1. Gallery Star beta is closed.

    Thanks, everyone, for participating in Gallery Star beta! If you are interested in subscribing to our service, please visit gallerystar.com. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share the adventures of our mobile office here, so stay tuned!

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  2. We went to one (big) Halloween party. ROBOTS!

    We went to one (big) Halloween party. ROBOTS!

  3. We’re watching the reports from #Sandy with heavy hearts. Some of the places we visited in June to see our family, best friends and old stomping grounds have been hit the hardest: Mantoloking NJ, the Lower East Side NYC, and Fire Island NY.  If you know any galleries in the storm area struggling to get their collections online, please send them our way. We’d like to help!

    We’re watching the reports from #Sandy with heavy hearts. Some of the places we visited in June to see our family, best friends and old stomping grounds have been hit the hardest: Mantoloking NJ, the Lower East Side NYC, and Fire Island NY.

    If you know any galleries in the storm area struggling to get their collections online, please send them our way. We’d like to help!

  4. Still not caught up on photos and adventures, but for now- here is a shot of our new home office in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. Note: our trusty folding bikes stand at the ready.

    Still not caught up on photos and adventures, but for now- here is a shot of our new home office in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. Note: our trusty folding bikes stand at the ready.

  5. So much to catch up on!! We took a 3 day/2 night Amtrak trip to get to St Louis for the Strange Loop conference. I have so many pictures to post when I get a chance, *cough* decent internet and a bit of time between talks….

    So much to catch up on!! We took a 3 day/2 night Amtrak trip to get to St Louis for the Strange Loop conference. I have so many pictures to post when I get a chance, *cough* decent internet and a bit of time between talks….

  6. Freshly back in the Bay Area after a rather grueling flight from Berlin Tegel. First stop was to the storage locker via train and bicycles to pick up car and a few warmer clothes.
Next up- checking in at Johansson Projects of Oakland CA, our intrepid alpha testers. It’s been fun communicating across completely opposite time zones, but not as great as talking and screen sharing in person. Here we are with gallery director, Matthew Draving and intern Dara. 

    Freshly back in the Bay Area after a rather grueling flight from Berlin Tegel. First stop was to the storage locker via train and bicycles to pick up car and a few warmer clothes.

    Next up- checking in at Johansson Projects of Oakland CA, our intrepid alpha testers. It’s been fun communicating across completely opposite time zones, but not as great as talking and screen sharing in person. Here we are with gallery director, Matthew Draving and intern Dara. 

  7. Today and tomorrow we are at GoGaRuCo, the annual Ruby conference in San Francisco. One track means everyone is in the same room listening to the same speeches and no one misses anything. Lots of breaks, schwag, and awesome food presentations!

    Today and tomorrow we are at GoGaRuCo, the annual Ruby conference in San Francisco. One track means everyone is in the same room listening to the same speeches and no one misses anything. Lots of breaks, schwag, and awesome food presentations!

  8. There is an endless array of hot dogs, sausages and wursts to be amused by. Most often they are delicious, if you like that sort of thing. (we do).
This is a Weißwürschtl at Keyser Soze from the Bavarian music night, served with a side of mustard and a pretzel. YUM!

    There is an endless array of hot dogs, sausages and wursts to be amused by. Most often they are delicious, if you like that sort of thing. (we do).

    This is a Weißwürschtl at Keyser Soze from the Bavarian music night, served with a side of mustard and a pretzel. YUM!

  9. Once a month, photographer Gesa Simons hosts a themed music and menu event at Keyser Soze in Berlin. Each month the theme is for a particular region and the menu and decor reflect that area. We’ve been to two of these and I wish they occurred every week! The food is always great, the music bends traditions and the crowd is very friendly.  
Here are some of Gesa’s shots from last month
and some from August 26

    Once a month, photographer Gesa Simons hosts a themed music and menu event at Keyser Soze in Berlin. Each month the theme is for a particular region and the menu and decor reflect that area. We’ve been to two of these and I wish they occurred every week! The food is always great, the music bends traditions and the crowd is very friendly.  

    Here are some of Gesa’s shots from last month

    and some from August 26

  10. Campus Party Berlin 2012- we went to many a meetup beforehand, and I’m glad we did because the actual event was pretty chaotic. By Day 2, we were fairly acclimated but the event was too large to be without maps or good signage. 
Nine stages, acres of tables and workshop areas and an outdoor eating section and camping and showers and shipping containers for walls. Whew! I don’t believe there were ever 10,000 people there.
Giving credit where it’s due, there was plenty of power and lots of ethernet cables all nicely roped to the tables and chairs. The bathrooms were plentiful and well maintained, and the food court was decent with realistic prices.
The lack of beer or booze is understandable as that would have undoubtedly caused a whole different event to occur. As a result, however, hilarity did NOT ensue. We spent too much time looking for things we wanted to hear or see, and eventually gave up on that. Instead we grabbed a table and got some things done on Gallery Star! 
Lots more photos on flickr

    Campus Party Berlin 2012- we went to many a meetup beforehand, and I’m glad we did because the actual event was pretty chaotic. By Day 2, we were fairly acclimated but the event was too large to be without maps or good signage. 

