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Balance, Symmetry

21 Dec 2007
In: Design Inspiration, Urumqi
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Positioning & Time Keeping

21 Dec 2007
In: Cultural Norms, Urumqi
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There is but one time in China – 8am is, well, 8am from Beijing to Urumqi and beyond. despite spanning the geographic equivalent of several …
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Display Norms

20 Dec 2007
In: Today's Office, Urumqi
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Urumqi is China‚Äôs western-most trading post – the city being dotted with thousands of small shops making the most of limited display space to push …
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Tempting Punters

19 Dec 2007
In: Cultural Norms, Urumqi
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Bow thoughtfully tied around deep fried whole sheep in the southern (Uighur) part of Urumqi.
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Information Architecture

19 Dec 2007
In: Design Inspiration, Urumqi
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Not sure this sign designer quite realises quite how far ahead of the curve she is.
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China Boards

19 Dec 2007
In: Today's Office, Urumqi
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What can you expect from a day’s snowboarding in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region? With well-below freezing weather, the snow maintains a decent texture; as a …
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Transaction Signatures

17 Dec 2007
In: Design Inspiration, Urumqi
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One of the cultural quirks of shoppin’ large in Uzbekistan is the physical volume of cash required to complete a transaction. In a country with …
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A (Mobile Phone) Lens Protracted

17 Dec 2007
In: Design Inspiration, Urumqi
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Mobile phone with lens accessory, spotted on Urumqi’s Zhongshan Dong Lu. Yes, a little detour in western China. And yes, its a tad cold. With exception …
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Cup Storage

17 Dec 2007
In: Design Inspiration, Urumqi
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The physical properties of the cup and container to support drying, stacking and storing, from a restaurant in Urumqi.
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Simple Pleasures

15 Dec 2007
In: Tashkent, Today's Office
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Walking the final few meters towards the Uzbekistan side of the border I was pulled aside by a weathered Tajikistan criminal detective and questioned. His …
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