We spend so much time developing new treasures at studio, we want to take a moment to dive into the raw ideas behind our work. To support this effort of sharing our process and ourselves, we are introducing Meet the Maker. Today we are going to dive right into an interview with resident designer, maker, planner, and all-out wizard, Michael Stout. The Hip Hop Quotables Series is the topic under the scope. Have you checked those out? They are right! See them in our store.
Read about the place and process that led to our
LIMITED EDITION: Calumet Region Seed Bombs
Tryon Farm is a truly special place. If you are inspired by the beauty of nature, the details of architecture, or the warmth of community – Tryon Farm offers all that and more. No wonder it captured our hearts and creative energies while residing there during October 2015.
Our National Parks are a great example of how place connects us. They connect us to our collective past and to the majesty of the natural environment, but also to each other.
The first National Park that I ever visited was Yosemite. It came pretty late in the father-son trips that made up my childhood, but certainly took things to a whole new level. Neither of us had done any significant backpacking before this trip or spent much time in the mountain wilderness resembling anything close to the Sierra Nevadas.
It’s a good thing my dad is a planner by nature. Him being unprepared is a rarity. The planning phase of our Yosemite trip probably started a year from when we arrived. It included enough research to write a doctoral thesis and involved a strategy that felt more like preparing for battle than going on vacation. Continue reading
Arcosanti is an anomaly in the high desert of Arizona. On a trip through the southwest, traveling between Sedona and Phoenix, it appeared out of nowhere. Remembering the name from studies of urban design theory I made a last minute decision to pull of the interstate and down a nondescript gravel road.
From the beginning, VisuaLingual has resisted the tendency to limit its creative outcomes, and true to that inception, it continues to evolve. What started as a loose design practice somehow pivoted into an explosive seed bomb business almost 8 years ago. Both aspects of the business continue to be important, but as with all things and people, the evolutions continue.
For the second installment of our gift guide, we take you into the wilds.
Whether it’s the wilds of your city or the wilderness, encourage the people in your life to get off the beaten path and find solace in the company of nature and close friends with these gifts.
Our annual gift guide is here!
Well, the start of it at least. Over the next few weeks we’re going to share a series of gift guides for all variety of gift giving. Hopefully a few of the items on our lists are perfect for someone you’re shopping for, or maybe its just the perfect gift to give yourself. Some of these items are definitely on our wish list.
To start it off here are a few gifts for the beer drinker in your life or the host who you know appreciates a good brew.
Having our work included in a publication never gets old. It is especially great when that means learning about a publication that celebrates our own backyard. Driftless is a beautiful display of food, art and adventuring in the Midwest. The current issue is a continuation of excellent coverage of the assets of an often overlooked region. Featuring beautiful imagery and great writing Driftless reminds us of the value of holding a printed publication in our hands. Get cozy next to a fire this winter with a copy. Find one near you or order one online at readdriftless.com