First thing in the morn­ing... Anuj Prasad

The Ideal Home and Garden - - Designer Speak -

Quickly make tea for my wife and an ayurvedic con­coc­tion of awala and haldi for my­self, and take-off for a 50 minute run-walk sched­ule to the park.

Field­ing calls from po­ten­tial clients con­cern­ing de­sign projects...

In the ini­tial days of my pro­fes­sion, the idea was to catch a client wher­ever pos­si­ble. As we evolved, the clients started flowing. There­after I built up a pro­fes­sional team. So, now I mostly field prospec­tive calls only af­ter they have been ac­costed by my team.

Try­ing to fit ev­ery­thing in your small bag...

There’s al­ways more to eat than one can chew. So, the best prac­tice is to take it as it comes.

Run­ning to client meet­ings...

Clients are not both­ered about your time, so, it is up to you to utilise the wait­ing time and in­ter­vals, on phone or lap­top.

Tak­ing a mo­ment for your cof­fee break...

These are the morn­ing mo­ments. Order your favourite cof­fee. Half filled large cup, pro­longed drink­ing, de­lib­er­ately!

Co­or­di­nat­ing pickup and de­liv­ery from whole­salers and de­sign show­rooms...

In the early days, it used to be me do­ing all the run­ning around, go­ing to the print press, modellers, pre-press and client’s fac­to­ries. Now, there is a team to do all that.

Sleep..

There are spells when I loose sleep. There are spells when I dream of projects. But largely, I like to en­ter the deep slum­ber for 6-7 hours in the night. I give a lot of im­por­tance to sleep, as I con­sider it as Ctrl + Alt + Del af­ter a hec­tic day.

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