Super fun office in Manila


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.

Home grown brands

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!






Social house, Dubai


I had dinner at Social house today with a client.

Social house is set by the fountain side in Dubai mall and its a place whose ambience and vibe i absolutely love.

Social House is large and spread into zones which are cut away from each other into cozy spaces. It has a cool and friendly, urban chic look which is accentuated with light wooden crate textures.

The fact that the outdoor area sits with a front seat view of the Dubai fountain makes that the favorite seating area at nights. It’s just magical when suddenly music snakes or way across the water body, the surface starts to glow and suddenly the water comes alive and does its dance. You are mesmerized into silence, watching the drama unfold with a smile even if you have seen it a hundred times before.

The service was amazing, friendly and quick. The food was great and has always been for me at Social House. I have loved the vibe as much when I have come by with the family and friends for weekend brunches.

I stayed back after the meeting today and sketched. Something about the place allowed me to be alone even in the crowd. 20130423-223416.jpg20130423-223422.jpg20130423-223430.jpg20130423-223435.jpg20130423-223445.jpg20130423-223456.jpg