That's Weird: #311209 →
For the last few weeks I have been really wanting the Giant Pretzel’s at The Oceanfront Cafe on the Venice boardwalk. For one reason or another, I have not been able to go over there. I suggested to Aki the other day that maybe we could meet there sometime. And I’ve been thinking about having a pretzel and a pear cider on and off for a couple of weeks. Two days ago, J-B and his...
That's Weird: #291209 →
Left the house in the Mercedes to pick up a couple of calzone’s and then thought about German cars, then Aki’s TT which he’ll probably have to trade for something more practical when the baby arrives. Then, a few minutes later, saw Helena ((Aki’s wife)) riding her bike down Abbot-Kinney. That’s weird. Stopped at Bravo Pizzeria on Main Street and placed the...
That's Weird: #241209 →
Christmas Eve, M# and I are wondering down Abbot-Kinney looking for last minute gifts and just to get a walk. I was thinking about perhaps getting a Hot Chocolate at Cafe Intelligentsia — I haven’t been there but everyone mentions it and it seems like the kind of place one should go at least once. On the way down Abbot-Kinney we get honked at by a black Prius and it turns out...
That's Weird: #221209 →
At the Santa Monica Promenade Apple Store there was a cute kid playing at one of the computers who kept saying “Volcano” to the game over and over again. I SMS’d M# who said that she had just written “Volcano” in a script she was working on.
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Swiss Design Network →
Designers see the world not simply as it is, but rather as it could be. In this perspective, the world is a laboratory to explore the contingency of the existing and the thinking in options. Imaginations of the contra factual are a key source for the creation of alternative political, technological, social, or economic constellations of artefacts, interfaces, signs, actors, and spaces. At the same...