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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.


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Thanks to KQED’s Climate Watch series and this brilliant illustration.

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Weekend in SF from robert mcintosh on Vimeo.

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…Quantify it! That’s not how the song lyric goes, and it’s not a given for most of us to think about happiness as a measurable, tractable metric like our heart rate or a nation’s Gross Domestic Product. But now happiness is something that social scientists and economists are looking to measure and record. The latest […]

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It’s official. Earth’s population has reached 7 billion. Weren’t we just at 6? I guess its time to get friendly with the neighbors. We love this video! Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion by Adam Cole, NPR

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My friend Carolynn Box is the most plastic-aware person I know. She has good reason to be obsessed with things that most of us use and throw away without a second thought each day. After becoming involved with beach cleanups around San Francisco, Carolynn took time off from her day job at the San Francisco […]

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L Studio creative director Marianna Leuschel has been thinking a lot about how our branding practice fits in with Corporate Social Responsibility. Because our business focuses on helping sustainable ventures tell their stories, this article struck a chord. The idea of Shared Value proposes a kind of “Cradle to Cradle” strategy for the future of […]

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I’m a passionate supporter of moderation. I think that’s why these two productions struck a chord with me. I heard the QUEST piece on my morning typical date with NPR, and the Wind Power animation was found by my colleague Toni, here at L Studio. We appreciated the latter especially because it sported neat graphics […]

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The internet had also not been invented yet. But that doesn’t mean that artists and designers weren’t cooking up all kinds of awesome infographics. How did people have time to do all these etchings and watercolors without the benefit of spell-check and the Excel formula bar? It’s probably because there was no one to text […]

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Now this is web 2.0 at work! Interact with this video and choose our State’s future.

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Most trips you make in town are less than 2-miles. That’s a pretty easy bike ride, even in hilly parts of the Bay Area. So why drive?

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