Collection of thoughts about research, design and something else.

This is extreme. Actually I have been in HK and prices for rooms are crazy - even the most humble accommodation.

This is extreme. Actually I have been in HK and prices for rooms are crazy - even the most humble accommodation.

TRUST YOUR EYES (IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CHINA)

Top executives need to go to China and stay for a couple of weeks. Visit Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin. And while you’re at it, spend a few days in Taipei. Then go back again.

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If you really want to know what’s happening in Chinese-speaking Asia, the statistics tell only part of the story. For the rest of the story, trust your eyes.

I do agree with the idea of going and seeing, but I do believe that anyway a couple of weeks is no way enough to know and learn about China. Staying there a couple of weeks you can only pretend to know China and the Chinese market.

 

Mandare tutto all’aria, by Cerise Doucède, Égarements. 

Mandare tutto all’aria, by Cerise Doucède, Égarements. 

Cool DIY post service #copenhagen

Cool DIY post service #copenhagen

Tutti a tavola! is an innovative initiative for fundraising. Instead of asking you money for charity, they invented a game. Last thursday, friday and today, instead of spending time deciding what to cook for lunch or dinner, the organizers give you a list of Milan chefs who designed a menu with three courses. You can pick one, follow the recipes and buy at the grocery stores all around Piazzale Lagosta, Milan. While you are buying, you are asked if you want to add an euro - that will be used by the organizers to buy food for people in need, and get a sticker. If you get 5 stickers, you will be given a bag with the whole recipe book and a magazine, “La cucina italiana”. By the way we picked Cesare Battisti, chef at Ratanà, Milan. I like this gamification supporting fund-raising!

Tutti a tavola! is an innovative initiative for fundraising. Instead of asking you money for charity, they invented a game. Last thursday, friday and today, instead of spending time deciding what to cook for lunch or dinner, the organizers give you a list of Milan chefs who designed a menu with three courses. You can pick one, follow the recipes and buy at the grocery stores all around Piazzale Lagosta, Milan. While you are buying, you are asked if you want to add an euro - that will be used by the organizers to buy food for people in need, and get a sticker. If you get 5 stickers, you will be given a bag with the whole recipe book and a magazine, “La cucina italiana”. By the way we picked Cesare Battisti, chef at Ratanà, Milan. I like this gamification supporting fund-raising!

Alitalia is trying hard to show how better is to fly to Rome instead of getting there by train. “You have time to buy a present for your wife too!”. Are high speed trains still better?

Alitalia is trying hard to show how better is to fly to Rome instead of getting there by train. “You have time to buy a present for your wife too!”. Are high speed trains still better?

CONAI is promoting the separate collection of rubbish making people play. October is the month dedicated to learning how to separate waste and they think that the game is the best way to do it.

CONAI is promoting the separate collection of rubbish making people play. October is the month dedicated to learning how to separate waste and they think that the game is the best way to do it.

Vending Machine / Coop / Turin. Doing my research about vending machine, I realize that it’s hard to trust food vending machines - won’t it be already expired? And why they hardly ever sell fresh food? While I trust meds and similar supply vending machines, I’m still not sure about food ones…

Vending Machine / Coop / Turin. Doing my research about vending machine, I realize that it’s hard to trust food vending machines - won’t it be already expired? And why they hardly ever sell fresh food? While I trust meds and similar supply vending machines, I’m still not sure about food ones…