Bennetts Creek in Suffolk, Virginia

271 Years Before Pantone

May 27th, 2014

before pantone

 

In 1692, an artist created an 800 page book recording every color imaginable. The artist, known as A. Boogert, explains how certain hues change tone by adding 1, 2, or 3 parts water. The book was intended as an educational guide, according to Medieval book historian, Erik Kwakkel, and is an incredible work of craftsmanship and documentation. It is currently kept at the Bibliotheque Mejanes in France.

Check out the additional pages here. Enjoy!

Creative Thinking

April 27th, 2014

A recent article on “How to Cultivate a Creative Thinking Habit” by Jane Porter for Fast Company Magazine included this wonderful excerpt:

“What’s certain is that you don’t just magically land in “Big-C” land one day. It takes the cumulative effect of thinking creatively every day, so much so that you don’t even realize you’re doing it.”

In short, creativity becomes a default mode. “Creative people are creative … not as a result of any particular inborn trait, but, rather, through an attitude toward life,” says Robert Sternberg, a psychologist and psychometrician. “They habitually respond to problems in fresh and novel ways, rather than allowing themselves to respond mindlessly and automatically.”

Read more at Fastcompany.com.

 

Questionable Links Within Emails

May 13th, 2013

We received a clever email this week from a spammer regarding domain names and mobile apps. Inside their attached image was a screenshot of one of our client’s facebook cover photos. Remember, never click on any link sent to you in an email unless you are certain it is legitimate. It is better to copy and paste the “link” into your browser window if you think it’s kosher.

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Need a professional dog trainer or looking for golden retriever puppies?

May 1st, 2013

We had the pleasure of working with Nancy Cronce to create her small blog/site. A brilliant professional dog trainer in Virginia Beach, Nancy is also a breeder of Golden Retrievers. Trust me, if you need help with dog issues or raising your puppy the correct way, call Nancy now. We are currently working on her training website which will be live soon. Visit Nancy’s site at www.carovagoldenretrievers.com.

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Funny For the Day

April 1st, 2013

You just can’t make this stuff up…

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Enough Said…

March 20th, 2013

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CrossFit RRG ~ We’ve Got Your Back

August 31st, 2012

We recently finished an animated video for CrossFit RRG, the insurance division for CrossFit gyms. The video was broadcast at the July 2012 Games in Carson, California and is also on their YouTube channel.

Kudos to our team for pulling this off in a very short amount of time: Dani Concepcion for am and pm collaboration and awesome sound effects/editing; Richard Grimes for the script; the amazing Matt Gardner (alias Poof Man) for voiceover talent and Salami Studios for audio recording. Thanks all!

 

 

Why do you need to update your browser?

July 12th, 2012

If you don’t keep your browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) updated, this could lead to problems. Older browsers are buggy, slow, crash more often, and don’t support modern evolving standards.  If for no other reason, your browser should be kept up to date for the reassurance of keeping a more secure system.  Smashing Magazine has a put together an easy to understand guide to upgrading and keeping your browser up to date.

 

Cancer with Laughter

January 6th, 2012

Since my brother developed lung cancer, he decided to start a blog titled Cancer With Laughter detailing the humorous, and at times exasperating, side of dealing daily with cancer. Here’s one of his more recent posts about his awesome dog, Major.

Mathews Green in Virginia Beach

January 6th, 2012

Mathews Green - New Homes in Virginia Beach

We recently finished a website for a new home development in Virginia Beach, Mathews Green. Although still in process with ongoing updates, it includes listings of custom and estate homes for sale. Mathews Green is a small community of 45 homesites, tucked away just off Princess Anne Road and has easy access to a plethora of amenities including shopping, dining and recreation as well as being close to the Virginia Beach Municipal center, military bases and medical facilities.




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