As China slowly grinds back into activity after a two-month hiatus, the opposite is happening elsewhere, meaning amid widespread lockdowns, global businesses desperate to maintain operations are now looking for solutions where economies are gradually improving.
Lena Gidwani is a self-confessed Cantophile – she’s lived in Guangzhou for over 17 years. She was born in Singapore and raised in the ASEAN region (Indonesia, Thailand, and Australia), before making her way to China to live out her dreams. She’s quite the giggler, so approach her with chocolates, a smile, and plenty of puns. Laughter guaranteed. Lena will be handling our business development and media relations in South China.
Local hearts are lovely: Showing the faces of our 12 days of Christmas charity fundraiser.
This award recognises alumni who have demonstrated their entrepreneurial and/or innovative abilities in any industry sector. Nominees can be the owner of, partner in, or investor in an innovative and forward-looking company, or they may have implemented successful entrepreneurial programs in a large company. All nominees should be able to show their creativity, resourcefulness and sustainability, as well as how their work has benefitted wider society.
How Not To Kill Your Spouse At Work: Five Strategies For Making It Work As A Married-Business Couple
Anyone that has entered into a business arrangement with their partner knows, you will more than likely butt heads. There are pros and cons to owning a business with your spouse, but for those of you who are already committed to taking the plunge, here are 5 strategies for making it work as a married-business couple:
Wobabybasics offers a simplified thoughtfully-designed collection of children’s clothing (0-8 years) made of GOTS certified organic cotton and produced with a commitment to quality, fair trade and the environment.Wobabybasics materialized after the arrival of designer Sherry Poon’s firstborn.
Street artist, The Orangeblowfish recently talked to us about some of the rapidly disappearing neighborhoods in Shanghai’s Wangjiamatou area. He has produced countless pieces of street art all around the city, in areas that are in the process of being demolished to make way for commercial high-rises.
In 2014 CaoHeJing commissioned us to redevelop an exisiting Shanghai office building into an innovation incubator for Hi-Tech start-up companies. Our proposal was to overclad and unify the existing rendered concrete facade utilising a corrugated and perforated polyester powder coated aluminium skin.
Lan Hotel and Spa is a 228-room boutique hotel for global travelers with an interest in winter sports and resort design. The hotel’s architecture, led by Shanghai-based architects red design, draws inspiration from the geological strata of the volcano after which Changbaishan is named.
Spread over a spacious 700sqm’s this restaurant and bar is split into four areas, cocktail lounge, beer and brewery, dining and pizza.An industrial palette with retro cues creates a casual, urban space. Gleaming stainless steel brew tanks look over the bar area, while a large open kitchen and copper clad wood fire pizza oven warm up the dinners.
Siu Tang, founder and creative director of The Orangeblowfish which specialises in environmental graphics, illustrations, and 3D art. The Orangeblowfish combines business acumen and artistic talent to offer clients a fresh and inspiring perspective on visual campaigns. Born and raised in Nottingham, UK, Siu decided to pursue his passion for art. After spending more than 10 years in the corporate world. Siu is now based in Shanghai, where he lives with his wife and son.
Since meeting at M1NT Shanghai five years ago, fast friends Geo Valdivieso and Victor Doukov have wanted to open something together. After completing other big name projects such as Revolucion Cocktail (Victor) and The Captain (Geo), they are finally teaming up for an ambitious ‘cocktail club’ named UP.
The Orangeblowfish is a creative agency based in Shanghai. All we do is cool shit.We specialize in branding, graphic design, wall art, and digital communications. We work with start-ups and leading global brands such as Google, Alipay, Costa Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, Mindshare, Nike, Liquid Laundry, Boxing Cat Brewery, LAN Hotel, Wagas Group, Element Fresh, YSL, Shu Umera and more.
Self-described as ‘a sexy version of izakaya’, the ‘bonobo’ restaurant in shanghai is equal parts night market, 80s taiwanese beer house, and iconic pop-culture archive. completed by the orangeblowfish, a shanghai-based branding and design agency, the izakaya eatery takes a light-hearted approach to client needs that results in an identity of memorable visual cues.
Shortly after the pair met at a ‘really bad’ comedy show in Hong Kong, Natalie Lowe was transferred to Shanghai for work in 2007, and Siu Tang was hot on her heels. Fast-forward 12 years and two VIP additions to their family, six-year-old Aaden and three-year-old Tyler, Siu is the founder and creative mastermind behind homegrown branding agency The Orangeblowfish (TOBF), while Nat – aka ‘The Boss’ – is the force driving the company forward and expanding its reach.
You want to start a business with your husband. Seems like the most logical choice and perfect situation, right? After all, your husband is your best friend; understands you inside-out; knows your strengths and weaknesses; and you both have the same family and financial goals. What could go possibly wrong?
As you may remember in December 2018, The Orangeblowfish organized the 12 Days of Christmas Charity Fundraiser to raise funds to sponsor a child born with congenital heart defects (CHD).With the support of The Orangeblowfish friends and family, we raised over RMB 11,000. Together, we were able to raise funds for a wonderful cause, and it only took two weeks!