grass

a true botanist’s paradise, grass restaurant and lounge is a carbon-zero venture located in the hub of the miami design district. while savoring the “eco-friendly fare,” patrons can rediscover first-hand the leafy delicacies on their plates by strolling through the vivid space, where ingredients are grown everywhere in vertical gardens. all organic waste is discretely used as compost for the plants and all communications collateral uses 100% recycled materials.

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cartier

for their 2012 winter jewelry collection cartier came with the challenge to write and create a “catalogue film” based on already existing footage of a baby panther. the film/campaign also had to be activated in social media.
in order to be able to create the story we used cgi to “glue” together the real footage.
we then took each and every frame of the movie and created special hand made, numbered and stamped cartier winter tale cards. we released a number of these winter tale cards for each of the days remaining to christmas and invited people to look for them on the site. if you found one you could claim it on the site and have it sent to you.

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chom chom

vietnamese street culture was the driving force for chom chom, a vietnamese restaurant nestled in hong kong’s soho district. we zeroed in on the most prevalent objects in hanoi’s street life – metal spoons, plastic stools and the flag – and turned them into recognisable symbols.

stencilled advertisements hastily painted on concrete walls became inspiration for chom chom’s typography. the layered and soft, absorbable feel of watercolour across all the visuals reflect the way the food drinks up the sauces it is dipped in, as well as how the cuisine is chopped up then layered back together.

guests at chom chom embed themselves with what is quintessentially vietnamese, transformed into stunning icons of the country’s true self.

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philips

since the production of old school incandescent light bulbs has been banned and substituted by longer lasting lights, such as led light, philips (the biggest producer of old school bulbs in the world) has been forced to reposition its business and brand to focus on interior and light design.
as the concept of light design is virtually non-existent in people’s minds, we not only needed to establish philips as the leader globally, but also establish the actual concept of light design. we needed to educate, inspire and entertain people about light design.
“the light show” was created as philip’s long-term ambition to establish themselves as the biggest, most useful and inspirational hub for light design on the internet. the platform is stuffed with loads of different content that is both entertaining and useful. the content is also used to activate the campaign all over the internet. below are some examples. for more, please go to the light show or the light show youtube channel.

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jasmin noir

jasmin noir is a bespoke jewel brand made-to-order for none other than the affluent. each jewel is one of a kind, rare and distinct in its delicate shapes and motifs. the identity, digital presence and its collaterals have idiosyncratic patterns, representing the individuality of each stone.

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a day with fé

yoga is about awareness and the journey to the final pose, rather than the pose itself. we had to make this tangible and to reflect that each piece was tailored for a specific journey. we arrived at fé: the mindful journey.

the red dot in the collaterals is the point of awareness in both a yogi’s practice and life, representing the distance of the journey, from beginning to end. each collection has a collectable series of city guides, printed in the look-book and on the hangtags. they are accessorized with a bobby pin for a mindful journey. one can also purchase a cardholders, which have the full set of hangtag journeys, covering hong kong, tokyo, new york and more.

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twangoo

within the notoriously competitive marketplace of e-commerce, substance created twangoo’s identity from the birth of the brand and now recognised as the only mass- affluence group buying experience online, offering “the best deal in town” focused on quality, irresistable prices and first-class service. since substance was appointed as twangoo’s marketing agency, we have generated an amplitude of traffic and sales growth through elaborate marketing campaigns.

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yonge piggies

yonge piggies (pronounced “young”, and then “piggies”) brings authentic canadian street meat to hong kong.

with a quality product and a quirky name, we set out to create a lively brand that would capture a witty spin on the street meat concept. the brand is a nod to the retro-style diners of the 50s and 60s, with a modern spin. each hotdog on the menu became a character in the story of yonge piggies. from jalapeno, the spicy hotdog, to beef, the cowboy, we created charismatic pig characters for each unique flavor.

highlighted with trimmings of aluminium, retro red leather details and pinup girls covering the walls, the interior space is designed to combine the friendly atmosphere of an american neighbourhood diner with the in-your-face energy of a contemporary eatery.

branding: substance limited
interior: substance limited in collaboration with nc design & architecture ltd

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gustave

in 1903, gustave eiffel set out to design one of the longest bridges in asia, and with the aid of 3000 workers achieved one of the world’s great civil-engineering masterpieces. cognac gustave was designed to re-define entry-level cognac to a younger generation. the architecture of gustave eiffel was designed to encompass the identity and packaging, working as an independent piece on its own and an architectural structure when placed together.  with it’s success, gustave xo, a superior grade of cognac was created inspired from le grand palais.

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artemural

artemural produces custom made murals for interiors. substance created a micro site where users can scroll along a virtual wall of interior finishes capturing the tangibility of mural design.

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