As luck would have it, on the second day of my new years trip to Guangzhou I came across another fascinating old district not far from Shamian Island. Walking north-east from the island you reach Guangfu South Road along which lie countless wholesale fabric and accessory shops but it’s what lies behind them that’s more interesting… Read more
I recently designed some new business cards for Randomwire and instead of the normal multi-field affair I wanted to make it as simple as possible. Since my email address already contains my name, twitter handle, and website address I choose to show just that with a bit of markup to delineate each part:
A friend of me pointed out that someone had already done something similar but mine uses symbols rather than words as markup. I’m not sure which is more/less ambiguous but I’d like to think mine might work better in a multi-lingual environment.
I think the end result, printed by moo, came out quite well!
Over the past few years I’ve visited Guangzhou (广州) countless times for both work and travel, but besides the excellent cuisine, never found it particularly inspiring – it’s grey, heavily polluted and over congested. However, on my last trip I stumbled across an area which gave me a whole new perspective… Read more
As if being reborn and able see the world through the eyes of a child again, the first few months living in a new country is often termed the “honeymoon” period when even the mundane is new, fresh and exciting. Read more
I have to admit that first few small earthquakes I’ve felt in Tokyo have been equal measure unnerving and exciting. Before moving here I didn’t realise that they would be so frequent but apparently there are over 100,000 per year, most of which are so small they are unable to be felt. Read more