Saturday, July 19, 2008

Private property rights enforcement

A great example of private property rights enforcement when the state is weak. HT: Dani Rodrik.

The 10 most livable cities in CHINA

Monocle and many others have published the list of the world's most livable cities. Usually, no Chinese city appears in the list. What if you have to live in China but you can choose which city to live? Here's the list of the 10 most livable cities in China, based on opinion polls by Chinese.

Twist by 4 Use

The photo is from Excite Ism Concierge, July 18, 2008.

Moroso Twist tables, designed by 4 Use.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

If you have to say goodbye to your beloved one...

If you have to say goodbye to your beloved one, and if it hurts so much you don't know what to do, just acquire the characteristics of that person that you love. (Mikami Chisako, October 8, 2007)

I've probably been doing this unconsciously.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Electrolux E-dish

The photo is obtained from Excite Ism Concierge.

I hate electrical cookers. But if they come in style, I'm tempted.

Electrolux will start selling E-dish (see the picture above), which you can put anywhere in your kitchen as long as it connects to the power socket. That's a revolutionary concept.

And the design is sleek.

But I realize this is not an electric cooker. It is an induction cooker. It requires pans and pots tailored to such cookers...

Friday, July 04, 2008

Bang & Olufsen's exbition in Tokyo

The photo is obtained from Excite Ism Concierge

Excite Ism reports Bang & Olufsen's exhibition in Tokyo. The above is the photo of the exhibition entrance. The art director of this exhibition is Tatsuya Matui, a robot designer. The black parts of the floor reflect light, looking like the surface of a lake at night. Beautiful.