Journal

Thoughts from my daily life

Journal

I post notes about imaginaries, music, photography, technology, my travels & everything else that comes to my mind. Posts are not necessarily connected to my work.

Akiko's Restaurant

Following The Trails Of Sushi Ran: Akiko’s Restaurant

Wondering about the staff that left Sushi Ran in Sausalito for new endeavours in San Francisco, I set out to test them against my benchmark experiences at Sushi Ran. So, I managed to get a sushi bar seat at the very busy, always fully booked Akiko’s Restaurant, located in 431 Bush St near the Dragon’s Gate to Chinatown and Union Square in San Francisco. Attention: It is not to be confused with another restaurant named Akiko on Mason St, which apparently was previously […]

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Kusakabe

Following The Trails Of Sushi Ran: Kusakabe

Following the personal that left Sushi Ran in Sausalito for new endeavours in San Francisco over the past few month, I set out to test them all against my benchmark experiences at Sushi Ran.First, I managed to get a sushi bar seat at the not-yet-opened restaurant KUSAKABE, located in the financial district of downtown San Francisco. It is a very small place with roughly 30 seats, half of which are at the long sushi bar. Apparently, it will officially open on […]

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Sushi Ran Restaurant Logo

Following The Trails Of Sushi Ran

Since I was in San Francisco for Apple’s WWDC 2014, I had some time to explore the latest developments surrounding my favourite local sushi restaurant Sushi Ran in Sausalito, California. Actually, I first came across Sushi Ran during an Apple Keynote, when Steve Jobs showed off the restaurant within a product demo, virtually making a reservation. So, as an Apple fanboy, I went – and I LOVED it. Since then, I have been at Sushi Ran every single time I was in the […]

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New Leica Store in San Francisco?

Apparently, there is a new Leica Shop or Boutique in the making in San Francisco at 463 Bush St. No sign indicates, when it will be opening – but a notice says, building operations will continue until July 3 2014. Unfortunately, I won’t be around by then but maybe you will be there to take a look…

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WWDC 2014 - Keynote - 2

Impressions from WWDC14

Here are some impressions from Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference 2014 (WWDC) at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The motto of the conference was “Write the code, change the world” which fitted perfectly the introduction of Swift, a new programming language developed by Apple to replace Objective-C for developing application in the Apple ecosystem.

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Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera

POLAROID SX-70 with Impossible film material

While testing the POLAROID SX-70 LAND CAMERA SONAR AutoFocus I used film material from The Impossible Project. They develop instant film material for Polaroid cameras in both color and black & white. The film material is made in a former Polaroid factory in Enschede (Netherlands) which they bought in 2008. They basically had to reinvent new instant film material because it was already a dead technology and original color dyes were no longer available. Since their first new instant film in 2010 they […]

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Impossible Instant Lab – The App Let’s You Scan Instant Photos

When I tried The Impossible Instant Lab, I used the corresponding iOS app to choose the digital images I wanted to create instant photos from as well as the exposure time for the instant film material I used. The app let’s me create analog images with the instant lab, which basically is just a housing case for the instant film cartridge and the iPhone while exposing and is manually operated. But the app also works the other way around. It […]

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8mm - developed 8mm film material - 2

My Super8 8mm Experiment – 8mm film resolution

With affordable 4K displays around the corner a higher resolution than the offered 2K frame-by-frame scanning would be nice for my 8mm film, since products like ARRISCAN provide up 6K/4K. The question would be, whether this makes sense at all, taking the natural resolution of the 8mm motion picture film format into consideration. The filmstrip of the format is 8 millimeters wide, providing the name for the 8mm film. Super8 has a larger image area than Normal 8 due to its smaller perforations, 5.79mm x 4.01mm (0.228” […]

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Impossible Instant Lab – instant photos made with my iPhone

I recently tried The Impossible Instant Lab at the Apple store in Hamburg during their creative workshop tour around Europe (recently being February 2014, but I didn’t get around to writing anything about it).Here are some instant photos I created on that day: They look quite nice and the image quality totally surprised me, since I clearly remember many not so decent photos from my childhood.

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