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Bought an art chair…

Monday, September 28th, 2009 by calixton

…a very small art chair. In 1917, Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld created his Red Blue Chair. 90 years later, reac JAPAN made a 1/12 scale replica of Rietveld’s work. On Saturday, I bought one (of the reac JAPAN replicas). Two more pics: (At $8, the reac JAPAN Red Blue Chair is a lot more economical […]

A little Paris…

Monday, September 21st, 2009 by calixton

…in Sacramento. In Sacramento? I don’t know Paris so I can’t attest to its authenticité, but Le Petit Paris in midtown Sac is a comfy neighborhood café that serves up good espresso, tea, pastries, and sandwiches. According to the menu on the wall there’s also beer and wine (which neither Miss T nor I tried) […]

Lost dog…

Friday, September 18th, 2009 by calixton

…at the Davis Amtrak station. I spotted this little feller baking away yesterday in the Central Valley late afternoon/early evening sun. I suspect it will be just as hot—if not hotter—today, and that the little dog will have rolled on.

Five things you might see…

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 by calixton

…at a train station. Yesterday, I rushed to the Davis Amtrak station and arrived just in time for the train doors to shut and pull away without me. Faced with a 45-minute wait until the next westbound train, I wandered about aimlessly, cataloging the various wonders immediately surrounding the station. If you’d like to relive […]

Goldsworthy’s Spire

Monday, September 14th, 2009 by calixton

…on the Presidio. Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire is about a hundred feet tall and made of cypress trees. Miss T and I drove onto the Presidio one afternoon to take a look at the sculpture. It’s big!

Fun with BORT…

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 by calixton

…and other non-BART logos. On the way into work a couple of weeks ago I boarded a particularly pungent BART car. It was still early morning, but the amount of air conditioning required to offset the aroma of one specific passenger was beyond the capability of that particular car. At that moment, it seemed I […]

Six at FIVE…

Friday, September 4th, 2009 by calixton

…at 5. (Six people at FIVE Restaurant at 5 p.m.) FIVE is the new restaurant and bar at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley. Six of us stopped by there yesterday evening to check it out. (It was originally supposed to be “Five at FIVE at 5,” but it seemed mean to leave someone out […]