New Stuff and Inspiration
Pretty cool way to get the board to look like like a video game.[ssba url="https://upperhousedev8.com/electroluminescent-billboard/"]
Fed Ex solutions site
This site was the site of the day on FWA last week, and we liked how it told the story of FedEx solutions. It has a really cool story navigation setup, where you navigate through 3D images and pickup tidbits of FedEx info along the way. So go ahead, pick one of the stories and navigate through the linear photographic storyline. It’s a neat way to tell a story, and the way the camera swings around as you follow the story line is great. The sound design is pretty good, too.[ssba url="https://upperhousedev8.com/fed-ex-solutions-site/"]
Fridays with lots of snow are compatible with beer
It’s Friday, it’s blizzard-y outside, and we are ready for the post work brewski. Since we enjoy a hopped, malted beverage around here we thought we’d recommend something we’re liking these days. So here we have the Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard. If you have any interest in Belgians, this ale is tops. It pours with a nice hazy orange color and produces a beauty of a head that’ll hang around until the pint is gone, all the while providing a bouquet of wonderful, citrusy aroma. It’s got a saison taste to it, and the aftertaste is super crisp and light. This is an extremely drinkable beer.
Oh, and we did enjoy the label too. Maybe a bit of Kerning could go into the “Tank” part, but hey, we’re typo-nerdballs here, so what did you expect me to say?[ssba url="https://upperhousedev8.com/fridays-with-lots-of-snow-are-compatible-with-beer/"]
Hearts are the window to the soul
And now we give props to one of our own. Bob Koch, husband to Sukle’s very own KC Koch, is filling his free time creating these hand-made sculptures, offering windows to our heart and soul. They’re intended to help you reflect on those you love that are far away. He first was inspired to create these in honor of KC’s dad when he was sick, and now is spreading the love by making more of them and selling them in local shops. If this was Facebook we’d be clicking “like.”
In the words of the artist:
“The heart is a universal symbol of the soul. Our souls look through the windows into our world for sometime but eventually move on to other windows; other worlds.”
Leaves made of hair. Really.
Artist Jenine Shereos is creating some of the most unique, and hairy, sculptures we’ve run across in a while. She’s creating leaves made out of very intricately woven human hair. These near-weightless sculptures are painstakingly created by weaving and wrapping the hairs together.
This hair sculpture stuff is a very creative medium. Altho I’m sure there’s a legion of Propecia users gasping as they see this egregious wasting of perfectly good head coverings.
From the artist’s website:
In this series, the intricacies of a leaf’s veining are recreated by wrapping, stitching, and knotting together strands of human hair. Inspired by the delicate and detailed venation of a leaf, I began stitching individual strands of hair by hand into a water- soluble backing material. At each point where one strand of hair intersected another, I stitched a tiny knot, so that when the backing was dissolved, the entire piece was able to hold its form. Creating this work was a very meditative process for me, as I found myself lost in the detail of the small, organic microcosms that began taking shape.
You can see much more of her sculptural and installation work in her portfolio.
Beard caps- who knew?
Recently we posted a beard cap post, thinking “hey, look at everyone talking about these on Facebook.” Little did we know, beardcaps are sweeping the nation! Nay, GLOBE!
We were down at SIA last week, poking around, hanging with our pals at SCARPA and just hobnobbing for some new contacts and potentially some fun new clients. And, we came across the guys from Beardhead. They were super nice folks, but we suddenly realized we’d only tipped the iceberg when it comes to knit faux facial hair. Oh boy, I’d like the amish beard beanie in a ginger color, please!
Since the last posting, we’ve also since learned that one of our very own even wear these things on the regular. We’ll let his name be anonymous for now (see, another great use of these things- identity hider. Don’t blame me when you start see a string of beard cap bank heists), but a spouse of one of our co-workers likes to surl about in the wilderness whilst sporting a faux grey beard.
3-D chalk art amazingness. With Legos.
This is quite impressive. See the full set of pics here.[ssba url="https://upperhousedev8.com/3-d-chalk-art-amazingness-with-legos/"]
Boots and Cats
Yep, nothing more than boots and cats. Sometimes they can apparently make a funky beat.[ssba url="https://upperhousedev8.com/boots-and-cats/"]
Beard caps are pretty much awesome.
These guys have been floating all around Facebook lately, and maybe that’s why most of them are sold out. Oh the power of the Social Interwebs. They sure are awesome, though, and would completely protect your face from super cold weather or a POWDER DAY on the hill. Too bad we’ve not had many of those yet this winter. Get Beardo caps here.
Denver 50 likes Sukle
We were excited to be featured in the Denver 50 last night. Sukle managed to get quite a few ideas into the show, which is always very validating and makes all the hard work worth it. While we enjoyed some good accolades last night, we would really like to say a special thanks to our clients. Without them, none of our work would exist. They all are wonderful to us, and are willing to try things that have not been done before, which takes courage. We applaud their insight and confidence in us, and are excited to do more wonderful work with them in the future. Last night’s show featured our Denver Water work, the Good Times rich and cold work and the Cheech & Chong radio, our Cheyenne Mountain Zoo work, the Good Times and the Eco Products sites, and our Goodwill OOH and TV. AWESOME. Thank you Denver, thank you wonderful clients.[ssba url="https://upperhousedev8.com/denver-50-likes-sukle/"]