Yesterday was quite an unusual day at Studiomates: We had the talented and charming team of This Is Made By Hand here. They turned our conference room into a professional video studio. They shot about 50 people wearing Tattlys. Needless to say I can’t wait to see the final product. For now, check out the above timelapse I took of the video shoot!
In case you’re wondering what camera I used. It’s this one. (And yes, it works with Mac)
My studiomate Jessi is hands-down the most color loving and creative person I know. That being said, I wasn’t necessarily surprised with her plans of wanting to paint a skateboard in rainbow colors for the Bordo Bello Fundraiser. But I was amazed at the stop motion video she created documenting the process. It put the *biggest* smile on my face today. Check this out:
Bordo bello is a one-night only custom skatedeck show and fundraiser. bordobello.com
Here’s an interesting interview with my studiomate Cameron Koczon. He is one of the geniuses behind Fictive Kin, TeuxDeux, and Brooklyn Beta and talks about entrepreneurship, creating the ideal workspace, and why his latest app GimmeBar will radically change the way we curate content online.
Made by Hand is a new short film series by my studiomate Mandy Brown and her husband Keef. Made by Hand celebrates the people who make things by hand — sustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft. Their first film, on the Breuckelen Distilling Company, is coming soon.
I can’t wait.
My studiomates Jason Hawkins and Larry Legend released a simple (and free) iPad app called Pandagram last week. It’s a bare-bones but elegant Instagram photo viewer for your iPad. Check it out. (This is the app with the cutest icon ever, designed by yet another studiomate, the lovely Meagan Fisher)
My friends over at The Post Family just launched their new brand-new site. That’s reason enough to write about them, but it just so happens that they also currently feature an interview with me. And if that wasn’t enough to run around and scream Hoooray, check out the below video Sam Rosen shot while he was visiting Studiomates just a few weeks ago. Boy, this is quite a monday.
Studiomates from Sam Rosen on Vimeo.
Thank you Chad! Thank you Sam and Leo!
Last night kicked off what will soon be a regular talk and workshop series here at our collaborative workspace Studiomates. Tim Brown, Type Manager of Typekit, gave a fantastic talk titled “More Perfect Typography”. (Yes, it was a typographic geek fest.) In this talk, Tim guided us through using typographic tools and perspectives that will change the way we design websites.
A big thank you goes to my studiomates Mandy Brown and Jason Santa Maria for putting the event together. We didn’t tape last night’s talk but here’s the same/similar talk Tim gave at last year’s Build Conference:
Tim Brown – More Perfect Typography from Build on Vimeo.
Big exciting news from Studiomates headquarters: We are expanding. Starting March 1st, we will be renting out 6 more desks. The new space that we will be taking over includes a space that will allow us to host workshops. CreativeEvenings, anyone?
Our space is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, right on the water. The picture above, with the bridge, that’s our view. For real. So, in case you’re in the market for a desk, here’s what $550 a month would get you:
- desk with drawer unit and chair
- conference room
- bike room
- laser printer
- kitchen with fridge, coffee maker, water
- a huge Ideapaint wall for brainstorming
- lots of geek talk over lunch with all of us Studiomates
(If you are looking for a space to store a lot of equipment/stuff, studiomates is not for you!)
We are a tight group of designers, developers and copywriters. Check out who we are over on our Studio site.
Do you think you’d be a good fit? Email me and tell us why! Send us a pitch, your url, stuff you’ve made on the web, or anything you think that would convince us to make you a studiomate.