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.

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materials matter

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.

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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…

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personal mantra

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.

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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 Studio

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