September 30, 2005
In an interesting move, MIT has appointed Chang Yung Ho to head its Department of Architecture
Interesting because I didn't realize any Chinese architects are high profile enough to head such a prestigious position. [Thanks, Rajiv!]
September 29, 2005
September 22, 2005
NYT tastes abbey ales
I could go for some good beers right about now.
September 21, 2005
Editors Guild Magazine has an interesting article on the making of Tim Burton's stop-motion animated movie Corpse Bride
Particularly interesting (at least to me) is that it was shot using twenty-four Canon EOS-1D Mark II's.
September 18, 2005
September 16, 2005
September 14, 2005
Shake Shack to remain open until December
I sure miss the Shack. Too bad I won't be having any until next year at the earliest.
New York magazine piece on the cupcake battle brewing in the city
I don't get the cupcake craze myself, if you ask me.
September 13, 2005
This new Ricoh GR Digital looks very interesting
Looks like it would make a fine replacement for the Contax T2 I used to carry around back in the film days.
September 12, 2005
eBay has bought Skype for a mind boggling 2.6 beeeellion dollars
Half of it in cash and the rest in eBay stocks. What is this, 1999?
September 11, 2005
September 8, 2005
NY Times fall restaurant preview
Lots of interesting places opening soon.
September 7, 2005
I want one.
September 1, 2005
7-Eleven to become 100% Japanese owned
7-Eleven U.S. is already 72.7% owned by 7-Eleven Japan. There is literally a 7-Eleven on every block in Japan (Taiwan, as well).
NY Times looks at the results of a survey by the Skyscraper Museum to name the 10 best skyscapers in New York
The Chrysler Building came out on top, of course. The Times thinks it's surprising that the Seagram came in second. Why is that surprising? I'm sure every single architect surveyed named that as the best building in the city.