Friday, December 31, 2010

Got to get home. Tree spare.

Rechargeable Batteries with Solar Cells. Useful? Yet to be seen.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Puntarenas, costa rica. We just went there by accident and no booking but it turned out to be the best hotel and food. Silly.

Chinese: the best table tennis players.

Factory partially converted residence. Great idea.
Sky Ranch by Miller Hull Partnership

New A-class from Mercedes? Looks too much like Alfa.

Michael Young‘s Moto-Lima Corian bike. I do not get fully from the pic though...

Bowers & Wilkins P5 mobile Hi-Fi headphones. They say it has mic too so it can be used as headsets. Funky metal hinge detail. $300 is 2much though.

Snow Peak Baja Burner. Slick camping equipment company. They might be the SIGG of orient. I want to design one.

Garmont Masterlite ski boot. Ski boot made it light. Nice skeleton design and gives a new direction to currently decorative boot design field.

La Yunta Steakhouse in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Good seafood but meat is even better. Shame to eat meat in this seafood town though.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hotel Las Brisas in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Star rating wise low but good people and sublime view of Nicoya peninsula. Costa Rican sunset is my top five.

Hotel El Diria in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Over the years expansion is done without a good plan thus ergonomics sucks but liked it. $200 per night.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Liberia, Costa Rica Adventure Tours at Hacienda Guachipelin.
Canopying, Rafting, Horse riding and mud bath. Good value for $80.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Pilsen, OK beer in Costa Rica.  Wonder where is the origin.


Veggie in Shanghai

VW Polo and Golf Style Edition by Karl Lagerfeld. Not sure what is so Karl about it but I guess I need to see it in real to judge.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hotel Tilajari in kind a middle nowhere. Good pool and fabulous jacuzzi.

A view from Tilajari hotel in Muelle, Costa Rica.  Many colorful birds attracted by bananas.

pics from Park Cafe, San Jose, Costa Rica.

spiky nuts on Central American truck

Hielo=Ice in Spanish but also happens to sounds very similar with
"get cooler" in Japanese.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lives of the Artists clip. AKA Nutter clip.

Mercado Central, San Jose, Costa Rica. Like any old market, tight and cheap.

Park Cafe in the San Jose, Costa Rica. Set in antique shop. Somehow some antiques looked came from S.E. Asia. Food design is good but taste is so so. Price is too high.

Old market street right behind Hyatt on Bund shanghai.  Cool.

new Mercedes C-class wagon. better.

Dakar-bound Mini Countryman

The Shelter
5号 Yongfu Road Xuhui, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Kin shop.  Select shop and cafe.  
65-5 Maoming Bei Lu,

Costa Rica, here we come.  what kind are you?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scott Summit, the industrial designer behind San-Francisco-based
Bespoke Innovations making kick-ass prosthetics

One Colorado lady got denied this phrase but in California it is OK. Go vegan frame is the cool part. Love those people.

Wolfgang Tillmans. Never knew you. Strange video for Pet Shop Boys.