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Quarantine Cookbook   /  04.23.2020

One Chicken, Three Meals

Whether isolation is forcing you to get more familiar with your kitchen or you’re just looking for a way to stretch that dollar, you’re probably fending for yourself on the food front more often than not these days. For those looking for a way to get a little more out of the time you spend […]

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Insights   /  04.20.2020

Bright Side

It’s been just over a month since March 13th, 2020 – the day the [ 2 one 5 ] team started working from home in response to early calls for the Northeast to #StayHome and #FlattenTheCurve.   From the beginning, we had two goals:   – Make work so cohesive and rad that no one […]

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Insights   /  04.13.2020

Let’s Work Together

Trying to keep your business successful through the COVID-19 pandemic?   This is tricky, we know. How are you adapting your product? Your delivery? Your workflow? How are you letting your customers know what you have done to support them? How are you getting new customers to find you, and trust you?   First of […]

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Insights   /  04.09.2020

🖕This 💩

There’s a lot of content out in the world right now about staying positive and finding the bright side. It’s important work and sorely needed in dark times like these. We’ve been writing it a bit ourselves. We are firm believers in making lemonade from lemons, and you won’t find anybody better at finding inspiration […]

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Insights   /  04.06.2020

[ 2 one 5 ] Takes Home Gold and Silvers at 2020 ADDY Awards

[ 2 one 5 ] Creative continued our streak at the ADDYs this year, with a Gold for Book Design and three Silvers in the Internet Commercial, Brochure, and Animation categories.    In this time of great uncertainty, our mission as creatives shines even brighter. We are lucky to do this work, and we are […]

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Blog Post   /  03.26.2020

Happy Air Max Day!

On March 26th, 1987, Nike launched Air Max 1. It was the first shoe ever to feature the now-iconic ‘window into the sole,’ visibly showcasing the brand’s innovative air cushion technology. The original silhouette, created by sneaker design rockstar Tinker Hatfield, has also achieved icon status.   On this, the 33rd anniversary of this remarkable […]

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Insights   /  03.02.2020

Design Criticism – Tips for Those in the Field

If you’re a creative, there’s no way to avoid the harsh sting of criticism at some point – probably lots of points – during your career. Unlike other tasks we commit as part of our day-to-day routines, the experience of sharing an initial (or even FINAL final) design is a moment of vulnerability that reveals […]

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Insights   /  02.14.2020

Streaming Love

Valentine’s Day, am I right?   Nothing wrong with celebrating love – we’re all for it! But how many of us really want to drag our work-wearied bods to the nicest restaurant we can afford on the busiest dining night of the year, surrounded by dozens of couples trying to celebrate the ‘right’ way? Not […]

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News   /  01.08.2020

Anniversary Spotlight: Jonathan Finnegan

Wow. Where do we begin? Rad is the first word that comes to mind, but it doesn’t do him justice.    Jonathan Finnegan, aka Finn, has been at [ 2 one 5 ] Creative for just about a decade now as one of our boss web developers. He’s been building things on the internet since 1998, […]

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Insights   /  12.19.2019

2019 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Part 3

For the Friend Who’s Always Cooking and Entertaining  They’re always the first to suggest “Why don’t we stay in and do it at my house?” and they’re always the host with the most. Now’s your chance to be the guest with the best. Bonus points: if you bring their hostess game to the next level, […]

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Blog Post   /  12.16.2019

2019 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Part 2

$30 and Under Even the smallest gifts can be the most meaningful. We all have those people in our lives who deserve a thank you, but you don’t have to break the bank buying them gifts. This round up of under $30 is perfect for your kid’s teacher, coworkers, roommates, neighbors, and people who just […]

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Blog Post   /  12.13.2019

2019 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Part 1

We’ve got the perfect present for every person on your list, with a Philly twist. Most of the stores we reference in our 2019 Gift Guide are Philadelphia-based, so get your shop on while also supporting local businesses!  For Mom, Sis or Your Best Girlfriend You know who we’re talking about– the woman in your […]

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Blog Post   /  12.02.2019

How Orangetheory Crushed The Boutique Fitness Game

Take a SoulCycle studio, then scrap the bikes and candles and sub in some dimmed down neon orange lights. Welcome: you have entered an Orangetheory class!   In the 1980s and 90s, franchising was a growth engine for traditional gyms and health clubs. These businesses sold tons of yearly memberships, much over the limited capacity […]

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Insights   /  11.21.2019

A Life Without Likes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you’ve heard all the hubbub generated when Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced at the WIRED25 Summit in San Francisco that IG would be hiding the ‘likes’ feature from the public. Dun dun dun. Reactions from the public included anger and confusion from some, and for […]

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Insights   /  11.01.2019

What Cult Brand SoulCycle Did Right

Since founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice opened the first studio in New York in 2006, SoulCycle has taken the cycling world by the handlebars, attracting people from all over the world by word-of-mouth. Their mission – “to bring Soul to the people” – centers on creating an experience that makes working out seem more […]

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