Tag Archives: Bali

What Price Tranquility?

By | April 20, 2008

It struck me, as I lay on a chaise longue at the Conrad Bali trying to filter out the drone of the jetskis, that hotels are selling a complicated product. My wife, for example, loves the clean, crisp white sheets and thick feather pillows of a king-size bed. Others go for the food, some for the ambience, some… Read More »

What Your Product Does You Might Not Know About

By | May 27, 2007

Empty vodka bottles used for selling petrol, Bali Tools often serve purposes the designers didn’t necessarily intend — increasing their stickiness for users but in a way not clearly understood by the creator. Take the System Tray in Windows for example (and in the bar, whatever it’s called, in Macs.) And this array currently sitting in my overburdened… Read More »

Hotel To Guests: Use Skype

By | March 7, 2007

It seems that hotels are finally making the best of a bad thing and realising the old days of fleecing their guests with overpriced phone calls are past. In fact, one hotel is suggesting that in fact it is on the customer’s side, if this ad from today’s IHT by Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels is anything to go… Read More »

Loose Launch (Or How to Throw a Book Party in Bali)

By | October 2, 2006

Loose Wire, the book, was launched last night at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali. It was great to have such a large turnout and gratifying to sell out all copies! More have been shipped in for today’s session of the festival, and can be found at the Java Books stall at Indus. What particularly delighted… Read More »

Loose Launch

By | September 18, 2006

By the way, here’s a link to the invitation to the launching of the book. Needless to say, all readers of the blog are welcome. And Bali is a beautiful place: Sunday 1 October 2006 Venue Tutmak Café, Jl. Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali (during the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival) Time 5:30-6:30pm. I can’t really advise on places… Read More »