Creativity, Community, and Other Comments
When was the last time an article gripped you? Pulled you in from the first sentence and kept your attention ‘til the last? It’s not every day an in-depth article rises above the fray of clickbait to capture my undivided attention, but when it does, it feels like a little miracle. I wanted to know when it last happened to the Pivot team (and selfishly, I wanted more reading material), so I asked them: What was the last article you read start-to-finish? Here’s what they said:
With the Indy 500 fast approaching, Pivoteer Dawn Olsen has been thinking about large-scale events, the relationships they have with their respective host cities, and the sense of community they offer. This week, she spotlights three U.S. events: the Indy 500, Burning Man, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
From transportation to farming projects and safety initiatives to play spaces, innovative programs in cities around the world are saving money, reducing waste, and making everyday moments more inspiring. Here are seven of the coolest projects we’ve read about recently.
Big Car Collaborative operates the Tube Factory, a new 12,000-square-foot space for creativity, culture, and community. But when Big Car began renovating the 1908 building, they found some surprises. Here, Big Car talks about the history behind and the making of the Tube Factory—salvaged rafters, reclaimed light fixtures, and hidden windows included.
Poets and painters. Musicians and motorcyclists. Jet-setters and jewelry designers. Over the past decade, a pretty eclectic bunch of creative thinkers has called Pivot home. Both professionally and personally, Pivoteers push themselves to develop their skills and never stop learning. That drive makes for a well-rounded, passionate team, but there’s one big downside: saying goodbye when someone’s ready for a new challenge.
Since 1995, Drew White and Kevin Cooper have led Axis Architecture + Interiors, a team of talented architects, designers, and planners. The firm has earned a reputation for being creative, caring, and progressive. But Axis's old website didn't show off its modern aesthetic. It was time for a new design.
The brands within a city play a large role in defining the brand of a city.
Podcasts do more than make our commutes seem shorter. They’re also a great way to catch up on industry trends, learn new strategies, and gather inspiration. So which podcasts get our creative juices flowing and our strategic minds scheming? We asked the team to chime in with their favorites, and here’s what they said
Each day, more than 80 million photos are uploaded to Instagram. They generate inspiration, conversation, and more than 3.5 billion “likes.” But to users, Instagram is more than an app; it’s a community. So how do brands connect to that community? Answer: InstaMeets.
From 2011 to 2016, the Pivot team called 1052 Virginia Ave home. We loved our storefront in Fountain Square, and we have a lot of great memories there: meetings with clients, breakthrough brainstorm sessions, that time we took in a stray cat, and, of course, dreaming up concepts for our kickball shirts. But after five years, we finally outgrew the space. This week, the Pivoteers packed our things and headed up the street to 646 Virginia Ave.