Archives for the month of: May, 2004

just what i’ve always wanted! dirty origami! origami underground has instructions to make models of little paper people having sex, masturbating or…you get the idea.

i had the best hamburger tonight – it had to be the fixin’s – fresh tomato, onion, ketchup, brown mustard, pepper jack cheese, toasted buns…mmmmmmm…

i still have some things that i would really like to get for my trip to japan: comfy shoes that can be put on and taken off easily, a mid-weight coat and maybe some lightweight pants in case it gets warmer. i went shopping today to find these things and came up with…NOTHING.

why do i even try anymore? i can never find anything that doesn’t look all weird/craptastic and if i actually do find something i like, it doesn’t fit me. today’s excursion was one of the most solidly demoralizing experiences of my life. why can’t i just be 4 inches taller? it is SO FRUSTRATING to not be able to find clothes that fit. i hope that once i’m in japan i’ll be able to find some things in my size. if not there, then where?

the one area of shopping in which i am successful is electronics. so, true to form, last night i ordered a digital camera from amazon.com for the trip. originally i was going to buy the sony dsc-t11 once i got to japan, but decided that the price was a bit too steep even though it’s such a good looking camera and the lcd is so large and clear. i considered buying the t1, which is available in the u.s., but after reading a few reviews that brought a few good points to mind, i decided to go with my original choice, the canon powershot s410.

holy. crap.

this guy has created a collage of hundreds of pixel-sized divs and uses alternate style sheets to alter the resulting ‘image.’

there are some really great sites on the web – i’m always so impressed by what people can create. mixin visuals has a bunch of links to some of these sites. so far i’ve looked at bitkraft and probe3. both are amazing. i can only hope to one day create something so engaging. :)

update:

  • dab is also super, if a bit slow to load.
  • christopher connock’s portfolio site is very clean and his photographs are beautiful (architecture photography is one of my favorite things). check out the photos of the church of light in osaka, which was designed by my favorite architect, tadao ando
  • uh, i guess this one is cool…but what’s with that bikini chick? and the music? oh wait, it’s a site for women’s swimwear.
  • emiliano rodriguez’s portfolio site is also very cool. neat interface!
  • xhanubis. must be 18 to enter?
  • architecture AND flash! jordan architects
  • the mirror project has some great pictures in their gallery. if you can’t figure out what the subject of the pictures is, then…well…you will find no help here.

also, pardon this weirdo formatting, i will fix my style sheet once i get back on my own computer. i know i know – i’m hiding my head in shame