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I drove into Boul­der, Col­orado at mid­night on Wednes­day, my impulse to eat a late din­ner near­ly over­bal­anced by my need to declare the long day over.  It turns out that, even with throngs of kids boozi­ly wan­der­ing from bar … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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bear pond espresso

Much has been writ­ten about the food scene in Tokyo.  In the end, maybe it’s just a very, very big city.  The “largest met­ro­pol­i­tan area in the world”, says Wikipedia, and among the dens­est (at more than 37,000 per square … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A few months ago, I drove past the cor­ner of 5th and Pike in the evening and saw some­thing new, a shopfront that flash­ing by looked like some sort of Bab­bagesque mechan­i­cal com­put­er, brass machin­ery grid­ded in glass and lit … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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photosynth app!

As every­one who’s been glanc­ing now and then at my face­book page knows, I’ve been post­ing a lot of panora­mas late­ly from the mys­te­ri­ous “Pho­to­synth pub­lish pho­tos” app.  Well, the app is now final­ly avail­able on the iPhone— just look … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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radial stripes

The brand design for Vic­tro­la Cof­fee on 15th is beau­ti­ful: There’s a sense of con­fec­tion about it.  It prints nice­ly, it exudes a Capi­tol Hill-ish steam­punk sen­si­bil­i­ty, and it rhymes with those radi­al­­ly-striped teacup designs which are so much more … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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On the sub­ject of things that land pre­cise­ly on the beat, I’ll men­tion Rudy’s Bar­ber­shop.  There are 7 in Seat­tle, 5 in LA and 2 in Port­land.  Thanks to Abra for turn­ing me on to these guys. My opin­ion of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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