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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.

Archive for September, 2010

Let’s hear it for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for adopting regional targets to reduce air pollution from cars and light trucks! This is the first major milestone in implementing California’s pioneering Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection act (or Senate Bill 375) which was passed in 2008. If community planning seems like an abstract […]


The link escapes me at the moment, but I’m sure all you smart readers can use your networked brains to find the recent discussion in WIRED magazine about the new book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson. In it, the co-authors discuss how their investigations […]


Digital prohibition? By Jurriaan Kamp, Ode, August 2010 There is no question what’s best for our own fulfillment and for society’s success – our creativity. And it appears that in order to serve that creativity we have to be less online. “Almost certainly, downtime lets the brain go over experiences it’s had, solidify them and […]