Based in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK.

We work in social media, mashups and user-generated content with an agile, keep it simple stupid, public service philosophy, mainly using web technologies like Ruby on Rails, on joint ventures with like-minded partners. In other words we're an...


We’re not shy to admit that our work is World class, and we have the awards to prove it:

Digitally Creative,

Our work crosses boundaries but usually revolves around doing interesting things with the web, digital media and creativity:

Ideas Lab.

Having ideas is easy. Making them a reality is the hard part. We've helped set up:

We won a Webby in 2008 Top 5 of the Future 500

  • Stef Lewandowski, CEO of 3form was Top 5 in the Observer / Courvoisier The Future 500 2009
  • Webby Award Winner 2008
    First Light Movies.com
  • Webby Honoree 2008
    Name in Lights — Fierce Festival
  • Webby Honoree 2008
    The Big Picture
  • Clore Fellowship 2008
  • Guardian Media Award 2008
    Joint-winner — Independent Blog Created in Birmingham.com
  • Finalist — National Royal Television Society Innovation Awards 2008
    User Generated Content - Jamie at Home
  • British Council Digital Pioneer 2007
    Stef Lewandowski
  • Birmingham University Alumnus of the Year 2006
  • Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2006
  • Birmingham Small Business of the Year 2006

And more... »


Announcing our new venture

How can you build a website that answers the question "How am I going to be a better dad?"

Platform: Ruby on Rails

I so wish...

Lab experiment turned joint venture

A site where you make a wish and the community helps to make it come true.

Platform: Ruby on Rails

The Big Picture

Webby Honoree 2008, Guiness World Record 2008

How can we create the world’s biggest photo-montage of images submitted by the public?

Platform: PHP, Wordpress, Flickr API

First Light Movies

Webby Award Winner 2008

Website and online video strategy for the UK's largest young film-making project.

Platform, PHP, Wordpress, Vimeo API

Jamie at Home

RTS Innovation Awards Finalist 2008

How can we help Channel Four audiences to share tips on their favourite programmes?

Platform: PHP

Past projects

Vivienne Westwood

V&A Museum


Odadeo Creative Republic Type Records Plus Festival Created in Birmingham




Twitter's first 'silent' radio station - a new track that plays in your brain every few minutes

Platform: Python / Google App Engine / Twitter API



Expecting a baby? Get twitter messages on how it's progressing during the pregnancy. 'Twitter from the womb' anyone?

Platform: Ruby on Rails / Twitter API



Make lists of five things and share them with your friends.

Platform: Ruby on Rails

Suggest an experiment

Got a good idea? Want to see it happen but don't know how? Got a small amount of startup cash? Willing to do an equity share? Can you express it in 140 characters or less? Tweet it to Stef on Twitter


We don't have a 'company blog', but you can read about some of the things that are going on here:

Stef Lewandowski

Stef runs 3form and blogs about all sorts of things: the future of Birmingham, ideas for interesting projects, how to set up a startup company, and lots of tips and how-to guides for people wanting to get into blogging.

Fun stuff

For some distraction have a play with one of our games:

Mansion Impossible

An addictive property trading game - buy and sell properties until you can afford the millionaire's mansion.

Flake Shake

Every year we make a festive game around the New Year - this one has a Polar theme...

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