Days 6-7: Shenzhen

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* Excellent, extensive Szechuan lunch with the Over a dozen dishes and an intense conversation we don’t notice how two hours pass. This is good. *Long discussions happen over shared Szechuan lunch.* /// At night, we relax by visiting one of the […]

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Day 5: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* At Taoyan Village we try to have breakfast. Somewhat overwhelmed by the long line behind us (you order as you go in) we randomly order everything kinda wrong, but still delicious. We end up with some sausages in rice and an […]

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Days 3-4: Shanghai

*Note: These are the more personal, non-work related notes to complement this blog post.* Day 3 is mostly a tourist day. It’s my first time in Shanghai, so I have some boxes to tick. First up, laundry service. Turns out the local laundry doesn’t just do service but also hotel delivery. Excellent. A fantastic almond […]

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Rotterdam delivers!

Michelle and I were invited to speak at a ThingsCon Salon in Amsterdam. Our local host and good buddy Marcel would put us up with his family – in Rotterdam. I hadn’t been, had heard many good things and met many exceedingly nice folks from there, and couldn’t wait to see it. Turns out, Rotterdam […]

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Sintra, Portugal

Historically, Sintra has been a retreat for the rich. Just a short trip south of Lisbon, the small mountain town situated in cooling valleys and woods, was an obvious choice to reatreat from the sweltering heat of the city. It’s gorgeous. Long before that, around the 8th century, it also was an important strategic military […]

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Souvenirs of Lisbon

One of the particularly enjoyable duties/joys I have in my life, since launching [Dearsouvenir magazine](http://dearsouvenir.com), is to scout for great souvenirs and souvenir shops wherever I go: Makers of traditional goods, local designers, haberdashers and the like. Before they even make it to the magazine, here’s a few early finds after a day of roaming […]

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Arrived in Lisbon

Arrived in Lisbon. It’s 5am and I’m wide awake. The sky hasn’t quite begun to lighten up. It’s a quiet and windy night. As I’m standing on the balcony a single cab quietly drives by. The neighbors are drying dresses and blankets off the balcony. I wonder why I can’t smell the sea. (Only later […]

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Dearsouvenir

Dearsouvenir is a digital travel and shopping magazine that helps explore a destination through souvenirs and the delightful stories behind them. In collaboration with Wolfgang Macht (Netzpiloten) & Carry-On Publishing. (website)

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The Good Home

The Good Home is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the future of living in our homes Co-founded this collaboration with Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, with a growing line-up of collaborators and contributors.(website)

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Prototype Pants #1

Over the last few months I’ve been on a bit of a performance wear kick. The reason is simple: I travel a lot. Michelle travels even more. The thing that most improves the travel experience (for me) is packing light. And the key to light packing is a set of clothes that gracefully handles all […]

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