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Willoughby Gets ‘Fresh’ with Type Lovers
Jan17

Willoughby Gets ‘Fresh’ with Type Lovers

Ask any creative and they’ll tell you that designers are among the pickiest audiences to impress. So imagine the challenge involved with not only impressing designers but inspiring them? That was the task faced by Willoughby Design when they were approached by Neenah Paper about creating a campaign that would entice designers to create their projects using Neenah’s signature line. What they came up with was “Fresh Takes on CLASSIC...

Defining Luxury Before They’ve Opened the Box
Apr05

Defining Luxury Before They’ve Opened the Box

Lisa Marie Todd knows a thing or two about packaging and reinvention. After graduating from the University of Santa Clara she pursued a career in Hollywood, landing on “In Living Color” in 1990 as one of the famed “Fly Girls” dancers for two seasons alongside Jennifer Lopez. But by 2009 she yearned to both do something creative and work with her hands, and so she began to make and sell jewelry under the company name Marie Todd. Brand...

Ever-expanding Catalog Keeps an Exhibit Alive
Feb03

Ever-expanding Catalog Keeps an Exhibit Alive

There’s probably a very good reason people are passionate about objects made of wood and paper in a way that they just aren’t about anything else, one we don’t often acknowledge. These things – from the bulkiest coffee-table book to the humblest wooden bowl – were alive once. And the best of these things seem alive to us still. This is the subtext that runs through “Turning to Art in Wood: A Creative Journey” – an eclectic exhibition...