I really love shipping containers


It seems that a lot of architecture, as of late, is being built with or around shipping containers. Buy some land and cheap shipping containers… build a glass house around them and bam, hot shit.


Hurricane proof, flood proof, fire proof, these metal Lego blocks are tough enough to be stacked 12-high empty–and thus can be used in smaller multistory buildings. Used containers (which can be picked up for $1,500 to $2,000) often have teak floors and sometimes are insulated. The bright orange, blue and rust corrugated boxes may not appeal to everyone. But contemporary hipsters find them not just the ultimate in postmodern appropriation but aesthetically pleasing as well.

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The Ghetto in Shin-Okubo

01/21/2008 - 0 Comment(s)

This is the front of the THE GHETTO located in Shin-Okubo. The front of the building even has a COPE2 piece. This was once a Love Motel, but has been converted into 7 shops, gallery, restaurant and skate park. This imag...

Japan, Planning the trip.

12/18/2007 - 11907 Comment(s)

We’re planning the trip of all trips to Japan, flying into Tokyo in mid-November, leaving two weeks later, and I’ve never been so stoked in my life. If you have any ‘must visit’ spots in Japan, p...

WOFL 2106

11/26/2007 - 0 Comment(s)

This short piece by David O’Reilly is incredible. WOFL 2106

Graphic Airlines

11/26/2007 - 0 Comment(s)

GraphicAirlines is a Hong Kong-based creative team consisting of two people, Tat and Vi. They use every available medium as a canvas, covering street, paper, and screens with characters. Tat must be doing something right...

Step it up.

09/23/2007 - 0 Comment(s)

Attention designers: If you have to describe why you’re showing a certain piece of work, it shouldn’t be there. Whether it’s in your portfolio, an email applying for a job, or even on behance—youR...

You never knew you could have…

09/13/2007 - 0 Comment(s)

Getting out of my car, after the service guy takes down my vin number, I head over to the service manager with whom I made the appointment with on the day prior. After balancing manners, quips, and adult language I am l...

say it again, say it again

08/20/2007 - 73 Comment(s)

I know you love to hear yourself speak Words that you think I can’t follow Maybe that’s the way you and i will always relate You always had the quickest wit The quickest quips and I can’t keep up ItR...

Tunnel House

07/27/2007 - 7 Comment(s)

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Vader Project

06/20/2007 - 8 Comment(s)

What a great series idea. It’s such a cultural icon now that I’m surprised it hasn’t happened in the past. Lots of great stuff… check it out. (Link below photos) Vader Project Flickr

Strangley Beautiful - Sushi Cam

05/26/2007 - 3 Comment(s)

Ignore the American couple that decided to do this, but watch as the camera goes around the whole sushi bar, kitchen, and back.

speed reading

05/22/2007 - 23 Comment(s)

I always thought the way I read items that weren’t very interesting was cheating… but apparently it’s called speed reading. Kim Roach wrote a spot on ZenHabits about speed reading, and it’s rathe...

StarCraft 2 - Is real.

05/19/2007 - 41 Comment(s)

It’s unfuckingbelievable, and I’ve never been so stoked about a game in my life. The trailer gave me chills. :\ StarCraft II has some big shoes to fill - is there added pressure in developing a follow-up to ...

Michel Gondry - HP

05/15/2007 - 12 Comment(s)

Marcos Chin

05/10/2007 - 4 Comment(s)

“Marcos Chin graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1999. His client list has included The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Sports Illustrated. Award annuals such as The Society of Il...


05/06/2007 - 2 Comment(s)

The folks over at The Barbarian Group created a rad iTunes visual plugin. Check it out. “Here is this thing that does stuff in iTunes. There is magnetism, there is gravity, but on top of all of that, there is awe...

For The Record - Microsoft+Yahoo

05/04/2007 - 1 Comment(s)

I will be very upset if this actually happens.

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