Sunday, August 16, 2009

Red Hook Food Vendors

While Y. E. Yang was busy beating Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship, we were busy reminiscing about our Mexico trip last year and how much we enjoyed the local cuisine there. This brought us to the "Red Hook Vendors" where we enjoyed authentic tacos, pupusas, and every other kind of pan-latino cuisine you could imagine -- as we cheered on local fútbol (soccer) teams.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pepperoni, mushrooms, and sunny-side-up?

What's in the middle of that pizza? Yup, eggs. Some call this the Bismark. Can't wait to try 'em out! Will post our recipe soon. Yummy variations here:

Friday, July 10, 2009

How fast can news (even fake...) spread?

Ever since Google's announcement this week about their new Chrome OS, some have tried to capitalize on the excitement surrounding it.

One graphic designer posted allegedly leaked screenshots (see above), and then admitted that the shots were fake in a subsequent post, along with a video of how he did it.

The funny thing is, within 12 hours of this stunt, it got 124,000+ views, and was picked up by numerous news/blog sites.

So goes for internet news reliability. :-)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

What Koreans really do with dogs...

Here's a little puppy in a traditional Korean dress called Hanbok. Available on-line via boutiques such as Dognamite.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

USB Desktop Microwave?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Don't throw out your old credit cards just yet

"Upcycle" at Pick Punch!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Not a point-and-shoot. Not an SLR...'s the next generation
Olympus Digital PEN

11.8 ounces.
12.3 megapixel.
3" LCD.
Shoots HD.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Doodle 4 Google

Here's what the kids are coming up with...
"What I Wish for the World"
Very creative... very cool!
Do you have what it takes to "Doodle"?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lunch on Oprah!

Yes, it's true! Oprah just bought the whole country KFC!

Go here for your Kentucky Grilled Chicken meal coupons!

Even if you're having trouble printing, don't give up...
Coupon is available only until 11:59pm (Central Time) today, so get them now!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Joy of Driving

Live in the UK? Want to get your hands on a new GTI MkVI for 3 months? Do a "virtual test lap" in under 40 seconds and you'll qualify. Fahrvergnügen!

2010 Volkswagen GTI Specs:
  • VW TSI 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4
  • 210 bhp @ 5300 rpm
  • 207 lb-ft torque @ 1700 rpm
  • 6 Speed Conventional or DSG Manual
  • Crazy fun!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Australia is full of alphabets...

The first Google Maps alphabet has been created from satellite images by Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia.

Want to check it out in person? New airline V Australia is currently offering fares from $629 (for travel through 12/15/09), on sale until 4/30/09!

Friday, April 24, 2009

...and the Results are In!

Help us celebrate our 12th place Tiny Division Victory! Let's all head to Baskin Robbins on Wednesday, April 29th from 5PM to 10PM, and enjoy some 31 cent scoops! :-)

Thanks again for the votes, kind comments and all the loving support!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Voting for Round 1 ends in 24 hours, at 2:59AM (EST)!!! Click here to cast your vote now!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Small Cool 2009, Round One...

We made it to the semi-finals! Check out the 1st round elimination brackets. Cast your votes on 4/23 Thursday!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Smallest, Coolest!

The folks over at Apartment Therapy are having a "Smallest, Coolest" Apartment contest. There are lots of great entries. We put our place in, too! Take a look for great, small living ideas.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Faucet + Flower = Poetry

Once in a while you look at a product design and just wonder in amazement... Innovative glass vase faucet design by Davide Vercelli.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

How walkable is your City?

Our neighborhood scored an impressive 98 out of 100...
Plug in your address at WalkScore... Now covering 2,500+ neighborhoods in 40 largest cities in the U.S.!

Our previous posts:

  • You really can enjoy NYC using public transport... and it's cheap! (here)

  • Rather bike? Our bicycle picks and the handy "carbon footprint" calculator (here)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bars & Tones

Does your TV do this?

Bars & Tones from André Chocron on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A month ago, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon... were running all over Brooklyn like a couple of love-birds. Congrats, Chet & Tanya, on one month of wedded bliss! What a fabulous looking couple...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blue Skies, White Mountains

Tahoe was amazing... Because we got snowed-in, we had to extend our vacation! We experienced powder like never before. Here are some pictures:

Monday, March 9, 2009

All things charming...

Check out the recent launch of Charm Patrol, a new blog dedicated to all things charming...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tahoe here we come!

Here are some shots from our anniversary weekend upstate snowboarding... We're headed to Tahoe for more snow with the family this weekend, so this is just a taste of things to come!

See you when we get back!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We Survived Free Pancake Day at IHOP (or...Free Pancake Day: You Get What You Paid For)

6:00 PM. We arrive. "45 minute wait," she says. No problem. Some window shopping to pass the time. "It'll be another 25 minutes." We can handle that. A bit before 7 PM and we're finally seated. Considering the crush of people it's not too bad. Then we meet our waiter. Or, as we like to call him, our tour guide through hell.
No flatware, no drinks, no menus. We scrounge some flatware from under a counter somewhere. And leftover carafes of coffee from vacated tables suffice for beverages. Table after table are seated, fed, billed and bid farewell. After an hour we start wondering where the cameras are. Could we possibly be on one of those "What Would You Do?" television shows? I quickly discover that if you stand up and start walking purposefully toward the kitchen someone asks if they can help you. Not that they WILL help you.

Finally, at 8:45 PM, our 3 buttermilk pancakes arrive. I can only imagine how hard it must have been to grind that flour and milk that cow. About two minutes after our food is served (and 1 hr and 47 mins after we're seated) our inept new friend gives us the bill. Looks like we unwittingly offered to pay for the whole restaurant. Unswerved, he tries some fancy math neither of us are familiar with to explain why we're paying for other people's hashbrowns. Determined, we send him back to the cash register and take a fresh carafe of cold coffee from another recently vacated table. Around 9:30 PM, after several more walks toward the kitchen and a friendly chat with the manager, we leave 3 pancakes richer and $11.26 poorer.

We survived Free Pancake Day.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

IHOP National Pancake Day

Free pancakes at IHOP from 7am to 10pm this coming Tuesday! We're there!

Credit Crisis... Visualized

A remarkably informative 10 minute video...

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

Monday, January 26, 2009


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