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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 April, 2013

Join the L Studio team! The project coordinator will work as an integral part of the L Studio team to guide projects from start to finish. They will participate on all jobs at a high level together with the studio’s creative director and creative project lead to help shape strategy and design direction on projects […]

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The US Forest Service has developed an app to help cities quantify the value of their trees. Landscape lovers know that they’re good for climbing, picnicking and napping under, contemplating, watching bud and bloom, and leaning against. But now planners and environmentalists are assigning dollar values to trees and other natural resources to tally up […]

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This is placemaking in its most organic form. East San Jose natives Ryan and Christine Sebastian are putting the “there there” for a few hours at a time in strip mall parking lots around San Jose. They sell homemade ice cream in flavors that are mixed from the Filipino and Latino neighborhoods they came from: […]

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The Zero Waste craze is catching! The latest issue of San Francisco magazine has published Bea Johnson’s five “R’s” of reducing personal garbage output that refresh the old “recycle, reduce, reuse” mantra. Johnson is a Mill Valley resident who wrote a book about how her family  strives for a low waste lifestyle, using mason jars […]

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