RoomClip Is An Interior Decorator’s Dream App
Masahiko Takashige is the Founder and CEO of Tunnel, a startup company in Tokyo, Japan. He’s developed a service called RoomClip, where you can unveil the inside of your room with others, share your décor, collections, memories, etc. It’s a limited-in-room photo sharing social network that sounds like a Pinterest for your bedroom. Check out the iPhone app here.
“We have a natural desire to see other people’s rooms. It is maybe because the individual room is a place that represents personal life very very well. It has decors, collections, memories, and so on. We live in and see our own room every day for a long time. But there is no service that we can look at others’ room and show others our own room easily! it’s tragedy for us.
Our solution is a limited-in-room-photo sharing social network. – Masahiko Takashige
We touched base with Masahiko to get the RoomClip deets.
Tell us a little about your tech background
MT: I was a Business developer and UI/UX designer in the mobile industry for 4 years.
Tell us about your team
Our team is:
Masahiko Takashige Co-Founder and CEO *me
Hiroshi Takahashi Co-Founder and CTO
Tomohiro Hirayama COO and Chief Engineer
What time do you usually start work each day?
MT: I start work at 10AM
What’s the first thing you do when you leave the office at the end of the day?
MT: I drink very sweet canned ice coffee. I love it!
When do your best ideas come to you? In bed in the morning? During dinner? After working for 16 hours? On your third beer?
MT: I’m always coming up with wonderful ideas!
What’s your office environment like?
MT:It is a very calm and peaceful place to work. You can check out our video on YouTube.
Favorite movie? Band? Vacation Spot?
MT: My Favorite movie is “Easy Rider”
Know any other cool startups or founders we should talk to?
MT: I expect Logtown will be great. It’s a “build your own town” site. The service is going to be released in July.
A lot of people have big ideas. What gave you the confidence to actually put your life on hold and realize yours?
MT: I lost the home I grew up in last year and it made me realize the significance and importance of an individual room. This gave me the confidence and inspiration to create RoomClip.
How do you handle frustration? When/how was the last time you dealt with frustration?
MT: For me, I love to ride my moped to the ocean and spend time there. That’s how I deal with frustration.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs struggling to get their business off the ground?
MT: Just do it.
Who has been your biggest cheerleader throughout this process?
MT: Definitely my friends.
How do you picture your company in 5 years?
MT: Our service will make “a real-time generated museum of the human history of their room”
Where can our readers get ahold of you?
MT: Feel free to contact me on facebook.
If you want show off your bedroom digs, or want to check out others, then this app sounds like it’s for you. I, on the other hand, will probably keep my bedroom door closed. Some things need to stay sacred!