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29
Jul

Do You Bore Your Denim?

| Advertising · Editorial Direction

I had quite a chuckle at Ad Age writer Ken Wheaton’s critique of the new Levi’s ad, the first in a new “Live in Levi’s” campaign from FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) who won the account from Wieden & Kennedy. As a fellow copywriter, I would say Ken nailed what’s funky about the ad copy. Here’s a bit […]

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21
Jul

Blinded By Belonging: Response To Airbnb’s “Belo” Reveals Their Bubble

| Branding

“I wonder if there was maybe a sense of insular thinking there,” said Jeff Snell, a guest at Airbnb’s dinner party in San Francisco last Friday, celebrating the reveal of its new logo and brand identity to some of its most important brand advocates. “It’s about these high-minded ideals, and when you believe in it, […]

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18
Jul

Herman Miller Extends Their Reach

· | Branding · Entrepreneurship

Under the deal, which is scheduled to close July 28, modern furniture manufacturer Herman Miller will purchase their primary retailer Design Within Reach.   “The addition of DWR is a transformational step forward in realizing our strategy for diversified growth and establishing Herman Miller as a premier lifestyle brand, helping people create inspiring places where […]

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17
Jul

Your Brand’s Body Language, Part Two

· | Architecture · Sustainability

This story is an interesting follow up to my post a couple weeks ago on bus benches being converted into temporary shelters for Vancouver’s homeless. I found another equally brilliant design solution aimed at taking spaces already used for advertising, in this case billboards, and adapting them subtly to provide shelter with some amenities and privacy for […]

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14
Jul

Bear With Me, It’s Monday.

· | art

A big smile is a great way to start your week. And since I’ve been staring at these crazy critters all weekend with Kool-Aid-smile-sized joy, sharing them seemed like a good way to get you all to smile, too.   Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal pairs animal heads with human bodies in this fanciful photo series “Zoo […]

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10
Jul

Out Of Ashes We Rise

| Architecture · Sustainability

I love hearing stories of how someone took a disaster and transformed it into a stunning example of beauty and wisdom.  Who doesn’t, right? We all go through tough times. Sometimes pretty disastrous times. But for an artist like architect Renee del Gaudio, the wildfire that burned her family’s four-and-a-half acre plot in Boulder inspired her […]

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