Category Archives: China

China Beijing Proportions


The picture The size of the bicycle in relationship to its parking space. The security chains in relationship to the likelihood of partial/total theft. The protection plastic wrapped around the saddle in relationship to the rusty rest of the bicycle. The reader The size of … Read More

China Suzhou Duct Tape 1

Duct Taped Scooter

Most things can be bandaged and fixed with a roll of good old duct tape.

China Beijing Welcome 2

The Welcome Frog

A typical Chinese “Welcome” door mat in the picture below and a branded interpretation by frog design in their Jing’An district Shanghai studio in the picture above. Zàijiàn China, until next time.

China Beijing Brands 2

Philips Backpack Meets Canon Jacket

What objects and surfaces are suitable for branding? How about your private/corporate brand? Which kind of interaction and experience can or should be branded? Now factor in time, context and advertising. Branded new world.

China Bejing Tools Of The Trade

Tools of the Trade II

Photojournalist setup: Fullframe + Wide Angle Zoom accompanied by APS-C + Tele Zoom. Also: Tools of the Trade I. Since you asked: no, those are not mine.

China Bejing Oasis


Power and wifi are the water of todays digital nomads.

China Suzhou Color Palette 2

Color Palettes

Textures and color palettes in Suzhou, China.

China Qufu Building Blocks

Building Blocks

Depending on where in the world you grew up and spent most of your lifetime, a first time visit to China will put your understanding of “big” into perspective. The multitude of building projects is jaw dropping – a housing bubble or merely an appropriate … Read More

China Hangzhou Fortune Teller

Fortune Tellers

How does a digital fortune teller compare with someone more flesh and bone offering the same service? What is the value proposition of a fortune teller? To what degree is the medium the message? How would your answers affect pricing, appropriateness of different contexts or … Read More

Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster

Gargles Blasted

Spicy: The earthly version of a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster at the Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai. Thought of the day: for the researcher of human experience, when is time to up the ante? How can you feed extremly contextualized experience back into the design process? What … Read More

Shanghai Bus Ride

Bus Hopping

An average of 2 Yuan (0,15$ or 0,11€) buys you a bus ride in Shanghai. Remember to take a picture of the bus stop sign if you can’t read Chinese characters. You might get (unintentionally) lost and visual reminders are helpful companions in distress.