Archive for March, 2012

Cintiq unpacking party

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Bought the new Cintiq 2400 HD – recorded Zhenya’s responses, as she unpacked it…

A box as tall as we are - which isn't saying much, but still, huge!

Woman's hand on Cintiq 2400 HD, still in packaging (box).

The Cintiq emerges.

Zhenya drawing on Cintiq.

Zhenya drawing on Cintiq.

Books arrived on Saturday

Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Pile of books, including Dutch poetry, a game with stories on cards, and books about mobile web design.

Saturday harvest of books.

Books that arrived today. Wandered into Egidius again – the print and poem in the window re-awakened my interest in Dutch poetry. No doubt about it – the disappearance of these stores is going to deal a blow to ‘serendipity’. No-one, me included, knows what, if anything, to do about it. Maybe this is a new challenge for interaction design – keeping these shops in existence and helping them flourish.

Poetry in Egidius bookstore window

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
store window with print with part of Dutch poem

Print and poem in window of Egidius bookstore in Amsterdam.

Passing Egidius bookstore at Haarlemmerstraat 87 in Amsterdam, and suddenly noticed this. Stopped. Read it. Read it again. Completely changes everything: a voice like this, out of nowhere, printed in this way. Photographed it as best I could through the window – hope the text is readable.

Window of Egidius bookstore in Amsterdam, with books and prints.

Egidius has a rare selection of ordinary paperbacks, but also beautiful maps and prints.