• Wexley School for Girls Puts the Value in Value Village

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    Find the Find (Lamp) from Wexley School for Girls on Vimeo.

    Find the Find (Onesie) from Wexley School for Girls on Vimeo.

    Find the Find (Dress) from Wexley School for Girls on Vimeo.

    We keep hearing about a trend that is returning people to the thrift stores as the "new" stop in their shopping experience. Rummaging through the slightly used and discarded has apparently come back into fashion. Yet, while other cities seem to be returning towards the second hand, we're not sure that Portland and Seattle ever left that trend the last time it was popular. Stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army and Buffalo Exchange are hugely popular in the Northwest, and who doesn't love 50% off a good sweater vest?

    Seattle locals, Wexley School for Girls, has dropped a bit of their charm and wit into another popular thrift store brand, Value Village. Each of these spots peek in on a few bargain hunters as they shop in the Village - highlighting a bit of the old gold as they –Find the Find”.

  • Ziba, In the Business of Saving Lives

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    SAM Junctional Tourniquet from Ziba Design on Vimeo.

    Every time we've been inside Ziba HQ and nearly every time we've been on the website we're end up being blown away by the stuff the PDX design firm is kicking out. This short three minute video for the SAM junctional tourniquet is fantastic. The tourniquet was designed to help save soldiers who incur a pelvic injury. It's an elegant and utilitarian design that surely started saving lives from day one.

  • Hoefler Frere Jones are Font Men

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    Font Men - SXSW 2014 Official Selection from dress code on Vimeo.

    Hoefler & Frere Jones are masters of type design. We were so excited to see that they are the subject of the short film, Font Men. The short was produced by Dress Code and has been picked up as an official SXSW selection.

    “You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you've seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.”

    “Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together. ”

  • The Muppets x Toyota Highlander

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    And the cross-over promotion machine continues to churn.

  • Let's All Have a Puddles Pity Party

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    Puddles the Clown returns with another cover of a Lorde song. Before long we're gonna have the complete album pity party style. That's actually fine with us. We love Puddles.

  • LA Clothing Maker, Wren, Cpatures Staggering First Kiss

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    LA clothing maker, Wren Studio, asked 20 people if it would be alright if they captured them in a while engaged in a first kiss with a stranger. Each participant donned clothing from the Witner 2014 line, stood in front of the camera and then locked lips for the first time. The amount of emotion in some of these is impressive. Apparently, many other people feel the same way. The video went viral with 7 million views in one day.

  • Mix and Match

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    Collage is fantastic. Several of us spent quite a bit of time in our earlier art eduction pouring over magazines looking for oddities that we could clip and glue together. This fascination with the form has continued on into the digital realm as we now look for odd images from around that web that can be mixed and matched to create something new and unique.

    We were immediately drawn to Ryan Bubion's digital collage work for many of these same reasons. There is a certain rhythm to his pieces and they show a strong eye for matching complimentary patterns and imagery. We then moved on to Ryan's portfolio, entitled Pretzels & Cupcakes and found a whole slew of other great work that we need to work into the site at some point.

  • Game of Thrones Season 4: Trailer 3 - Secrets

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    HBO has released a new trailer for season 4 of the upcoming Game of Thrones franchise hit. We're personally on the edge of our seats waiting for the new season. The trailers leading up to the release just look amazing, and we keep comparing the scenes trying to determine which one correlates to which from the novels. Lovely!

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