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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 […]

Lost labels + papercraft =…

Saturday, February 21st, 2009 by calixton

…DHARMA Initiative Cubeecraft. The fine folks at Cubeecraft have applied their paper-cutifying technology to the realm of DHARMA Initiative labels. The result, as downloaded, printed, cut out, and folded, is pictured above. Three advantages of the DI Cubeecraft vs. Max Pictures’ DI product labels: Cubeecraft requires no tape or glue; everything tabs together Cubeecraft requires […]


Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 by calixton

…at the mall. Miss T and I happened to stop by Arden Fair Mall last Sunday—I wanted to see the new MacBook, MacBook Pro, and LED Cinema DIsplay at the Apple Store (they’re all very, very nice, by the way)—and we ended up wandering around for about three hours. We hadn’t been to Arden Fair […]

Photographing microbes…

Monday, August 18th, 2008 by calixton

…giant, cute microbes. Some time ago, Miss T discovered the anime Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture (もやしもん). The show, set in Japan, follows a university ag-student with the ability to see microbes without aid of a microscope. The kicker—and what probably caught Miss T’s attention in the first place—is that the microorganisms our ag-student sees aren’t […]

Tachikoma (タチコマ)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 by calixton

Those of you familiar with the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (GitS:SAC for short) will recognize the friendly, blue, soul-searching critter above as a Tachikoma. Those of you not familiar with the 26-episode series should rent and watch the whole thing right now, it’ll save me some explaining and will be more […]

Designers Chair Vol. 4, No. 5

Thursday, March 13th, 2008 by calixton

What’s better than an uncomfortable, ’60s-designed chair? A scale replica of an uncomfortable, ’60s-designed chair. I picked up this reac JAPAN Design Interior Collection replica after last year’s Anime Expo. The Designers Chair replicas come randomly packaged, so you don’t know which of the six chair designs you’re going to get. I was quite pleased […]