Monthly Archives: February 2006

Blue Van Man

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The ubiquitous Blue Van is a Taiwan icon. Adidas, with their recent boutique store opening in Jhongxiao Dunhua have decorated one in a way surely only possible on this one Pacific island. Great fun. My Adidas Box Fresh The story of a British Industrial Designer […]

The Prodigy

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After almost zero publicity, myself and my friends discovered that The Prodigy were playing Taipei. Rather an unusual location too – in the national soccer stadium – so I was interested to go and check it out based on the olde Chinese arcitecture. It was […]

Valentines 101

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I have a love/hate relationship with Taipei 101 – the world’s tallest and most over-decorated building. On the one hand I like the fact that it is unashamedly Asian and Chinese in style, but frankly I think that is no excuse for the heavy handed […]

What a Trip

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Rich, Nick and I stepped out for a micro road trip away from the big smoke. We spotted a couple of nice things on the way that are worthy of a quick post. Prohibited: ‘yes’ if you need to ask Cool mini-temple roof near Mucha […]

B’Jour Melbourne

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If Sydney was a city of personal trainers, Melbourne was one giant cafĂ© – a place clearly designed by a comittee of switched on 27 year olds. Most people work in bars, are grafitti artists or jazz musicians. I am not completely positive how anyone […]