    Nine stages, acres of tables and workshop areas and an outdoor eating section and camping and showers and shipping containers for walls. Whew! I don’t believe there were ever 10,000 people there.

    Giving credit where it’s due, there was plenty of power and lots of ethernet cables all nicely roped to the tables and chairs. The bathrooms were plentiful and well maintained, and the food court was decent with realistic prices.

    The lack of beer or booze is understandable as that would have undoubtedly caused a whole different event to occur. As a result, however, hilarity did NOT ensue. We spent too much time looking for things we wanted to hear or see, and eventually gave up on that. Instead we grabbed a table and got some things done on Gallery Star! 

    Lots more photos on flickr

  11. Phaeno is a hands-on science museum in the town of Wolfsburg, Germany. Some friends worked on it, so we made sure to go visit. WOW, seriously, one of the most fun and interesting buildings either of us have ever been inside. Or outside. Or nearby. 
Ramps, angles, corridors that sweep and swoop, windows that are reminiscent of …what?  a school of fish ? Morse Code? Floating across the wall surfaces, allowing natural light inside this …uh, cave? cavern? of modern materials that looks and feels more like a space ship, though not the kind you see in movies, except for maybe something a really ancient Vorlon might have sported as a youth.  
More photos here on flickr.

    Phaeno is a hands-on science museum in the town of Wolfsburg, Germany. Some friends worked on it, so we made sure to go visit. WOW, seriously, one of the most fun and interesting buildings either of us have ever been inside. Or outside. Or nearby. 

    Ramps, angles, corridors that sweep and swoop, windows that are reminiscent of …what?  a school of fish ? Morse Code? Floating across the wall surfaces, allowing natural light inside this …uh, cave? cavern? of modern materials that looks and feels more like a space ship, though not the kind you see in movies, except for maybe something a really ancient Vorlon might have sported as a youth.  

    More photos here on flickr.

  12. We finally found the scale model of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, having passed through the station many times this summer on our way to parts elsewhere. It’s been described as a "shopping center with a rail connection". 
There are three main levels: the upper tracks run local trains, the middle set of tracks runs east-west, and the lower runs north-south. There is much getting around and the columns look like something from a sci-fi movie. or video game. Prepare for a bit of vertigo.

    We finally found the scale model of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, having passed through the station many times this summer on our way to parts elsewhere. It’s been described as a "shopping center with a rail connection".

    There are three main levels: the upper tracks run local trains, the middle set of tracks runs east-west, and the lower runs north-south. There is much getting around and the columns look like something from a sci-fi movie. or video game. Prepare for a bit of vertigo.

  13. The ever-awesome and inspiring Mats!? is our Alpha Testing Artist. 
Here is a link to a Viewing he created using …wait for it… Gallery Star.  
We’re still accepting beta testers, so go ahead and click on over to sign up if you’d like to check out our service. It won’t be in beta forever, but no matter what, it’ll always be super affordable.
At the moment, we have contact management, inventory management, show set up, viewings, and killer invoices that you can print or email. Coming soon- a better interface, a website feature and much more.
Check back here for updates and announcements, or contact us for a newsletter. 
We’d love to hear from you, too!

    The ever-awesome and inspiring Mats!? is our Alpha Testing Artist.

    Here is a link to a Viewing he created using …wait for it… Gallery Star.  

    We’re still accepting beta testers, so go ahead and click on over to sign up if you’d like to check out our service. It won’t be in beta forever, but no matter what, it’ll always be super affordable.

    At the moment, we have contact management, inventory management, show set up, viewings, and killer invoices that you can print or email. Coming soon- a better interface, a website feature and much more.

    Check back here for updates and announcements, or contact us for a newsletter. 

    We’d love to hear from you, too!

  14. Last month we went to Spandau to look up an SRL brother I hadn’t seen in 20 years. We found the ever awesome Bastiaan Maris (shown here in the shop’s kitchen returning a million phone calls), busy as ever, managing a bunch of work spaces, building new work for his ensemble Berliner Pyrophoniker, and a bunch of other projects, and also being a most congenial host.  We’ll be back! 

    Last month we went to Spandau to look up an SRL brother I hadn’t seen in 20 years. We found the ever awesome Bastiaan Maris (shown here in the shop’s kitchen returning a million phone calls), busy as ever, managing a bunch of work spaces, building new work for his ensemble Berliner Pyrophoniker, and a bunch of other projects, and also being a most congenial host.  We’ll be back! 

  15. Our visit to Spandau was also rewarded with a close encounter with the super busy Frank Barnes of RoboCross Machines. He was working on the Party Tent that day.
We are looking forward to seeing him with the Robo Drummer at the Campus Party Tech Festival next week.
A few more pix here

    Our visit to Spandau was also rewarded with a close encounter with the super busy Frank Barnes of RoboCross Machines. He was working on the Party Tent that day.

    We are looking forward to seeing him with the Robo Drummer at the Campus Party Tech Festival next week.

    A few more pix here