CHORD MODULAR SOFA
The Chord is a modular sofa system defined by its configurability that draws on inspiration from the low lounge sofas of the 1970s, but with a modern approach to comfort and construction.
Vipp Chimney House
Vipp Chimney House, located in Copenhagen, was converted from a century-old water pumping station into a two-bedroom guesthouse.
Taoxichuan Hotel by David Chipperfield Architects
Conceived by David Chipperfield Architects, with interior design by Aim Architecture, the Taoxichuan Hotel pays tribute to Jingdezhen’s heritage as the “porcelain capitol” of China.
MM8 Table by Guglielmo Poletti
Gorgeous aluminum MM8 table by Guglielmo Poletti. The contrast between the massive volumes of the base and the extreme thinness of the rounded top confers a strong monolithic presence to the piece.
Based in Hong-Kong, I work for advisory firm Brunswick and I help my clients reach stakeholders and drive business results.
Despite the rise of social platforms and distributed-everything, I’m a firm believer in having a little corner of the web that’s still just mine, and have been maintaining this site since 1999, through a number of iterations (15, to be precise).
What the West Gets Wrong About China
Many people have wrongly assumed that political freedom would follow economic development and that growth would be built on the same foundations as in the West.
The Impermanence of Modes
Everyone deserves access to mobility, and we won’t prevent 2 billion people from obtaining what the first billion got: how we won’t be able to stop India or Africa from motorizing.
White People are Discovering Servants
If you strip away the hype and get to the core functionality, the gig economy is just a distributed servant class.
The Absurdity is the Point
Memeified finance and politics as a new form of protest.
Why Web 3 Matters
We are now at the beginning of the Web 3 era, which combines the decentralized, community-governed ethos of Web 1 with the advanced, modern functionality of Web 2.
How to Remember What We Read
What you read can give you access to untold knowledge. But how you read changes the trajectory of your life.
Trek’s 430 Rule
Trek says it takes less than 700km to save the carbon equivalent of what it took to make one of their bikes.
STUFF I BUY
BRANDS I LOVE AND BELIEVE IN
A list of brands, big or small, that either supply grat products and services or have values that I identify with. Hopefully there’s some consistency and commonality between those, but as living, breathing things, I also accept that this could evolve.
I also have a list of brands I utterly despise and will never buy (not all are car brands, I promise) – but that probably has limited value so I’ve decided not to list them.
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