mundane aesthetic: weekend moments 9.14.12

And it’s Tuesday… So this past weekend, I spent some time up in the lovely city by the Bay, San Francisco! Work things were the main reason for the trip, but I also decided to come up a little early to sneak in some (ok, a lot of) fun and catch up with great friends and just reconnect with the city.

Two major highlights:

1.) Lunch with Ben Silbermann at Pinterest.

Now you should all now by now how much of Pinterest addict I am, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to finally meet Ben in person. Ben was super kind to reach out to me when I first started pinning, and we’ve maintained email contact ever since. Being able to break the virtual wall was awesome and he’s just as nice of a guy in person as his online persona may suggest. There’s a lot of great activity going on at Pinterest, and the day I happened to stop by, also happened to be the day that photographer Trey Ratcliffe, gave a really inspiring talk about HDR photography.

There are some exciting new features coming to Pinterest, so stay tuned! In the meantime, follow my boards on Pinterest here.

2.) I’ve been following Rena Tom ever since she started Rare Device back in Brooklyn. Fast forward a few years, and she’s a mom with an adorable kid and just launched a new endeavor- Makeshift Society. I was so fortunate to get a sneak peek just a few days before the grand opening. I also got to FINALLY meet Victoria (of SFGirlByBay) who was there helping to make the space look uh.mazing!

Makeshift Society is basically an organization that is out to help other creatives through camaraderie and collaboration. They offer a space for creatives to hang out, get inspired, work, and just be around other creatives. With so many people freelancing these days, and it can be hard to stay motivated when you’re in your own bubble. Makeshift Society provides an alternative and I’m so excited for Rena and Victoria for providing such a wonderful place for the community.

Check out more info here.

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