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a design studio guided by curiosity, creativity, and care—values that we believe elevate creative expression and learning in everyday life.

a cluster of mushrooms

Froghouse

app icon with an octopus with rainbow tenticles
OctoStudio

encouraging creation anytime, anywhere

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features of the app including recording sounds, drawing, taking photos, interacting with phone sensors, and coding with blocks
Library Field spelled out in land forms
Library Field

cultivating interconnection with our environment and one another

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a venn diagram of overlapping land forms
warpped image of a tiger
What Tomorrow Brings

exploring nostalgic distortion and cyclical experiences of time

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principles

ideas, notions, and themes that we are exploring across all of our work

unconstructed environment

wonder

cultivate empathy with all things, find inspiration in the unknown

unconstructed people

everyday

elevate the personally meaningful experiences found in daily life

unconstructed tools

tinkerable

make complexity more accessible through explorative play

animated arrows rotating around 'always changing, ever learning'

finding meaning

always changing, ever learning

making meaning

constructed environment

interconnectedness

build relationships that center relationality over extraction

constructed people

belonging

create conditions where everyone sees themself in both process and outcomes

constructed tools

composability

design systems that inspire the reassembly of parts to create new sums

Carl Bowman and Grif Peterson met while working in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab in 2014 and connected over shared interests of education, public space, and music.

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carl

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Boston, MA

amateur mycologist

Previously served as Director of Design at Scratch, the visual programming language and world's largest online community for kids. Carl has worked on creative products and experiences with LEGO, Google, Cartoon Network, Social Works, and Chicago Public Schools.

outdoor photo of Grif

grif

icon of a green cactus

Phoenix, AZ

intermittent writer

Previously served as Executive Director at P2PU, a global network of peer learning communities. Grif has worked on business strategy and program operations with UNICEF Kyrgyzstan, Dokk1, Kenya National Library Service, Harvard Law School, and Chicago Public Library.

Community
  • stakeholder mapping
  • community building
  • partnership engagement
  • program design
Design
  • art direction
  • brand design
  • web design
  • info architecture
Product
  • strategy & operations
  • UX / UI design
  • touchpoint mapping
  • research & development
Organization
  • strategic planning
  • organization startup
  • landscape analysis
  • fundraising strategy