Charlene, by Robert Rauschenberg, 1954

The New Mixed Media : App Stacking, Part 1 Art / Stuff We Love

In the 1950s, a new thing started happening in Art. Note the uppercase, capital-A “Art” here, because we’re speaking not of art, as in any one piece of art, but of the Art World. The new thing was not a new thing in terms of what people do (it turns out people had been doing […]

Griffin’s Oasis in the Rain

Griffin’s Oasis in the Rain Community / Fun / Misc / Stuff We Love

We GriffinTeckers love the big old building we work in. We love its location, close to the heart of Nashville. We even love the parking lot (the running joke in Nashville being that the music industry is the second-biggest business in Music City, right behind Parking). The thing that makes our parking lot easy to […]

Screen shot of our IFTTT Recipe

IFTTT is our new favorite awesome. Stuff We Love / Tips & Tricks

Anything we can do to get more out of the web by doing less ourselves is a good thing.  Which is why we’re in love with IFTTT.  It’s not especially new, but we love the way it takes some of our favorite web services and daisy-chains them together to do brand new things. There’s a […]

An Open Letter to the Minds Behind the Xbox One

An Open Letter to the Minds Behind the Xbox One Fun / In The News / Stuff We Love

To anyone at Microsoft that stumbles upon this blog, I’m going to solve your problems. It’s no secret that many of us here at Griffin are gamers. It’s also no secret that we pride ourselves on having some of the best customer support in the consumer electronics industry. To the gamers among us, this makes […]


Why Skipping E3 Was Nintendo’s Smartest Move In Years In The News / Stuff We Love

Okay so this analogy might be a long shot, but I’ll give it a try: If you are a big Quentin Tarantino fan like me, you have watched the deleted/alternate scenes bonus feature on your Pulp Fiction collector’s edition DVD/Blu-ray. In my favorite scene, which never made it to the theatrical release, Uma Thurman’s character, […]

Space Balloon is GO!

Space Balloon is GO! Community / Fun / Stuff We Love / Uncategorized

Recently a team of Griffin employees and friends got together to do a little science. After a few months of research, gathering of materials, assembly, and a little felting, we launched a weather balloon into near space. We launched our balloon from Jackson, TN anticipating an Eastward flight path to avoid landing in the Smoky […]

Lilac Fence by Michael Sprouse

Griffin Designer Series : Michael Sprouse Art / Fashion / Photography / Stuff We Love

Michael Spouse’s art ranges from serious portraiture, to abstract minimalism and landscape, to pocket universes of the whimsical and surreal. Blending elements of collage, illustration, and photography, Michael creates images that challenge you to step outside the familiar into a place where light, itself, is a buttery fluid that soaks into surfaces, illuminating them from […]