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2072

Monday, February 28th, 2005

Yesterday around noon I hit the 2000 mark for visitors to my flickr page. Today at 8:55pm it’s 2072. I uploaded the first image to flick on November 29, 2004. I know some would consider this a rather dismal performance, but i was impressed…


Stitch It

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

I know - I really don’t need to be posting more images of the chair exhibition, BUT I just had to share this. I just used Photostitch to assemble 5 individual shots into this one wide pic. It’s just an amazing piece of software - makes your eyes open wide. It’s like a magic trick you just can’t work out no matter how much you think yourself a Photoshop master.

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Places to go

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

Here’s a map of the countries I’ve visited. I will clearly have to start going east and south to balance out the red in my map.

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Go here to create your own visited country map.

George meets Aibo

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Today I borrowed the Sony Aibo dog from Tom Barker. So far so good - we turned him on, he sat, barked, played some weird Japanese music, turned around, danced and sat back down again. George is none too happy about the intrusion on his turf and is feeling slightly competitive. But conveniently, if you tell one of them to sit, they both obey.

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Shuffle it

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

As though it were an out of body experience I found myself walking into the ginormous Apple store on Regent Street today. It was just like the ones we saw in LA - packed with people intent on buying something white and pretty. I found myself in the queue about 3 minutes later with ipod socks (I mean, really - who needs them?!) in hand along with the new ipod shuffle and the little sportcase for the shuffle in case I ever make it over to the gym and become a member. Totally frivolous but it’s so much fun! it’s amazingly light, sounds like it’s big brother (or sister?), still carries more music than you can listen to in a single sitting. Our household now has a 1st and 2nd generation ipod, an ipod mini, and now the shuffle. The household consists of 2 humans + 1 dog so really, 4 ipods should be enough, don’t you think?

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10 CHAIRS Exhibition Opening

Saturday, February 19th, 2005

After a long and hard week, the Intermediate Unit 3 exhibition of 10 CHAIRS opened to private view this evening. It will run from Feb 18-March 18 so if you’re in the neighborhood, drop by the AA and see the chairs.

The chairs are the result of individual agendas dealing with looping, shifting, insatiability, sidedness, viewfinding, contact, lightness, friendliness, privacy and negotiation, all within the larger unit brief of Performative Form.

Many congratulations and thanks to the students who put their heart and soul into the work and the show. It looks great. I look forward to seeing how they carry their ideas through to the next project.

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Lots more images in flickr or coming soon on the Inter 3 website.

Ipod AND MORE!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

read the podcasting entry on julia set. respek.

Soap

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

For no particular reason at all, I’m trying out different soaps these days. Bliss makes a great wake-me up soap - the mammoth minty scrub soap which sounds like it’s name. It’s big, minty, and will scrub you raw. BUT, despite it’s almost abusive sandpaper-like texture, it’s actually quite invigorating for a morning shower. Other options i’ve stumbled across but not had the desperation to try is this caffeine soap advertised on Think Geek. If anyone’s tried it, let me know.


Blogroll

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

I wasn’t planning on adding anymore sites to the blogroll unless one really stood out…BUT…I repeatedly find myself at John Maeda’s new blog SIMPLICITY, whenever I have a few minutes kill. Fun entries and always a few things to think and learn about. A blog on simplicity - in whatever form it takes.

Bikini Films

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Julia Set just posted a link to a music video made by Bikini films. Eurostar YE-YE. It’s pretty groovin’. Check it out.

Printed Sushi

Thursday, February 3rd, 2005

Today’s New York Times mentions a Chicago chef who uses a Canon inkjet to print his sushi. He’s also contemplating buying a 3d printer, and a laser. Difficult to decide what category to place this post - I chose food, but it feels borderline.


Cork City Library Competition

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005

I was sent a link today to the Kyrl’s Quay Architectural Design Competition. It’s an open competition inviting submissions to explore the status of the library in the 21st Century.