Mu-An Chiou

Photos

4 pretzels of different flavors. Salt, pumpkin seed, sesame seed, sunflower seed.

I think I did good. 👩🏻‍🍳

One salted pretzel.

Proper salt! Perfection!

Sunflower seed pretzel.

Kinda cute.

On a rainy day, a cat sheltering under scaffolding with wooden panels and blue wooden panels beneath him.

He had no intention to come to me. That’s OK.

A rocky beach and a pier under a cloudy sky.

Brighton Pier with the Hefsons!

shop sign reading cuttefish eco salons, a dark green building with black doors and brick pavement.

Good colors in Brighton.

A bowl of soupy udon noodles with bok choy, shrimp, tofu, carrot.

I miss proper 鍋焼きうどん. Still have that lingering cough.

A crow standing on top of the Joseph Beck memorial fountain and a dog standing by the side looking leftwards to its owners.

Animals are not part of the structure fyi. @ Clissold Park, London

Shakshuka (dish) with feta and green garnish in a metal pan.

With shakshuka in the menu, everything else dissipates.

A brutalist fire station with read doors and exposed concrete. A dog and a child appears on the edge of the photo.

All the brutalist buildings! @ Stoke Newington, London

Bath soft cheese, canned mackerel, and canned crab pate on a stool, and salzstangen at the corner of the photo.

Gifts from @ericafustero ♥︎

Wine bar in a restaurant with black boards on a bricked white wall with wine selections and pendent lamps hanging from the ceiling.

St. John with the perfect carrots.

Hallway inside of a rounded structure with lights coming from the inner side of the circle and intense shadow.

Barbican again.

A black cat hiding behind plants looking straight at the camera.

♥︎ curious & skittish.

A black walking on a half wall looking directly at the camera.

Much love for black cat bbs ♥︎

Barcelona street art with bright blue background and a woman sitting on another woman with her back shaped like a string instrument, being played.

Being played. @ Barcelona

Models of skirt frames from the 1600s to the 1800s. @ Barcelona

Waist and organs were optional body parts for women. @ Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

White building internal with slopes going up and down between floors, white columns, and minimalist paintings on the front wall.

w/ javier.computer :) @ Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Black and white photo of a building with long horizontal rectangle frames and mirroring wall.
Building with mirror and gird exterior creating slanted grid shadow on the floor. (black and white)
Old but pristine white residential building with exquisite exterior decor under a clear blue sky.

Madrid is fine. Best hosts as always Vicent & Mark.

A timeline of historical, international design, spanish design, and technological advancement events.

Coincidence? I think not???

Candle-lit dinner in an apartment with about 12 people with the chef explaining the food at the end of the table.

As luck would have it. ♥︎

Exterior of Real Fabrica, a roaster, with dark green window/door frames and white walls.

All my favorite colors. @ Lisbon

Giant seemingly ancient paintings of naked women on a stairwell in a mall.

@ Embaixada, Lisbon

A tiny cafe on a slope with pink external walls and white floor to ceiling window frames and blocks of grey panels.

“Yes this cafe is extremely Mu-An.” says Kasima. The owner was a graphic designer in his previous life :) @ Dramático, Lisbon

A lawn with a few ducks chilling on it, in front of a brutalist building with text on the exterior wall that reads MUSEU CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN.

MUSEU CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN @ Lisbon

Green Hydrangea flower in focus with a white one out of focus in the foreground.

Neutral Hydrangea ♥︎ @ Estufa Fria

A big green house perhaps about 4 stories tall, on the right side there’s a tiny human over looking all the plants.

A big green house, human for scale. @ Estufa Fria

Gigantic monstera leaves with holes the size of two fingers. Fingers at the corner of the shot for scale.

Monstera as promised. Fingers for scale. @ Estufa Fria

Tongue-like plant with berry-like fruits.

👅. @ Estufa Fria

Monstera wall behind a odd furry tree that I don’t know the name of.

