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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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