2005 archives

Signing Off

31 Dec 2005
In: Ho Chi Minh City, Today's Office
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Sitting on the flight back home, the lights are off in the cabin and like most of the passengers K is dozing in the seat …
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A Driver Refuels

30 Dec 2005
In: Ho Chi Minh City, Today's Office
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Bottle on a Brick

30 Dec 2005
In: Cultural Norms, Ho Chi Minh City
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One of the purest forms of stripped down design I’ve come across. A petrol station is: a container of liquid, ideally at a height that …
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Roof Tales

30 Dec 2005
In: Cultural Norms, Ho Chi Minh City
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Take a look over Ho Chi Minh City – the raised bridges make for a particularly fine viewing platform, and you’ll see row after row …
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Clues To What Goes On Inside

30 Dec 2005
In: Ho Chi Minh City, Today's Office
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Start the day at 6am and cruise the city with motorbike driver looking trying to understand how the city wakes up. Yes, it is little …
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What You See, When You’re Looking Up

24 Dec 2005
In: Ho Chi Minh City, Today's Office
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I’m standing in a doorway and looking out on the street – this neighbourhood is getting a side-swipe from a typhoon that’s seriously ravaging more …
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Perceived Threat, Perceived Security

20 Dec 2005
In: Lhasa, Today's Office
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Street market in Lhasa sells a wide range of underwear with security pocket for men (shown but not tested) and women. We’ve had blind user …
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Oversight

16 Dec 2005
In: Design Inspiration, Lhasa
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Internet cafe – used for online gaming 99% of the time, 1% for communication related tasks.
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Outside, Inside

14 Dec 2005
In: China, Today's Office
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Outside the window mountain ranges and numerous glaciers drift by – it’s all very tranquil. Inside the cabin the in-flight entertainment has been hi-jacked by someone …
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Context, Trust

13 Dec 2005
In: Chengdu, Today's Office
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Spent the afternoon wandering around Chengdu with an inspiring traveler. We knew the direction of the center of town so we headed in roughly the …
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