Archive for Inspiration

a FINE Book Review: The Shape of Design


27 February 2014 | Comments Off

“Questions about How to do things improves the craft and elevates form, but asking Why unearths a purpose and develops a point of view.”

- Frank Chimero, The Shape Of Design

So many times in our lives we only see a very small part of a product. We are presented with something as it exists today and imagine that it came into the world as we see it. What often goes unnoticed, or forgotten, are the countless hours of struggle or seemingly effortless inspiration that were involved in creating it. Frank Chimero’s book The Shape Of Design does a wonderful job breaking down this process and helping us to understand what goes into making objects that we cherish and how we can align our process better to create a more desirable outcome, not just for ourselves, but also for the lives of everyone it touches.
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Our Pets on the Net: Ep. 11


27 February 2014 | Comments Off

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.

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Our Pets on the Net: Ep. 10


21 February 2014 | Comments Off

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.
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Chateau Ste. Michelle and Cakebread Cellars Raise a Glass to “Best in Class”


20 February 2014 | Comments Off

We are proud to congratulate Chateau Ste. Michelle and Cakebread Cellars on receiving “Best in Class” awards for their FINE websites at the 2013 Interactive Media Awards.

The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) is an international awards competition recognizing excellence in web design, development, marketing and innovation. The “Best in Class” award is the highest honor bestowed by the IMA, recognizing the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism. Now that’s a good reason to raise a glass! Salud!

Wellness Wednesday: Get in the best shape of your life – at the office! Part 1


19 February 2014 | Comments Off

Winter is an exceptionally rough and tough time to stay positive and active, especially in the workplace. Here, you’ll find a series of FINE tactics we use to beat the winter humdrums – keeping our energy up throughout the entire season and beyond.

This week we share some easy calorie-burning movements and adjustments to your routine that can easily be incorporated into your daily grind for a healthier and sexier you!

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Our Pets on the Internet: Ep. 9


14 February 2014 | Comments Off


If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.

Each week we’ll introduce you to a 4-legged friend that keeps our high-flying agency down-to-earth. Because of good reasons. But mainly, we want our pets to be on the Internet.
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Love is in the City


14 February 2014 | Comments Off

In 1978, Matt Webber was driving his taxi around the Big Apple. He began documenting his hectic days by taking candid photographs of the city and its inhabitants.

He was often an observer of strange and sad interactions, but he also caught a glimpse of the softer side of NYC. He saw love everywhere – from sweet embraces to a gentle touch to passionate kisses. Webber collected over 30 years of couples in tender moments. Below are a few favorite images from the series, all of which are pretty much guaranteed to make you smile.


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Wellness Wednesday: Wake up with a Workout!


12 February 2014 | Comments Off

Winter is an exceptionally rough and tough time to stay positive and active, especially in the workplace. Here, you’ll find a series of FINE tactics we use to beat the winter humdrums – keeping our energy up throughout the entire season and beyond.

This week, we want to inspire you to get your sweat on! Starting your day with exercise enlivens your mind, your metabolism, and fills you with valuable endorphins to combat negative stress. Try waking up an hour earlier than usual (drink a nice, big glass of water as soon as you get up) and integrate fitness into your daily routine with a few of our favorite strategies below.
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Tuesday Tech Links 2.11.14


11 February 2014 | Comments Off

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

We’re going to cut straight to the chase: these tech links are raw, uncut and only very mildly censored.
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Our Pets on the Internet: Episode 8


7 February 2014 | Comments Off

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.

Each week we’ll introduce you to a 4-legged friend that keeps our high-flying agency down-to-earth. Because of good reasons. But mainly, we want our pets to be on the Internet.
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