I went to Hong Kong and Australia a few months ago and relished at the idea of bringing back “things”. When going to a foreign land, your wallet gets a little out of control and I looked forward to bringing back treasures from the east, like some Marco Polo in a dress with a credit… Continue reading Unexportables
Hackday today at RIG with James and Phil and I thought I’d share what I came up with. I’ve been using Google MyMaps for about 4 years now, mapping out the cities I visit and live in with pins that often relate to food and culture. I share them a lot and most of them… Continue reading Tiny Useful Things: MyTravelMaps
London, Paris, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Milan, San Francisco. My way.
I was fortunate enough to attend the Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium on “The City as a Platform” in fabulous NYC last week and thought i’d share my Ignite-style talk. This event and talk was an opportunity for me to do 4 things: – talk about something that’s related to my design interests – break… Continue reading Deep city
A friend was telling me about the desert, so I googled it. never expected to see this. View Larger Map Makes me want to travel. Now.
In order to force myself in taking a vacation, (the last time was 2003 which involved a trip backpacking in Spain with my best friend at the time. Unfortunately our friendship never recovered but that’s another story.) I’ve been wasting time trying to find the good places to enjoy significantly fantastic food in the UK.… Continue reading Know where you live and where to eat
Lovely poem by Wendy Cope I read in the Underground the other day. On Waterloo Bridge, where we said our goodbyes, the weather conditions bring tears to my eyes. I wipe them away with a black woolly glove And try not to notice I’ve fallen in love. On Waterloo Bridge I am trying to think:… Continue reading After the Lunch
One way to level up in European immigration as a foreigner is to have an italian parent (my father in this case) as since the mid 90s Italy recognises citizenship for people with parents or grandparents who were born in Italy. This now means I am pretty much free to live in Europe for the… Continue reading Viva Italia!
This is what happens when you’re in love. In love with where you live. You go through 2 days of Tube strike, you watch the city you love not even make it to the top 50 most liveable cities and generally go to shit with the economy. But it doesn’t matter to you, love is… Continue reading 6:34
I dusted this off of the old Ivrea archives and thought of posting it as the plethora of mapping services and geo locative stuff these days still doesn’t seem to have addressed some of the thoughts that Didier and I were having over the spring of 2005. The idea was simple: if you’re a tourist,… Continue reading Traveltag or how we thought of mapping in 2005