Travel

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…
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…
Not So Slack Line
Local surfer on Gilli Air practices his balance on a Gibbon slack line tied between two coconut trees.…
Outrigged
Fishermen off the coast of Mirissa, Sri Lanka trolling for big fish with homemade outrigging.…
Diamonds, Fur, Caviar … and Kopi Luwak
From Wikipedia: Kopi luwak, or civet coffee, is coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet and other related civets, then…
Travel Research Sketch
Sketch of a travel research workflow for planning a trip to the Greek islands.…
All Stars
After 10 months on the road, a few pieces of gear stood out in addition to my iPhone and Crocs. Our original packing list was pretty extensive, and here are…
Umbrella
An afternoon downpour in Bali drenched the rice fields.  We were sitting at a local café waiting for the rain to pass, drinking a beer and eating rice and blood…
Maslow Remix
From Wikipedia » Maslow’s hierarchy is one of the first theories used as a basis for understanding consumers’ motives for action. Marketers have historically looked towards consumers’ needs to define…