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“Eames Words”

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Eames Words

Friends of Hello at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles recently installed “Eames Words,” an exhibition where the ideas of Charles and Ray Eames triumph their better-known creations.

Part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time, the show pays homage to the design duo’s appreciation of humble objects through an “informal assemblage” of quotes, phrases and actual items, like the Jeep.

Eames Words

Eames Words

Much of the inspiration behind the couple’s designs came from the everyday, which is no better represented in Charles’ timeless phrase, “The uncommon beauty of common things.” The Eameses taught us to celebrate life’s simple pleasures and that design only further enhances this philosophy.

“Living in a Modern Way” at the LACMA

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

We’re excited to see the work of two of our clients, Herman Miller and the LACMA, come together at the California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way” exhibition. The exhibition is the first major study on California mid-century modern design that includes a relocated Eames House Living Room that brings over 425 pieces designed by Charles and Ray Eames to life. The exhibition is a treasure trove of seminal design masterpieces with an entire display of every style Eames chair from 1939 to 1998. Watch a video on how they packed up all the Eames designs here.

The exhibition is open now until March 25th and is a must-see for all mid-century modern design lovers.

[Photos via the Curbed]

Unveiling of “The Broad”

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The Broad

The Broad

We’ve worked with the Broad Foundation in creating the online destinations for their many programs, including the Broad Art Foundation who just unveiled the designs for their upcoming contemporary art museum “The Broad.” Designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the museum’s honeycomb “veil” exterior and top floor sky-lit gallery will house some of the greatest works in modern art with collections by a few of our favorite artists like Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein. We’re looking forward to paying a visit to the museum in downtown LA upon completion in 2012.

Design for You

Thursday, September 9th, 2010


We just launched Design for You from Herman Miller, a tiered contest unlike any other – powered by collective participation. Each prize requires a certain number of people to unlock it. The more friends you share the contest with, the more prizes get unlocked. On top of that, the person who gets the most people to enter the contest also wins the iconic office chair, the Aeron. We concepted and created the contest to engage people to celebrate great design. The prizes get better each week, including the Yves Béhar Leaf Light, Embody Chair, or an original Eames molded plywood splint.

For the grand prize giveaway, we collaborated with some of our favorite artists – Josh Cochran, Philip Lumbang, Mark Giglio, Chris Lee, and Andrew Holder to hand-paint five Eames rockers to bring to life “For a Better World Around You.” And thanks to Mnemonic Sounds for providing the music to these videos.

Here’s your chance to become the owner of a one-of-a-kind Eames rocker. So go sign up now and good luck!

The Awesome Bears Next Door

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Not your typical graffiti, you might have noticed graffiti animals on the streets of LA, cute enough to make the biggest road ragers smile. As Shepard Fairey’s former assistant at Obey Giant’s Studio Number One, Philip Lumbang’s bears, coined awesome bears, are his signature style. Check out this timelapse video we made of Phil painting the mural next door at teaforest.

Mickey and Friends

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Look who we saw today completely made out of Legos!

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It's Buzz Lightyear and Woody.

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Here are some of our favorite Mickey paintings.

From Splints to Chairs

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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We came upon this original plywood splint at the Herman Miller LA Showroom. Charles and Ray Eames designed the splint for the U.S. Navy during WWII, which led them to perfect the technique for molding plywood that resulted in their signature Eames plywood chairs. The splints are now limited collectibles that are displayed as works of art.

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MoMA’s Bauhaus Opening Night

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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David and Hiro flew off to New York for the opening of MoMA’s Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity exhibition. Hello created a web site along with a kiosk experience for the show.

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The Bauhaus holds special meaning for us as designers and we appreciated the work even more after experiencing them in person.

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Andy Warhol Launches

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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We just launched a new site today for The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in NYC. The foundation was established in 1987 to fulfill Warhol’s will which was summed up in “the advancement of the visual arts.” Today they are a leading national funder of contemporary art with initiatives all across the United States.

Woo-hoo!

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

David and Jon got to meet Matt Groening, creator of  The Simpsons today! Jon gave him a copy of his magical book, Pens are my Friends.

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Jon drew some pretty pictures in our conference room. They’re pink and orange because these were the only paint markers we could find at the store.

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