exciting, happy, hectic, frenzied .. and a whole lot of other adjectives all at the same time.
With just about 2 weeks to launch our lounge – my stomach is full of butterflies and we’re working full steam. Every day is a huge learning experience. And every day brings with it frustrations and fretting. Over the interior work. Over the website work. Figuring out launch promos. Along with Bangalore temperatures, ours also reach a boiling point each day. Inspite of all the prior prep work we did, we’re finding out that there’s still a lot we didnt know and didnt account for.
But then at the end of the day..we take a step back and take in the whole picture…hmmm.. not bad, we say. See it from a 3rd person’s perspective and it does look pretty neat. Just that since we’re so close to it, and living breathing it non-stop for the last 6 months .. we know the story behind every small speck – all the pieces that go to making this lounge real.
Believe me – its no different than having a baby. For the very first time. You’re excited. You dont know what to expect. You’re scared. It’s a life changing process.
I’m amazed and thrilled with the sundry things I’ve learnt.
– how to use Inkscape. Its a free tool. That lets you do some amazing graphics. And there’s a whole lotta good tutorials out there. Am completely enamoured with this on. Wish I had more to play around with it.
– Good old wordpress. Am bowled over by all the options available. For free. Even for a commercial web site. Amazingly customizable template. Plug-ins that do just about everything….Sigh.. cant say enough. Am bowled over.
– I’ve also learnt about PoP & false ceilings. Concealed lighting and electrical wiring. Laminates and plys of different kinds and costs. Vinyl, PVC, Glass and a whole lotta other stuff. About different kinds of power back ups and generators. About blinds of a 100 kinds.About just the right height and size your Tvs and switch boards and coffee tables need to be.
– About aesthetics. About catching the users / readers attention. How important KISS is (Keep-it-simple-silly).
.. and so much more.
Life is interesting…..
But hectic like crazy.