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SXSW, Here We Come

Thursday, March 7th, 2013


We’re excited to announce that our CEO/Creative Director, David Lai, will be presenting a panel entitled “Do Good Work & Everything Else Happens” at SXSW this upcoming Monday, March 11th. David will be sharing over a decade of experience in an hour-long talk about good design, where it comes from, and how we can push to make it better.

The 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival is running March 8-12th in Austin, Texas. It looks like another amazing line-up this year, and we hope to see you there!


Our Object of Affection: The Bone Crusher

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

We love dinosaurs and so we couldn’t resist sponsoring the T.Rex tooth at the NHM, called the Bone Crusher for its serrated shape and assistance in helping the dinosaur crush bone. If you find yourself roaming the Dinosaur Hall anytime soon, check out the Bone Crusher!

Skateboards and Software

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Be sure to check out an appearance by our very own Creative Developer, Marcelo Duende,  on FWA. Interviewed by Rob Ford, Marcelo shares his journey from Brazil to the States, the software he can’t live without, and where he finds inspiration for digital solutions. Parabéns Marcelo!

Warm Wishes from Hello

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

It’s been a busy and exciting 2011 and in these last few days the Hello studio has been abuzz with production on some fantastic work launching in the New Year.

Hello made sure to toast to a wonderful year with a night of Latin American-inspired tapas and holiday cheer. Raise a glass to 2012 and Happy Holidays from Hello!

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

In conjunction with the release of “Eames: The Architect and the Painter,” a documentary that illustrates the work and lives of Charles and Ray Eames, we created a companion site connecting the Eames’ legacy and Herman Miller’s design heritage.

Eames Documentary

The site features a visual timeline that pulls out the major collaborations between the Eames and Herman Miller and the furniture icons they created together. By sharing content uncovered from the Herman Miller archives, our site invites users to take a closer look inside the work of the Eameses.

Eames Documentary

Historical images, videos and anecdotal quotes are sprinkled throughout the timeline. Users can scroll through the timeline or jump to specific time periods by clicking on the Eames’ signature icons. You’ve probably sat in an Eames chair before and haven’t realized it, like an Eames Molded Plywood chair or Eames Tandem Seating at the airport.

Users have a chance to win the classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman – seen everywhere from Frasier to Tron – by signing up for the giveaway.

Eames Documentary

Barbie, Icon of California Design

Sunday, December 4th, 2011


We’ve been working with Mattel for the past few years on Barbie and currently over at the LACMA, as part of California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way,” the original 1959 Barbie doll and her boyfriend, Ken, introduced in 1961, are on display.

Originally designed in Hawthorne but made in Tokyo, the dolls are a gift from Mattel, Inc., sponsor of the exhibition and an example of a postwar California success story. Formed around 1945 in a Los Angeles garage, Mattel envisioned a three-dimensional fashion doll onto which a child “could project her own dreams of the future.” Fifteen years later, Barbie was born.


It was interesting to see Barbie’s Dream House, which was made out of cardboard, but surprisingly modern in design.



Be sure to check out the exhibition before it closes to see many of the great California design stories.

“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.

Tricks and Treats

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays because every year we have a pizza party along with pumpkin carving festivities.

Pumpkin cannibalism?

Our pumpkins will greet you at the door. Spooky.


Herman Miller Day at Hello

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

One of our favorite parts about moving in to our new space is picking out the furniture. Many of the new pieces are from Herman Miller and it felt like Christmas when all the boxes arrived.

Herman Miller Day

The unboxing begins.

Herman Miller Day

Here are pairs of Eames Aluminum Management Chairs.

Herman Miller Day

Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chairs, perfect for our upstairs lounge.

Herman Miller Day

A lineup of Aerons from small to large.

Herman Miller Day

Yves Behar’s SAYL chairs for one of the conference rooms.

Herman Miller Day

We love the simplicity of the Setu Side chairs. The instruction manual says, “Sit down.”

The Herman Miller showroom is just down the street, but now we have our own mini showroom at Hello!

David to Speak at CreativeMornings LA

Monday, September 26th, 2011


Join us at the upcoming CreativeMornings event in LA where our CEO/Creative Director, David Lai, is invited to speak. Along with sharing Hello’s story, he’ll also discuss how operating under the belief, “do good work and everything else happens,” has led us to working with clients like Herman Miller, Tillamook, simplehuman and TaylorMade Golf.

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for creative types where notable writers, designers, photographers and more are invited to speak in different cities around the world. David will be speaking at the Herman Miller showroom on October 14. Tickets are limited so make sure you RSVP on October 10 to get a spot. See you there!



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