Archive for 'observations'
Decadent Deep-South Dark Chocolate Walnut Pie

Decadent Deep-South Dark Chocolate Walnut Pie

Posted 12 September 2010 | By | Categories: about me, ask emily, food, local food, new zealand, observations, senses, taste | 1 Comment

Last week was my second pie competition, and this year I dove deep into my memory pie-hole and pulled out the decadent chocolate walnut and bourbon pie associated with the Kentucky Derby and a favorite from Tippins Pie Pantry.

New Zealand Types

New Zealand Types

Posted 17 August 2009 | By | Categories: art, branding, creativity, culture, design, new zealand, observations, typography | 1 Comment

Last weekend I stumbled on Helvetiki, this witty marriage of the ubiquitous hei-tiki of New Zealand and Helvetica of the world by Matthew Moriarty at Crawlspace gallery.

This is my brain on XMediaLab

This is my brain on XMediaLab

Posted 26 May 2009 | By | Categories: advertising, better world, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, interconnected, links, marketing, observations, people, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Links and notes from XMediaLab in Auckland, a combination think-tank and creative workshop with a focus on the design, development and business of digital media ideas across multiple platforms.

Phonetic Alphabets: S as in Summertime

Phonetic Alphabets: S as in Summertime

Posted 13 April 2009 | By | Categories: about me, culture, observations, words | 3 Comments

I’m not sure whether it was “S as in Summertime” or “X as in Xylophone” that pushed my father over the edge, but by the time I finished talking with tech support, he was about to explode.

Greetings from the Antipodes

Greetings from the Antipodes

Posted 22 July 2008 | By | Categories: about me, ask emily, happiness, observations, travel | No Comments

Hello from Down Under. I am proceeding as a global nomad for the time being. Antipodes map by Daryl Cockburn.

The New French and Other Neighborhood Characters

The New French and Other Neighborhood Characters

Posted 05 April 2008 | By | Categories: culture, design, emily approved, food, happiness, nyc, observations | 1 Comment

They also ran an editorial Most Perfect Neighborhood Was feeling low this morning over some kind of romantish nonsense and about to schlep a giant duffel of old clothes down to Housing Works so they could start a new life. … Strolling back from depositing donation and trying to decide between omelette at Petite Abeille or Panino Mucho Giusto or something salady at Le Pain Quotidien, I see “The New French” on the windows of the old Le Gamin at 536 Hudson St in Maira Kalman’s unmistakable handwriting.

G1G2 – Get One Give Two XO OLPCs

G1G2 – Get One Give Two XO OLPCs

Posted 11 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, marketing, observations, passions, product review, sustainability, technology | 4 Comments

Waveplace’s XO OLPC pilot program in Haiti needs your XO PCs. Emily’s analysis of the XO PC and requirements for next laptop.

What to Wear in NextCity

What to Wear in NextCity

Posted 09 February 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, ask emily, consumerism, culture, design, environment, fashion, health, marketing, nyc, observations, retail, shopping, technology | No Comments

Tinfoil hats are so passé. So what should you wear to Faraday’s Cafe? Check out the latest collection of electromagnetic field blocking and “anti-identity theft” clothing at DDCLAB (427 W 14th St, New York NY 10014 map). Here’s the text from the windows: EMF: Electro Magnetic Field Block Anti•Identity•Theft•Fabric Electric Resistivity measure of how strongly […]

Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Posted 05 November 2007 | By | Categories: art, better world, books, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, flowers, gardening, happiness, interconnected, love, nyc, observations, people, photography | Comments Off on Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Kenro Izu, “Druk #131”, Taksang Monastery, Paro, Bhutan 2003 Kenro Izu: Bhutan, the Sacred Within November 2, 2007–February 18, 2008 Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 What a treat to hear Kenro Izu talk with Owen Flanagan at the Rubin Museum of Art in conjunction with the opening of […]

links for 2007-11-01: Looking at Things Differently

links for 2007-11-01: Looking at Things Differently

Posted 01 November 2007 | By | Categories: consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, fashion, funny, happiness, links, observations, photography, Product, product review, technology, typography, video | No Comments

Eye-Fi Wireless Camera 2GB SD Memory Card This is brilliant – a 2GB SD card for your camera that automagically uploads images to flickr (and many more services) when on a wifi network. (Thanks Photojojo!) (tags: photography wifi wireless camera cool gadgets flickr mobile photo technology) Undercover Jun Takashi’s Brain Bag Definitely my it-bag for […]

Lamas and Cameras in Bhutan

Lamas and Cameras in Bhutan

Posted 13 October 2007 | By | Categories: art, consumerism, creativity, culture, emily approved, fashion, funny, happiness, movies, observations, travel, video | 1 Comment

According to “Is That a Lama Behind the Camera,” Anupama Chopra’s great article in the New York Times on Bhutan’s budding film industry, last year a record 24 films were produced in the tiny Himalayan kingdom, population 700,000; in 2003 the total was only six. Even though there were only ten films produced in the […]

Ecopera: Are You Ready To Change Your Life?

Ecopera: Are You Ready To Change Your Life?

Posted 01 August 2007 | By | Categories: activism, art, better world, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, health, love, observations, sustainability | No Comments

It started as a stream. A stream of images on flickr featuring women in water, jeans mysteriously falling off them.

Have You Ever Transcended Space and Time?

Have You Ever Transcended Space and Time?

Posted 30 July 2007 | By | Categories: culture, design, health, interconnected, observations, science, technology | No Comments

It marks the edge of known physics, a region where distances and intervals are so short that the very concepts of time and space start to break down….The problem, in brief, is that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality.Einstein, for one, found solace in his revolutionary sense of time…. Nanojourneys: Get to the Core of the MatterNanojourneys offers an interactive tour into the nanocosmos, allowing us to shrink down and explore a mosquito biting a human arm, a computer processor and an LED light at the smallest dimensions.