Junction are minimal desk accessories created by Taipei-based designers Singular Concept. The idea came from the pumping valves, drainage pipes that are hidden in the corners of train terminals and abandoned factories. Imaging the circulation in between pipelines and junctions, gives inspiration to the installation of table top of everyday life. Junction is designed to be a standalone container for cut flower, or to form a set of stationary holder that can mix and match.
So, Houtong is a hillside coal mining town northeast of Taipei. The mining industry tanked in the 90’s, and a lot of folks left the town - which apparently ended up with a large population of abandoned cats. (Shame on you people.) BUT - a few years ago, one of the locals posted about the place online and it went viral, so now it’s a popular tourist attraction!
Just a few of the many photos I took on a recent trip to northern Taiwan. I’ve been really enjoying street/travel photography lately - it’s a great way to explore, study lighting, people-watch, find the little details hidden in the world, and to practice composition on the fly. I’ll be posting more photosets from the trip here on my tumblr over the next two weeks!
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A cyclist rides by The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, which is a national landmark monument and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph by Theerasak Saksritawee
The sleek and modern interior design is a blend of Eastern and Western influences, with gleaming marble floors, elegant dark woods, and Sung Dynasty inspired artworks. Rooms are exquisitely decorated in creamy neutral tones, and feature high-ceilings, state-of-the-art amenities, and spectacular views.
The hotel’s prize-winning restaurants serve everything, from Japanese and Cantonese cuisines to gorgeous Italian fare, while the spa – perched on the 40th floor – includes a fabulous rooftop swimming pool and an ultramodern fitness center.