Buns, Balls, and Crabs

…Or, how I ate my way through Taipei in five days and lived to tell the tale. (Part 1 of several parts)

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Entrance to Keelung Miaokou Night Market. Taiwan is crazy with night markets and they’re fabulous places to eat, drink, eat, shop, eat, meet friends… and eat

This was a company-sponsored bonding trip that happened mid-2013. Yes, a bit late to be posting it now more than a year later, but you know how it is — sometimes things just pile up! So Taiwan. Had to admit, it’s not on my travel bucket list (I don’t really have an actual list; but when pressed on where to go, I can name a few places) — in fact, it’s not even top of mind of places that I would consider visiting. Blame a friend’s comments more than a decade or so ago when she was on a business trip to Taipei and had a miserable time of it because ordinary people didn’t speak English and there were not enough signages in English to make your way around on your own. But since then, had heard great things about Taipei and Taiwan in general, so when the office went for a trip there, I was excited. Who wouldn’t be, when it was practically a free trip to go gallivanting?

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“Yes, BOOKS. You know, the bound volumes with ink on paper. You cannot turn them off with a switch. Tell your kids.”

“My job is to ask this question: What do stories look like?”

“I am all for the iPad, but trust me, smelling it will get you nowhere.”

— Chip Kidd on designing book covers. Kidd is a rock star in the book design world. I love it when artists have a great sense of humor. Love him! Have fun watching!

My new desktop designer wallpaper. So cute and inspirational at the same time. This one is by artist Rafa Nen. See other designer desktops in Design Milk.

For my phone, I used a variation of this design by Catrina Dulay based on one of Coco Chanel’s pithy bon mots.

Salvador Dalí’s real masterpiece: The logo for Chupa Chups Lollipops

The next time you lick that lolly, think of Dali. 😉

Salvador Dalí’s real masterpiece: The logo for Chupa Chups Lollipops

From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, beloved children’s classics as minimalist posters

Sometime back, I posted about some minimalist posters that I want in my non-existent house. To add to those, I want these! They’re sooo beautiful!

Oh, and I posted about those Stephen King posters sometime in March as well. Weird coincidence!

[image from brainpickings.org]

From Rapunzel to The Little Red Riding Hood, beloved children’s classics as minimalist posters