Archive for March, 2009

or like a herd of spindly elk wandering across the bering strait during migration… or like a bunch of eager beaver architecture students on the quest for alvar aalto’s experimental summer house… we trekked across a frozen lake in central finland last week. we each soon figured out our individually preferred method of snow travel: […]


my family came to copenhagen this weekend, and in typical chu family craving fashion, we wanted to eat asian food in a non-asian environment.  so we went to wagamama, the newest restaurant addition on the Tivoli grounds. [started in london, this chain has made its way around europe and into harvard square as well] what […]


a question indirectly posed to me by sam kronick one late lasercuttery night, and one that i am starting to rethink this semester:   is studio really the best-designed environment for design?   what makes doing your design work in studio better than, say, in your nicely-decorated dorm room?  or the buzzy woodshop?  or one […]


spain escape

08Mar09

friday = best flight ever day. lamb + goat cheese sandwiches, red wine, and chocolate creme cookies.  thank you KLM. we emerged from the danky depths of the metro (‘renfre’) and slowly rose to the level of Passeig de Gracia. a breathtaking [and slightly wobbly, due to airplane wine] vision of wide, tree-lined avenue warmth! […]