Our project exploration takes us far and wide. Here's the stuff we find interesting, strange, and inspiring.
Terence McKenna, a name synonymous with a range of subjects from ethnobotany to psychedelics, left behind a legacy that has intrigued and mystified audiences around the world. One of the most fascinating and controversial aspects of his work is the Timewave Zero theory.
Our studio gift box is a small but personal collection of odds and ends that speaks to who we are as a team. For new project enquiries, It's our way of saying - hello, we see you, let's make something great together!
The world’s most controversial skate shoe
The D3 by Osiris is a shoe that has become the quintessential 2000s skate shoe. It couldn’t not, its presence is beyond anything that was out at the time and had been out before. It was undeniable - you could not walk past it on the shelf without picking it up and marvelling at it. They were the ‘chunky skate shoes’.
Atollon – Six Year Book
It’s an introduction to some of the stuff we do, b-sides, behind the folio, the office, the crew; a look back at how we’ve evolved and the work that has shaped our slant on design.
The Integratron – George Van Tassel
Encounters with spacemen, metaphysics research, time machines - unravelling the mystery of George Van Tassel is a deep rabbit hole.
La Sape; A social phenomenon in Africa that turns ordinary men into extraordinary gentlemen
Imagine you’re at your favourite beach...
A collection of transparent consumer products made iconic by Apple. Rather than make more white boxes, Jobs was adamant that the inside of computers should beautiful enough to showcase to the world.
Faces in places
Face pareidolia – the phenomenon of seeing faces in everyday objects – uses the same brain processes that we use to recognise and interpret other ‘real’ human faces.
Vintage ‘snow’ advertising
In the 1970s cocaine was illegal, but marketing and advertising cocaine paraphernalia was not.
It started as shared interest for motorcycles that quickly turned into (if the name didn’t give it away) a group of nomadic blokes seeing where the road took them (crime. It took them to crime).
Is throwing a frisbee a sport?
Hey Chad, what’s say you and I toss the frisbee around after this round of hacky sack? Have you heard this said to you before? Neither. My name isn't Chad.
Rural Activism. Piss Off AusNet.
There’s a fight brewing near Ballarat, Victoria. Driving through Dean, Newlyn, Crestwick; Farming communities are making their voices heard. Their message is clear and simple; Piss Off AusNet!
When you look at the inner workings of why brands appear and behave the way they do; they are no different from people. They have a way of being. They have their own emotion, ethics, values. Brands are living things. And, there’s psychology behind them.
Give em’ the bootleg
What happens when you mix a popular product, a complete disregard for intellectual property and complete lack of understand about what makes a brand good?
The inner city guide to gardening
In the crazy of 2020, gardening took on a resurgence. With Supermarket shelves all but stripped bare by panic buying - many thought "I should just grow this myself".
The importance of experimentation
We caught up with the experimentation guru - Gavin Bryant from First Principles to find out more about experimentation.
Brand books are good for business
How to know if your brand document is a flimsy charlatan or a comprehensive direction.
Classic Australian Beer Commercials
Paying homage to iconic Australian beer commercials. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
The Cosmic People of Light Powers
The UFOs have landed. They are indeed directly communicating with us, and they have an important global message of love and peace to spread through the cosmos.
The Bhagwan’s Rolls Royces
It's safe to say - the majority of us will never own 1 Rolls Royce, let alone 94 of them. Like an exotic bird who collects shiny things; Bhagwan Rajneesh had an affinity with the worlds most luxurious cars. So what happened to them all?
Great Depression Hot Dogs
A little digging around to find out what some people ate during America’s Great Depression of the 1930’s. The humble hot dog a champion from those frugal years.
Alan Wilson Watts
“Alan’s writings and recorded talks still shimmer with a profound and galvanizing lucidity.”
Accept His Noodly Magnificence into your heart, into your soul, and ye shall forever be free.
The war on drugs
The last known opium den in New York was a 2nd floor apartment at #295 Broome Street, between Forsyth and Eldridge Streets, at the northeastern edge of Chinatown.
Meet a Flat Earther
A small segment of the population believes the Earth is NOT a sphere. So-called ‘Flat-Earthers’ truly believe our planet is a flat disc ringed by an ice wall.
The best music documentaries
There has been some great social isolation fueled lists on social lately and of all sorts of things. We're jumping on the bandwagon - here is our top 15 of the best music documentaries.
Colossal Branding – Lego
The Danish family-owned brand best known for manufacturing interlocking plastic bricks. 600+ Billion of them!
Colossal Branding – McDonald’s
Weather you are lovin' it, or not... The McDonald's brand is incredibly powerful - if not one of the most globally recognised brands.