The Bright Future for Canada and the UAE

 

 


Great Expression of a Brand

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What a great display for a high-quality hand crafted carpet company, the copy on the wall is really good. "I was a thread once and the I found my way . . . ". It transforms the perception of carpet from a commodity into a person story, well done.

 


Precious Materials Need Respect

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Solid planks of wood as seen at Dubai Design Week. The design and use of such a precious commodity needs to be carefully considered and shown the respect it deserves


Failure to Deliver on Expectations

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The is the main lobby in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, part of a major renovation by Daniel Libeskind. While the exterior is a powerful example of historic/modern contrast with bold forms and striking geometry, the interior is a letdown. It fails to deliver on the expectations set up by the exterior, it feels like they may have run out of budget.

 

 

 

 

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Great New F&B in Dubai

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One of the great things about Dubai is that so much is going on you are often surprised by hidden gems. This is "Pantry Cafe" at Bay Square, a sophisticated restaurant that serves great contemporary food at great prices in an urban chic environment.

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Value Add Coffee Selection - Effective Communications

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I saw this in a cafe menu and thought it was a great example of simple graphic communications that explains a common consumer decision in a very clear and effective manner, true value add. The challenge is that the selection is even greater and now I have to remember what is in a "con panna".

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Melinda Lobo

Melinda is a young architecture graduate with strong skills in conceptual and creative design.  She has over 6 years experience working with projects in sectors such as retail, healthcare, hospitality and mixed-use residential.    

Melinda is very knowledgable and disciplined in architectural design.  She was a faculty member with Nitte University (India)  teaching architecture, design and building construction. She was also a member of their Board of Studies.


Chris Integlia

Chris has over 10 years of experience at a senior management level in architecture design and project management in the luxury retail, F&B and hospitality industries. He is a strong conceptual thinker having  worked on a number of successful retail design projects in the UK, Italy and in the recent years in the UAE, with notable F&B and luxury fashion brands such as Wagamama, Palzileri, LiuJo and Valentino.

For the past 5+ years Chris has worked in the region and has been able to adapt his design knowledge, project management skills and creativity to suit various projects and clients.