On our last morning in San Francisco, Topher and I spent our time at Color Factory.
As someone who spends a lot of time on Instagram, I found a lot of the colourful American’s that I follow were posting a lot of photos from something called Color Factory in LA. Curious, I took a look and it was an art installation created by Oh Happy Day that looked amazing! Unfortunately it was a ticketed only place that was all sold out.
Then all of a sudden, I noticed that it was so successful that they decided to open another one in San Francisco during September when we happened to be there on honeymoon. I signed up to the mailing list and when tickets went on sale I pounced like the colour hungry blogger that I am and scored two tickets.
One for me and one for my black metal loving, colour hating husband. Evil laughter ensued.
Topher was willing to come as it was something that was important to me but he was convinced that he wouldn’t enjoy it.
I knew I would love the place as soon as I stepped foot on these rainbow stairs.
Had we not just stuffed ourselves with beignets at Brenda’s an hour before, I would have been all over the free cookie you got when you entered. Damn delicious beignets!
The first few rooms were more of a wander round and take pictures and selfies kind of deal and not so interactive. Unless you count the orange cheezeits I walked through while filming. Crunch, crunch, crunch.
This room is where the fun truly began. Giant felt tip pens. As you can see, the people before really really can’t stay inside the lines!
I now know what feels like being a Borrower.
We both really enjoyed this ribbon installation. It just looked like a curtain on Instagram but in fact it was a giant square of ribbons that you could walk through.
It was so dark in the middle that I had to turn on my flash!
Topher loves confetti.
Topher actually had a great time in the confetti room making confetti angels. I learned that you shouldn’t make confetti angels without zipping up your cross body bag. Let’s say I may have accidentally brought some confetti home with me…and also dropped a little in all 3 hotels we visited afterwards! Oops.
The giant yellow ball pit was by far our favourite room. And it was the last room too. I lost track of how long we spent in here – so many silly photos and videos. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been in a ball pit.
Afterwards we were given tiny ice creams and sent on our way.
I had an amazing time – it was so fun!
I also picked up a pamphlet that explained that they had done mini installations throughout San Francisco as part of the Color Factory. We then realised that we had already seen one in Chinatown a couple of days before and had no idea there was a connection. Look below.
I wish we’d known that before coming as it was our last day and we would have looked out for them. Oh well, I’m sure they’ll be online somewhere.
So after picking up our suitcases from the hotel, we headed back to the airport to pick up our rental car so we could head South. Stay tuned for the next chapter of our honeymoon!