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January 25, 2006

A brief history of Pixar

Recolored, an app that colorizes black & white photos
Seems like a cool program if it works as well as they claim.

ArtInfo's list of the 12 best buildings of 2005

Frank Bruni spends a week undercover as a waiter at a Boston restaurant

Aerial photography using a tilt-shift lens
The selective focus of the tilt-shift lens makes the cities look like models. (Thanks, Rajiv.)

January 24, 2006

New wave of creative casual restaurants in Paris opened by star chefs

January 23, 2006

Cornell announced that Koolhaas will design a new building for its College of Architecture, Art and Planning

Billy West—voice of Fry, Farnsworth, Zoidberg and Zapp Brannigan—confirms that there will be four Futurama DVD movies
Oh how I miss Futurama!

January 21, 2006

For those of you who missed the recently-aired Iron Chef America battle between Mario Batali and Wylie Dufresne, The Village Voice has a recap
During the battle, Dufresne uses a calculator to figure out how much transglutaminase he will need to make noodles out of fish.

Camera Raw 3.3 for Photoshop CS2 released

Gmail doesn't recognize dots within usernames
So and are the same to the gmail server. I know it's technically still in "beta", but this seems like a serious oversight.

January 19, 2006

The NY Times profiles Susan Orlean and John Gillespie's new house in Upstate New York
"Architecture is an avenue to learn how to love," says their architect. Oh jeez.

January 18, 2006

Paris Hilton has the same expression for every picture taken
Lindsay Lohan, too.

Zeiss officially introduces lenses for Nikon F-mount

January 16, 2006

What went wrong for Blockbuster

Kodak has a new logo
I liked that 70s-era logo with the big red K.

The Adobe Lightroom development story

January 8, 2006

Kayaking and camping in the Galápagos
Let's go.

Melrose Place, Lower East Side edition

January 4, 2006

A waiter's take on how to order wine without looking like an ass

New York magazine picks the 101 best restaurants in NYC
Masa and Le Bernardin top their list, with Per Se following behind.

January 3, 2006

A piece on the Omotesando Hills development designed by Ando

Interview with Tadao Ando about his travels before he founded his firm
From the September 2002 issue of Casa BRUTUS.