Monday, November 16, 2009


I've had the privileged of working on the new Twitter HQ and wanted to write about a few of the details. I've tried to bring the outdoors in and to make the space playful yet useful and sustainable.

1. The bird decals were custom; traced from a photo I took in Nebraska while visiting @ev's dad.

2. The wallpaper in the coffee area was done by undoboy.

3. The concrete tables were a collaboration with myself and Mark Rogero at Concreteworks (@concreteworks). The concrete is 40% fly ash and 100% recycled aggregates, and the bases (as well as receptionist stand and twitter signs) are made of reclaimed barn wood from a barn in Wisconsin.

4. The couches were all custom copies of more famous designs from a store here in SF called
Furniture Envy. If you want an affordable couch for your house, you should check them out.

5. The TELL YOUR STORIES HERE neon sign has graciously lent to twitter by an artist friend by the name of Mary Conrad (@M_Ry). Mary has a current show at Michael Rosenthall Gallery.

6. If you want to compare the current look of the office with what it was.

7. The framed pictures in the lobby are filled with other artist's work, press, office art, and user gifts. They will eventually be in the shape of two wings. I still have frames to fill.

8. The space was subleased from Bebo/ AOL. It was already equipped with the sick sound system and DJ booth.

9. The hooks in the lobby were made by John at:

10. Decorations are used objects that have been reinvented.

11. We used low or no-VOC paint.


Blogger Brad said...

Nice work, Sara. I like it!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Marzy said...

where did the tree clock come from?

2:28 PM  
Blogger Niels said...

I really like the tree clock and would love to know where it came from.

tia :)

5:57 AM  
Blogger NicaVita said...

how can anyone receive 25000 hits??? dknow!#%

7:56 PM  
Blogger c said...

Hi Sara, I was looking through some photos and saw a beautiful necklace that you wear and was wondering where it came from. It's silver with little circles on it. Thanks, Mina

7:41 PM  
Blogger Candela said...

Hi Sara,
Im an junior interior designer from Indonesia. I love the twitter office!! Where can I see the complete photos of that?? From the details that you mentioned here, I believe you register this project to get a LEED certification.Well done!!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Allan Young said...

Fabulous! I love the concrete pieces. When my startup goes bonkers, perhaps we'll be able to afford your help!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Andreas said...

Great to learn a little more about you and some of the design elements the you incorporated in your current office environment.

4:48 AM  
Blogger Shana Ireland said...

You've created a very interesting and compelling work environment. Love the eco-consciousness with materials and artwork. Congratulations!

8:44 AM  

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