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Godshot / ‘Passion Drives Perfection’
In 2016 Godshot started with a simple idea: to find the perfect shot of coffee. Founder Sam Amdjadi set out to explore the wider community to enhance this small daily pleasure. What he discovered were honest, dedicated and skilled makers – not just that of coffee, but various other artisanal products – the backbone of creative endeavour.
Godshot was born out of a desire to connect makers of aesthetic, honest, unobtrusive, and innovative products with people who enjoy buying less but better. To help explain the process, the failures, successes, and the passion behind these objects. Sam would expand the search – Japan, Korea, Iran, Hungry, Norway, Scotland, Mexico. The principle remained: find the Godshot – the best. Whether it be a cup of coffee, a piece of art, a pen, chocolate, lighting, poem.

In 2019 Sam teamed up with Lesley Tang, a patisserie chef who had led a career of seeking perfection in the art of luxury patisserie and worked under some of the best in the field. Her training and passion stemmed from a love of Far Eastern flavours, philosophy, and exacting aesthetics.

Start Small, But do Start
In 2020 Sam and Lesley took Godshot to print and in store – Godshot Studio would be the merger of passions and ideas. A concept retail space in the heart of Southside Glasgow is currently being refurbished to house the studio:
– Interior design practise
– Concept retail
– Library
– Patisserie
– Cafe
Godshot print magazine will also be released bi annually, with a thoughtful look at design and life. Volume 01 is in development and features original interviews and content from Oscar winner Hildur Guðnadóttir, Norm architects and various interesting design projects.

The moving finger writes, and having written moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit, can cancel half a line of it.

Sam Amdjadi
With 20 years in branding, e-commerce, retail and premium goods, five years ago Sam began projects in property renovation and development. Sam’s passions are rooted in philosophy, design, and refinement, drawing inspiration from Dieter Reims and Japanese culture. He recently completed a major architectural project to showcase his skills and passion for interiors.
Lesley Tang
Having trained in French culinary techniques, Lesley achieved the Diplôme de Pâtisserie, one of the most respected qualifications in pastry and baking in 2013. She has trained and honed her skills under award winning chef Thomas Lui and Patissier of the Year Ross Baxter. Lesley works with seasonal ingredients, pairing flavours and using techniques acquired from her travels to create special dishes. Her philosophy is simple: ‘what the thinker thinks, the prover proves’. Lesleys’ career has been founded on dedication, continuous improvement and learning from the best.

Impermanence is to accept the inevitable.

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