I'm the Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet. We launch undiscovered consumer products. It's also the birthplace of Citizen Commerce. I write about design, cultural anthropology, and start-ups, mostly.

Daily Grommet’s first office!

We had to put Grommet on Wallis.  (No turning back apparently...)

We had to put Grommet on Wallis. (No turning back apparently...)

If Craig could do it in a Victorian...

If Craig could do it in a Victorian...

Even after all these years, we wanted to paint our own space.  That's Jimminy Grommet working.  Whistlilng too.

Even after all these years, we wanted to paint our own space. That's Jimminy Grommet working. Whistling too.

Last time to put my feet up for a while

Last time to put my feet up for a while

423.

Grommet: 43 square feet per person. Google: 423.

4 Responses to “Daily Grommet’s first office!”

  1. Paddy Hayes

    As the boss of the Daily G well knows it is 36 years an’ counting since I first hung my shingle outside a third floor (4th floor to you guys) office on the north side of Dublin in Ireland.

    The ground floor was a Chinese Takeaway restaurant which closed shortly after our arrival, to be followed by a cake shop. It wasn’t a good idea for Paddy to be above a cake shop, not then nor now, though I’ve well moved on.

    We didn’t decorate our little office (as I see you guys doing) but we did hang up net curtains.

    Why?

    Why not, I guess we thought they’d dress the place.

    I was beside an off-duty American Airlines flight attendant one day last year on an internal North American flight. The same woman had been around a bit in her life, had (by her own account) known quite a few men.
    “But you know Paddy?”. she said “You never forget the ones you had kids with.”

    Offices are a bit like that, you move around a lot, change places, but few of us ever forget the first one we hung our own sign out side tellling the world we were open for business.

    Good luck Grommet

    Paddy

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  2. Jane C

    Jules
    Could your smile be any broader?
    Good luck with your new venture. Look forward to hearing progress reports.

    Jane (in Sydney)

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  3. Rachel (in Dublin)

    Jules

    Delighted to see you looking so well. (Is that where the word “swell’ comes from?!)

    Your blog is definitely a microcosm of you – observant, witty, insightful, stimulating and heart warming.

    Best of luck with your new business adventure. It will no doubt be a huge success.

    Keep the updates coming…

    Rachel (in Dublin)

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  4. julespieri

    Wow, if you and Paddy and my other Dublin pals keep writing such nice things I will just have to up sticks and move back. I miss you guys so much.

    Reply

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