Monthly Archives: January 2007

My 15 Seconds of Fame

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The night half of me was waiting for with sweet anticipation, and half dreading finally arrived – I had my first television interview in Chinese! It wasn’t quite the character assassination I was fearing, and apart from sounding a bit dim, it went ok – […]

My First Cell Phone

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Today was quite simply one of the craziest days in Taiwan as a professional designer. Why? Because today I launched my first cell phone! The Taiwanese do things a little differently from back home, but it was still a shock to arrive to find a […]

We Come in Peace

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OK – one for Thomas in Berlin at Stylewalker, following up the last Grafitti Taipei post … Not sure about the quality, but for once there is certainly a political message and I am pleased to see an Asian theme. To fill everyone in, last […]

Wikimapia

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Geoblogging really getting much easier … just stumbled across Wikimapia which is an amalgamation of Googlemaps and Wikipedia … exceptionally easy to add GIS information to your web page. I live here The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

New Year’s Resolution

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Usually when I return to Taiwan after a period away I take picture of the exactly the same things. This usually comprises the industrial-scale freeways, traffic and the professional quality lighting that Taipei occasionally seems to conjur up. The motorways never fail to impress me […]

Shiny New Profile!

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Worth the spit and polish, I hope you agree! I will be spending the next days and weeks adding tags to the best of my posts so the site should be much more pleasant to navigate. Sadly, it is not republishing completely intact, so you’ll […]

Back to London

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On my way back to London … Top deck Reflections of the underground The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Just a Walk in the Park

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Had a wee trip into town today to glance at the shops and spend some time with the girls. Grabbed some candid shots, as they simply wouldn’t stand still! ZOOM ZOOM Ele, wrapped up warm And a lovely day spent visiting Grandpa near Leicester. Oh […]

Carsten Höller – Tate 2006

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I LOVE THE TATE MODERN. Every time I go it just manages to blow me away with its scale and scope, and yet with its openness and refreshing lack of hautiness so common in modern art galleries. I love seeing the tourists’ faces when they […]

Hogmanay in Scotland

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New Year’s Eve 2006/07 became probably the most memorable, unusual and special one on record – against odds stacked against us by a well-timed Scottish typhoon. Princes Street was shut, and against a back-drop of cold, confused tourists, drunk revellers and whispered reports of people […]