Archive for the ‘Café’ Category

February 10th, 2013

Site Makeover


It was time to update/upgrade this site, so after some recoding I deployed a new and redid the theme for this blog. Please take a look around and report any bugs or style issues. I have packaged the files for both the portfolio site and the blog, and you may use and change them […]

May 14th, 2012

Pulse Width Modulation

Picture of circuit

After building a piece at Franconia Sculpture Park last year, I’ve been looking for ways to add more functionality to its electronic component. The sculpture consists of an array of solar panels feeding 2 car batteries and these in turn feeding an array of LED tubes and a couple of power outlets (USB and 120 […]

January 30th, 2012

Hot Damn! Today I pulled off one hell of a risotto (or How to Treat Your Kitchen like Your Studio)

photograph of dish

The evidence… Recently I’ve been letting my cooking skills go (mostly due to busyness combined with my girlfriend staying over and putting my cooking to shame). So slowly I’ve been picking up the pots and pans again and doing more grocery shopping. Today was one of those days when you open the fridge and say […]

December 14th, 2010

TV snow with Adobe After Efects

Using After Effects for the first time is akin to driving a sports car for the first time. You don’t know what you’re doing, but it feels great and you can’t believe how powerful and smooth the damn machine can be… I followed this tutorial, added a third layer with the “Add grain” effect, and […]

December 1st, 2010

Steamed Fish with Leek and Mango Paste

I apologize for the awful photography on this post. I did it with my phone after deciding to write about it at the last minute. OK, so don’t ask me where I got this from but here it goes: 1.    Take two small fresh fish (your choice, I used Silver Snappers from Hong Kong Supermarket) […]

October 23rd, 2010


kick-ass script

What happens when you turn a script into a Custom Brush on Illustrator? Fabulousness… To apply this on Illustrator write something, then break the text (Create Outlines), then grab the whole thing and throw it into your Brush Palette. It will ask you which kind of brush you want to create, you click on “Pattern.” […]

October 4th, 2010


Major Douchbag: Friederich Nietzsche

September 6th, 2010

cabbage patch

After making dolma, chances are you still have enough cabbage laying around for a simple stir fry. Here’s how to do something with that leftover cabbage in 15 minutes. I learned this dish when I was working in an Indian Restaurant washing dishes; my first job after art school 13 years ago. Don’t laugh! I […]