Friday, December 26, 2008

Entry #195: Puppy Love

Juka and I, today.

Earlier (she freaked out when geese came hawking at her).

Entry #194: Charles Anastase

Reminds me of a mood board.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

SOMA feature article!

I wrote a feature article in SOMA magazine
on the Starlite in San Diego and it just got published in this months edition.
Check out the lounge at:

Monday, December 22, 2008

Entry #193: Tina Chow

Raaad fashion icon.

Entry #192: X-mas list

I wanted GOT these:

Ann Demeulemeester triple laced boots (mine are black)

So far I've been granted these:

Miu Miu boots (in black is mine)

And these:

Cynthia Vincent wedge sandals (same color)

Work has been busy so I havent been able to give thought as to what I wear on a daily basis-- now that I have that luxury I am going to start piecing together my clothes so that once work starts again-- I have things set :) I start "Haute Couture sewing techniques" at FIT in January= yippee!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Entry #190: TED

I've been fascinated with TED and plan on spending some rainy days watching these speeches.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Entry #189: Museum of arts and design DIY Salon

Thursday, November 6, 2008 = TODAY!

7:00 – 10:00 PM
The new Museum of Arts and Design at 2 Columbus Circle is now open to the public. Located at the southwest corner of Central Park, where four subway lines and seven bus lines intersect, the Museum's new home is well-positioned to serve over 500,000 visitors annually.

$10 ($7 members)
Advanced tickets on sale September 24, 2008

Join MAD and the Church of Craft for a night of hands-on art making, music, food, and drink in celebration of the Museum's current exhibition Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary. Local do-it-yourself artists will demonstrate their personal skills and help guide you in creating your own projects. Techniques will range from weaving with unconventional materials to making yarn out of old sweaters, among other contemporary twists on classic crafts. In addition to do-it-yourself workshops, the NIY Salon will include hand-decorated snacks, craft beer, and a live DJ. Guided tours of Second Lives will be available. Over 200 people did-it-themselves at this event last year, so don't miss out this time around!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Entry #188: Cha-cha-changes

Little Alby done redone the store and it's pretty! Distressed wood = mmmm

Monday, November 03, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Entry #185: Buckminster Fuller, Renaissance Man

A Unitarian Universalist at heart, Buckminster Fuller is one of those past characters of history that makes you realize that you can do a lot in life-- he was an inventor, scientist, engineer, mathematician, educator, philosopher, poet, speaker, author, consultant, economist, futurist, etc. Twice expelled from Harvard University, Fuller later went on the receive 47 honorary degrees.

Fuller, however, is best known for the invention of the geodesic dome –the lightest, strongest, and most cost-effective structure ever devised. Behind the dome's seemingly simple structure is a series of mathematical equations based on vector geometry.

"Typically the design of a geodesic dome begins by selecting one of the Platonic solids, such as an icosahedron inscribed in a sphere, conceptually filling up each triangular face with a set of smaller triangles, and then projecting each face onto the interior surface of the sphere. The endpoints of the links of the completed sphere would then be the projected endpoints on the sphere's surface."

Fuller also coined a number of terms including "Spaceship Earth."

He went on to develop a cartographic system that showed continents on a flat surface with minimal distortion. Additionally, the map had no correct orientation, as Fuller argued that "up" and down as well as North, South, East, and West didn't actually exist. Fuller believe that there were two things-- "in" and "out," with "in" being the pull of objects toward Earth because of gravity.

His map, also known as a "Dymaxion Map" was made for easy display of world resources and it "allows players to strategize solutions to global problems, matching human needs with the resources."

Fuller has written 28 books that explore how all of humanity could have high living standards. In addition to his many honorary degrees, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Reagan in 1981. Last but not least, the U.S. Postal Service has just released a commemorative stamp in his honor. My hero!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Entry #184: Mmmm Hmmmmm

Abandoned castles, windy roads, beautiful views, ancient cave paintings, the mission, good wine, n amazing friends! Santa Barbara was RRrrrrad.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Entry #183: Brooklyn

Ahhh.. saw the following on a recent last minute New York jaunt. A cliche neatness, I suppose.

Entry #182: Desktop Cleaning

I am cleaning my work computer. Below are images I have right click+save.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Entry #181: Cross Country

Tomorrow, I am going to meet him at the airport and we are going to share a very intense stare followed by a silly nuerotic dance where we clasp hands, shake fists, and smell each others pheremones.(1)

I cant wait.

Soon, I am going to fly across the country and attempt to live a frugal, fulfilling life as a journalist where, according to my sources, demand 30+ articles/month.

I cant wait!

(1) Awwww... retards in love!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Entry #180: The Wait

Dear dear dear!
A nervous palpitation and gentle shocking of the system combine to make me feel quite desperate for you now. Let's sit so we can see eye-to-eye (she swoons).

"I am New York, tired and weak.
I try to write a book each time I speak."

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Entry #179: Benjamin Bixby

André Benjamin (a.k.a. André 3000) line called "Benjamin Bixby" comes out Fall 08. Sweeeet! NY Mag article here

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Entry #178: For whom the bell tolls.

Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, Spain (2005)

Entry #177: Ten Commandments, for the Modern Day or the ethics of genetic engineering

From this week's Genome Biology on how to deal with genetic information:

1. All races are created equal
No genetic data has ever shown that one group of people is inherently superior to another. Equality is a moral value central to the idea of human rights; discrimination against any group should never be tolerated.

2. An Argentinian and an Australian are more likely to have differences in their DNA than two Argentinians
Groups of human beings have moved around throughout history. Those that share the same culture, language or location tend to have different genetic variations than other groups. This is becoming less true, though, as populations mix.

3. A person's history isn't written only in his or her genes
Everyone's genetic material carries a useful, though incomplete, map of his or her ancestors' travels. Studies looking for health disparities between individuals shouldn't rely solely on this identity. They should also consider a person's cultural background.

4: Members of the same race may have different underlying genetics
Social definitions of what it means to be "Hispanic" or "black" have changed over time. People who claim the same race may actually have very different genetic histories.

5. Both nature and nurture play important parts in our behaviors and abilities
Trying to use genetic differences between groups to show differences in intelligence, violent behaviors or the ability to throw a ball is an oversimplification of much more complicated interactions between genetics and environment.

6. Researchers should be careful about using racial groups when designing experiments
When scientists decide to divide their subjects into groups based on ethnicity, they need to be clear about why and how these divisions are made to avoid contributing to stereotypes.

7. Medicine should focus on the individual, not the race
Although some diseases are connected to genetic markers, these markers tend to be found in many different racial groups. Overemphasising genetics may promote racist views or focus attention on a group when it should be on the individual.

8. The study of genetics requires cooperation between experts in many different fields

Human disease is the product of a mishmash of factors: genetic, cultural, economic and behavioral. Interdisciplinary efforts that involve the social sciences are more likely to be successful.

9. Oversimplified science feeds popular misconceptions
Policy makers should be careful about simplifying and politicising scientific data. When presenting science to the public, the media should address the limitations of race-related research.

10. Genetics 101 should include a history of racism
Any high school or college student learning about genetics should also learn about misguided attempts in the past to use science to justify racism. New textbooks should be developed for this purpose.

Journal reference: Genome Biology (online, full text available here w/ abstract and everythang).

Above is an image from Hitler's foray into his ideal race.

Interesting paper (note: PDF) on Race Cleansing in America.