Lab Notes

Wrangling the Booker API for The Ten Spot

Posted by Dan on October 3, 2016.

We recently launched a rebranded site for The Ten Spot, a beauty bar with locations across Canada. The new design rolled out on The Ten Spot’s tenth anniversary, trading the dark palette that they were using previously for a light, airy vibe. At Helios, WordPress is our CMS of choice… Read More

Making Movies: Design and Code and the Web Browser

Posted by Helios on October 8, 2015.

There are often several stories within a story or about a story. Take the recently released interactive documentary The Deeper They Bury Me  for an example. This a 20 minute online piece featuring the words and thoughts of the late Herman Wallace. One could tell a story about the miscarriage of justice… Read More

Design by Code: The Hive-Mind of Git

Posted by Helios on February 15, 2014.

The word for today is: Git. Like the increasingly ubiquitous battered macbook, Git has become one of those iconic entities that straddle a divide between geek-chic fashion accessory and indispensable tool for the betterment of mankind. Even so, the average person in the street might… Read More

WOO: a first glimpse into an innovation process.

Posted by Helios on January 17, 2014.

Imagine Ludwig von Beethoven opening his eyes after sleeping for centuries. Imagine him in a space filled with things he would understand instantly, like music (his music!), and people working together to make his music. But then there are these other things… Things like strange new instruments, thousands… Read More