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Joby Inspired

Patrick Trefz Idiosyncracies Screening at Joby Labs

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Last Thursday, Joby was thrilled to host the screening of Joby Pro Team member, Patrick Trefz’s new film Idiosyncrasies. As the latest unveiling of the Joby Inspired: Wall, we also were able to refresh our walls and have added some of his awesome and inspirational surf art to our office for the next few months.

In advance of the event we spent time cleaning up the space and sprucing it up to make it look just right for the intimate event. Heidi and I bonded as we hung pictures and struggled to get it just right (yes, it is harder when the floor is uneven).

And so the event begins….

Eric shoots fabulous shots… which unfortunately will never be seen due to a theft in our office:(. Boo to thieves.

Forrest introduces Patrick Trefz and his beautifully filmed work.

Patrick sets the tone…

…and the film begins!

Some seats are better than others.

Check out more photos from the event in our flickr pool!

Highlights From Joby Lab Launch + Liquor and the Joby Inspired: Wall

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Joby Open House April 22nd 2010

Recently, we celebrated our new office space with a lively and fun filled party aka Joby Lab Launch + Liquor. Over 200 people joined us to eat, drink, mingle and even dance a little. The drinks flowed liberally as we feted our lovely new setup designed by Philip Wood & CITIZEN: Citizen along with Derek Chen the rest of the Council design team who crafted the amazing white tables that you see in the pictures below.

In addition, we inaugurated the Joby Inspired: Wall –  a curated space which showcases creative work whose goal is to inspire and foster new ways of viewing. Philip Wood blessed us by setting the bar high with the showcasing of his new work titled The Pattern of Security series of objects derived and inspired by data protection envelopes. In Philip’s words:

The Pattern of Security, a collection of products and a book, together form what we see as a first draft, a response and an observation on our concerns (both real and imagined) with security in the contemporary age.

Philip Wood - The Pattern of Security

Our space was further enhanced with a collection of found photographs (visible on most of the walls) by Rich Hansen from Indicate Design Group. Thank you Rich!

We even created some fun pictures ourselves  with the help of an instant back resulting in a cool vintage feeling photographs.

Noah strikes a pose in the photo booth

Photos from the Photo booth

Mingling

See more photos from the party in our  flickr pool.





Friday Finds: Gorillapod Shmoozes with Jimmy Fallon, Make Your Own Joby Inspired Dolls & Macworld UK Top Products

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Happy Friday Creactives!

Some very fun finds this week…

Shmoozing with Fallon

The Joby Gorillapod had a very high profile week. The Gorillapod SLR Zoom was found chilling on the set of Diggnation with Jimmy Fallon. Respecting good social graces, the Gorillapod decided to stay slightly off to the side, but what a great view!

Flexible Gorillapod with Video Camera on the set with Diggnation and Jimmy Fallon

Joby Inspired Dolls

You may have seen these creative and cheeky dolls at our Joby Inspired event in the fall, but now you can follow the instructions and make your very own! Designers at Design Glut were inspired to create these male and female characters using a Joby tripod and  toy like parts. The full details are now available to download.

gorillapod tripod dolls

Macworld

Gorillamobile and the Gorillacam have been chosen as Best of Show 2010 for the UK Edition of Macworld. As one of the “25 Products to Get Excited About,”  our articulating legs seem to be revealing themselves everywhere in the magazine.

Best iPhone Products   Gorillamobile and GorillacamGorillapod Video Blogging Tips

ExtraodinaryMommy.com featured the Gorillapod in this short but to-the-point video on the best way to get stabilize a camera for improved vlogging.

Joby Inspired – Product Launch Party

By | Gorillamobile, Gorillatorch, Joby Inspired | 2 Comments

Break out your party pants and strap on your dancing shoes! Joby’s throwing a party!

This Thursday, October 8 (aka tomorrow!) from 7-10pm, we’re celebrating the launch of our two most recent products: the Gorillamobile 3G/3GS with a case for the iPhone, and the Gorillatorch, a handy hands-free flashlight.

Those of you who follow this blog know that we’re currently hosting Joby Inspired, a pop-up retail store and art gallery in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Our party will be held in the Inspired space at 580 Hayes St. in San Francisco. There will be music, beverages, and lots of cool art and products to entertain you.

Kindly rsvp to: inspiredlaunch [at] joby.com and don’t forget those party pants!

Joby Inspired – Halfway Mark

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It’s day 5 of 10 at our Joby Inspired, and things are going strong!

We’ve had lots of visitors so far, and we love seeing people’s reactions to the artwork and our partners’ products. It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through! Many customers have told us that they wish we could stay longer, and frankly, we do, too!

If you haven’t visited the Joby Inspired space, there’s no time like the present! Even 7×7 Magazine recommends you check it out. We’re open daily from 11am-7pm at 582 Hayes St.

If cool products and killer artwork still aren’t enough for you, we’ve got an added incentive. This Thursday, October 8 we’re debuting two new products at our launch party. Stop by for some beats and a beverage from 7-10pm.

Here are some shots from our gallery to give you a preview:

Jobixie the Fixie

Joby Font by Richard Hansen

Lamps by Peter Stathis

More on our Flickr page.

Jobixie the Fixie

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Some of you will recall our earlier post in which we asked you all to help us name the latest addition to the Joby family, namely our little fixie. We also alluded to the fact that our engineers would be performing a bit of a transformation on our two-wheeled wonder.

We’re pleased to announce that both the naming and the modifications were a smashing success. One of our engineers swapped out our fixie’s tubes and handlebars for Gorillapod Focus segments! And the pedals were transformed into Ballheads for the SLR-Zoom. The finished product is quite a work of art.

Of course, such an art piece needs a name, and you guys came through with some awesome suggestions! We loved your creativity. Ultimately the judges went with the name suggested by Matthew Harris: Jobixie the Fixie.

Jobixie is now on display at our Joby Inspired Gallery in Hayes Valley in San Francisco. Stop by and see her before October 11. You can also check out additional artwork by some very talented designers.

Joby Inspired!

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Our 10-day retail pop-up store and collaborative art gallery has launched!

Joby, in collaboration with a number of artists, designers, and select retail partners, is hosting a retail space and art gallery for a limited time in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley.

We’re super excited about this event, and we hope that any of you who might be in the SF bay area will swing by and say hello. The event kicked off with an amazing launch party last night.

You can see some photos of our space, learn more about the partners involved in Joby Inspired, or win some free goodies by entering our ongoing Twitter contest.

We’ve also got a product launch party happening this coming Thursday, Oct. 8 from 7-11pm. If you’re in the area, please join us!

P.S. The official press release is over here.

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