12.11.11 | UpGifting

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by: @CadenceLiving
With the holidays upon us, thoughts of giving, spending time with family and holiday meals fill our heads. But think how much impact the holidays could have if what we choose to give has minimal impact on the environment, supports a great cause or possibly solves a problem. This holiday season, try your hand at UpGifting. These companies make sure the product you purchase has a bigger impact than just the initial happiness granted to the person that opens your gift. Start UpGifting here »

10.29.10 | Recycled Cereal Box Cards


by: @gagecouch
Interested in reusing materials to recreate their purpose? So are we. A couple of months back, we began collecting our cereal boxes instead of throwing them in with the rest of the recycles here at the office. We had no idea at the time of how we would utilize them, until we began running out of thank you cards to send to our clients. We made a quick visit to our local printer (who previously helped us with our business cards) to see what they could do. Check out the end product here »

10.18.10 | The Roux, Atlanta

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by: @iamRebeccaB
So often designers speak of authenticity and experience – what does that really mean? On a recent trip to Atlanta, I covered more ground in 3 days with my valiant tour guide than I have in the last 5 visits I’d made to Hotlanta. Touring around with a fellow designer, we couldn’t help but analyze every single place we visited. From a menu selection – to the typography of a particular sign – to the layout of a local artisan’s boutique…we notice everything! As designers that’s our job. The regular public enjoys a space or a place with a clear head, while we analyze why is the place so successful – just what is making it an authentic and pleasurable experience for those who frequent it? Read the rest of this entry »