An Awesome Book of Love – a passion project (and interpretation of Dallas Clayton’s kids book) by Yael Staav & Furlined with music by Elias Arts.

Grab the tissue, folks - this one’s a tearjerker. Thank you to our friends over at Elias Arts for sharing their heartwarming and amazing work with us today.

Check out more or Dallas Clayton’s inspiring work here.

Heat Sessions — live music in the lobby of our offices — started 2014 off with the alternative Americana band, We Became Owls. Originally from Oakland, CA, they crossed the Bay Bridge to perform a live rendition of “Lovely and Lonesome. ’Like’ them on Facebook for news and updates on where they’ll be performing next!

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#AmtrackResidency for Writers

Attention all writers, poets, and creative professionals - Amtrak recently launched a program that you don’t want to miss out on. Inspired by an interview with author Alexander Chee in which he dishes on how a train is one of the best places for uninterrupted creativity, NYC-based writer Jessica Gross tweeted “I wish Amtrak had residencies for writers.”

And with the power of social media, Jessica’s — and so many other writers’ — dreams came true. Amtrak now offers #AmtrakResidency, which takes writers on long-distance train rides accommodating them with a private sleeper car, desk and window to gaze out of. Writers with an itch for travel have from March 17, 2014 ‘til March 31, 2014 to apply. And best of all, the program is free.