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busy bee
May 21, 2009, 2:22 pm
Filed under: Delft, design | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Things have been busy over the past month. These are things that should be elaborated on, but will remain as a list with links for now.

  • I joined a rowing student association, Proteus-Eretes.
  • My parents came to visit!
  • I went to Milan with Iñigo, Robin, Yoshi, and Tal to see the Salone del Mobile and other galleries.
  • I went promptly to Boston where I saw many people and yet not everyone.
  • I participated in a 10-day workshop with the architecture faculty on designing a multisensory user experience
  • Next weekend, I’m headed to Dublin to meet up with Brian, Sumesh, and Jenn.
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misleading lists
April 18, 2009, 8:25 pm
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Yin needs its yang. Here’s something I don’t like: misleading lists.

Numbered lists imply an order! I’m all confused now.



my new favorite place
April 18, 2009, 6:35 pm
Filed under: city, Delft | Tags: , ,

It’s easy for me to forget things that I like. Today, I remembered that I like libraries, but the DOK in Delft is quite special.  It’s one of those hip, cool moms libraries that lets you play video games, borrow lots of media (updated CDs, DVDs), and eat and drink at a swanky café.  And it has nice furniture.

I ran into Yoshi.

I ran into Yoshi. Hi Yoshi!

A nice band was playing this afternoon.

A nice band was playing this afternoon.

People watching or working... or EATING?

People watching or working... or EATING?

The table top was soft!  Imagine, a table that doesnt make loud echo-y disturbing noises.

The table top was soft! Imagine, a table that doesn't make loud echo-y disturbing noises.

Itd be funny if they reacted when you tipped them over.

It'd be funny if they reacted when you tipped them over.

But alas, like everything else around here, it’s not open on Sundays and it opens late on Mondays.  Next time I will come earlier.



Dutch poster design
April 17, 2009, 12:07 am
Filed under: Delft, design, school | Tags: ,

There’s this design competition I want to enter, in which we design Delft business gifts. The email advert is below. It struck me as rather Dutch in that low context communication = lots of text to explicitly say all details, as well as a little of the bluntness when it talks about the deadline in the middle of the page.

flyer-dbg-competition

It’s okay if you don’t find it that funny. But I am interested in entering at least one idea, maybe with Alazne, so it could be nice.



figure drawing: ink and paint
April 9, 2009, 5:37 pm
Filed under: art, Delft | Tags: , ,

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New images uploaded to the drawing set. Ink was a nice change from charcoal, but I tended to feel too stiff and timid about everything I put down. (Not many images from that, I was also missing my camera from one of the weeks.)

Last week we started with black paint, but treated it like ink (mixing black paint with just water), so I still felt stiff. Once we had white paint last night, though, everything felt like a lot less effort. Hopefully it shows.



i miss you
April 6, 2009, 3:34 pm
Filed under: Delft | Tags: , , , , , ,

I’m working on my multisensory presentation, listening to Freezepop, reminiscing about the Steer Roast at which they played, and then I come across this: Tosci’s Blog

And that put me over the edge.

I just got my ticket back to Boston for a week. I’m actually looking forward to it. Those who know me may know that excitement is a rare occurrence.

I will be missing the notorious Queen’s Day for it, though. And I already had tickets for a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert.

Coincidentally, I think it will be Steer Roast, and I really didn’t expect to come back so soon as a crusted alumna. Despite all the excess of stress, depression, social blunders, worry, and feelings of incompetency, there’s a lot I miss and could get emotional over once I get there.

And the food, oh the food…



Studio OOOMS
March 19, 2009, 9:15 am
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I was looking through Studio OOOMS and discovered some familiar products (like the wooden USB stick). Here are some other projects that were interesting.

This was actually commissioned by the Dutch souvenir project.

This was actually commissioned by the Dutch souvenir project.

This cabinet can never be fully closed.  I would go crazy.

This cabinet can never be fully closed. I would go crazy.

A low-res chair, originally an Eames.

A low-res chair, originally an Eames.

An artificial plant that blooms.

An artificial plant that blooms.