Monthly Archives: December 2014

Yule Be So Happy You Streamed These 7 Log Videos

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Interactive Strategist Laura E. Hall brings us a roundup of the internet’s best Yule logs:

Ahh, Christmas. What other time of year lets us combine our favorite activities: curling up in front of a fire, making terrible puns, and watching hours and hours of videos online?

This year, we’re celebrating the rich history of the Yule log and the coming of the winter solstice by rounding up the best 7 videos of yule logs available online for your cheery, log-crackling streaming pleasure. Continue reading

Happy Holidays From W+K Around the World

The work comes first, unless we’re tucked away at home for the holidays. While we’re sipping eggnog, here’s what’s happening on television screens around the world:

In London, a tweet from a Tesco customer inspired a campaign letting 800 town residents switch on one million Christmas lights, while the television spot celebrates the festive spirit that goes into preparing for the holidays.

(They also created some lovely cards made from the pulped remains of last year’s Christmas trees, benefitting Trees for Cities)

From our Delhi office, this year’s Diwali celebration saw Audi lighting up 400 homes in a village; for every 50 tweets on #shareyourlight, the company provided a set of solar LED lamps.

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In Amsterdam, an epic match between Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard is cheered on by a few festive friends:

AMS has also made a snowglobe for you to enjoy–visit merrydamxmas.com on your mobile device to make it snow and share the love.

Whatever and whenever you celebrate, here’s hoping you have a happy and peaceful time.

What W+K Read This Year (And Top 5 Recommendations For You)

We’re big readers at W+K, and we’re lucky enough to have an amazingly curated lending library right here in the building (hey, it saves us the 5 block walk to Powell’s).

We asked Rachel Miller, copyeditor extraordinaire and chief lending-librarian, what people were reading this year, and what she recommends for you. Continue reading

More Holiday Goodness

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Ready for some more gorgeousness from the talented hands of our very own PDX Studio?

Here comes the 2015 Goodness calendar, 12 months of beautiful two-color Risograph printed pages designed especially for your viewing and scheduling pleasure. If you think it looks beautiful online, just wait until you see it next to your own desk (or your lucky, lucky friend’s).

Buy it here. And be sure to get your orders in before Friday, 12/19 to ensure it will ship in time for the holidays.

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Get Your Hands On Some W+K Goodness

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For this year’s Design Week Portland, our amazing Studio created a pop-up shop all about the creative process: W+K Goodness Workroom.

“Process is the adventure, the journey into uncharted territory. Best-laid plans aside, for most designers the end result of any project rarely bares much resemblance to the original concept. Of course everyone focuses on the final result, but for designers process is the journey that is equal parts comedy and tragedy, rife with success and, of course, plenty of failure.

And let’s cut to the chase, those bad days, when no idea seems to work, they fucking suck. Oh but those good days, when the clouds finally part, the stars align and the idea is fully realized beyond expectation, well they make it all worthwhile. Don’t they?”

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If you didn’t make it out to their open house, fret not! You can still get your hands on some of the rad creations by the most talented people in the biz: check out the Goodness store featuring Workroom prints and other amazing goodies.

You can also jam to the Workroom Spotify playlist as you shop for Christmas gifts for your favorite creative person.

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Visit the Goodness store here and check out W+K Studio on Instagram: @wkstudiopdx