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Space Archive

A family-run brokerage firm, Space Archive curates high-end properties and villas in Goa and the Himalayas.

On a quick trip to Goa for a friend's wedding, I bumped into Joshayet Kapur, who hired me to create a website for high-end properties in Goa and the Himalayas. Joshayet was involved throughout the creative process for a site this is minimalist, iconic and premium. We settled on a one-page website in white with tones of salmon pink and line drawings that resemble architectural structures. I created an admin interface using Couch CMS, so Joshayet has full control over the content and images of his site.

Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist

Favianna Rodriguez hired CoLab to create an art repository for the hundreds of artworks she has created over the years. Her art and praxis address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, sexual freedom and ecology. We worked closely with Favianna to create a minimal, responsive site that allows users to explore her in-depth work across multiple disciplines and various forms of media.

Gallery Maskara Redesign

At Gallery Maskara, tucked away in a Colaba bylane, the ceiling is miles high - beautiful for tall, massive installations...

Gallery Maskara's old site in Flash was looking dated. Besides, they had issues with a powerful, but inflexible CMS.

We created very clean, minimal layouts, courtesy Design Concentrate, and built a fluid site with a CMS in Django/Python. A custom image zooming tool was also built to load and view high-resolution images responsively in the browser. The connections between artists, events, exhibitions were complex and handled efficiently, with a very in-depth Content Management System.

Marlon Rodriguess

Marlon directs ad and feature films. He's one of the funniest persons I know, and makes amazing chai!

Marlon needed to ditch his older website in favour of an adaptive one that would work across desktop/tablet/mobile. It's a simple, one page director showreel, with HTML5 videos that load fast and are very crisp - great bandwidth/quality ratio. Simple, linear and scale animations add dynamism to the site. This one happened over steaming cups of green and light black tea!

India Someday

Boutique travel company with soul, that caters to an international audience, many of whom are visiting the country for the first time

India Someday customizes tours for visitors to India the same way you’d prepare a meal for old friends – with warmth, passion and diligence. Co-founders Abbas and Harsh wanted a site that was informal yet classy, friendly, minimal and easily accessible by all, no matter the user’s device…

It was difficult to fit the existing logo within the rest of the user interface, but we achieved it over some iterations. The site has simple, but effective CSS3 animations, plenty of accordions for text, and long forms that are easy to breeze through. It manages to evoke the riot of colors associated with an Indian summer, without going over the top.
And of course, India Someday is responsive across all devices and screens.

Note: The website has been rebranded since.

Our Platform Designfolio

It was time for Amisha Khemani Jaggi, typographic designer and founder of Our Platform, to reconstruct her Flash based online portfolio.

This project was done for Design Concentrate, and the designs came via Our Platform. The old Flash website was overhauled and a clean layout in white, pear green and brown has replaced it. The client requested a carousel at the top, where each image represents a portfolio work.

The PSD templates provided were converted to a responsive website, and the responsive breakpoints added as per our discretion. We managed to maintain the visual integrity of the graphic designer’s vision, despite the fluid nature of a responsive website.

Sonia Faleiro

This entire project happened over email and Skype since the author was constantly shuttling between villages and cities across continents.

Sonia wanted to redo her website and was sure she wanted a classic look, white background, pure black type and one strong pop of colour across the site. Typography and trimming the content were very, very important.

After a few iterations, we succeeded in restraining her content, completely revamping the navigation and allowing the user interface to breathe. A lush maroon provides the pop of colour in a sticky menu at the top. The responsive site stretches and squishes across mouse and touch devices.

Shernavaz's Artfolio

Shernavaz sketches and paints charcoals and oils, drawing largely from nature, topography and the human body.

We sat a few times, Shernavaz (she is luminescent), her daughter Zasha (she co-runs Clark House) and envisioned something clean, intelligent and beautiful.

The layout is responsive using pure CSS and media queries. It resizes seamlessly across devices. Fluid layouts are harder to achieve, but the end result is always worth it. We provided swatches on the bottom left for users to choose.

Macgregor Techknowlogy crafted a custom CMS, to easily upload and update images and content.