This past week has been spent rather hermetically. It’s spring break for Yale, which means New Haven is pleasant and empty (disrupted only by last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, a riotous city-wide, Guinness-fueled, verdure-clad affair, accompanied by much brawling). I’ve been working doggedly to finish Dave’s concerto, and though so far he’s been admirably patient with me, I’m setting next weekend as my personal deadline. We’ll see how that works out.
Otherwise, I’ve kept busy doing odd jobs around the recording studio, experimenting with new Thai noodle recipes, and raptly tracking the shipment of a new Macbook Pro (which seems to be taking the slow boat from Shanghai).
My friends at Cordarounds shipped me some beta pants yesterday, which I’ve been field-testing. I think they’re the best summer-weather trousers ever devised, and strongly recommend them to all eligible wearers (which, sadly, excludes all but the very brawniest of women). You can read all about the science behind the wales here.
The Times advertising supplement (sorry, T Design) has a feature on one of my favorite designers, Naoto Fukasawa. Like everything in the T magazines, it’s a little light on substance, more just an excuse for everyone to talk about how great he is. Even Dieter Rams has nothing but breathless praise, and he’s German! Somebody should straight away get to work importing those +/-0 products. Otherwise, I might just have to move to Tokyo.