Tag Archives: Shops

Window Undressing

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Walking home after a late night in the office, and I stumbled across a window being re-dressed at Sogo. Or undressed, perhaps. Flickr. The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…

2D Barcodes – QR Codes

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QR codes are big in Japan – you’ll see them everywhere, from posters, to concert tickets and even the stamp for your passports. As a kind of 2D barcode, they are doing the thing that RFID tags were supposed to a few years ago, albeit […]

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, […]

Bali – Taiwan

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Taiwan has its own little Bali in the form of BaLi – a small boat ride across the river from Danshui. Kind of a ‘Hunstanton’ for belleaguered Taiwanese and their screaming children, it has a feeling of real distance from Taipei as a result of […]

Wanko

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HK clothing brand that makes me laugh! A great social weekend and a solo mountain bike ride on Sunday to test ride my new disc brakes. Unfortunately, I missed the morning (national holiday) ride due to hangover issues … but you can’t have everything … […]

C*nt

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My local spectacles shop The story of a British Industrial Designer in Taiwan…