Category Archives: The Making Of

Miso Music at their Office 1-25-11

Miso Music is a new startup creating an amazing new iOS app that allows you to learn and play stringed instruments by playing your own instrument. No need to plug a cable from your guitar to the iPad – you just sit it there and it listens to you play and knows what notes you play. They won the People’s Choice Award at TechCrunch Disrupt 2010.
Here they are in their office in Santa Monica.
Nice art deco type for building number – very Hollywood!

Their front entrance:

Their front door:

Two pugs jumped on me when I walked in, now they’re bored of me and are sacked out on the couches:

A buddha guards the front door:

Chandelier and candles on their main conference table:

The dream team:

Look for their incredible app this spring for iPhone and iPad. I’m gonna buy a guitar soon! Offices 12-17-09

It’s been a big week for in the news. Lots of buzz about Google and Facebook coming out with their own URL shorteners, but but they’re not down by a long shot. Pro is really great and of course, I setup my own URL shortener,, just for kicks (by the way, buying a domain from Libya was an interesting experience). Also launched this week was, a bitly labs project that provides a view into the most popular shared videos on the Net.
Here they are in their offices, which are next to betaworks:

If you notice on the walls, there are some pretty cool paintings by local artists that we got from a gallery. For some reason, I’m a fan of this one:

Such a touching moment for Charlton Heston to kiss that ape from Planet of the Apes – touching enough for someone to actually capture it on canvas! After all, aren’t we humans really just a bunch of hairless romantic apes?