Tornado Potatoes — new street-food from South Korea. It’s a spiral-cut potato, deep fried and dusted with tangy cheezy powder. Yes, it’s unhealthy, but the Koreans have a long way to go if they’re going to bridge the US-Korean junk-food gap — hello, deep-fried Coca-Cola! Get that potato some whipped mayo and maybe some rat-poison (or plutonium) and we’ll be in business. Link (via Neatorama)via: http://boingboing.net/
Archive for September, 2007
Adding to an already impressive couple of blocks in West Chelsea, Manhattan, is Shigeru Ban’s new design for The Metal Shutter Houses. That’s the name for a condo with nine duplex apartments with jaw-dropping exterior features. Simply amazing, and surely to rate high on thetwo-dozen list, whenever we get around to updating it with Nouvel’s second apartment building, Herzog & DeMeuron’s 40 Bond Street, and the like.
BiographyKoen Hauser (1972)Works and lives in Amsterdam
Education2000-2002 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam1998-2000 Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag 1992-1996 Sociale psychology, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden
Stipendia / prizes2005, grant AFK, Amsterdam Foundation for Arts2004 Startstipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture2003 Startstipendium, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture2003 nominated for Paul Huf Junior Award2002 nominated for Shell Young Art Award