"not all those who wander are lost "
This is the story of happysong and the wanderer
who learnt to be a designerphotographerdreamer
I am Ambica, founder & everything girl at Studio Happysong.
I have wandered a lot and done a whole lot of different things - You could say, jane of many trades and master of some!! I grew up and live in Hyderabad and travel where work and my heart takes me.
I studied fashion at NIFT, worked in the family electrical business, wrote for a dot com, answered calls at a telecom company, climbed up the corporate ladder at an online gaming company, continued the rise with a retail business and then gave it all up to pursue my dreams and passion .
Design and art are my passion. And my life.
Because being a corporate slave was sucking the life out of me , I began shooting.
Because I needed to be in design, I taught myself skills - Adobe Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop and Dimension.
I started my design career on my own by picking up random jobs, and failed. I then joined an ad agency, worked there for 3 years and then went rogue with Studio Happysong in 2017. I have styled, shot, designed, and had a blast in the last 5 years doing what I truly love.
I write sometimes, read rarely, talk a bit much, surf a bit more, binge-watch TV shows a way too much and play with no-name dogs the rest of the time.
When i find time i love to travel and click pictures. I also love to potter around the house and take up random DIY projects that take forever to complete.I love cooking, and i especially love cooking when i have people over. I always find the time to shop.
Wanting to reorganize every single thing so its easy to find.
I also mentally reorganize and redecorate most homes or places i visit.
Who I am defines me and the work i do. I am interested in a zillion different things, but more than anything else, I am passionate about design, curious about a lot and love to learn.
Open air spaces
Traditional arts n crafts - and hope to work in the revival of a dying form someday.
Receiving gifts... especially of the handmade, or art n craft kind.
I'd like to
Wear shorts all the time and not be stared at.
Live in a house that has a central courtyard, a BIG kitchen, lots of greens, and the sea in the backyard.
Be able to keep at least 4 dogs in that home.
left-handed and have 2 left feet.
I dream of
One day opening my little store in a big home that sells a whole lot of different things; the space has a coffee shop, a learning centre, an exhibition space and free wi-fi.
Traveling to Europe and New Zealand
Also traveling to South America, Japan, China, Jordan, Turkey, Burma, Australia, Vietnam and Cambodia
Stuff out of place / scattered around / messed up.
People littering public places.
Rude people and people who interfere in other people's lives.
People who buy / adopt a pet and then abandon them.
People who get to travel because of their job and to see new places.
MeetHis Royal Highness:
My friends and I adopted Happy Singh when he was smaller than the size of a slipper (he would go sleep in it, so I know). Never having a pet in my life, i was more than a little scared and quite overwhelmed initially. But, soon enough, I fell head over heels in love. (Even though he is a grouchy touch-me-not who isn't the friendliest dog, but definitely the most loving and loyal!)
He chose @me_dewalker to be his papa, and now, lives with him. I meet Happpy sometimes, but it always breaks my heart to say bye. When I was thinking of names for my studio, I chose to go with the name of the one thing I love the most, unconditionally. Thus, from Happy Singh, Happysong was born.