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Melbourne vs Tokyo β€” a tale of two approaches to design

This is a succinct way to sum up a major difference between design in the west vs design in the east; both examples are effective, ie, they solve the problem of cars or trucks driving into area they are not wanted, but one’s execution is cheap/efficient, while the other is beautiful/timeless. Further, the design of each subconsciously signals how they should be treated: with vandalism and art, or with respect. Further, the design of each subconsciously signals how they should be treated: with vandalism and art, or with respect.

Australia, March 2014

Wading through the backlog Resting up from my knee surgery I’ve had some time to go through a sizeable backlog of travel photographs patiently waiting inside Lightroom. Today marks my first blog post in three months, and it contains a link to 100 images taken on our March trip back to Australia. The first half or so shot in Adelaide during the week of Craig And Lisa’s wedding. The second half shot in and around Melbourne’s CBD (downtown for y’all Americans).

Melbourne and the Fuji X100S

(hit the image for large version :) Tonight I had a chance to edit my first crop of photos from my Fuji X100s. I bought this camera mere days before I left for Australia, knowing I wanted to restrict myself to a single lens, and to force myself to 35mm focal length. The problem was, I don’t own a 35mm lens. I put in an order to hire a 35mm 1.4 L lens for my Canon 5D mkII β€” my usual travel camera β€” but changed my mind at the last minute and instead took a punt on a $1300 camera, some SD cards, and two extra batteries.

Vue de Monde

For Fox‘s birthday[1. And Michelle’s belated birthday, at least as far as Kelly and I were concerned.] a bunch of us smashed a dinner Vue de Monde, in Melbourne. Willo flew in from Sydney and Kelly flew in from KL to attend. (I was already in Melbourne at the time so I am not as impressive a friend as Kelly or Willo *shrug*). Wait wait wait. Before I begin, I must confess Michelle has already written a post about the evening.