I really enjoy walking the back-streets of Taipei, away slightly from the main thoroughfares that sport Starbucks and MacDonalds and the rest. In the back streets, you’ll find ‘single serving shops’, privately run and often staffed with the elder family members, seemingly set back about twenty years and invariably overstocked and focusing on one type of product. Here, you’ll find a total blur between private and personal life, the spaces serving as both their work space and their living room. This is a little project that I might continue. ‘On my block’, perhaps?
Written by Jonathan Biddle. Posted on 2010/05/23.