divide and conquer

April 15, 2015

i remember a friend who will not eat anything on her plate if the food groups are touching each other. the carrots can’t touch the chicken. there has to be a space between the rice and the beans. it drives me crazy. it all combines during digestion anyway. but every time i roll my eyes, […]

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the table no one wanted to sit at

March 26, 2015

there once was a lonely table
whose life can serve as a fable
she sat all alone
in her corner zone
and stared at the ceiling cable
but to her unlucky surprise
she found her choice was unwise…

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is your F&B business attracting the wrong age group?

October 31, 2014

by william choukeir it’s saturday evening. the air is nice. three of us are walking towards the entrance of a mall. i catch myself wondering. why is virtually everyone shorter than me? and i’m technically short. my eyes start curiously looking for patterns. which only lasts for 1/10th of a second. we’re surrounded by teenagers. […]

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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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