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Grey Days in Taipei

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I had a day wandering the streets in the rain last weekend, and it was well worth checking out some of the nooks and crannies of Taipei that I have not returned to in a while. It has been seriously pissing it down for months […]

TiT Taipei

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I love Taipei. All the building developments in the city have an enormous amount of money thrown at marketing and branding, usually ending up gleefully making impossible promises about the life-changing factors that come along with purchase of your, as an example, ‘Noble City Castle’. […]

Shanghai & Hangzhou

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Well, there is a reason they call it a ‘kickoff’ meeting … we waited six months to start this project, and now I am spending more time abroad than I am at home. I can’t relax as much as I might like, but if you […]

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 […]

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…

Windows on Taiwan

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Growing up in the West, there are many things that you assume to be universally acknowledged as a Good Thing, but this is not always the case. Windows are a nice example; in the West, they add greatly to a living environment and raise the […]

Tokyo Plastic

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Back in Tokyo, and ready to leave after a few days staying with Kaoru. This time, returning has been fantastic, but very different to last time. Whereas with the previous visit everything was new and shiny, this time I more or less knew my way […]

Kyoto Jazz Massive

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Kyoto is now officially one of my favourite places on the planet. The weather has been nigh on perfect for my time here and it has been truly splendid seeing the city. The highlight of the trip – just perhaps one of the highlights of […]

Love is in the Air

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… it must be, because the Taipei Municipal Government says it is. The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

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 […]