I’m Fabian. I take ideas and combine them with other ideas to make new ideas. An economics professor pitched the concept to me as recombinating back in 2011. It’s the only thing I remember from his class (aside from the sing-song way in which he said “Dis-ruuuuup-tive In-no-vhaaaaaa-tion”).

Ahem. Hopefully I’ll eventually have time to put those new ideas into words, and then I’ll put them here. But mostly I just take photos of things that I’m up to and put them on Instagram.

I am obsessed with

  • Coffee.

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  • Things that don’t have to be mechanical anymore but are still stubbornly mechanical.

Typewriters Flip clocks Heater controls

(It’s probably because digital isn’t always better. ‘The Best Interface is No Interface’ by Golden Krishna unpacks this really well.)

  • New technology, like this notebook that has pages made out of limestone. The pages are really soft and strangely not taut like normally paper (in case you were wondering).

  • Really well-designed products,

like this clock and this umbrella.

  • Making technology cheaper and more accessible, and making technology easier for everyone to use and understand.

  • Creative business, and the idea that profit and social impact aren’t mutually exclusive.

  • The way the Internet is shaping culture and culture shapes the Internet. Recommend reading: The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr.

  • Travel ✈️

  • Emoji. No, seriously, it’s fascinating as a cultural phenomenon.

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