May Soapbox

June 10, 2019
- Extracurriculars

The gloom has arrived right on schedule to welcome us all to June. But before we spend our time yearning for the fog to go away, we’ve got to talk about May. From settling into our new office and kicking off some exciting projects to welcoming another office dog into the fold and celebrating recent launches, it certainly was a busy month. Here’s what circulated the office this past month.

Our Creative Director David Funkhouser was recently interviewed for The Design Kids, where he shared his many musings on all things design. From his career beginnings to the lessons learned along the way, you can trust us when we say it’s a must read.

A few weeks back some members of the Funkhaus team headed over to 72andSunny for Ciclope US, which is a global festival centered around the craft of moving image in the advertising industry. We had the chance to visit with one of our longtime clients, The Lift, who sponsored the event, and the numerous familiar faces of clients past and present that filled the room. The night featured a panel focused on the differences between the industry in the US and UK and a discussion with director Floria Sigismondi, plus a step and repeat that we just couldn’t resist.

From the moment it hit the shelves, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch took the literary world by storm and snagged the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. We’ve got at least one Tartt superfan in the office, and while film adaptations of novels do not always live up to expectations, the upcoming film version of the beloved novel surely holds promise. Read the book, check out the trailer, and get ready for what we’re hoping will be a film just as fantastic as its source material.

Last month, Uber launched a new feature for those who ride Uber Black called Quiet Mode, which, as the name implies, guarantees a whole lot of silence while you ride. It’s an interesting feature, but sometimes we really appreciate a bit of conversation while driving on the 405.

This August, Taco Bell is bringing us a Palm Springs getaway that’s unlike any other with the launch of The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort. We’ve got quite a few clients in the hospitality industry, and it’s safe to say we’ve never seen something like this. From Fire Sauce and Sauce Packet floaties that will fill the pool to delicious surprises in the queue, Taco Bell fanatics finally have the chance to live their dream.