A collection of Monstera photos to follow. @ Estufa Fria

different types of ferns covering the whole shot.

Prepare for a whole series of these. @ Estufa Fria

Selfie in from of a blurry mirror in a magazine store holding some books in my hand.

♥︎ @ Under the cover, Lisbon

Brown door, bright blue sign, dark bluish green tiling, burgundy window frame and handrails, white trimmings.

So in love with all the color combinations here. @ Lisbon

Shop from of Picanha a restaurant, featuring a dark green wide wooden door, with hand written sign. windows on the first floor featuring dark green rails.

One day I wish to live in a place with a green door. @ Picanha, Lisbon

Guards in front of the parliament building in Lisbon wearing sunglasses and sneakers. A flight of stairs in the foreground, two pillars in between the two guards.

🕶️ & 👟 @ São Bento Palace

Shop window displays of canned seafood with colorful illustrations. Outside of the window there are two planters of flowers.

Would it be ridiculous of me to bring back cans of fish in my luggage?

Wide black doors on the side of the street with black walls creating a contrast to the nearby white and pink buildings.

Good walls @ Lisbon

A statue in the center of the photo with seatings designed by Arne Jacobsen (Ant chairs) in front of it.

MNNA @ Lisbon

View from a park towards a building with blue and white tiles on the ground floor and pink on the first.

@ Lisbon

Teal tiled 2-story building with tall windows and outside AC units.

@ Lisbon

A light box that says Frangasqueira Nacional on a wall in a restaurant with plants and artwork as decorations.

Frangasqueira Nacional @ Lisbon

Selfie in the reflection of a framed painting in a hotel room with green walls and green throws.

Portuguese green ✌🏼 @ Hoxton, Lisbon

sunset in london, pink to purple gradient, street lamps in a distance.

Avoided all the rain and got all the sun today. ♥︎ @ London

An archway connecting buildings with glass panels and black metal structure.

State of the Browser 2022. ♥︎ @ Barbican Center, London

A conservatory with tropical plants spanning across 4 stories.

Finally @ Barbican Center, London

A restaurant across the street with blue doors, big windows, row of potted plants.

Cold air, coffee, friends. I miss everything. @ London

London underground carriage wall in a repeated arch pattern.

◡ ◡ ◡ ◡ ◡ ◡ ◡ ◡ ◡

A cat walking on a half wall towards the camera in the foreground and in the background there’s just trash.

This is out of focus but I like it and like a cat that came to me for pets.

Multi-story modernist residential building with exposed concrete and steel reinforcements with steel and big horizontal windows spanning across each room.

@ 2 Willow Road by Ernö Goldfinger. (National Trust)

The back of a woman wearing a raincoat with black jeans and flats looking at a pug walking from the left side of the photo, in front of modernist building.

@jlord and dog. @ 2 Willow Road

Two houses side by side one in light teal, one in ruddy brown.

Modern House

squirrel, bushes, signs.

One squirrel.

Bangkok airport ceiling arch.

Kinda miss this transfer too. @ BKK

Skylight shadow casting on the floor with two red floor markings.

The red dots symbolize how stressed out I am about this trip (compartmentalized). @ BKK

New growth on a chopped off Monstera root.

An exciting development.

Excoecaria cochinchinensis.

Nature! How!

Three Knieküchle on a plate.

For them I am willing to get burnt again and even get a fryer.

Pitaya grows blooms and overgrew over a brick wall.

OMG dragon fruit grows from a cactus?! ♥︎

Building with slanted roof and curved ceiling and archway

衛武營|National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

Cat with orange back sitting body facing the camera but looking towards the far right side, and a black cat walking away, in front of a fence with plants poking out.

Favorite photo of the year maybe.

Drummer, bassist, DJ, saxophonist on a dimmed stage.

Fun show with audience participation through mobile web and AR!

Train time tables, shadow on the floor from the skylight windows, lots of travelers walking by.

