从包袋设计中收获自由|Xinxin’s Bagism




“A bag is a portable container, everyone has different taste or demand, or simply a brand preference. You have a special relationship with your bag, it is part of your personality but still exist independently. For me, it is the language in which I express my attitudes and aesthetics. “

Xin Zhao, an independent bag designer in Shanghai (people also call her “Xinxin“), shared some of her thinking with me in her studio.

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从花艺设计里吸取植物力量| Seine and her botanical power


Seine曾是一个平面设计师,为不同的商业用途设计各式各样的视觉方案,长期趴在电脑前加班的她决定休息一段时间来调整一下自己的职业规划。在一次偶然的机会下参加了一堂花艺的体验课,之后就顺其自然的坚持着慢慢的学了下来,在老师的鼓励下去日本完成了花艺教学的课程并取得了花艺讲师的证书。现在她成为了一个花艺师和老师,在上海的 J-Flower教室工作。一个随心的人,做着自己的喜欢的事情,也是很多人向往的状态。

Seine used to be a graphic designer, her role was more involved in finding visual solutions for various commercial use. After years of working in front of a computer, she decided to take a break and adjust her career direction. After trying out a floral design class, she felt she should keep on learning it. Now she already obtained a teaching certificate from Japan and started her floral teaching career in J-Flower Shanghai.

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从足球运动员变身用户体验师,是一种怎样的体验|How to play from football field to UX field


从足球运动员到裁判,又从体育记者到交互设计师,来自意大利的 Franco Papeschi 在自己成长的路途上更新过自己的梦想多次,最终在用户体验(UX)设计这个行当里找到了自己并将其运用到了对人们有意义的事情上。他之前曾在意大利,英国,荷兰工作过,并且还曾满揣着情怀去到了神秘的非洲在NGO里工作,携手当地的创业公司通过科技与服务来帮助当地贫困人群改善生活。2014年,Franco受到了EF英孚教育的邀请,与妻子一起迁居到了上海,任命为英孚教育的体验设计总监,为想要学习新语言的人们提供更好的数字化服务。

From football player to referee, from sport journalist to interaction designer, Franco Papeschi’s role has shifted several times in his professional career life, finally he settled down in user experience (UX) design applying his skills on the things that make people’s life easier and better. Italy, England and Netherlands, he has changed his working field in different countries, but it is not enough, he also went to work for an NGO in Africa trying to improve local people’s life through approachable technology and possible services together with local start-ups. In 2014, Franco and his wife moved to Shanghai by EF – Education First‘s invitation, started working as Director of Experience Design for them, designing digital services to help people who wants to learn a new language.

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和好玩的人一起做好玩的事 | Do fun things with fun people


新乐路是上海一条有名的时尚小店聚集地,但在这里我们提到的XINLELU.COM并非所指那条“新乐路”,而是一个创新型的时尚零售商。而我们的上海姑娘 Yilei 就是这个 “XINLELU” 的创始人与团队主导者。

Xinle Lu (Road) is a famous shopping street in Shanghai, but the “XINLELU.COM” we talk about here has nothing to do with that street, it is actually an innovative fashion retailer based in Shanghai. Yilei, a Shanghai girl with big dreams, is the founder and leader of this interesting venture.

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设计调研是一种思维方式和生活态度|A research on design researcher


这一次我带着强烈的私心,来到了设计调研专家石之慧在上海的家来做客兼采访。私心是因为我对设计调研的工作着迷 - 从调研中取得有用的洞察来帮助改变人们的生活。在这个“用户体验”当道的年代,你怎能不对设计调研产生好奇?

This time I came to visit the design research expert Zhihui Shi’s home in Shanghai with extra excitement. Extra excitement is because I am really fascinated by design research and I know how much fun it is to be a nerdy researcher to find out insights that can help making impact on people’s life.

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巴厘岛街拍,毫不逊色于巴黎街拍. Bali street fashion.


珀尼达岛(Nusa Penida)是巴厘岛东南面的一座离岛。大多数游客只是匆匆坐船到珀尼达岛的水域进行水上或水下活动,但这片陆地几乎被大家完全忽略了。Lonely Planet上对这里的介绍是如此描述的,“这是一片自由而天然的土地,它回答了我们这样的问题:如果旅行者从未踏足,那巴厘岛会是什么样子?” 但并没有一个旅行书对这个岛上的活动或景点有着具体的介绍,因为岛上的旅游业并不发达,也并没什么很正式的开发过的旅游景点。于是我们带着好奇心来到了这个暂时还未被大量游客摧残过的地方,这个谜一样的地方。就在这个冷门的目的地,给我们带来了一个又一个的惊喜。

Nusa Penida is a small island right next to Bali main island on the south-east side. Most of the tourists would just come here to enjoy the water sports, but the island itself has been largely overlooked. Lonely Planet says “It’s an untrammelled place that answers the question: what would Bali be like if tourists never came? ” There are not much details you will find on travel books about Penida’s sights or activities, and it doesn’t really have any formal sights or tourism infrastructure. But it is a good thing we thought, we like place that is untouristed. So we came and it all turned out great at the end, this island is full of surprises and awaits for discovery.

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上海姑娘在巴厘岛的别样生活 – Mia Chow in Bali





Have you ever daydreamed about moving to a tropical island to live? Mia Chow didn’t just day-dream about it, she made it all happen for real.

“I enjoy every moment of it.”
Mia replied to my question of “how’s life in Bali?” when I first met her in Ubud.

Mia Chow, a Shanghai girl in her early 20s, is living in Ubud Bali for one year already. After graduation, she has tried exploring her career interests in magazine editing, fashion styling and graphic design. Last year she went to Bali for short holiday and fell in love with this magical island immediately.

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辞职去旅行 – 骑摩托从上海到德国(下) Journey to the west – Motorbike trip from Shanghai to Germany – Part 2




有兴趣可以去看看他们的旅行博客 Monkey Kings: http://monkeykings.jimdo.com/

Following the last post about the journey to the west, this post showcases one of Chris and Matthias’s test drive’s gadgets. Before they headed out to the real adventure, they did quite a few short distance trip to test out all the equipment and have a better feeling of riding.

At the moment, they are already half way into their real journey, crossing the Asia & Europe continents in Turkey.

Please follow their travel blog Monkey Kings: http://monkeykings.jimdo.com/

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