Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rem Koolhaas

Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas came to speak on campus today. He designed Milstein Hall, a new building for the College of Architecture, Art and Planning. His works include the Seattle Central Library, CCTV Headquarter in Beijing, and the interior of Prada store in SoHo.

The image on the screen shows his plan to fill the Charles River next to Harvard and build a canal to create more land for the Harvard campus. The plan was shot down.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dirrrty New York Part II

Sunday brunch at Max Brenner.

Alice Cup!

Hug mug!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria won the Best Costume and Make Up awards at the Academy Awards 2010 so you can expect some very beautiful visuals during the movie. The costumes and palaces are equally stunning throughout the film. Emily Blunt plays the young Victoria who would become the Queen of England, and Rupert Friend is Prince Albert in the film.

The film depicts Princess Victoria before she became Queen, her struggle to rebel against her mother, and her love story with Prince Albert of Belgium. There are some great scenes that rise out of her rebellion against the control of her mother and her mother's lover who both try to manipulate Victoria into giving up her right to the reign.

I loved the camera work of the movie; it conveyed the authority and status of Queen Victoria. This camera work is used in two scenes that I really like: when Queen Victoria first meets with her Privy Chamber and when is she crowned Queen at Westminster Abbey. So watch out for these two scenes.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pieces of NYC

Spring Break 2010
The Park

Comme des Garcons

Hearst Tower

Central Park


Cafe Sabarsky at the Neue Gallerie

Basta Pasta