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Mosque Manners

Abu Dhabi: grand mosque
10 May 2013

In: Abu Dhabi, Cultural Norms
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When the Dust Is Still in the Air

23 Apr 2013

In: Abu Dhabi, Today's Office
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There’s a point in most journey’s when you finally feel you’re underway, where the motion and dust of travel finally settle into a jet lagged …
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Dirty City

18 Apr 2013

In: Abu Dhabi, Today's Office
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In Abu Dhabi for the week – a mixture of new-new and sandstorm-building-site-dust-covered buildings, the textures of fast, expensive cars, marble, kerbs, migrant labour uniforms, …
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Tower of Babel

08 Oct 2012

In: Design Inspiration, Dubai
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Digging around in the archives for a piece for Makeshift and came across this – the Burj Dubai shot from a ‘copter.
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Bathroom, Unintentional

03 Sep 2010

In: Design Inspiration, Dubai
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How do you support user who need two hands free, who will increasingly be carrying laptops/tablets objects – without increasing the risk of them leaving …
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Sign Norms

21 Mar 2010

In: Cultural Norms, Dubai
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Street corner signs in Dubai highlights the information architecture norms for this rapidly changing city. Japan is a country where buildings typically are found by district, …
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Fix Up / Look Sharp

17 Sep 2008

In: Dubai, Today's Office
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A heads up for those of you working in the mobile money space and with a bit of dough of your own to burn – …
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Moral Authority

16 Apr 2008

In: Cultural Norms, Dubai
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Unclaimed (or spare) shoes outside this Bur Dubai mosque. Looking at the infrastructure and objects around your neighbourhood – what is free to take, what can …
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New Perspectives, Changing Value

13 Apr 2008

In: Future Perfect
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In a world of ubiquitous aerial, street level or imagery the extent that new views enhance or depreciate the the financial value of what …
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