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March 2015

Do you ‘eat to live’ or ‘live to eat’?

by Dev Direct on March 28, 2015

Colin Wong Development Direct Utopia Magazine

Colin Wong, creative director, Development Direct asks are you an ‘eat to live’ or a ‘live to eat’ sort of person? Why? Because your kitchen needs to reflect this…

Kitchens come in many forms, as do the clients that grace my Edinburgh studio bringing with them all manner of interesting requests (perhaps a blog for another day!). I like to draw comparisons between early meetings with clients and intensive speed dating sessions; both parties are working out if we can make design love together or perhaps the beginnings of another Colin Wong voodoo doll – and there are few of them out there!

Of course, I must respect the lifestyles of all my clients and whilst I may try to encourage good habits, it is very clear that clients fall into two distinct categories: ‘live to eat’ and ‘eat to live’.

Let’s start with my clients who live to eat. These clients are close to my heart; food is my love and I relate to this rationale. However, these clients can become focused on function alone and neglect the aesthetic form of their new kitchen.

I’ve also found that many live-to-eaters are somewhat messy individuals with an inevitable collection of apparatus and ingredients, which can be problematic in today’s open-plan living spaces.

I like to compare them to mad scientists, blinkered by the magical concoction in front of them and oblivious to the voice of their understanding partner who, whilst loving their partner’s heavenly food, would like a little organisation and sanity in their new space.

You can read the full article on Utopia Magazine’s website

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Colin Wong Development Direct Kitchens kbbReview Winner

Development Direct Kitchens Edinburgh, has been announced as a winner at the biggest awards event in the kitchen and bathroom industry, the kbbreview Retail & Design Awards. The award, which was presented at the black tie gala dinner at the London Hilton on Monday 16th March, was won in the Bathroom designer of the year – project costing upto £10,000.

The much anticipated event marked 21 years of the national awards, which are organised by the UK’s leading publication for the kitchen and bathroom industry, kbbreview magazine. In attendance were many of the most esteemed names in the sector, as well as the evening’s celebrity host, Tim Vine.

Colin Wong, Design Director of Development Direct says: “Winning this award has made the night a fantastically memorable occasion. Having my team accompany me made the event even more special, and I continue to look forward to the future kbbreview Retail & Design awards.”

Tim Wallace, editor of kbbreview, says: “We would like to extend our many congratulations to Development Direct on winning the Bathroom designer of the year – project costing upto £10,000 category, and wish them every success in the future. We received a record-breaking number of entrants this year, and, as ever the standard was extremely high, so to be named a winner is a major accomplishment”.

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