12/12/2012 03:52 pm ET

Tour The Klutz Idea Factory, Where Quirky Office Design Means Inspiration (PHOTOS)

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When you're in the business of producing imagination-building children's books, it's only natural to have an office that reflects that mission, right? Yet so often we see publishers with the sort of no-frills environs that don't exactly inspire. That's certainly not the case for the Klutz Press building in Pala Alto, California. And thanks to our friends at California Home + Design, we get an office tour of this playful space.

Architects Cody Anderson Wasney transformed what was once a bottling plant into a dynamic open office for the company's 43 employees. They kept the industrial bones, but warmed the space up with pops of color, lots of light and whimsical decor, like animated characters straight from the pages of their books and casual bean bag chairs.

Bicycles are suspended by invisible cords overhead, an idea of co-founder John Cassidy's, but our favorite part is the wall of lone flip-flops displayed in a kooky pattern along the wall, mailed to them by young fans. And the office's bathrooms have turned into design projects completed by company employees with wild themes like outer space and under the sea.

Click through the slideshow below for photos of this creative working environment, and head over to California Home + Design to read more.

Office Tour

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