Monday, June 29, 2009

Ex Tomatonia now Tra Vigne.  Good Chewy pizza base but cheese on magarita ain't mozzarella.  So I say it is pre good pizza for american.

Wine country inn morning.  Nice'n chilly.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wine country inn in St. Helena.  OK  $250.

Taylor's refresher 933 main st. St. Helena.  Wisconsin sourdough was good.  Chili fries, no.  Expensive but ok atomosphere.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

G-phone. They cleaned up a bit but somehow they look old.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wow Chromed out Audi R8. Only who can afford decent car wash can sport this kind of finish. Lux.

Porsche Panamera. It is the 1st 4 door Porsche sold. I bet they did a few study before but this is the 1st to be sold in roadcar form. Might be OK looking but the treatment underneath the headlamp, the sharp edge looks funny to me.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Portland Design Works bike goods. only if the logo was more discreet....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pantera in JPS color setting. Slick!

cool idea for bike commuter like me. just hope equipment is small and stylish.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Waddell Creek Beach with bunch a kite surfers! Sublime.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beautiful cove at Santa Cruz

Pelicans at Santa Cruz

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Basically it is about how word of mouth can explode hype. Hush Puppy and Airwalk story in the beginning was interesting but in the end, it became a bit of advertising thus end evaluation is so-so.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Miyake in Cupertino.  Not many customers in Sat nite.  Taste not good $51 for 4.

Cupertino bridge crossing many lanes over 280

Cupertino bridge end

Dog shit on cheese cake

Friday, June 19, 2009

Poweryacht called the Code-X. I have seen similar tasted but larger Yacht design. Nevertheless this is sublime. I wonder why geometrical shape looks good on Yacht which mainly interface with water which is very fluid thus organic...

I love this simple Mustang design.

BlOckberry. Cracked me up.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This is one of the 1st electric motorcycle I dig. I love the battery? portion on that bike design.

This is one of the 1st electric motorcycle I dig. I love the battery? portion on that bike design.

real size Gundam in TKO. Wish they could move...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The International 2009. Clive is as usual. Naomi acted very poorly. Story wise kind a interesting in the beginning but dull toward ends. No point in plot. if you want to plot as "bad keep prospering" there got to be different squeeze toward the end. $9.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Beautiful 911 on Ebay for $20K. Diig.

Nice phone design by Iwasaki in J. Go!!

wow Palm Pre got dissected so quickly. Hope he/she can put it back together.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Chaya Brasserie in LA. Scallop in crispy thingy was good.

Full of Life Flatbread Pizza.
It is a bit diffrent from Italian Pizza and a lot different from American. Love it. The one to get is "Central Coast Sausage: Pork in a Housemade Maple&Fennel Sausage, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Onions, Mushroom, Cheese&Fresh Garden Herbs" I could eat so many.

225 West Bell Street,
Los Alamos, California

Phone: (805) 344-4400

wow, that is wrong long

Thursday, June 04, 2009

SLS hotel in LA. Stark and some rich dude collaboration. It is like any other design hotel. Drink was nice. Shampoo bottles keep falling off from the rack whenever closes shower door. Low IQ design. $300.

Sunset Marquis hotel in LA. from the outside and near the pool, it is just an ordinarily cheap hotel/motel but inside goes deep and see some nice touches.

Monday, June 01, 2009

i just like this kind of approach.


When Mike Sheldrake had to retire his 8'6" Robert August Board after 13 years, instead of buying a new one, he set out to see what he could do himself. Though "foams have been structurally adequate and affordable for surfboards", incorporating "cheap and preferably natural materials" was a central part of his initial objective. By developing a structural approach that he calls "the quarter isogrid", ribs can be cut from sheet stock, allowing many alternative and composite materials to be used. Once the board is assembled, the final touch is to glass it with a pre-soaked fiberglass sheet.

Check out the wonderfully thorough description of his process here, and don't forget to check out his site for the boards.

A few more pics after the jump...

Hermes design competition, bicycle helmet.

Hermes did student design competition and some winners here. Nice simple kids cart.