Going the extra mile is a philosophy we should all aspire to, unfortunately that conflicting notion of there not being enough hours in the day sometimes gets in the way acting as a convenient excuse. Trial and Error appear to have found their way through this maze of contradictions. Not only are they designers but they are also keen observers and documenters, good but not good enough, add to that mix the odd workshops here and there and you have the complete package. […]
While their name may conjure up images of seven smaller than average people marching to work with shovels and picks, Studio Hi Ho are in fact team of two and as far I can tell are of average height! With big ideas, creativity and the strategy to match they have been lighting up the streets of Melbourne for a number of years now and may I say, they doing a damn fine job. I am however still hoping they at least […]
Finally, someone has spoken what we were all thinking, writing the bio on your website is not fun, it is awkward and everyone feels a tiny bit silly having to do it! Mash sum the feeling up well by liking it to putting an ad in a singles column; I whole heartedly agree. It has to be said however, that if Mash were to place that ad I am in no doubt that their door […]
Following on from our chat with Creative Partner of The Allotment, Michael Smith, we’re thrilled to profile Martin Maher, the co-founder and Creative Director of Zebra, a brand communications agency with offices in Singapore and Perth, Australia. Martin studied design at Salisbury College of Art before moving to London where he worked at several agencies in the capital before making the move to Asia in 2000. He was Creative Director at The Brand Union in Singapore where […]
This week Cloud 9 has journeyed to an occasionally overlooked corner of Oz, Adelaide. And thank god we did because we have a new design crush, hello Parallex, I think you might be ‘the one’! As a designer myself it is creative ideas that drive me so when I stumbled across the work of Parallax I knew I’d unearthed a gem. Beautifully executed, intelligent yet relevant ideas based design. Now that’s what I’m talking about! […]
To kick start 2012 here on Cloud 9 we have some tasty southern hemisphere treats offered up by Zebra. Based in Perth, Australia (and Singapore, shhhh), Zebra are all about the three C’s; culture, creativity and craft grounded in the foundations of a strong idea. Tw. @madebyzebra Post by Long White Cloud.
Haaaaappy New Year folks! As the feasting and festivities fade into the distance and you ease back to reality, allow us to raise your spirits back to fever pitch. A new year calls for a new feature and as 2012 is apparently the year of the cloud it only seemed appropriate we invited you onto Cloud 9. But there is some method to our tenuous madness; late 2011 saw Designers Journal meet Long White Cloud. Turns […]