Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bay Bridge Broke...

Credits to AP Photo/Sanchez
May we never see pictures of anything like this emptiness again in our lifetimes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Infill Housing, Tokyo style

Housing is difficult in Japan, certainly in Tokyo. But imagination runs wild. Here is an infill project, multi-use with a shop at road level, and a nice spiral staircase for the entry. The multiple wires are typical. They are what hold Japan together during earthquakes.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Because We Are Always Fair. . .

Okay, that's the immediate family. I'm out.
New theme, perhaps, this week.

Another Celebrity Spotted. . .

I think that this galleria is in Milan, or Venice, or...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mixed Reactions, I Presume

Twitter's Biz Stone with some dude he met in an airport lounge somewhere.

Monday, October 12, 2009

I am not happy

21 years old, I would guess.

We send these guys and gals into a foreign country, and then we have meetings to discuss what we are doing? (forgive me) WTF?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Maria Maria

Maria Maria is a Tex-Mex restaurant created by the group that started McCovey's, Bing Crosby's, and Joe DiMaggio's. We dined at their Walnut Creek place, but they're also in Austin TX, Mill Valley CA, and Tempe AZ.
Nice design, very thoughtfully done. A bit noisy. Good service. A professional operation.
Food is good, really good, and lots of it. We ordered too much: Seafood guacamole, duck tacos, chicken flautas, and taco soup. Interesting, widely-varied tastes; spicy. No salt, pepper, or hot sauce of the table; they're not needed.
Moderate prices, average wine list, nearby municipal parking.
If you have a chance, go!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Another acquaintance makes a magazine cover!

Does that make me famous by association?  (Just asking...)

Friday, October 09, 2009

If that's a betel nut, then. . .

what is this thing that so offends the powers in Hanoi, Viet Nam?

Suggestions will be appreciated. Use the "comments" section. Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

This Week Is Fleet Week

and it's going to be a bit noisy in San Francisco.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Someone famous lives in this house

And it's not me.

(Maybe I'll go hide under a rock.)