Category: quality | 質量 | 품질 | 品質

  • Armani on back to the office + more stuff

    Armani and work from home trend Armani, the eponymous luxury fashion label of Giorgio Armani posted advertisements in the Financial Times this week. The advertisements harked back to Armani’s looks of the 1980s and 1990s. But what I thought was most notable about the advertisements was their promotion of made-to-measure menswear. Armani is clearly putting…

  • Joy of ownership + more things

    Joy of ownership Visvim’s Toshiyuki Ueno in this film made in partnership with Porsche Japan, as we learn about the fundamental philosophy of ‘monozukuri’, or craftsmanship, behind the storied Japanese brand, as well as Ueno-san’s joy of ownership with long-lasting products. Ueno’s joy of ownership comes from products that are potential candidates of what I…

  • Tectonic shift + more stuff

    Tectonic shift The heat from radioactive processes within the planet’s interior causes the plates to move, sometimes toward and sometimes away from each other. This movement is called plate motion, or tectonic shift National Ocean Service of the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Zeitenwende German Chancellor Olaf Scholz declaration of a zeitenwende…

  • Land Warrior + more stuff

    Land Warrior programme The US Army’s Land Warrior programme was in development for some 33 years. The idea behind it is that better informed soldiers who are connected to support assets can do more with less and survive. Chris Capelluto put together a good accessible history of the programme. Burning chrome About a decade after…

  • The aesthete questions

    What is the aesthete? The Aesthete is found in the weekend edition of The Financial Times. It features in How To Spend It magazine supplement (recently rebranded HTSI). The Aesthete interview usually features some sort of taste maker or artist rather than the usual celebrity one would expect. Likely questions to be in the aesthete…

  • World of Visuals & more things

    World of Visuals Interesting trends interview that covers a lot of the issues influencing the interviewer calls the world of visuals. The world of visuals is considered to be influenced by everything from a desire for authenticity and video content to the metaverse. While the metaverse is immature (despite what you may here elsewhere), the…

  • Mobileye & more stuff

    Mobileye public offering by Intel Mobileye S-1 Teardown – by Doug O’Laughlin – Intel looks desperate in this examination of the Mobileye S-1 filing. Israeli origins Mobileye is an Israeli based business acquired by Intel. It specialises in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Its EyeQ series chips are used by pretty much…

  • Whats in my NOW readers – welcome

    I had completely forgotten that I had written my contribution to Whats in my NOW right at the end of August. Autumn is now well and truly here in London with rainy nights and a carpet of fallen leaves of various hues; we don’t really get spectacular fall colours a la upstate New York or…

  • The Korean Wave + more things

    The Korean Wave Hallyu The Korean Wave is exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Hallyu is actually a contraction of Han ryu which literally means The Korean Wave. Han meaning Korean (so the Korean written language is called Hangul) and ryu meaning wave. Forgotten War The exhibition was interesting from a London audience perspective.…