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‘Brands We Love’

Inspirational Toy for Girls: LOVE THIS!

by Renita Van Dusen

I’m glad I have two little girls. Why? Because I can buy this toy made especially for girls and no one will know that I’m actually buying it for ME. This idea is so cool. I have a girl-crush on Debbie, the inventor. I can’t wait for it to arrive on my doorstep.  Continue Reading

Just Launched: Fortuni

by affadmin

We are pleased to announce the rebranding of Fortuni! We settled on gorgeous letterpress printing for her business cards and notecards. So elegant, just like Marian Deegan, Fortuni’s founder.  The story: Fortuni was founded by Marian 1989. Marian started her company as an artists representative, but had since moved away from the field dueto a change in the industry. Marian […]

Brands We Love: Blue Plate Restaurant Company

by Emily Tritabaugh

The Blue Plate Restaurant Company. Have you heard of it? My assumption is no. If you are from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you may be familiar with the five sub-branded restaurants that make up the Blue Plue Restaurant Company – Highland Grill, Edina Grill, Longfellow Grill, Groveland Tap and Three Squares. These are locally-owned restaurants spread throughout metro area neighborhoods. […]

Brands We Love: REI

by Emily Tritabaugh

REI is the type of store that makes me want to be somebody else: somebody who sea kayaks on the weekends; somebody who rides her bike everywhere; and somebody who climbs rock walls as easily as stairs. REI gives back to the communities in which they operate. They make responsible choices that positively impact the environment. And they are dedicated […]

Brands We Love: Anthropologie

by Emily Tritabaugh

Eye candy. Inspiring. Consistency. Unique. These are just a handful of thoughts that come to mind when I think of my personal experience with Anthropologie. The shining star of these, for me, is consistency. Their in-store and online channels tell the same story across their visual look and feel, and their merchandise. Their monthly catalog and weekly e-newsletter, are a […]