BLOCK 37 updates digital presence

 

Downtown Chicago’s Block 37, wanted HoC to completely re-invent their website. They needed something very 2015, to please their always-on-the-go, urban, hip and tech savvy audience. We researched, wrote, designed and tested until we were thrilled enough with the results to launch their brand new web platform. The new Block37.com has a fresh design, great SEO capabilities and works great on tablets, phones, PC’s or whatever new gadget you try to access it on.

We have a passion for Fashion Show

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Vegas shopping icon Fashion Show, a brand we’ve been carefully curating over the past eight years, needed to refresh their image and turned to us for some new creative thinking. Through the eye of our favorite photo-videographer, Scott Lowden Photography, we’ve managed to capture some pretty fabulous stills, as well as produced videos for use on the new 90 foot screens coming soon to the Vegas Strip, which will be at the center of Fashion Show’s new branding campaign launching this Fall. Until then, feast your eyes on some behind the scene pictures.

 

Inspired by trash, real tomatoes, and the Foo Fighters.

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Happy Friday everyone!

We’re back with some good inspiration and gourmet food for thought. This week, we explore street art on a rainy day, during a bike ride, as we’re looking at portraits with trash shoes on, eating real tomatoes from a garden and singing “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters.

True passion inspires me. I admire dedicated people, who let their beliefs guide them into doing meaningful and altruistic things.  Photographer (and my husband) Scott Lowden learned about The Frazier Center's important work for the local community of people with various levels of disability, and decided to help tell their story. Regardless of how busy he is, he still found time to contribute to something he believed was important. Through a series of powerful portraits, he captured the spirit of a wonderful community of people who support and care for each other.

“True passion inspires me. I admire dedicated people, who let their beliefs guide them into doing meaningful and altruistic things. Photographer (and my husband) Scott Lowden learned about The Frazer Center’s important work for the local community of people with various levels of disability, and decided to help tell their story. Regardless of how busy he is, he still found time to contribute to something he believed was important. Through a series of powerful portraits, he captured the spirit of a wonderful community of people who support and care for each other.” -Wendy
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The unexpected always inspires me, and the artwork created by Rainworks in Seattle is just that—unexpected in the best possible way. Imagine walking down the rainy streets of Seattle, only to see a message appear before you. Using an environmentally friendly, non-toxic and temporary hydrophobic spray, these messages are invisible when it is dry, only to appear when the day is gloomy and ready to brighten any day.

“The unexpected always inspires me, and the artwork created by Rainworks in Seattle is just that—unexpected in the best possible way. Imagine walking down the rainy streets of Seattle, only to see a message appear before you. Using an environmentally friendly, non-toxic and temporary hydrophobic spray, these messages are invisible when it is dry, only to appear when the day is gloomy and ready to brighten any day.” -Lisa

Summer is a great time to take advantage of local and seasonal foods. While I'm personally a big fan of Farmer's Markets (especially the Grant Park Farmer's Market),  there's also nothing like fruit and veggies from your own garden. Once you've tasted a fresh tomato, you'll never want grocery store veggies again! For further salivation, check out this link for some summer inspiration in your kitchen!

“Summer is a great time to take advantage of local and seasonal foods. While I’m personally a big fan of Farmer’s Markets (especially the Grant Park Farmer’s Market), there’s also nothing like fruit and veggies from your own garden. Once you’ve tasted a fresh tomato, you’ll never want grocery store veggies again! For further salivation, check out this link for some summer inspiration in your kitchen!” -Lamar

Today's inspiration: Trash Adidas produced their new kicks from recycled plastic ocean waste. Also, Cyrus Kabiru, a Nairobi, Kenya artist is turning e-waste into wearables and art. Being responsible is becoming more and more of an artistic venture, and I feel like that is a positive shift in attitude that our generation can be credited with. Us and the Pope finally admitting to global warming (yaaay, go Pope!)

“Today’s inspiration: Trash
Adidas produced their new kicks from recycled plastic ocean waste.
Also, Cyrus Kabiru, a Nairobi, Kenya artist is turning e-waste into wearables and art.
Being responsible is becoming more and more of an artistic venture, and I feel like that is a positive shift in attitude that our generation can be credited with. Us and the Pope finally admitting to global warming (yaaay, go Pope!)” -Ana

My recent vacation reunited me with my bicycle after a bit of a hiatus. Bikes are a great way to explore a place with no separation from sights and smells and they can take you places a car just cannot go. I love all of the strange and wonderful things I see when I slow down and take the time to look around.

“My recent vacation reunited me with my bicycle after a bit of a hiatus. Bikes are a great way to explore a place with no separation from sights and smells and they can take you places a car just cannot go. I love all of the strange and wonderful things I see when I slow down and take the time to look around.” -Scott

“With a frontman as badass as Dave Grohl (see: falling off stage, breaking foot, continuing to play), it’s no doubt that the Foo Fighter’s fans are equally as dedicated. Coordinating a band of 5 to play this song must be hard enough, but getting 1000 different musicians to get it together? The result is nothing short of inspirational!” -Rachel