The installation has not actually begun, but yesterday saw Twitter announce through its designer Olle Lundberg of Lundberg Design, the San Francisco architectural firm responsible for the specialty design elements in the new office, that the company would install two log cabins as “lunch rooms” in its offices.
Twitter’s new offices are in the historic Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart building, a 1937 art deco landmark on Market Street and already feature a forest motif owing to the company’s employment of a bird as its iconic symbol.
We’ve used the notion of the forest as a nice tie-in with Twitter and its bird logo,” Lundberg told the Marin Independent Journal. “To me, the log cabins fit into that since, obviously, they’re made from logs that come from the forest. It’s also about using natural materials. There’s something nice about the character of the real wood. Visually there’s a patina of age. It isn’t something fake. It’s real. It’s reclaimed. It’s got some history to it, just as the building has history to it. One of the nice things about reusing old materials it that there is a story that comes with them.”
Lundberg takes reclamation seriously, he lives in a decommissioned Icelandic car ferry moored at San Francisco’s Pier 54, and even left exposed nails in the bowling alley planks he used to build Twitter’s reception desk.
While that was a good bit of fun for the company yesterday, the day wasn’t all shits and giggles.
According to the BBC, Last week saw Twitter accidentally reset the passwords of thousands of users then mucked it up further yesterday by “mistakenly” sending out emails to said users.
The email read: “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter.”
It added: “We’ve reset your password to prevent accessing your account.”
While Twitter is now saying the emails were sent due to a “system error,” thousands of users will still need to reset their passwords for this “false alarm.”
Twitter was famously hacked last year, and 250,000 users information including passwords, emails, and usernames were compromised along with other data.