Winner of the JETAANY Photo Contest


My photo of Shibuya Station in Tokyo won the JETAANY Photo Contest last night.  Check out photos from the event in the Gallery.   I won a 50 dollar gift certificate to East Japanese Restaurant!


I’m not censored in China…yet!  It’s my greatest ambition of online fame to be big in Japan, and banned in China 😉

Caio’s site nominated for Catalan design contest


My friend Caio in Barcelona has been nominated for a Catalan design contest for his web design work.  From his email:

Amigos, torçam por mim.  Um projeto de multimidia que eu fiz e apresentei pra um concurso de Design super importante aqui na Espanha foi selecionado como finalista.
Estou mandando o link assim podem dar uma olhada e opinar…

Chicos, mi web ha sido selecionada para los Laus. El vinculo sigue a continuación así pegais un vistazo.

Hi everyone. A project in web design I´d been doing recently has been selected as finalist to this important contest in Spain. Check out the link below.

Abraços a todos.

Campaign for Little Britain in New York



Drambuie Den


Iain and I went to an event called Drambuie Den yesterday after work. Check out the invite:

The Drambuie Den
at The Plumm
246 W. 14th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave)
NYC 10011

On Tuesday, March 27, 2007
From 6:00pm to 9:00pm

You have successfully gained entry to this one-of-a-kind event, where we invite you to live the legend and true story of a zealous Scottish Prince. Thwarted in his attempt to reclaim the British throne, he narrowly escapes capture thanks to the loyalty of the Highland clans. His gift to them? The secret recipe for Drambuie.

Fast forward 260 years and the spirit of the Prince lives on at the Drambuie Den in New York – a modern interpretation of a classic, where you can enjoy expertly mixed cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and complimentary grooming treatments courtesy of Truman’s Gentleman’s Groomers.

The party was staffed by a foxy bunch of “brand ambassadors” (cocktail waitresses) who served up hors d’oeuvres and really cloyingly sweet Drambuie cocktails. But I am not complaining, I am not the type to turn down free drinks! The Drambuie drinks could have been better with the simple extra step of muddling the limes they used in them a bit before serving.

I tried 3 kinds of hors d’oeuvres: chicken skewers, mini onion tarts, and baby brioche burgers. The chicken skewers were unremarkable, reminding me of why I don’t like chicken, unless it’s a whole roasted free-range bird. The mini tarts were fantastic, and the baby brioche burgers were sublime – kind of like the bourgie version of White Castle. Apparently, all of the food contained Drambuie too, but it’s not like I could tell, since I was washing it all down with Drambuie cocktails.

On my way out, we picked up gift bags which contained a Drambuie logo cigar cutter and a small bamboo cutting board. Totally random!