Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saigon/CreativeMornings is now aSaigon/CreativeMorning

In keeping with our desire to adhere to international copyright standards and allow Tina from SwissMiss to expand internationally, we have amended our name to reflect a distinction from CreativeMornings(tm). But a rose by any other name is still a rose and our objective remains the same - to bring world-class inspirational creatives from any number of disciplines to spark creative thought and discussion in one of the world's fastest growing markets. We continue to work with Tina and hope to be part of her global network as she takes the steps to bring Asia online for CreativeMornings. Until then, we will simply be, aSaigon/CreativeMorning. Cheers.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Have a blog? Check our blogroll - and get on it!

Notice our new blogroll on the lower left. Are you there? You should be, so use the 'comments' form below to leave your blog and we'll be sure to add it. Otherwise, we're just too lazy to go through the whole membership and sort out the blogs. We have jobs you know!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

We now have a Facebook group

For photos, check out our new Facebook group, aSaigon/CreativeMorning. We'll keep all our important communications here on LinkedIn but just wanted to give people a way to share photos. If you have photos from Dustin Nguyen, feel free to join the group and upload them. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sandrine Llouquet - Give Gallery - Singapore, 20 January - 3 March, 2011

Sandrine Llouquet.Singapore

Should you be in or visiting Singapore over the next few weeks, be sure to visit Give Gallery for the work of Sandrine Llouquet as part of Art Stage, the New Contemporary Art Fair program sponsored by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Saigon/CreativeMornings welcomes new sponsors for coffee and breakfast!

Following our first event with Dustin Nguyen, Saigon/CreativeMornings is pleased to welcome two new sponsors for coffee and breakfast next session. They just wanted to see if we could pull one off without burning the place down :)

Malongo coffee, a home-grown and trusted name in France has been associated with the finest coffee products for over 70 years and its revolutionary Spresso coffee pods and machines are just really cool and convenient. Malongo also supports fair trade with small growers that insures it's top quality Arabicas are produced under decent working conditions providing sustainable production worldwide. A few of us on the S/CM team have enjoyed this coffee in Europe and are proud to help them introduce it to Vietnam.

The Tin Foil Grill, Nướng Giấy Bạc, located in the alley at 96/1 Le Thi Rieng, D1, has attracted many a discerning diner for it's eco conscious interior design and creatively fresh cuisine. Did we say cuisine? A look at the more than reasonable prices belies the true artistry and flavour in each dish. We can't wait to enjoy their creations for breakfast. - Tuy nằm trong con hẻm nhỏ trên đường Lê Thị Riêng (quận 1, TP.HCM), nhà hàng Nướng Giấy Bạc vẫn thu hút được nhiều thực khách sành điệu. Nhà hàng được bài trí theo tông màu xanh lá mộc mạc nhưng trẻ trung và thể hiện được “gu” riêng.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dustin Nguyen Unplugged II

Dustin Nguyen, George Nguyen, Saigon Creative Mornings, Sandrine Lloquet

Dustin Nguyen,  George Nguyen, Sandrine Lloquet, Saigon Creative Mornings,

Dustin Nguyen,  George Nguyen, Sandrine Lloquet, Saigon Creative Mornings,

Dustin Nguyen, George Nguyen, Saigon Creative Mornings, Sandrine Lloquet

Dustin Nguyen,  George Nguyen, Sandrine Lloquet, Saigon Creative Mornings,

Dustin Nguyen,  George Nguyen, Sandrine Lloquet, Saigon Creative Mornings,

Dustin Nguyen, George Nguyen, Saigon Creative Mornings, Sandrine Lloquet

Thanks to actor, director, producer Dustin Nguyen and a spirited group of creatives, our first session was informative, casual and fun. We hope to have video up next week.

Thanks also to Sandrine, Bertrand and Mads for the photos and TBWA for the space :) More photos for download here.

We learned how not to make an "Instant noodle soup movie", just how tough the Vietnamese censors are as compared to Singapore and China, and just how many seconds your product can be on screen if you paid for product placement in a love scene - interesting stuff. More to follow.

And not one single person asked one single question about Johnny Depp.

Good Creative Mornings to you all.

More about Dustin can be found here.

Please leave your comments below and let everyone know what you thought.

The Blogosphere Welcomes Saigon/CreativeMornings

Mads Monsen, Saigon Creative Mornings, Sandrine Lloquet, TBWA
Artist, Sandrine Lloquet, Photographer, Mads Monsen and agency, TBWA have covered the launch of Saigon/CreativeMornings on their blogs. Click the respective links for a 360 view of the event.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dustin Nguyen Unplugged?

What if we don't show video of his past work? What if you don't see his 21 Jump Street co-star Johnny Depp on film? What if we don't even have a microphone? Will you care? I hope not. Saigon/CreativeMornings is not about PowerPoint shows or corporate meeting stuff. We hope it's about real. Dustin will discuss the balance between art and commerce. For all those who signed up and will join us on Friday morning, thank you. Let's talk. Let's chat. Let's learn. Let's have fun. Good CreativeMornings to you. You made it happen. (Sandrine covers things here in French.)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dustin Nguyen Sold Out, January 14, 2011

Saigon/CreativeMornings first event, Dustin Nguyen, sold out in just 3 days - but don't dismay - we're keeping a wait-list in case tickets become available. See the form below and sign-up for the waiting list. We'll inform people next week of availability.