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 […]

Throwback gadget: Nokia N950

Nokia N950 origins The Nokia N950 was designed at a weird time. Nokia’s position as the premier smartphone maker was under siege from Android and iPhone after seeing off the Palm OS and numerous iterations of Windows Phone. Nokia had missed the boat on devices with capacitive touch displays. It was using a smartphone operating […]

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

Things that made my day this week: Yohji Yamamoto at the Oxford Union More awesome than your Apple Watch – This Casio G-Shock Watch Transforms into Optimus Prime – Technabob To coincide with the re-issue of Miles Davis – Rubberbrand EP – Amerigo Gazaway has done a remix and a mix of Miles Davis back catalogue. […]

Oprah time: Thoughts on Design by Paul Rand

Paul Rand’s slim book Thoughts on Design was originally written after World War 2 when he was in his 30s. He hadn’t yet done some of his most iconic work such as the IBM or TV network ABC. Straight out of the gate it focuses on design and its applicability to the job in hand. […]

In praise of (D)SLR camera

If you still use a camera nowadays given the usefulness of smartphones, the phrase mirrorless has become de rigueur. Photography like most other things in life have become progressively more digital. Technology is increasingly mediating every aspect of our experiences. I still like ‘mirrored’ or single lens reflex cameras. Digital single lens reflex cameras free […]