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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 November, 2013

Audio Slide Show: From Farm to Table from Orion Magazine on Vimeo. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought it would be apt to talk about the state of food in America. Not the obesity epidemic, or GMO’s (though those are related), but the infrastructure of regulation and food distribution that binds us to […]


  When you think about it, it makes sense. The Bay Area economy is back and booming. Social media giants are locating from Mid-market San Francisco on down the Peninsula, and bringing high-wage jobs with them. Anyone who wants to make it in the startup world, or just climb the corporate ladder is coming to […]


Fast Company Editor Alan Webber talks about how Portland became the urban planning poster child it is, and ways to ensure that it gets even better. L Studio founder Marianna Leuschel grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and even held a college job at Willamette Week, a local paper Webber cofounded. Portland holds a special place […]