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Gijs Bakker at Harvard GSD

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Gijs Bakker, one of the founders of Droog Design, spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Design tonight.

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Hong Kong and Taipei: food adventures

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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From dim-sum and abolone in Hong Kong to oyster omelets, uber-fresh fruit juices, and fresh egg rolls in Taipei, there’s never a dull moment with home cooked meals or street food. My appetite far surpassed what I could physically eat and there was a lot more that I wanted to try! Below are a few highlights in more detail.

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Taipei: East meets West

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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American Pooh and Asian Pooh, ShiLin Night Market

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Happy 1-year blogiversary!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

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It’s been 1 year since my first post! Although, I was off to a slow start, I’m having fun and am excited to find things that keep me thinking and inspired! 🙂 Thanks to those who continue to read and welcome to any new readers out there! My goal for this blog has been to post at least once/week and I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to do so (once I really got started).

ps. What a coincidence- today is the same day I will fly to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year! See a few photos from my last visit in April. Look for regular posts and a recap after I return on Feb 7.

Victor Schreckengost: unspoken legend

Monday, January 19th, 2009

This post is long overdue…

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Back in May of last year, I visited an exhibit which showcased the work of Victor Schreckngost, who passed away at the age of 101 in 2008.  Along with his own work was the work of his students and some of his students’ students at the Attleboro Arts Musuem in Attleboro, MA. Schreckengost completed or produced at least one piece of design or art work each week of his career! That is amazing. See more photos of the IDSAboston trip from IDSAboston’s Flickr.
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inspiration search: sites, blogs, and links

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

If there’s not enough inspiration from the links above, there’s always the option of hallucinating.. or just freaking yourself out?

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Read more at Boston.com via MedGadget

speaking of absinthe

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

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I came across these mints sold at PerpetualKid during my last minute Christmas shopping last month.

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Lollipops via BoingBoing

absinthe.. at Apotheke

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

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I was at unmarked Apotheke, in one of NYC Chinatown’s small side streets (9 Doyers St), during my last visit to the Big Apple, when we saw the flame show -pictured above- with no idea what was going on (via NewYorkTimes to learn more about this ‘craze’).

Once an hour, the owner, an earnest Austrian mixologist named Albert Trummer, stands at the bar and makes flaming absinthe shots while the sound system plays “Abracadabra” by the Steve Miller Band.

Impressive, but not the real reason to head to Apotheke. Instead, enjoy the interesting list of delicious drinks grouped by medical remedy (health and beauty, stress relievers, pain killers, stimulants, pharmaceuticals, euphoric enhancers, therapeutic treatments, house remedies, and aphrodesiacs). Inside is an eerie, forbidden atmosphere of times past. This fun and interesting bar concept references a Victorian era and boasts bartenders in white lab coats mixing fresh, herbal cocktails in beakers. It would be best to call ahead for reservations, as my friends failed to enter in the past with a long line.

Read more about Apotheke at Thrillist and UrbanDaddy.
Learn to make some Absinthe cocktails of your own at Epicurious.

Happy 2009!

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

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Sydney, Australia (image via USAtoday)

It’s too bad Boston canceled the midnight fireworks (Boston.com) this year due to strong winds.  Although I didn’t make it into town, it was a lot of fun to celebrate with some good friends 🙂

My New Years resolution revolves around getting out and doing more:

  • take more (good) photos
  • visit museums/exhibits
  • brush up and improve my Mandarin
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