要去高雄 ♥︎

Country side car pathway leading up to a gate, to the right of the pathway there seems like a stone dog I can’t tell.

♥︎

Potted plants on a brick road with plants growing from the cracks.

Survival.

Clear blue sky, mountain in the background and trees in the front.

Came to bother my friend’s family again. 35°C.

Brunch spread with bread and cold cuts.

Got more compliments from a pro baker ♥︎ Kümmelstangen got love.

Trees in front of a restaurant.

Greenery in Taipei is out of control #3.

Lots of plants on two sides of a tiny alley including in the alley.

Greenery in Taipei is out of control #2.

Lots of plants in front of a shopfront (not a plant shop) from floor to ceiling.

Greenery in Taipei is out of control #1.

Two sanma nigiri, one with pickle onion, another with ginger and green onion.

サンマ ♥︎ loooooooooove.

Duo candle warmer lamp by KIMU Design on a stool by two books against a concrete wall.

Sneak peak. :)

A cow patterned cat lays on a chair looking directly at the camera.

Dobby sits next to me and stares.

Man sitting on a stool intently watching something inside of a narrow storefront with an extra large traditional good fortunate poster behind him.

Stinky tofu!

Rainy Taipei, blue roll-up door, orange bin, sky blue bike, wet asphalt.

“You live in a very local neighborhood.”

A crumble pie on a plate stuffed with pineapple and roselle.

A traditional German style(???) Ananasstreuselkuchen mit Hibiskus.

10 types of flour arranged in no particular order on three stool.

Science.

woman holding a bag of brezeln and kümmelstangen.

Yumi holding all the bread!

Pretzels with pumpkin and sunflower seeds on a baking tray.

Seeds seeds seeds.

5 pretzels on a baking tray.

Look at these beauties.

fern.

T R O P I C A L

A brunch spread. Kümmelstangen, brezeln, assorted fruits, veggies, cold cuts, coffee.

Siri, play the playlist on Spotify called “having brunch in a European café”

A close-up of a tree fern.

筆筒樹 aka Flying Spider-Monkey tree ferm???

A man and a woman both holding a breadstick in front of the kitchen on a dining table.

A couple discussing the deliciousness of Kümmelstangen with considerable enthusiasm.

Two women and a man using chopsticks to pick up cooked food out of a pot.

“Hey let’s take a ShutterStock photo.“ people eating hot pot at home.

Top down shot of a hot pot with platters of vegetable and meat and one single woman’s hand holding a pair of chopsticks.

Hot pot at mine!

kümmelstangen on a baking tray ready to go into an oven.

I am really getting the hang of this. I am!!!!

Woman wearing a yellow dress standing in front of a row of bright yellow chairs.

“We grew, in spite of everything.”

platters of braised meat, vegetables, bread, and grilling equipments.

I bribed friends with bread to get into this exclusive barbecue party.

Me taking a selfie in front of a traffic mirror shouldering a squash bag.

Copying new friend Erica Fuestero.

5 pretzels on a wooden plank on top of a stainless steel counter with dried flower bouquets as decorations.

Therapeutic.

Close-up shot of a row of Kümmelstangen.

Be better.

Four kümmelstangen on a baking tray.

I gave it my best.
“Looks lovely.”
Does lovely mean looking like what a Kümmelstangen should look like?
“Yes, I think they look very authentic.”

One way street with tall trees along both sides and cars parked on one side on a sunny day.

@ 民生社區

Mirror selfie between a friend and I in a dimly lit coffee shop.

Step 1. Meet for coffee / Step 2. Talk for 5 hours / Step 3. Take a long stroll through the city park. ♥︎

Across the road a view of the outside wall of CKS memorial hall in Taipei which have bright blue ledge trimmings.

The blue.

Plate of pretzels, four original, three sesame.

More pretzels nobody asked for.

Basket of Kümmelstangen. Not very well made but OK.

Kümmelstangen.

A Joss Paper Drag Boat looking majestic.

Burn money to receive money. Checks out.

