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Inside Zynga's Virtual Reality-Themed Office

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

When Zynga's CEO Mark Pincus used Willy Wonka's chocolate factory as his muse for designing the company headquarters, employees knew they would be in for a unique work experience. Zynga's playful SOMA headquarters feels a little like a life-size version of one of the company's colorful social games.

Tour Facebook's Geeky Paradise

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

News broke this week that world-renowned architect Frank Ghery is commissioned to design Facebook West – a massive new campus for the company's 2,800 engineers located in Menlo Park. According to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, "The idea is to make the perfect engineering space: one giant room that fits thousands of people, all close enough to collaborate together. It will be the largest open floor plan in the world."

eBay Keeps Up with the Tech Boom in a Sociable, Remodeled Office

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com boom. Where else can you buy stylish Louboutins, part of the Berlin Wall or a grilled cheese sandwich shaped like the Virgin Mary all in the same place?

Five Things to Do in Wine Country This Month

Five Things to Do in Wine Country This Month

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

At the height of summer, day trips turn into weekend getaways for the high season of festivals. Escape to wine country for these signature wine events from Mendocino to Monterey.

Five Awesome August SF Events for the Design Lover

Five Awesome August SF Events for the Design Lover

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

What better way to waste away your summer day than taking a stroll in San Francisco’s bustling neighborhoods and stumbling upon a great street festival in Noe Valley? Or scoping out some fabulous art pieces in downtown’s Union Square? We've rounded up five thrilling can't-miss San Francisco events for the month of August!

Go Inside Eventbrite's Color-Filled Warehouse

Go Inside Eventbrite's Color-Filled Warehouse

Originally published on Californiahomedesign.com

Since 2006, Eventbrite, an online ticketing site based out of San Francisco, has been helping people create and attend the coolest concerts, conferences and festivals. But when they recently moved into their new 27,000-square foot office space in SF's SoMA neighborhood, it was time to curate the cool at home.

Summer Saturdays: Oakland's Coolest New Art Event

Summer Saturdays: Oakland's Coolest New Art Event

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Looking for another reason to cross the bridge to the East Bay? Many of the galleries that participate in Oakland's popular Art Murmur gallery scene are extending their First Friday festivities to include Saturday hours.

Go Inside Wine Country's Coolest Caves

 Go Inside Wine Country's Coolest Caves

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Formerly a silent repository for precious wines, today’s wine caves beckon with sparkling lights, mesmerizing art and the tinkle of wine glasses. Slip away from the summer heat with these cool wine caves you won’t want to leave!

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