Me-lo-dy Musical Airport Floors

Posted on January 9, 2012 Under Art

Stomping around airports can get old. Design to the rescue! Jeriël Bobbe, a recent Eindhoven grad, has devised a musical floor that you play by dragging your suitcase across it. Bobbe was inspired by something he noticed during his weekly…

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My Year In Cities: 2011

Posted on January 1, 2012 Under Travel

Image via Visual Complexity (not my actual flights)... A good tradition, looking back before I look forward. Where did you go in 2011? * indicates cities visited multiple times on non-consecutive days. Vancouver, Canada* Whistler, Canada Sydney, Australia* Melbourne, Australia…

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Posted on November 23, 2011 Under Life, Travel

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Gion Hatanaka: Kyoto, Japan

Posted on November 13, 2011 Under Travel

Situated in the wonderful Gion District of Kyoto, Gion Hatanaka is easily one of the best city Ryokan experiences I've had in all of Japan. To begin, Gion is a magical part of Kyoto– the setting of the novel Memoirs…

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Yama No Chaya: Hakone, Japan

Posted on November 6, 2011 Under Travel

Anyone that knows me knows one of my favorite places in Japan is Hakone, the mountainous hot spring town outside of Tokyo. It's hard to explain why it's so special because on paper it just looks like a total tourist…

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North Korea Mass Games

Posted on November 3, 2011 Under Art

Head over to designboom for a great story and photo essay about the human billboard paintings at the North Korean Mass Games. Believe it or not, I actually had flights to North Korea to see the Mass Games this past…

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Next Stop: Kuala Lumpur

Posted on October 12, 2011 Under Travel

I made a last minute change of plans in Dubai and I'm hopping over to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow for two days, on my way to Jakarta. As always I'm looking to meet entrepreneurs, artists, designers. Helpful tips welcome!

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September and October Travel

Posted on September 29, 2011 Under Life, Travel

I'm back in the USA for a few days after an incredible time in China and Japan.  I'm here for about a week before I head off again to Abu Dhabi, Oman, Japan, and then South Africa and Mozambique.  I…

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Nest: Shanghai

Posted on September 16, 2011 Under Travel

Is there sustainable design in Shanghai? I didn't think I'd find any, but I stumbled upon a fantastic place. Nest Shanghai is a 'design with a conscience' brand concept. Nest where the sum is greater than its parts: Nest is…

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Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Tokyo, Kyoto

Posted on September 3, 2011 Under Travel

My bags are packed and I'm heading out tomorrow night for a few weeks in Shanghai, Beijing and Dalian, followed by Japan where I'll be in Tokyo and Kyoto. Tips welcome as always, and pictures (and other finds) will be…

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