Monthly Archives: June 2013

The high cost of offshore clothing


Photo: AP/A.M. Ahad You probably heard about the horrible tragedy at the garment factory in Bangladesh last month.  More than a 1000 workers died when the factory they were laboring in collapsed.  Some American brands that source their products from Bangladesh … Continue reading

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What a blast!


I just got back from the Dwell on Design conference in L.A., and I had a really great time.  Michela O’Connor Abrams, the President of Dwell Media, invited me down to be a presenter at the conference.  Michela and I … Continue reading

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Nissan is turning over a new Leaf


I am very happy to report that soon you will be able to buy an all-electric Nissan Leaf manufactured by members of our extended American family.  Nissan has been building cars in Smryna, Tennessee for the last few years.  It … Continue reading

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I think I’m about to hurl!


If you were strolling down the street in almost any Chinese city, the animal body parts displayed above would almost certainly be on offer: chicken feet, pig snouts, all your favorites.  It seems the Chinese just can’t get their fill … Continue reading

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What a beautiful ringtone!


I still remember the first time I saw a cell phone.  I was working at Murphy’s Pub in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle.  One afternoon, me and an English buddy of mine Jimmy were drinking at the bar.  Jimmy was … Continue reading

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