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October 24, 2009

An 8-story gallery designed by Foster is under construction on a narrow 25 x 100 feet plot of land on the Bowery
Scheduled to complete by the spring, it will feature a giant 12 x 20 feet elevator that will double as exhibition space.

October 23, 2009

Unused water pumping station renovated into a home and studio work space

October 22, 2009

Flickr has finally added Facebook-style face tagging
What they need to add now is the ability to search out and automatically tag all untagged photos with a given face, giving you the option of confining the search to your stream, your contacts' streams, or the Flickrverse at large. And they should automatically suggest faces as you upload photos. e.g. "Is this so-and-so?" already has a Facebook app in beta that does this (minus the recognize-at-upload part).

The National Center for Home Food Preservation has a comprehensive guide to freezing all kinds of food

October 20, 2009

Serious Eats finds New York's best cheesecake
But WTF, a frozen pie from the Cheesecake Factory (the freaking Cheesecake Factory?!) and one from a supermarket are in the top five, but not Eileen's? Not sure if I can trust their broken taste buds.

Every issue of Life magazine from 1936 to 1972 is available on Google Books for free

October 19, 2009

3+1 Bedrooms, a boutique hotel with, you guessed it, 3 rooms and 1 suite, located in the heart of Old Beijing on a hutong.
By the way, is it "on" a hutong or "in" a hutong? NYTimes says "on" but "in" sounds better to my ears. I suppose either works, since hutongs are variously translated as streets or alleys. I think "alleys" when i think "hutongs" so that's why "in" sounds better to me. "In an alley"; "in a hutong".

NYTimes Travel features three restaurants in Singapore that are reinventing the city's traditional food culture

October 15, 2009

For his first NYT restaurant review, Sam Sifton awards two stars to Daniel Boulud's DBGB

41 Cooper Square by Morphosis

October 14, 2009

Facebook headquarters by Studio O+A

October 12, 2009

Full-length Toy Story 3 trailer

October 10, 2009

The Times reports on Aronia de Takazawa, a tiny Tokyo restaurant with two tables, no signs and incredible food
The WSJ also wrote about this place almost exactly a year ago. Tokyo really is an endlessly fascinating foodie town. (restaurant website)

NY Times has curated a massive list of 100 user-recommended hotels in 14 European cities that are under $150 a night

I.M. Pei has been named as the recipient of the 2010 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture

How to cook the perfect boiled egg

October 9, 2009

Serious Eats finds New York's best bagel
Bagel Hole in Brooklyn is declared the ultimate victor.

October 6, 2009

"Unboxing" of an official Apple offer letter to prospective employees
Also see: the welcome package to new employees once they accept the offer.

Condé Nast to close Gourmet

October 3, 2009

Flickroom, a great looking Flickr browser

October 2, 2009

The ThinkPad name was inspired by an actual notepad that IBM used to give away