TC Cribs: Pinterest, Where Making Beautiful Stuff Is A Way Of Life

From the outside, Pinterest is known for being one of the Internet’s go-to places for beautiful things. But on the inside, the company is also killing it from an engineering perspective — and tech folks have sometimes been known to neglect decorating their own work spaces to focus on making great products for their customers.

So we weren’t sure what to expect when we headed over for a TechCrunch TV Cribs tour of the company’s headquarters, which is fittingly situated smack in the middle of San Francisco’s “Design District.” But as it turns out, the crafty ethos that millions of people know and love Pinterest for is alive and well amongst its own employees.

In fact, the office’s beautiful interior design can be largely credited to projects created by Pinterest staffers during the company’s Make-a-thons, day-long hackathon-esque sessions that encourage everyone to halt work on their normal projects and do something out of their comfort zone. We happened to film this Cribs as the latest Pinterest Make-a-thon was just getting underway, so there was a lot going on — and I was even able to lend a helping hand to one of the crafts (perhaps unfortunately for them, but hey.) Check it all out in the video embedded above.