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Breaking Down the Fence

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Technology is taking the saying, “What’s mine is yours,” to a whole new level with many startups whose business model is based on people sharing and lending anything from skills to gadgets to extra space. SnapGoods and Airbnb are among some of many sites that allow people to share and exchange goods. The book, “What’s Mine is Yours” coming out this month illustrates the rise in collaborative consumption.

These services rely heavily on technology and social media in order to operate successfully. Since trust plays a huge role in these exchanges, social media comes into play where users are screened through their online presence to determine if they are reliable. There’s been an interesting shift in how technology is a main driver initiating interactivity between people, and encouraging peer-to-peer communication in an otherwise fast-paced world.

As designers who are constantly trying to create a better experience both digitally and in real life, we’ve recognized that the days when consumers were led to one static website to engage with a brand have long gone. People are now connecting with their peers, finding new places, and meeting new people digitally, which is why social media and geolocation are here to stay. We are thinking up ideas on how to use these tools to connect consumers with our clients’ brand, and bring that experience to life. Stay tuned for an upcoming project we’re launching next week that does just that.

Hello, Don + Betty.

Friday, December 18th, 2009

We are big fans of the show Mad Men. In fact, a Sterling Cooper ad is taped up on our refrigerator:

One of our friends works on the set of Mad Men and heard that we posted the ad in our studio. So he politely returned the favor:

Hello Summer BBQ

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Yes, it’s the time of the year again. We just had our Hello Summer BBQ at the park today and it was nice and sunny. There were water balloons, relay races, and even Hello Jeopardy! Luckily we had some help with grilling the hot dogs and hamburgers.

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Roppongi, Tokyo

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

We stopped by to see our friends at wieden+kennedy in Tokyo today. Their very cool office is nestled in an alley way like everything else in this city.

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iPhone Music for You

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

We found this video on YouTube and are now inspired to form our own Hello iPhone band. I guess the question is what can’t you do on an iPhone? Rock on.

Wii Are the Champions

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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Today is Friday the 13th so we decided we needed to play several rounds of scary wii tennis during lunch.

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After some brutal rounds, the winning pair of Trevor and Makoto won their prized trophies.

Happy Helloween

Friday, October 31st, 2008

We had our traditional pumpkin carving today for Halloween. Look who dressed up for work…

Look out it’s a pirate!

Emily thought she could camouflage herself with the pumpkins. Nice.

Park[ing] Day

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Today was Park[ing] Day and there was a mini-park right next to Hello this morning-in one of the parking spots out front. More green!

Interactive Parking

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

LA is known for it’s car culture. That also means parking can be a pain, especially at the mall. I was pleasantly surprised to find this new parking system at the Century City mall. Basically there are sensors above each space and the red lights indicate spaces that are taken and the green ones indicate the ones that are still open.

Looks like there are plenty of spaces left.

Red means it’s taken. Too bad for you.

Green means available and our favorite color too.

Winner!

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Trevor won the grand prize wii at our 10 year party. He looks pretty happy. Szu Ann came in second with her Flip motion camera, and Barry with his pair of tickets to Universal Studios. But hey who’s keeping score?

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