Let’s be clear, we are fully committed to our work, and our partners… but we can’t help it. Sometimes a creative comes along that picks us up off our feet and we find ourselves with an artistic crush or two. Here are a few examples of work we love and instagram accounts you shouldn’t miss.…Read More
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you have time for what you make time for.
Boy do we get it. It’s hard to prioritize the “extra” stuff when you’re running a business… like posting to social media, or onboarding your new vendor… or even just getting started with literally any project that isn’t the day to day “regular” stuff.Read More
There it is, pantone 2021 colors sneaking into my facebook feed. We see you, stock photography girl in yer yellow pants and gray top.Read More
Grabbing a coffee at Nomad, across the street from our office, and looked down while I waited patiently for my oatmilk-kinda-make-it-strong- latte. The convergence of these materials was just perfection. White round ceramic tile. Blond wood flooring. Brass base. Vertical wood siding on the counter. That is all. Carry on.Read More
february recommendations: podcast edition
OK, enough already with Netflix, Sling and Amazon Prime. OK, if you made it this far without staring digital daggers at me: Throw those headphones on and listen in. You don’t event need to leave your couch! This American Life by NPR Once upon a time Amanda worked at an architecture office in San Francisco…Read More
beauty in snow
Does it make me a hippy to stand in the cold snow and watch it falling in big beautiful flakes onto my car? Maybe. But there’s so much hidden beauty in these tiny frozen drops of water, it’s worth looking at closer.Read More
Sometimes misattributed, Louis Sullivan in his 1896 essay, “The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered”, said in full:
“Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law.”
We hear you, Louis. Whether it be an office building or a branded promotional mailer… if you don’t fully understand what the purpose, the function, of a design is, the form it takes is irrelevant.Read More
brandBite 001: Chillin.
It’s a scooter in the snow. In Chicago. In January. We couldn’t help ourselves to create a mini-brand out of this, a #brandBite, if you will. Can you market a 20 degree day? You can with a brandBite. It says: I froze my ass off getting to work, but damnit if I didn’t look cool doing it… and I may have a set of vintage riding goggles in my bag, you don’t know.
font: Quiska by Blankids StudioRead More
Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.Paul Rand