ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Buy it now: the Dieter Rams handbag – DisneyRollerGirl – this reminds me of the kind of thing that would appeal to Chinese millennial luxury buyers. They’ve increased their luxury consumption sophistication in leaps and bounds Perspectives on Encryption and Surveillance – Lawfare – great set of essays on the interface of cryptography, privacy and […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week: Naomi Wu on the nascent open source culture developing in China. It isn’t just about China taking anymore but contributing. Ari Saal Forman’s Menthol 10s took a swipe at corporate culture and big tobacco. The ambiguous nature of the male host business in Japan is highlighted in this […]

Oprah time: Death Notice by Zhou Haohui

China has had a run in English literature at the moment. Cixin Liu has overturned the world of science fiction with his Three Body Problem trilogy of books. Zhou Haohui’s Death Notice promises a similar shake up in crime fiction. Death Notice takes place in 2002, the internet was changing Chinese society and the government […]

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

How A Cartel-Linked Murder Rocked A Wealthy Dallas Suburb | Texas Monthly – a great read. The painstaking research of the stalkers is like something out of The Wire. It also brings home how much telematics have fallen in cost and user complexity over the past two decades Why Yahoo Japan Needs to Be Part […]

Five for Friday | 五日(星期五) | 금요일에 다섯 가지

Things that made my day this week: The thing that blew me about this advert is how old school it feels and I mean it in a good way. High production values, great copywriting and beautifully shot. Pretty much everything that modern day adverts tend not to be with production being commoditised with the constant […]