of the places they love to eat and shop. Finding office space is tricky in The Mission but luckily Photojojo's friends at Mission Bicycle tipped them off to space that was leasing above Paxton Gate. They love their neighbours and sharing the building with them are Paxton Gate, a great bike shop (Mission Bicycles), a comic book store, a graphic designer (Arin Fishkin), an acupuncturist, a painter and design blogger (Paul and Jordan Ferney), and an art gallery. As Amit says of their office location, "It's great having so much ambient creative energy under one roof." Their first office in the building was on the 2nd floor and is now used as their studio (when I visited this had been turned into a holiday pop-up shop). The Photojojo office takes over the 3rd floor and when you enter the space, the layout feels very much like a city apartment with a narrow hallway and rooms cordoned off of it. Although tiny, the kitchen makes good use of on the wall storage and is a cheery blend of function and decor that is fuelled by photography. To help brighten up the office and take advantage of natural light, white paint is used liberally and the brightly coloured dinosaurs that take up residence in the space add welcome pops of colour.
Photojojo.com! And the entire contents of Muji's Tokyo Yurakucho store. They've got furniture and bicycles, and even a model home they sell!
- Ikea Nominell chairs
- Workrite electric desks
- CB2 Desk
- IKEA white glass desk tops with silver and white legs
- Behr - Glacier White for the studio floors
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