Studio News

new addition: welcome Danny

Welcome Danny Gugger to the JSGD family!

Danny Gugger joins JSGD this week as our newest designer! Danny is a New England native who just moved back to our humble coast from Wisconsin (you have got to see his moving van). We’re captivated by his layout design for Collective Quarterly, his meticulous identity work, and wander-lust of an instagram feed. Let’s begin our hazing with a quick fire getting to know you questionnaire – little does he know that we are secretly judging his every answer.

Print or Digital?

Hardcore Print.

Salty or Sweet?


Cats or Dogs?

Outside: Dogs. Inside: Cats – I’ve always grown up around cats and have a serious soft spot for them.

Morning Coffee or Nightcap?

Nightcap for sure. (Typically bourbon)

Packers or Patriots?

Not much of a football fan, but I’ve always gone Patriots by default.

Beyonce or Rihanna?

Rihanna as an artist. Beyonce as a person.

Welcome to the family, Danny! We’re so happy to have you – and you’re gonna fit right in :)

studio soundtrack: the year’s vibes

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Oh listicle, oh listicle…

The end-of-year list season is upon us and, while our inbox and twitter feeds are being bombarded with design trend round-ups, the lists we tend to click on most come from the music realm. Our studio soundtrack not only influences our moods and keeps us bopping in our seats – but inspires our designs, daily!

On our click-list:

Hype Machine’s Annual Zeitgeist compiles both the most blogged artists and videos, as well a round up of their favorite artists’ favorite songs (so meta), into one eye-pleasing mini-site. Resident Advisor’s top mixes, albums, live acts, and djs lists are not only a great go-to, but a reminder of some of the fun acts we saw this year. Also, keep your eyes out for MMMMAVEN and Stadiums and Shrine‘s annual round ups (next week) too.

In Heavy Rotation:

According to Spotify’s Year in Music aggregator, Beyoncé and Drake were most played in the studio (no surprise there) but that doesn’t account for all the other amazing artists in our S T U D I O playlist or our Soundcloud.

Studio Vibes Included (but were not limited to):
Bob Moses
Chet Faker
Daniel Avery
Desert Sound Colony
Erykah Badu
FKA Twigs
Floating Points
George Maple
The Internet
Jacques Greene
Jamie Woon
Jamie XX
Janet Jackson
Jessie Ware
Julia Holter
Justin Bieber (don’t judge)
Nicki Minaj
Oneohtrix Point Never
Project Pablo
Purity Ring
Robyn and Röyksopp
Roman Flugel
Selena Gomez
Tenya Taylor

Not to mention Stadiums and Shrines dreamy Newtown radio sessions!

Most epic video of the year? Well, we gotta go with the return of David Bowie – Blackstar was crazy-creepy-mesmerizing.

If you’ve read this far, thanks for indulging us in our own little listicle. Serious cheers to a year of such good vibes! We can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store :)

studio sip & shop success

JSGD Studio Sip Shop 2015 Hauswitch Of Note Stationers Soul Sunday

Last night rocked our world.

We got to bring our dream market into our own living room. Thank you to all of our amazing vendors and studio mates for participating – and to all those who came and shopped alongside with us! If you couldn’t make it (or didn’t get enough), links to everyone’s shop below.

brass //covet+lou //crane&lion //downeast //hauswitch // jhill design // julia denos //of note //orly kohn //soul sunday // the third piece // urban grape

Till next time! xx

quite the calming color(s) of the year!

pantone color of the year 2016 – rose and serenity

What a beautiful duo for Pantone to choose for 2016’s Color of the Year! Rose Quartz and Serenity feel like a dreamy departure from last year’s grounded and seductive Marsala.

Uplifting in a time when we all need need it, Pantone’s reasoning for the first ever duo-choice covers everything from seeing a shift in focus to wellness, to seeing gender lines blur, to instilling a sense of order and peace. With so much psychology in color, we find it so interesting to follow their trends.

Which also brings us to Pantone’s annual Fashion Report – always fun to flip through – this year’s colors are bright and lively. Of course, our favorite is the most muted – Lilac Gray.

pantone color of the year 2016 – fashion report

Curious to see how these translate to our design world over the next year!

studio sip & shop gift guide

Gift guide to JSGD's studio sip shop!

To say we’re excited about next’s week’s annual Sip & Shop would be a huge understatement!

This year, we’ve specifically curated a round-up of guest vendors that we’ve long admired – who don’t all have brick and mortar shops here in Boston. We wanted to bring these brands to YOU so you can not only touch and feel their products but get the chance to meet their inspiring owners in person. Along with our super talented co-hosts/studio-mates, this event is a can’t miss for getting your Holiday shopping on!

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