meet the team

September 25, 2014

during our DESIGN+DINING series we’ve included an invite to work with you and your designer to uncover the full potential of your public spaces, such as restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, hotel lobbies, etc. it’s time to give credit to the talented team that makes uncovering that potential possible. here’s some of us below from a […]

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DINING+DESIGN series (part 5) — are F&B concept developers missing out on the full potential of their dining experience?

August 28, 2014

these 5 discussions with your designer can unlock that potential part 1  —  the first encounter » part 2  —  the journey » part 3  —  the dynamics » part 4  —  the essentials of furniture specifications » part 5  —  the great outdoors are you leveraging skyline views, waterfront vistas, sunsets, people watching, and […]

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DINING+DESIGN series (part 4) — are F&B concept developers missing out on the full potential of their dining experience?

August 21, 2014

these 5 discussions with your designer can unlock that potential part 1  —  the first encounter » part 2  —  the journey » part 3  —  the dynamics » part 4  —  the essentials of furniture specifications you may not have witnessed a chair break down under the weight of man. but multiple interviews with […]

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DINING+DESIGN series (part 3) — are F&B concept developers missing out on the full potential of their dining experience?

August 14, 2014

these 5 discussions with your designer can unlock that potential part 1  —  the first encounter » part 2  —  the journey » part 3  —  the dynamics balancing the trio of social engagement, aesthetics, and efficiency defines the dynamics of the space. the dynamics of the space is often shaped by the type of […]

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DINING+DESIGN series (part 2) — are F&B concept developers missing out on the full potential of their dining experience?

August 7, 2014

these 5 discussions with your designer can unlock that potential part 1  —  the first encounter » part 2  —  the journey designing how your guests flow through the space is as important to the dining experience as considering how your staff move about. the flow starts as soon as your guests approach your space. […]

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DINING+DESIGN series (part 1) — are F&B concept developers missing out on the full potential of their dining experience?

July 31, 2014

these 5 discussions with your designer can unlock that potential this dining area is designed so that everyone at the table has a clear view to the outside. the backs of the chairs are designed to be very high, enclosing the diners, and creating an intimate feel to the gathering. the light is removed from […]

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perfectionism is the enemy of the creative

June 26, 2014

“do you mind even a little that you are still addicted to people-pleasing, and are still putting everyone else’s needs and […] career ahead of your creative […] life? giving all your life force away, to ‘help’ and impress.” —anne lamott
what does people-pleasing have to do with perfectionism? let get into that right after we establish a common understanding of perfectionism.

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test your perfectionism in 3 minutes

June 26, 2014

by william choukeir this test is part of a highly-regarded scientific test called the DAS, developed by the renown phycologist Dr. Arlene Weissman. read each of the following statements and notice how you feel about each ‘most of the time‘. check with yourself how much you agree or disagree with each statement. then write down […]

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why nothing on this blog works; unless you have this one habit

May 14, 2014

…and not just on this blog. I’m also referring to all advice, self-help blogs, books, and anything remotely related to personal and professional development. Let me explain through a story. Jake is the co-founder of Vimeo. After selling Vimeo, he found himself unproductive and unhappy. Continue reading…

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are creatives scaring clients away by trying to come off as experts?

April 8, 2014

while planning for the initial meeting with a new client, creatives often make a common mistake. one that pushes clients to commission someone else. the alternative is extremely powerful yet so deceptively simple that it comes across as too simplistic; but it takes patience and humility. read this, try it just once, and i guarantee you’ll see results. the only regret you’ll have is that you didn’t read this sooner.

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