Design & Lifestyle

Blessed be the ‘Placemakers’

With a tip of the hat to Monty Python… (Photo: stok.com) Architects and town planners. We know what they do. Now there’s the “placemaker”. It’s a new, philosophical, people-driven approach to ur...Read More

Airbnb vs Hotels

The gloves are off and we’re into the main fight. First round has definitely gone to the upstart start-up, Airbnb. Airbnb, just in case you’ve been living on another planet for the past fi...Read More

Help, I’m trapped in a box

Prisons and condominiums have a lot in common when you think about it. It’s all about a series of four walls. Walls, more walls, and still more walls. Endless walls everywhere. Of course Donald Trump ...Read More

Beaches back to the future

Over two years down the track and the results of Thailand’s ’great beach purge’ of 2014 can be seen in full view. Around the country there has been a massive clean up of the popular beach areas. Some ...Read More

Why architects are trashing modern house design

No matter if you are sitting on the outside looking in, or the inside looking out, that brand new designer house you built just doesn’t seem to work. I don’t know how often in the past year I’ve come ...Read More

Dig my mood, my digital mood

My travels take me across Asia and beyond but I’m constantly on the lookout for cool tips and insider news. On a recent trip to the Philippines two standout reads came onto my radar that are worth pas...Read More

Apple emoji’s to give property a face

Smile. Kiss. Frown. Or just giving a thumbs up have become a universal smartphone and computer language. Welcome to Emojitown, a place where words are not needed, until now. A new Apple announcement h...Read More

Hover Camera drone best new property invention for 2016

Beam me up Scottie is about to be the mantra of the real estate set given the imminent launch of the Zero Zero Robotics Hover Camera.  The brainchild of a Beijing group led by Meng Qui Wang, the book ...Read More

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