02 Apr March Favorites: Kacey Musgraves, Atlanta, and Natural Skincare
Spring is the season of renewal – the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the sun is *finally* shining after a long and unusually stormy winter. To help you find your springtime state of mind, we’ve curated a fresh crop of monthly favorites. From soothing skincare products to slow jams, these recommendations are sure to revive your weary spirit.
1. Golden Hour…a gorgeous new record from country music’s rebel cowgirl.
“My monthly favorite is the new Kacey Musgraves record, Golden Hour, and more specifically, the first track, ‘Slow Burn,’” said content strategist Hanna Lustig. “I love Kacey’s older works, which poked fun at the idiosyncrasies of small town Southern life. But Golden Hour is a much more contemplative and personal album – perfect for late night crying and dancing in your apartment (or in public! Do you!).”
2. Herbivore Botanicals…natural, cruelty-free skincare products that look as beautiful as they feel.
“Lately, I’ve taken a dive into natural skincare thanks to Herbivore Botanicals,” said design intern Katie Truppo. “Not only do they have clearly listed and completely natural ingredients, but also the minimalist branding is aesthetically pleasing. I have been using five of their products and they are all game-changers, but my favorites are the Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask and Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment.”
3. Atlanta…a TV comedy loosely described as “Twin Peaks with rappers.”
“In March, I started watching Donald Glover’s FX show Atlanta,'” said marketing intern Ross Landenberger. “I’ve always been a fan of his writing, but I put off starting the series. After watching the first few episodes, I was hooked on the southern gothic elements of the show. Writers like Ralph Ellison, Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, and Cormac McCarthy are some of my favorites and it is really interesting to see southern gothic characteristics, like magical realism, portrayed in a modern television show.”
4. Tile…a tiny tracking device to make sure you never lose your wallet (or keys or laptop) again.
“Over the past couple of weeks, I have really put my Tile bluetooth tracker to use,” said web developer Lindsay Loveday. “I kept misplacing my wallet, so I hooked this little device to it. I can just grab my phone and the Tile app will locate whatever I have the tracker hooked to. This tiny device has saved me from freaking out many times when I have realized that my wallet is missing.”
5. Tungsten Fabric Rebranding…a fresh, modern logo for a new client.
“I loved creating this new brand identity system for Tungsten Fabric,” said designer Jessica Kelly. “Tungsten Fabric is the kind of client every designer dreams of working with. The process went smoothly, and I’m thrilled with the result.”
Read more about Jessica’s work on this project here.
6. Lucius…the indie pop band redefining retro-cool.
“I saw Lucius on CBS Sunday Morning for the first time and was intrigued, to say the least,” said office manager Sherrie DeMarcus. “In fact, they recently ended their 2018 tour with a performance at Big Ears Festival, which is held annually in downtown Knoxville just a few minutes from our office. Singing live, lead vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe sounded even better than their record. Needless to say, their music has been on heavy rotation in the MCG office.”
7. Harvard Business Review…a rich well of resources for business leaders and aspiring marketing moguls.
“It might seem a little old-school, but the Harvard Business Review is full of case studies and great leadership, marketing, and business advice,” said principal Chuck Morris. “Everything they publish is insightful and well-researched.”
So, what were your March #monthlyfaves? Tweet and comment your top picks. You might just see them featured in next month’s round-up!