MEET THE MAKER: Hip Hop Quotables

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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.

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Project Overview: Calumet Region Seed Bombs

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Read about the place and process that led to our
LIMITED EDITION: Calumet Region Seed Bombs

INSPIRATION:

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.

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hour of reminiscing: Glen Aulin

 

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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

a new face

anne and michaelFrom 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.

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VisuaLingual 2015 Gift Guide (BEER EDITION)

Our annual gift guide is here!

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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.

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