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
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?" Face.com already has a Facebook app in beta that does this (minus the recognize-at-upload part).
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.
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".
October 15, 2009
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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)
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.