Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bobst Wednesday

Reminder: we are meeting at Bobst Wednesday (West 4th and University) at 9:55AM. Go to the second floor. See you then!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Appleseed lives. . . .

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Republic Review

As a student, I always try to find a place where I can get good dinner and drink. A place where you can meet up with friends, spend a good time and not be broke.
On Union Square West, between McDonald's and Heartland Brewery, Republic is a restaurant that offers a variety of Asian dishes. The menu includes small, vegetarian, broth noodles, noodles, and rice dishes. The average price of an entrée is $10.
You don't need to make reservation at Republic, it is a first come first served basis and customers share tables. Modern decor, walk passed the bar first, then the open kitchen, which makes the whole place kind of smelly, then you get to the to the area where tables are designed to look like a cafeteria. The clientele is young crowd 20's and 30's.
The service is mediocre, the menus were sticky and the tables as well.
I shared a Beef Satay for the appetizer and I had the well-known Chicken Pad Thai as an entrée. The food came relatively fast; the Beef Satay was well marinated but came a bit cold. The Pad Thai was a very generous dish, the noodles texture was good, but it was not a savory dish rather a dry one. You’ll have to add some of the spicy sauces. They garnish most dishes with a little too much parsley.
The concept of Republic is a good one, I feel that the management has some issues they should follow. I would not choose to go there again, but I will not refuse to go if some friends choose to go there. To sum it up the atmosphere, food and price are all average.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Food Review: Chipotle Burritos rock!

Amongst all the fast food I can get near New School - Greenwich Village Campus, I prefer 'Chipotle' the most. It is a Mexican Grill and branching over many area not only in the NYC but also over the U.S. I had enjoyed taking out 'Naked Burrito', also called 'Buritto Bowl' when I lived in Madison, Wisconsin and Chicago,Illinois. I'm very glad I can eat them here, too. I tasted a burrito from 'Qdoba', the rival of 'Chipotle', first but I hadn't been there ever since I tried 'Chipotle.' What's great about 'Chipotle's menu is that you have variety of sauces and salsas to choose without extra fee, except guacamole. The rice they use is different from usual Mexican food where they put chili. They mix cilantro and lemon sauce that create somewhat like a taste of Mediterranean food. Their burritos and tacos are more fresh than anywhere else because of their organic meat and vegetables. They make vegetarian friendly food such as grilled vegetable tacos, burrito, or naked burrito. They have own kitchen behind the serving table so you can smell the freshness while you wait in the line. I personally feel more relieved to see the actual cook and how clean the kitchen facility is. Moreover, their interior design is superb in comparison to any other fast food restaurant. The light wooden tiles and floors and stainless posts with circular angle of the space give you special feeling. They even added a new service so you can order your food online ahead of time to pick it up when you want.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sexy snails

This is a bit RACY . . . but if you haven't seen it yet, your eyes aren't fully open.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Weekly Project

Okay, this week's project: write a one page paper on the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Be specific! No general emotional responses. Address something (an idea, a theme, one installation) in a direct way. One way to think of it . . . imagine yourself famous 2 years from now. An interviewer asks you: "I see strange intersections between your work and that of the artist Andy Goldsworthy -- I know it's odd since you're a technology designer and he's a nature artist, but is there anything to that? Did you ever watch his movie "Rivers and Tides?"

Also, if you have not, please send me an electronic version of your mid-term. It's not 100% necessary, but I always like to have a clean copy on file for you. . . .

I posted a clip below for Yoav and Grace -- you can find the whole movie online though, albeit at low resolution.