August 3, 2010

Slightly Peckish: In München

by Sakura Gooneratne

I went for a lazy summer holiday to the Bavarian capital of München to visit two school friends, both of whom I’ve known for over 20 years. Oh yes, we’ve been lazing around together since we first met at boarding school, talking and eating 24/7, and things haven’t really changed much. So going from a […]

October 13, 2008

Packaging Whore: Toothpaste Mayo

by Kayoko Akabori

Sonja just got back from a summer jaunt in Switzerland (where she spa-ed and dined like a princess, and consumed a lot of yogurt), and she brought me back a little gift: mayonnaise! It’s really scary how well some people know me. The brand is Thomy, a condiment company based in Germany. The packaging for […]

June 21, 2007


by Hua Hsu

I’ve just come back from a brief vacation to Paris and Berlin–I rarely vacation, so upon returning I’ve regaled everyone I’ve spoken to with the dreadfully banal, I-see-the-world-anew!-type minutiae familiar to anyone who has attended college and encountered–in the words of one friend tired of my anecdotes–“that annoying kid who studies abroad for a semester […]