Entrance to Cimetière militaire français de Keelung. Lots of trees, modest entrance with signs in both French and Mandarin.

“Wait, how does this has anything to do with us?” - Two people bad at history, in front of Cimetière militaire français de Keelung. Sino-French War

View of the East China Sea from the North East point of Taiwan. Just ocean and a blue sky.

嚨洞 (Nâ-tāng). Facing a bunch of waters.

Clear sky, power lines, blue deep blue ocean. The Keelung coastline.

For a few hours I focused on how nice it’d be to not drown instead.

Tiger Spring couplets captioned “two tigers” (nursery rhyme derived from Frère Jacques) plastered on a dry wall with various coats of monochrome paint and a pipe crossing the wall diagonally, some intelligible graffiti, and a couple-stories tall tree connecting all the way up to the tree grown on the roof of the building.

Taiwanese mix-match at work.

An old building named “new wonder company” with contemporary window illustrations and overgrow blossoming blushes on its side.

中山: too hip, too many girlies.

An no entry sign hidden behind bushes.

Shy no entry sign.

A giant Banyan tree stood on one side of a pavement with its branches extending and covering the top half of the photo.

5 massive Banyan trees in this tiny dead end alley way?! Taipei Tree Preservation Program #1633

A piece of paper with the text “Slippery Pavement” attached to a traffic cone on the edge of a tiny playground on a sunny day. There’s also an empty park bench.

Slippery pavement.

Roof of a white finely tiled building with overgrown trees against a blue sky backdrop. Power lines, scattered clouds.

I decided it is OK to just post a photo of the sky here.

Overhead shot of three pretzels, one covered in sesame, one covered in pumpkin seeds, and one lightly salted, in a row on a irregularly shaped wooden board, on top of a dark walnut stool.

I baked Pretzels.

Exit 1 of the Tamsui MRT station in New Taipei City during the day with skylight and shadow falling onto the red brick walls and pillars and people hanging around in the background.

Tamsui.

A small waterfall in focus in the background, blurred lush greeneries in the foreground.

Smell of sulfur.

Interior space featuring smooth white walls, curved corners, and soft shadows.

At Taichung National Theater for the Hiroki Nishiyama exhibition.

Upward shot of a building exterior featuring smooth gray walls and white inset areas under a gray sky.

National Taichung Theater.

Exterior of a structure with gray walls and white curved inset area linking into french windows.

National Taichung Theater.

An aged dark green wooden panel, with a white poster reading Portrait, Yuktamura Solo Exhibition, stood in the front yard of a small, old, white structure.

One of my favorite spot in Taichung: 綠光+ marutë.

A sign read Petit été under a clear blue sky.

Haven’t been here for 6 years.

Four women and a man talking around at a table in a restaurant with one woman in standing in an apron.

Conversations with friends™.

Top down shot of a restaurant bar counter with a single staff working on food, and four women customers sitting in front of finished bowls of phos.

Petit été. ♥︎

Various electric paper lamps and room dividers in an atmospheric setting.

KIMU Design.

A lamp designed by KIMU Design in a dimly lit room floating above a leather couch.

KIMU Design.

On a corner of a street there sat three gray transformer boxes with grimacing faces drawn on them.

Faces.

Two road reflecting mirrors on the pavement with signs reading “beware”.

Beware.

A sculpture, of giant golden hand holding what looks like aluminum rods or straws floating in space, on the side of a finely tiled building in white.

Straws, anyone?

Workers covered head to toe mowing grass under the MRT lines.

Beitou.

Top of an old residential building with rusted iron structure and a row of lively potted plants. Bright sunny day.

Taipei.

A woman wearing a scooter helmet buying fish from a vendor with bright yellow and green tarp.

Fish vendor.

A small dog with its tongue out on bright blue leash.

Dog is hot.

Sunny day. Entrance to a traditional market in Taipei, with street vendors, greeneries, and a arch named after a temple.

Beitou Kinlung Market.