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Archive for August 2010


“Me no speak English”  doesn’t help much as an answer to a pressing question when you’re in a country  whose language you don’t speak and when you are desperately trying to communicate in that other language which supposedly is the global lingua franca. It is an emergency – you need the loo  - how you [...]

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Girls, this post is exclusively for you. It’s a shoe post. The other day I had three grave problems to solve: a) An event to go to, but no shoes to match my gown, b) Tight evening shoes with high heels always hurt my feet. But a long dress requires heels, c) It was going [...]

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It happens after every cup of tea – your white mugs look as if they originate from a different century. The tea stains the inside of the mug or cup and it doesn’t come off in the dish washer, nor when you clean them by hand. You rub and rub and use lots of soap [...]

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An invention that explains itself with no need for a manual: a window that becomes a balcony. Who thought of that? A young Dutch architect who believes everyone in our crowded cities should have access to the outside from their own apartment. Meet Michiel Hofman and learn what drives him in the problem solver interview. [...]

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