Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Umbrella Machine

Machine to bag up your umbrellas so they don't drip on the wood floor in this public museum. I thought it was a nice detail that would save tons of water damage to a quality floor.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Child in Park, Macau

Gotta love gems like this. Took this one yesterday during a day trip to Macau. Great place, with a lot of character and charm that goes beyond the many casinos located on the island.

Fast is Never Enough with Theo Walcott

The creative agencies behind Nike's TV spots usually come up with some good stuff. This one is no different. They usually take a more serious/inspirational mentality with the Football(Soccer) ads than they do with the basketball, and being a soccer player myself I can't help but get the chills when I'm watching them.

Via: Hypebeast

Friendly Bar Staff

My buddy is teaching English in Shanghai, and he sent me this picture of a sign outside of one of his favorite bars to go to.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Interesting Medicine Packaging

This is a new way of thinking about medicine packaging. It makes sense to choose your medicine based on your symptoms. Plus the packaging is biodegradable. Designed by the firm ChappsMalina. Check out their website here.

Solve the Untangle?

Always hate tangled headphones. This provides an interesting solution, except I wonder how well it would wrap around the iPod during storage.

Via: Core77

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Suits Suits Suits

Gotta love a slim cut, well-tailored suit. I am planning to get my hands on a couple for cheap before I leave. I feel that younger men in America are afraid to get a well tailored suit, or do not know the rules of a correct fit. If you buy a suit at a department store it should be necessary to get it custom fit to your body. Your jacket should not look like you picked it right out of your dad's closet. Too much? Ok, Ill stop.

Pics via: The Sartorialist

Chrissie Chau

Count on Mark and I to have found the hottest model in Hong Kong. This girl is everywhere on signs and billboards throughout the city. She haunts (but not really) our dreams.
Case and point - this is in every single metro station at least in 30 spots. We can't seem to escape her stare...and really have no desire to.

August 21-22

They warn you about everything here. You can't even cross the street in the wrong place without being warned at least 5 times.
I don't know about you, but when I think of a Chinese arcade game...something like this comes to mind.
Some not-so-good english funny signs.
Waiting for the MTR train inside of Tai Wai station.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Day 2 in HK

Most efficient public transportation system I have ever seen. They tell people where to line up and enter the train, and unlike America people actually do line up and wait in the specified spots. Efficiency = good design.
I love the look of this door.
Writing on concrete walls which I found everywhere. Possibly relates to construction information for that certain building or structure...but then again I don't read Cantonese.
Interesting little dove logo on the back of an old tractor I saw at the Monastery.
10,000 Buddhas Monastery.
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10,000 Buddhas Monastery.
More painted characters.
Space is at a premium, so clothes are often dried out the window on a pole and pulley.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aug 19th Cont'd

Really dynamic view of underneath a highway overpass
Try ordering off this menu and see what you get.
The growth of China exhibit. Frisch's big boy?
Retro ad from the 50's and 60's during the growth of plastics
Some company identifiers. Im a sucker for red and white.

August 19, 2009

Cool gate to a small dwelling in the hills above HK.
The house where I am spending the first couple of days. A compound built with a European influence. Used as a Japanese interrogation center during their occupation in WW2.

Greetings from Hong Kong

Im back into blogging now, except I want to use this blog to post any cool design/art that I see during my time in Hong Kong. My initial reaction of this city is that of awe, and I am happy to see that as a city they embrace design as much as the next great city. So keep checking in, as I am gonna try and keep my eyes open...and bring my finds to you!