When we last left you, we’d just returned from travel along the California coast and completed videos for Edible Schoolyard New York and a series of cinemagraphs for PNC Bank.
Since then we’ve done more work with Comcast NBC Universal (coming soon - it’s all about innovation) as well as the video story of a tech start up called “Grand St" working to bring the indie electronic movement to market. Their video constraints made it a bit more prescriptive than our usual approach but it’s exciting to work with a pioneer in this area, and one that’s getting a lot of investor support.
So we have both ends of the spectrum - the number one cable / entertainment conglomerate in the world taking risks by acting small and a small start up placing their bets on small batch electronics going big.
We love what we do.
We also had a wonderful time working with a place called Haven’s Kitchen - and what a haven it is. It’s three floors dedicated to celebrating seasonal food and community dining. They have cooking classes with world class chefs. They have a cafe retail space with locally sourced and small-batch artesanal items. The cafe draws a wonderful array of regulars who call it their home away from home, and they hold the most fun CSA pick up in all of New York. On the top two floors, they throw dinner parties, cocktail gatherings and larger events like gorgeous weddings. They are also just a wonderful unpretentious, passionate, and dedicated team.
And last but not least, we released a video we worked on as part of a comprehensive brand strategy package for a Miami-based bike parts company called Origin 8.
Bike parts, on the face of it, are hard to bring to life but the more we learned about how every part fits together to create the perfect ride, we got excited and came up with a plan. Here’s that video:
In addition to video we commissioned an illustrator to do intricate pencil drawings of each bike part to show how special and precise each one is:
In our line of work, we also need to take time to explore. We have to see, discover, and experience in order to know where we want to go next in the realm of Showloveable companies and organizations we want to help present to the world.
In that vein, we spent a rainy week iin coastal Maine during Memorial Day exploring Boothbay Harbor, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, old wooden ships and lobster boats. More recently (July 3rd), we got back from 2 weeks in the English countryside, most of that time spent in The Cotswolds which has the most incredible and abundant flowers I’ve ever seen with wonderful wool mills and great evidence of the Arts and Crafts Movement in William Morris treasures which are everywhere. What will the future of American craftsmanship and manufacturing be like? All I know is it will start with 3D printing.
Exhibit at a woolen mill
a candy shop
Show Love co-founder Peter Crosby and his father (wonderful to have an endlessly charming history professor to walk us through National Trust sites)
and here’s me:
and the cottage where we stayed
That’s all for now.
If you’re interested in having us create a video story for you, please contact us at showlove at showloveworld dot com. We’d love to hear from you.