Monthly Archives: June 2007

Design Week – Inspired

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I got asked back to do a second piece for Designweek magazine this week, in the ‘Inspired’ section of the magazine, next to the letters. They asked me for an interesting story related to design in Taiwan, so I had no choice but to select […]

Cracking the Chinese Puzzle

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My first article for Design Week in the UK is published: Design Week – Cracking the Chinese Puzzle The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Yes. I do!

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Looks like we got an answer to our big question! Yes. I do! There has been more than a little controversy over this proposal… which surprise surprise turned out to be a fake, and an attempt to drum up business for the world’s (maybe) tallest […]

Factories

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I have visited dozens of factories in my time, but I never lose my enthusiasm for seeing new ones. We were visiting a client’s supplier to ascertain their capabilities, and I was just fascinated by the machinery. I never knew how fabric tubes were made […]

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly in … Taiwan

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It has been raining non stop for about one and a half weeks now. Not ‘shower’. None of your English ‘drizzles’. And ‘precipitation’ seems a bit polite for what we are getting here. No, this is angry rain that seems to bounce when it hits […]

Marry Me – Diana

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Taipei 101 – now available for rent … I wonder if she said yes? … Quite a trend of using the world’s tallest buildings to propose, eh Ele?! The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

Marks & Sparks

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Marks & Spencer comes to Taiwan! I was surprised to see the advertising panels covering what used to be Armani Exchange on Zhongxiao East Rd. They are moving in between Diesel, Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, so they are clearly targeting a premium market in clothing, […]

KMT Tablets

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What better for your Taiwanese political stomach problems?! “If you have troubles stomaching Taiwanese politics, perhaps you should try KMT tablets!” The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…