be KIND to one another


21 January 2014 | Comments Off

As fuel for maximum productivity and happiness, it’s hard to beat KIND bars. Our supplies dwindled to distress levels over the holidaze, but the first order of the New Year has arrived. And now all is right with the world again. Read the rest of this entry »

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A “Day On” For MLK


20 January 2014 | Comments Off

Today, the FINE offices are closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. But let’s not call it a day off. Whether it’s volunteering, or just spending a moment remembering what the day’s all about, it’s more of a “day on”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Our Pets on the Internet: Ep. 5


17 January 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.

FINE 4-Legged Friend: Captain Reynolds

FINE 2-Legged Owner: Mark Hoffmann

Captain Reynolds is a six year-old kitty.  Because of his pointed coloration, large, muscular frame and gentle temperament, Captain Reynolds is assumed to be a Ragdoll, a breed created in California in the 1960′s by some crazy cat lady.  Captain Reynolds is very focused on cleanliness; he cleans himself nearly constantly while awake and will often clean any people or other cats who pass by.  Captain Reynolds drinks heavily.

 

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T.Y. Lin International: Connecting A Global Brand with An International Audience


16 January 2014 | Comments Off

A new functionality enhancement to the already oft-awarded T.Y. Lin International website will help cement their global presence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekly Designspiration: 1.16.14


16 January 2014 | Comments Off

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.

The new year means new awesome annual report type-things to see. Mail Chimp’s 2013 By The Numbers doesn’t dissapoint!
http://mailchimp.com/2013/#by-the-numbers

Warby Parker’s is also a must-see.
http://www.warbyparker.com/annual-report-2013/

Solaroids by Jeff McClane is an enchanting series of photographs, produced with large format Fuji instant film. They are absolutely stunning!
http://www.booooooom.com/2013/07/08/solaroids-by-jeff-mclane/

Get your fix of retro inspired typography from Alex Fowkes.
http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/alex-fowkes

Have you seen Codrops’ Blueprints? There’s some handy-dandy stuff there, folks.
http://tympanus.net/codrops/category/blueprints/

Spice! Spice everywhere.
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/the-sound-of-taste-slow-motion-spice-bag-explosions-synchronized-with-music/

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The Holiday Gift That Wasn’t: Part 2


16 January 2014 | Comments Off

When last we spoke, FINE was confronted with our first ever holiday gift crisis. Our simple yet elegant notebook delivery wasn’t up to production snuff. But the question remained: whatever shall we do?

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A New Digital Home for The MacNaughton Group


15 January 2014 | Comments Off

 

The MacNaughton Group (“TMG”)  is a real estate investment, development, and services firm with expertise refined over four decades in beautiful Hawaii.

Their new digital environment to showcases an impressive portfolio, introduces their team, and provides updates on current and upcoming projects – all while demonstrating a commitment to their Hawaiian home.
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Tuesday Tech Links: 1.14.14


14 January 2014 | Comments Off

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

When you peruse Tuesday Tech Links, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.

Let’s start off here with a huge bummer: The MPAA has joined the W3C.  Rather than continue to write about what a miserable and depressing decision it was to allow the MPAA, a crusader for anachronistic thinking and frivolous lawsuits, to join the W3C, which you’d hope was trying to improve the Internet rather than ruin it, I’ll just toss a couple links in here for you to read.

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The Holiday Gift That Wasn’t


9 January 2014 | Comments Off

If you’ve been a FINE friend for awhile, you’re accustomed to fanciful annual gift items: playground balls, pencils, snacks, and even cash moneys to be tossed about like virtual messages in a bottle.

Sometimes, our annual gifts are so elaborate in conception and execution we wonder how they ever get done in time. This year, we decided to keep it relatively simple – a custom notebook for you to chart your own user experience in the new year, debossed with our official seal and some inspiring content and packaging. Not a standard gift by most standards, but still less elaborate than our norm.
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Weekly Designspiration: 1.9.14


8 January 2014 | Comments Off

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.

Fount is a handy little bookmarklet for quickly identifying fonts on the web (for the code un-savvy)
http://fount.artequalswork.com/

The New York Times year in illustrations:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/31/opinion/2013-year-in-illustrations.html

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