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Ingmar Bergman dies at 89

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 30, 2007 at 11:22 am

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Ernst Ingmar Bergman was born in Uppsala, Sweden to a Lutheran minister of Danish descent, Erik Bergman (later chaplain to the King of Sweden), and his wife, Karin (née Åkerblom). He grew up surrounded by religious imagery and discussion. He had a strict upbringing and was locked up in dark closets for infractions such as wetting the bed. Bergman performed two five-month stretches of mandatory military service and attended Stockholm High School and Stockholm University, not completing his course in literature and art but instead becoming interested in theatre and later in cinema (though he had become a "genuine movie addict" by the early 1930s).

Although he grew up in a devout Lutheran household, Bergman stated that he lost his faith at age eight but came to terms with this fact only when making Winter Light.

Since the early sixties Bergman lived much of his life on the island of Fårö, where he made a number of his films. Bergman moved to Munich for a while following a protracted battle with the Swedish government over alleged tax evasion, and did not return to make another film in Sweden until 1982, when he directed Fanny and Alexander. Bergman said this would be his last film, and that he would go on to direct theater. Since that time he did make a number of films for television, but later retired to Fårö, stating in 2004 that he would never again leave the island.

According to a report from the Swedish news agency TT, Ingmar Begman died at his home on Fårö, Sweden, in the early morning of July 30, 2007, aged 89. No cause has yet been provided.

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Shigeru Ban

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 30, 2007 at 10:57 am

Shigeru Ban (坂茂, Ban Shigeru; born 1957 in Tokyo, Japan) is an accomplished Japanese and international architect, most famous for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard paper tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. Shigeru Ban was the winner in 2005 at age 48 of the 40th annual Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He was profiled by Time Magazine in their projection of 21st century innovators in the field of architecture and design (source: Wikipedia).

On Friday he lifted the veil on a paper bridge over the Gardon River in southern France.

Built half a mile from the Pont du Gard — a section of ancient Roman bridge classed as a UN World Heritage site — Shigeru's cardboard-tube structure is strong enough to carry 20 people at a time.

Reaching over the water to a sandy islet mid-river, it opens to the public for six weeks starting on Monday, before it is dismantled for the rainy season (source: France 24).

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For more examples of his work, see Shigeru Ban Architects.

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Netsurfer

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 29, 2007 at 7:22 pm

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NETSURFER emerged from SNOWCRASH´s search for new forms of furniture compa-tible with new technologies. Abandoning the conventional combination of chair and desk, the NETSURFER rethinks our relationship to the computer and our surfing requirements.
 
The semi-reclining position with the screen at eye level is designed to be comfortable for long periods. Pillows support the neck and lower back, arms and legs are supported on adjustable arm and footrests.

Snowcrash

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Saturday Shopping

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 29, 2007 at 1:57 pm

The Great Kyoto Conspiracy 6

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 28, 2007 at 12:44 pm

The Great Kyoto Conspiracy 6

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Lazy

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 28, 2007 at 11:21 am

Sticky buns Zeeland-style

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 28, 2007 at 9:56 am

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400 grams flour
one package of yeast
250 ml milk
1 tsp salt
50 grams butter
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp fine brown sugar

Sift the flour and add the salt. Follow the instructions on the packaged yeast, prepare and add it. Melt the butter, let it cool a bit and add it with the milk, ½ tsp cinnamon and 2 tbsp sugar to the flour and yeast. Knead into a supple dough and let it rise for an hour covered with a damp tea towel.

On the countertop, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough into pieces of 16 inches (40 centimeters) length. Roll these pieces through the sugar/cinnamon and form each roll into a snail’s shell or turban shape. Put the buns on a buttered cookie sheet, pour over them the remaining sugar and cinnamon and bake them in a pre-heated oven at 225ºC/440ºF for about 45 minutes.

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Japanese theme

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 25, 2007 at 9:37 pm

Geisha

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 25, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Joy

In Too lazy to assign a category on July 25, 2007 at 10:02 am