If you want to dive into HK’s housing problems and enjoy a holiday at the same time, this piece is a must-read. Inge Goudsmit and I collected Airbnb places in Hong Kong that will tell you everything about the city’s housing history and challenges. You’ll find the article here on Archined. Some other work from this summer: An article for FD on why modern slavery is still a driving force in our economy, written with Kathleen Ferrier and a column about why downloading the app ‘I’m getting arrested’ can be considered a political act in China. I’m making new research plans for the coming months… any interesting leads or ideas? Let me know.
It’s summer… even here in the Netherlands temperatures are on the rise. Regular visitors of our blog will remember the legendary Summer Refill Recipes of 2014 and 2013; some yummy smoothies to boost your energy while working through the hot and steamy season.
This year we turned our logo upside-down to do a Iced Popsicle series. In order to make these brown beauties, you only need a simple ice-cream mould and a couple of wooden sticks.
Brew some strong coffee… keep the coffee in the fridge for half an hour to cool down. In the meantime pour some of the cream (add sugar) into the mould and put it in the freezer. After 2 hours or so, you can add the cold coffee mixed with the cream-leftovers. The next day you can enjoy your favourite coffee in a frozen version:)… Happy weekend!
I wrote about the Boring City Project before, remember? It’s a research project on Hong Kong’s housing estates that I’m doing with Inge Goudsmit since we’re both interested in topics at the intersection of architecture and psychogeography.
This summer we heard that our proposal for a big article in MONU (an international architectural magazine) was accepted. So we re-worked our data into an article about the relationship between housing estates and indoor urbanism (the overall-theme for the october-issue).
Hong Kong is a dual city; a metropolis where numerous parallel indoor worlds co-exist alongside the traditional, intense and vibrant city. It was fascinating to dive into the history of why/where this urban fabric originated and how it influences Hong Kong’s citizens.
This is one of the infographics that we included in our set of images.
It’s always such a pleasure to work together with inspiring friends. My new year’s resolutions was: doing more projects with people I like… this is one of the results. A poster/flyer/cover for a conference in Cambridge about looted art in World War II (mostly from Jewish families in Europe). The stories are fascinating and the amazing photography says it all!
I haven’t been able to post in a while due to a super busy summer with work and a trip to Europe in September. But I’m planning to make it up to you by posting about my summer projects every day for a week.
#1 – The summer issue of HN magazine came out; chock full of travel-stories in Asia. Loved to work on this!
#2 – I made this logo for an architectural firm in Shanghai. Lines become spaces…
Awesome logo design for the summer done by wesleepintents.com. I love the simplicity and strong look&feel… makes me want to jump in the water with those guys, camp out and have lots of nature adventures for the coming two months:).
Any suggestions on logo’s that really make you long for the summer ahead? Or any good Hong Kong adventures you can share for people who’ll have a ‘staycation’ this year (like me:-))? Let me know!
What to do during energy-sucking hot and humid weekends in Hong Kong? This type of iced-coffee always gets my creative juices flowing:). Make some strong coffee with your French press, add a lot of ice-cubes and start experimenting with the secret ingredient; spoons full of sweet condensed milk:)! You can find a more detailed recipe here.
To me, coffee and creativity are always connected to each other… whether it’s fuel for conversations with inspiring people or the getting-the-right-state-of-mind drink for a productive morning behind a laptop. How’s that with you:)?
Yesss I’m on a workation the coming three weeks in Amsterdam, Italy and Berlin. Very much looking forward to be inspired again by my loved ones and all those beautiful European cities. I need to work a bit too but since I read this article about a couple who have taken their virtual office to 24 locations, turning the process of traveling while working into a science, I’m actually looking forward to that part of the trip as well. Bon Voyage friends;-)