I fell in love with San Fransisco. I was there for a fleeting 2 days and tried to pack in as much across all modes of transport. I woke up in the wee hours of the morning and took a long run across the city, I jumped onto the Big bus and did a hop on […]
Our interior and fitout division recently handed over the new office for GSC consulting.
GSC is one of the leading consultancies in the region for strategy, finance and technology with large government and local clients. They wanted a new design for their office which reflected their growth and current position as a leader in their field. Spiceworks designed and executed the project with fitout and project management. Our branding company Idea Spice had earlier created their brand and the office needed to reflect the same DNA and extend the design language in the environment.
Here are some pictures of the new office which was recently handed over to a client who is more of a close friend and confidante! We wish them the very best in their new premises and pray the space is the catalyst that will take them to the next level in their business.
I was in Vegas this week and here are some pictures of the city through my iphone.
Vegas has a vibrant energy of its own and weaves its dreams for anyone who visits. I loved the kitsch, the neon, the details in the architecture, the amazing sense of service across the city and the amazing shows by Cirque de Soliel. Each hotel is themed and inspired by elements of that theme. Venice, New York, Paris and a host of themes are reflected in the best hotels in Vegas. Each hotel is a self sufficient Eco system in itself with its casinos, shopping malls, pools, world class restaurants and facilities.
I was there for just 3 days and here are some pictures from the trip.
Calvin says it best. Chanced upon this from my favourite comic strip calvin and Hobbes. This statement sums up what we do to our planet and the need for change.
The office of Migo, a media and entertainment company in Manila is fun, hip and high energy. Using traditional elements from homes in Manila and fusing it with an urban theme, they pulled off a space thats high energy and reflects the culture in a rather cool way. I love the textures and the fusion and the bold use of the traditional.
Workspace That Promotes Collaboration and Creativity – Design Milk.
Design Milk featured a series of houses made from containers.
These homes are low cost, environmentally friendly and extremely modern and hip. Would love to build a design studio/ campus like this. Inspired!!
12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers – Design Milk.
We are making a film on Home grown brands. Branding work done for clients of ours at Ideaspice,
who have started businesses by themselves and successfully transformed them into brands that have connected with their consumers.
We are covering 6 entrepreneurs across industries and asking them to share their story and challenges and inspire other start ups and business men. They will also share the impact of branding and design on their differentiation.
Today is the last day of shooting. We are currently at M2M, (made to measure) which offers bespoke suits for men. Last week we shot at little champions, a Pre school, Pantry cafe and Farada, Arabic footwear for men. For all these projects we have been involved from the naming, branding, design and interiors. Today we will also be interviewing the young entrepreneurs behind Fuego, a Mexican lounge in souk al bahar, dubai and milestone, a landscaping firm.
I will share the videos soon. Looking forward to the end product.
Umair Tareen from digitally films is directing the film and Asif limbada is the Director of photography. The film is being shot in Red Epic and Leica lens. The rushes are looking super!
A super amalgamation of architecture, photography, graphics, color and composition, the work of Matthias Heidrich is unique and inspiring.
Studie Eins Zwei Drei – Defringe.
WHat a fantastic idea! Confetti that grows into wildflowers after it has been used. The confetti is made with biodegradable material embedded with wildflower seeds. Now you dont feel guilty throwing confetti and littering the place, they will grow into flowers if you forget to clean up!
Available at netherlands based gift store NIKO and its called Throw & grow event confetti. What a simple concept for a oft ignored product! Love it
Eco confetti turns into wildflowers | Springwise.
Here’s testament to the fact that we can reinvent the obvious and reposition the mundane. Frederic Perers redesigns the laundromat and gives us Splash. Loved the fresh approach to the design and concept.
So Fresh and So Clean: Splash Modern Laundromat – Design Milk.
Paulius Nosokas takes spam messages and makes them into a graphic element. What a wonderful twist on the annoying!!
Paulius Nosokas: SPAMspace |.
Loved the design of this retail format. Takes the typical show store and turns it on its head. Gives a lived it home feel and sets an inviting tone for the store.
Carvari Shoe Bar | CoolBoom.
There’s a beautiful installation in Dubai mall. It’s a waterfall that cascades down 4 levels . Over the waterfall are floating statues of a diver.
As you stand and watch and see the water move below, you can feel the sensation of the dive and the exhilaration of the diver. The sound of falling water of course is magic to the soul!
I can stand and stare at the moment captured by this fascinating sculpture for ages.
Chanced upon this on a Pinterest board. There are some ingenious ideas here. Great ways to recycle and innovate using everyday objects for solving simple problems!!