Google HQ

Posted on June 30, 2006

google cafeteria

Metropolismag.com has an interesting article on Google's new headquarters. Looks like the world's largest kindergarten, which I suppose it is in a way. (Scroll down to the photos on the right of the article - whoa! turn down the saturation!)

If the Googleplex exploded, the employees would have a hard time digging themselves out of a shower of pirate flags, action figures, T-shirts with funny sayings, leis, ironic signs, a fringed leather vest, thousands of game pieces, and giant Lego people.

[via UnBeige]



Comments (6)

Penguinx said

Howdy. I found your site because you linked to me. I'm the Sketchblog bloke. I think I may stick around for a spell.

For the record, I'd use the giant Lego as a shield in case of emergency (were I an employee of Google).

Posted by: Penguinx at June 30, 2006 04:47 PM .

bsn said

Hi Ray. I didn't know they said "bloke" in rural Illinois...
Great penwork, by the way.

Posted by: bsn at June 30, 2006 04:56 PM .

Penguinx said

Heh. I tend to bastardize colloquialisms from across the board. A bit of 60's hipster, a dash of farm talk, and a smidge of Europe's best. I talk with a lot of UK based designers online and it's become a force of habit! I just like how down to earth the word sounds. Very egalitarian.

Thanks for the compliment, by the way. I dig the site; surprised I hadn't come across it before. A lot of your topics are things I jaw on about.

Posted by: Penguinx at June 30, 2006 05:38 PM .

noname said

looks just like their work in at the new jwt offices. the idea is nice, but lighting and quality is a FIASCO!

Posted by: noname at June 30, 2006 06:25 PM .

orange ed said

"i'll have a main course of mashed colloquials w/ a dash of mixed accents, please" yes baby, they flow naturally at times (but call me affected, i don't mind.

love the tight aisles seating, seems like space planning confronting "the more we log on the less we engage"dealiebob of course...but i already like the lower left loner corner fella

Posted by: orange ed at July 2, 2006 12:39 PM .

Penguinx said

Heh. I hadn't noticed the ostracized fellow there. Keen eye.

Posted by: Penguinx at July 2, 2006 10:04 PM .