SEATHROO rooftop lounge | case study in pictures

August 27, 2015

what if you had a food & beverage space without a ceiling? without walls? what creates the mood and ambience then? you probably guessed right. all that's left is the furniture. in today's case study this is exactly what we'll showcase.   Palma Beach Resort is a breathtaking haven in Behsas at the entrance of […]

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a crowded restaurant is good and bad. here’s why.

July 23, 2015

every year, karim goes to watch a huge parade in the center of his city. as soon as he parks his car and walks out into the street, he is surrounded by people everywhere. the mood is loud and celebratory and exciting, but also very overwhelming. after the parade, he starts walking against the flow to find somewhere to eat lunch. the crowd is so dense that it can feel like he’s pushing against a stampede. his heart starts pounding and he feels overwhelming excitement. he can’t decide whether he wants to leave or stay in a place full of so much energy. this story is a dramatic way of expressing how we humans perceive crowded environments…

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studies reveal the secret to F&B success… and it’s not what you think

June 30, 2015

we’ve heard it since we were little. make a good impression. be polite. don’t talk with your mouth full. say please and thank you. don’t pick your nose. and on and on and on. as kids, these rules just seemed annoying, but somehow we knew that our parents were trying to tell us something important. […]

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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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tunnel vision vs. imagination: a designer’s cheat sheet

January 23, 2014

an uncontrollable cough wakes you in the middle of the night. you look to your side and see your wife coughing too. it takes you a moment to realize that you’re inhaling smoke.

​without thinking twice, you turn on the lights and run to your son’s room. you pick up his limp body and make it to the front door. you turn the door handle and pull. nothing. the smoke is building up. the flames are getting closer. in your panic, you keep turning the door handle repeatedly, harder and harder. you don’t know if your son is unconscious or sleeping. you start violently kicking the door.

if this was any other uneventful morning, you would’ve been relaxed. without thinking, you would’ve already known that you lock the door every evening and keep the key in the door for easy unlocking.

a negative environment can make simple tasks difficult.
a positive one can make difficult tasks easier.

this is called ‘affect’…

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