It bears repeating that at Fog Creek our goal is building the best possible place for software developers to work. Finding a great space was not easy. Our ideal of giving every developer a private office is unusual, so it’s almost impossible to find prebuilt office space set up that way. That means we didn’t have much choice but to find the best raw space and then do our own interior construction.
At some point, I’d like Blend to go in the same direction. I’d like an office with a door that closes. I love the vibe at Blend, but the environment can get distracting, and I’m often a big cause of that — I’ve never met a tangent I couldn’t go off on.