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Compassion and empathy make us human. The world needs more of both on a daily basis. When we are overwhelmed by the evil in the world, small acts of solidarity with fellow humans may be ineffective, but they are a statement of a shared desire for peace. I reminded myself of this when my Facebook feed turned the colors of the French flag this weekend. …

Form, Function, & What Follows: Louis Sullivan’s Emotional Design

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Everyone has heard of Frank Lloyd Wright. Possibly the most famous American architect, there are LEGO versions of his works available in miniature for the armchair architect. I’m willing to bet that many people can name at least one famous building he’s responsible for designing – Falling Water, the Guggenheim, the Imperial Hotel, Taliesin. All breathtakingly beautiful, innovative, and cultivated to exist in harmony with …

World AIDS Day – St. Louis

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Red ribbons on lapels around the globe signify World AIDS Day every December 1. If you don’t already know your status, today is a great reminder to get yourself tested – out of love for your partner and for yourself. If you’re in the St. Louis area, local writer and personality, Sean Collins, has collected a list of places offering free or reduced cost testing today. …

Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch

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This week, St. Louis celebrated the 49th birthday of the architectural icon that’s come to define our city – the Gateway Arch. Completed in 1965, the Arch is the tallest memorial in the United States and the tallest stainless steel monument in the world. The Gateway Arch’s architect, Eero Saarinen took an abstract concept and created one of the most iconic monuments in the world. …

Birds on a Bat: The Evolution of the Cardinals Franchise Logo

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This post originally appeared on the TOKY Branding + Design blog October 15, 2014. St. Louis is the center of operations for most things TOKY and we’ve noticed a distinct uptick in baseball fever around town since the Cardinals are making another run for the World Series. You’d be hard pressed to walk down the street right now without seeing at least one person sporting the …

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When I was a kid, I poured over field guides to the night sky for hours – memorizing constellations like words that could be added to my vocabulary. One of my earliest memories is my parents taking me to watch the Perseid meteor shower, bundled up in layers of sweaters, sipping cocoa from a thermos on the roof of the car while we watched the …