The 15 Coolest Offices In Tech: Tumblr Office Tour

tumblr, january 2012, bi, dng

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider”]

Tumblr is a social blogging platform that was founded by 25-year-old David Karp.Although they’re almost out of space and are hunting for a new office, their current spot is one to vie for.

With a lot of exposed brick and personality, Tumblr’s Flat Iron headquarters are one of our favourites.

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