Modernist Ruin and Renovation

Kep, Cambodia was a stylish seaside resort for French colonialists in the mid 20th century. From the New York Times – “… the French colonialists established a beach retreat during…

Vietnamese Vessel Design

The construction of the working boats on the Mekong reflects the scrappy ingenuity of the Vietnamese that build and operate them — Retro-fitted Toyota truck prop engines, re-used rubber tire…

Motor Memory

An elder on the island of Gilli Air in Indonesia watches his son fish the reef. His grandson plays with some of the other boys on the island on an…

Motorbike as Platform

Why have motorbike manufacturers not developed kits for transporting various cargo, 3 or more passengers, or surfboards? After spending 6 months in South Asia, I started to see the Honda…

Artist to Audience Ratio

At one of the local Legong Dance Performances in Ubud, Bali, 15 percussionists and 10 dancers entertained a crowd of 10 people.…

Angkor

Selected photos from a week at Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples.

Gilli Taxi

The Gilli Islands off Lombok, Indonesia are car-free, coral fringed islands. Now that the islands are squarely on the South Asian backpacker and mid-ranger path, local taxi drivers have designed…

Elect by Number

Sri Lankan parliamentary election, 2010. Numbers signify candidates as part of their postering campaigns. The numbers match the candidate’s listing on the ballots.…

Kite Surfing = Death

“Country” is an Indonesian outdoor adventure company who’s graphic language is unfortunately too similar to the classic Marlboro advertisements for cigarettes. I can’t imagine the graphic designer or the business…

Value Matrix

After 6 months on the road in Asia, I started to plot the balance between services and value. I sketched this matrix of “luxury” vs. “cheap chic” attributes and amenities…
Projects
Neighborland
Civic engagement platform that empowers residents to shape the development of their neighborhoods.
Red Antenna
Design agency based in New York City. Founded in 2001, the studio focuses on cultural, non-profit, and community projects.
Yahoo Ad Platform
Design management of an interaction design team who researched, prototyped, and designed a new advertising platform.
Yahoo Autos
Creative direction of the Yahoo Autos product redesign, resulting in the most popular Autos research web site.