“Yeah, they were right”

16 things my mentors told me, and I realized those are gold after a year in Amsterdam. Plus six pieces of advice to the younger me. *** I obtained these lessons some years ago before moving to Amsterdam. After a year and a half stepping out from my routines in Jakarta, I have encountered several … Continue reading “Yeah, they were right”

13 Things I learned from Amsterdam’s Planners

*** These are the gist from informational interviews with some planners in Amsterdam. The lessons written below is not directly quoted from those planners. Each points is written according to the author's interpretations and understanding of the conversation. The Planners: Ben Armistead, Head of Planning, 180 Amsterdam Emma Wiseman, Global Planning Director, Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam Maximilian Weigl, … Continue reading 13 Things I learned from Amsterdam’s Planners

Laws of Simplicity: Subtract the obvious, add meaning.

Who need to read this book? People who have the interest to simple design, technology, and life. What did it tell me?  Modern humans are looking for a simpler way of living. With the rapid development of technology, our world is (uncomfortably) full. These days, people not just buy, but love, designs that can make … Continue reading Laws of Simplicity: Subtract the obvious, add meaning.