Ellen Roche Jul 01, 2014 by Ellen Roche

Like a Girl

The Always brand (of maxi pad fame) has embraced empowerment marketing in a huge way with the release of their #likeagirl video and campaign. While legitimate complaints are being documented elsewhere about whether or not Always “lives the truth” they tell, the video is a knockout and tackles a complex social challenge with empathy, beautiful production quality and a cast of awesome young girls who haven’t yet realized that “like a girl” is an insult.

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Darshita Mistry Apr 16, 2014 by Darshita Mistry

10 Takeaways from TYPO SF

Last week I was in design heaven at TYPO San Francisco. Not only did I see typographer, Erik Spiekermann, in his element (nerd alert!) but I was hugely inspired by the talks that spanned design, culture, society and change.

These statements –which I gathered over the course of the two days – have stuck with me. If you’re a designer, this list is going to resonate with you on so many levels. Read it, absorb it, live it.

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Erica Priggen Mar 11, 2014 by Erica Priggen

Climate Change and Our Shifting Sense of Place

One of my favorite things to do is to sit on my back deck in the morning and watch the vibrant world of birds, insects, trees and flowers.  Paying close attention to the patterns of the birds’ flight and behavior, how the seasons are playing out (even in this warm and drought-ridden winter) and the habitual impact of human activity, I am reminded that every day we have the opportunity to observe and appreciate the vast interplay of species and ecosystems around us.

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