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udon.

June 6, 2009

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2 of udon’s tags in Taipei, Taiwan. More: http://www.world-graffiti.com/2009/03/udon-world-graffiti/ http://www.world-graffiti.com/2009/01/udon-graffiti-in-san-francisco-usa/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/phunk/tags/udon/ http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/graffiti,udon UPDATE: …and now, it’s also on google streetview. cool!  

The evils of interior fluorescent lighting

May 14, 2008

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Ok, so maybe “evils” is a little too strong. There’s no doubt that fluorescent light fixtures consume less power per emitted unit of perceived light. But, look at this: Not exactly the same distribution, right? Look at those nasty spikes on the short end of the visible spectrum. Jesus, it’s no wonder that things look […]

De Zeen

April 4, 2008

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http://www.dezeen.com/ is great. Here are some favorite links to or from that site: The photo above is from: http://www.dezeen.com/2008/02/17/mountain-dwellings-by-big/ Forget “green.” The avant garde is now “motorcycle friendly building”: http://www.dezeen.com/2008/04/03/ne-apartments-by-yuji-nakae-akiyoshi-takagi-and-hirofumi-ohno/#more-11013 An auditorium by Serero: http://www.dezeen.com/2008/03/25/saint-cyprien-vthr-by-serero/#more-10775 The whole room is a gigantic Eames chair: http://www.nmda-inc.com/index.php?/projects/mufg-umeda/ The sheer advertising possibilities blow my mind: http://www.klein-dytham.com/project/architecture/billboard-building/1 I don’t really […]

Improve your home theater: cheap treatments for your listening room

April 2, 2008

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    Would you like to know how to VASTLY improve the performance of your stereo or your home theater’s audio channels without spending a dime on more electronics? Fix the room! Most people shouldn’t even think about spending $1500 (or whatever…) on a new amp or to upgrade their subwoofer. The room’s acoustics are […]

Hospital architecture

December 11, 2007

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Recently, I’ve become very interested in hospital and clinic architecture; specifically, I’m interested in how seemingly unrelated factors, such as the intensity of illumination, background noise levels, and door handle composition, can significantly affect patients’ outcomes. The image above, from http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org, is of the Evelina Children’s Hospital in the borough of Lambeth. It’s beautiful, open, […]

Wonderful things…

November 18, 2007

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Uniqlock. I guess it’s just an ad for some polo shirts or something, but I still like it. Eikongraphia, a blog. Plus, they’re using the same blog template as me; clearly they have excellent taste. 🙂 Rhizome.org : contemporary art Art Simon’s instructions for assembling a cheap binaural recording system, complete with sample files. Headphones […]

Light and shadow, part 1: the Tokyo sewer system

November 18, 2007

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I was struck by the similarities between this photo of a hall within the Tokyo sewer system (found on MADEBYBLOG>ARCHI.) and the drawings of Piranesi. I guess I shouldn’t be that amazed, considering they’re both just big empty rooms full of columns and shadow, but I can’t help it. UPDATE: It’s known as the 首都圏外郭放水路, […]