Monthly Archives: May 2004

Camping – Taiwan Style

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Friday night… and a 3 cars of designer head for the hills to discover nature and camp. Not quite in the usual European way, but this was the joy of mayhem. I was in the car with Cesare (a taiwanese designer) driving and Anke in […]

The Bright Lights of Shilin

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View of the incredible Shilin Night Market that is near my house. This place is an incredible cacophony of street food, fashion, music and people. You can never quite be sure of what goods you come away with, as I always seem to get distracted […]

Taipei 101

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Since I was still under the impression on Monday that I had an apartment at this point I decided to do some tourist things and go off and see Taipei 101 – the tallest building in the world. Sadly it was not open yet. However […]

Saturday Fun. Sunday Pain.

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Friday after work went and had a steak in the foreign quarter with a few team members. It was a real experience to dine in Taiwan but using a knife and fork. Did not feel natural! Still, the steak was good and it was amusing […]

And then it rained

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Two typhoons playing silly buggers in the pacific mean RAIN for Taiwan. Let me just point out some things here. The UK is a rainy island in the north Atlantic. Taiwan is a rainy island in the north Pacific. Yes, it has a baeutiful sub-tropical […]

Night Time

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Walking home from the office over the bridge next to my hotel… thought I would take the old classic traffic shots… And this is where I work… although we plan to move to a renovated old building in the near future. The story of a […]

Walking

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Went looking for a flat today and stumbled accross a nice wee temple. I am sure I will be able to find some better photos one day when the light is better. The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Downtown

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Woke up pretty hungover and headed downtown just wanted to get the measure of what it was like. However, wasted about an hour walking around totally lost, convinced I could not read a map and utterly confused. When I eventually worked things out it all […]

Mildly Drunk

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i have spent today waliking around the markets… i tell you … mad… just totally intense. and much more so than you would think also, you would be right in thinking that yes i am a little drunk. okay. i admit it. i have been […]

First Day

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Made it! And how. So, left Joanne to a few hours of contemplation in Heathrow, drinking tea and reading the paper. I arrived with about 4 hours to kill which was okay but not ideal. I was on my way. Which makes me think of […]