We’re happy to announce that we’ve just launched an Astrid Lindgren app on Spotify, on behalf of Universal Music Creative Labs. That means you can now listen to your favourite tunes from Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga and all the other movies based on her stories. You can also listen to Astrid reading bits of her books with that wonderful voice of hers. So gather your kids, pump up the volume and sing along with robbers, pirates and horse lifting girls.
(If you don’t know who Astrid is, she’s Sweden’s most loved author of all times (at least among children (and we’ve all been children))).
Yes, it’s worth three exclamation marks. After a double nomination in Webby Awards, our site for Coloud got picked as the winner in Consumer Electronics. That’s the second year in a row we win the same category! If you see anyone from Oakwood out on the town this weekend, make sure to give the high five. (Psst! If you don’t know what the Webby Awards is, it’s pretty much for web sites what The Oscars is for film.)
The good news is: We’re nominated in this years Webby Awards. Twice, with the sites for Coloud and Marshall Headphones. The bad news is: both nominations are in the same category, Consumer Electronics. And only one can win.
Well, with two out of five nominations and double honors, we’re not exactly crying. We’re pretty darn happy and proud actually. And there’s even more good news: there’s also a People’s Voice Award. So if you’ve got nothing better to do, why don’t you go to http://pv.webbyawards.com/nominees/web/general-website/consumer-electronics and give us your vote. And if the pixelgods are with us, we might actually end up with a double. Fingers crossed and thumbs held.
We also got an honoree for Marshall Headphones in the “Shopping” category and an honoree for Coloud in “Interactive Advertising & Media > Consumer Electronics & Services”. All winners are available here.
When me and Tomas bought the Makey Makey in it’s early stages at Kickstarter, we had only one thing in mind: go bananas. When it was finally delivered months later, we decided to make something to show everyone here in the studio the potential of such tool and inspire fun side projects… Combining Monsieur Elg’s passion for French food and my will to explore the boundaries of music making, we created Eating Sound & Touching Music, a kind of crazy collective-interactive-musical-experiment.
During one week in September 2012 we engaged the commuters of Stockholm to participate in an interactive installation down at the metro station of Fridhemsplan. The installation was the starting point of a larger communication project for Trafiksatsning Stockholm that aims to create awareness about the movement in the city and why infrastructure improvements are necessary.
We’re searching for you. A talented and experienced professional. You eat, breath, sleep and shit digital. You love technology, diversity, culture and media. You understand the principles of good communication and why they are still key in a digital marketplace. You have experience and the courage to combine technology, design and storytelling to create projects everyone else wish they had done.
We’re delighted to welcome a new member to the Oakwood family. Liz Hvide, with six years experience in the web industry, joined us as an account manager at the beginning of this year. With past experience of content and communication management, planning, strategic development and digital project managing, she recently added a degree from Berghs School of Communication to her resumé.
She didn’t hesitate to get out in the freezing cold to create some content for our clients, her commitment to the craft is an inspiration to us all!