Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This show will be on History channel on Jan 21. I will miss it due to my trip, but hopefully can catch up later!
more info: http://www.history.com/minisites/life_after_people/
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Many of his works can be found on YouTube. My top favorites include Fugue (1998) and the following L'Hommes sans ombre (2004).
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The name American History X reminds me of the book American Pictures by anti-racism photographer Jacob Holdt. During his 5-year sojourn at over 400 underclass homes, Holdt captured the true life stories composed of despair, hunger and poverty. He made a presentation of his photos in a movie which can be viewed on his website:
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Dimensions of Dialogue, my most favorite one, also exemplifies Jan Švankmajer's obssession with human body and his distinctive use of clay.
Monday, January 7, 2008
I can't helping recalling the wonderful food experiences in Tokyo. You can complain how expensive things are in Japan, but NOT food! We tried food at different places, ranging from 500 - 3500 Yen per person: from take-out restaurants, fast-food places to fancy restaurants, from the traditional snack stands at Asakusa market (浅草市場) to the amazing sushi bar at Tsukiji Fish Market (築地市場) - none of them let me down!
The everyday fast-food sushi would be the conveyor belt sushi (回転寿司, kaiten-zushi). It's fast, inexpensive and fun.
There's a sushi street at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market. We tried 大和寿司, recommended by locals. It had the longest line in the front and we waited for nearly an hour to get in.
We ordered sushi combination since we were still confused with all the different names. The sushi tasted extremely fresh, tender, with a slightly sweet flavor, definitely my BEST sushi experience!!
I'm also impressed with Japanese desserts. They are not too sweet or too thick, just perfect. The super tasty green tea cake, grean tea cream puff and fried ice-cream I had in Tokyo even topped my all-time favorites such as Tiramisu, Crème brûlée and Yule Log cake!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Compared to a conventional trailer which presents a collage of the actual scenes, the Hitchcockian one is pretty clever and playful, though a bit too long. So the question is: Why does a movie trailer have to contain actual movie? Why can't we have something more creative??
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
AT&T/SBC Switching Center, Paul Kennon 1978
Design is everywhere in Columbus IN: from architecture to bridge, from sculpture to landscape. Modern landscape design master Dan Kiley did over 30 projects in Columbus.
2nd Street Bridge, J. Muller International