May 30, 2006
Moleskine is releasing the City Notebook, which lets you create your own personal city guidebook
Looks like it will be a winner.
May 25, 2006
May 22, 2006
Funny short piece on a house Steven Holl did
Looks good, but is unliveable half the time, twice over budget and not what the clients asked for.
Long NYT Magazine article on the issues confronting architects buliding in China, told through the experiences of Herzog & de Meuron
"Everyone is encouraged to do their most stupid and extravagant designs there. They don't have as much of a barrier between good taste and bad taste, between the minimal and expressive. The Beijing stadium tells me that nothing will shock them, " Jacques Herzog said. A good read.
May 11, 2006
May 5, 2006
Wired article on Grant Achatz, Chicago's answer to Ferran Adria
He doesn't want to get lumped in with El Bulli, though. "A course at El Bulli is placed there with the intention of evoking a certain emotion," Achatz says. "The flavor component is almost secondary." He even gets in a dig at Keller, saying his technologically advanced methods can deliver purer tastes than Keller ever could. Gee, that's only maybe the top two restaurants in the world. For some reason, I've just never wanted to try this guy's cooking and this article doesn't change that.