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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 October, 2011

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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Only in Scandinavia, folks. But maybe in San Francisco, sometime soon? We can hope so! In Copenhagen, Gas Stations Morph Into Bike Repair Shops GOOD Magazine “You can care for your bicycle here. You can pump and wash your bicycle and, inside the shop, you’re welcome to borrow a free bicycle care kit with oil, […]

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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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We’ve been working with BRIDGE housing, the master developer for a housing and mixed use project at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland. We’ve been thinking a lot about how developers might create an authentic sense of place identity that enhances an existing neighborhood and adds a new level of vibrancy to what is currently […]

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