A beautiful day in lower Manhattan, early autumn, cool enough for sweater vests, not sweaters, a sprinkle of rain in the early morning, the air windswept and sharp… just. Cool, diffused, leaf-dappled October light on the ground.
The floor is made from the carcasses of spruce trees or pines. Their dark amber, luxuriant smoothness, and all the veins in the grain together seem tailor made for this room, as if nature had contorted itself into flooring to form the ideal of a high rise’s interior. Continue reading
Recently, I had the good fortune to be shown the virtual reality playroom in the Google offices in New York where my brother works. My brother and I spent about an hour and a half trying out some incredible virtual reality hardware, testing out zombie shoot em ups, plane landing games, fruit ninja games (the controller becomes a three dimensional sword in your hands and the fruit sprays bucketloads of colorful juice onto your eyes!) and most wonderfully, a 3-D painting game that was a much cooler, more permanent version of light painting. Continue reading
About five years ago, my father applied for and received his Vietnamese citizenship once again (we had sacrificed it when we left the country illegally in a boat many years ago). As a dual citizen of both Vietnam and the US., he is now privy to the benefits offered by both.
I left Hong Kong for a year to get a taste of a slower life, to consider the world’s motions through the lenses of a person with time to spare. What could be better than this slow sweetness, what better than to sense the day’s oozings hours by hours? The great Continue reading