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busy bee
May 21, 2009, 2:22 pm
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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.


photo update
March 18, 2009, 11:44 pm
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Approaching the end of the quarter, but I don’t want to leave this blog so stale. Here are some things that have been happening, click on the images to see the albums.

maart 6: just getting nice enough for me to ride my bike randomly out of delft again

maart 6: just getting nice enough for me to ride my bike randomly out of delft again

maart 7: museum nacht in rotterdam

maart 7: museum nacht in rotterdam

maart 8: first nice day in a while



hamsterdam
February 2, 2009, 7:23 pm
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hamsterdam

click above for pictures


Went to Amsterdam on Friday with Robin to look for maple syrup and at some random design stuff.  We went to the Van Gogh museum, walked around the markets, and visited some design shops like droog and Frozen Fountain.

I also got a Dutch comic book from Lambiek, that is according to their website, the oldest comic book shop in Europe.  It has a female protagonist, and a dinosaur on the cover.  Translated, it’s “Isabelle and the Monster.”  We’ll see if it’s any good motivation for me to learn to read Dutch.  The cover of another book of the series was pretty good, “De waanzinnige geleerde,” but I kind of wish I knew what was going on.

comic book I got from Lambiek

comic book I got from Lambiek


Now that I translated it, it kind of makes sense.  But I didn't have Google Translate in the store.

Okay, now that I translated it, it kind of makes sense. But I didn't have Google Translate in the store.



Wandering around Germany
November 12, 2008, 11:51 pm
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dom_colognei went away
for a while
just to come back again

Because I have a lot of photos from this past weekend, I’m trying out the facebook album approach.  (There are three, click the links above.)

Yoshi, Robin, Hiro (Yoshi’s friend visiting from Japan), and I had an excursion to Germany to look at some museums and “get inspiration.”  Places we visited were Zollverein (renovated coal mine now art scene) in Essen, the cathedral and museums in Köln/Cologne (Kolumba, Museum of Applied Art, and Museum Ludwig), and briefly Düsseldorf.  Food culturally, I had me some German beer, sausage, pretzel, and berliner.

Travel disasters were kept to a relative minimum.  We had a slightly unpleasant encounter with a cab driver who took us to another hostel of the same name in another town at 2AM after we overshot our stop on the train.  There was obviously lots of walking, and lots of climbing (we scaled the dom tower [509 steps, supposedly], our first hostel was on a hill in the middle of the woods, and we stayed on the 5th floor in our second hostel).

The red dot design museum at Zollverein had a lot of stuff to look at and play with (the more fun part!).  Kolumba had a really interesting space, unfortunately I didn’t know anything about the pieces since I couldn’t read German.  The Museum of Applied Art was a random find, but the design exhibit was rather awesome and the presentation was much more digestible than the first museum.  Museum Ludwig had many Picasso pieces, a sweet audio bar installation, and had a lot more that I’m not mentioning.

I mourned the fact that museums do not like to open on Mondays.  I stalked the chocolate museum in Köln at night to compensate.  (… I was so close to it without knowing it earlier on Sunday!  I was really sad.)  Thank goodness for glass.

And when I got home I was really happy to be on a bike.  My mind was refreshed, but my feet were quite dead.



dutch design week
October 20, 2008, 1:55 am
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IMG_2692

IMG_2692

I went to Eindhoven yesterday to check out some Dutch Design Week exhibits. I will be back again later this week to see the exhibition hall, but there were several stores and galleries around town that were taking part in it.

Later I went to Rotterdam with Robin to see a Teitur concert, of which there are no photos, but the music was nice and the venue was cozy.



3-picture Sunday
September 29, 2008, 12:12 am
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1) New graffiti on the way to the city center. I may start paying more attention to the walls to see how often it changes.
2) Henri, Yoshi, and I took the scenic route to Burger King today, that is by the highway. The area was surrounded by a canal, so we had to lift a gate to get on to the exit ramp with our bikes. The inside was decked out more than any real Burger King would be too.
3) Robin and I checked out a pool hall that was down the street from Poptahof. Felt a little like a hotel lounge, and it almost played some decent music.