May 31, 2006

Calendario Romano

Piero Pazzi is an Italian photographer who wanted to expand beyond his souvenir calendar of Venetian gondoliers. Picking another Italian city whose streets are filled with American tourists (in this case, Rome) and combining that with the most commonly sighted Roman male (priests); he came up with the most astonishing, most tasteless, most notorious product available in Roman gift shops.

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May 27, 2006

Brand inconsistency in Carrara

How many typefaces can one restaurant use? Find out after the jump.

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May 26, 2006


Give me a J. Give me a U. Give me an M. Give me a P.

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Narrow Gaps

I say Jump!

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Click the jump!

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May 25, 2006

Are those Images in your Pocket...

Or are you just happy to click after the jump?

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Which way? Find out after the jump.

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On things that look like paintings

It took my first trip to Siena to understood why Sienese Renaissance painting looks the way it does. When I gazed out the window of our room at the Palazzo Ravizzi, the hilly landscapes with atmospheric perspective finally registered with the paintings that I had seen over the past twenty-some years.

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May 24, 2006

On a hotel room in Rome

As made embarrassingly clear by that video excerpt of my bidet [Ed. Note: bidet discourse coming soon] discourse; for me, the fun of traveling is keeping a running record of cultural differences: the smell of milk, the cuts of jeans, the way men adorn themselves, mothers with children, etc.

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May 23, 2006

Images, we all Love Images

Some images that speak for themselves. And, yes, after the jump.

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A Bunch of Pictures is Worth Three Days

Images, for your enjoyment, after the jump.

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White Space Chips

San Carlo, a lovely packaging family of white space-friendly chips. Images after the jump.

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