Category Archives: Made in Taiwan

Thoughts from an Industrial Designer living in Taiwan.

881 TW

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881 y'all!

Seven and a half years ago, almost to the day, I arrived in Taiwan with a rucksack, a pack of CDs, a job with a little-known computer company and not a clue about what the future might hold. I came for a year of experience […]

How to Pack Your Life into Boxes

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How to pack your life into boxes, in 12 easy steps: Voila!

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London Graf

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I wonder how much the local authorities tolerate / encourage the work?

A quick 48 hours in London to catch up with some old friends and reacquaint ourselves with the old city. Tacita Dean @ Tate Modern Man I wish I had made it to see Fiona Banner at Tate Britain though. Brick Lane Graffiti

Freitag I’m In Love

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Even though the exchange rate is exorbitant right now, I still had to visit the Freitag store and get myself a replacement for my previous one, which was virtually falling apart.

Final step on our super-quick European tour was Zurich, where our airplane was going to be leaving from, and where we had to return the rental car to. I had visited Switzerland a couple of times as a kid, but never as an adult, and […]

Würzburg

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It’s been a while since I met Robbie, my flatmate and one of my best friends while at university in Glasgow. We actually managed to link up in Kyoto, while he was at a neuroscience conference (it’s not exactly brain surgery), but this was the […]

Bregenz & Lindau

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The Bodensee was stunning in the stark light

A lovely little excursion through the roundabout-strewn Switzerland, to Bregenz in Austria, up a cable car, down to Lindau in Germany, and back in time for dinner. Not bad!

Konstanz

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A lovely stop in Konstanz was marked with learning to cook Gongbao Chicken with Yuyin’s grandfather; the first Chinese chef in the Bodensee area … that man has some incredible stories.  

The Mighty, Mighty Glasgow

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God is in the details.

I had four of the best years of my life in Glasgow. Which is why I left and never went back! I feel immense affection for this city that I called home during my university years. It was (at the time) a long way away […]

Hong Kong Electric

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Messing about on the boat

Hong Kong holds deep and special memories for me. It was the first place I landed in Asia, touching-down on the way to Taiwan for the first time, it was the first ‘foreign’ place I went to after arriving on the island, it was a […]