Andrew Sinclair


As the summer draws to a close, I thought I'd report on a very successful project I've been working on this summer. I call it Pickle Project: Seed to Sandwich. The idea was to make my own pickles, and I... more

The Murphy Bed is Done

+ (February 22, 2009)

My year-long project to build a murphy bed in our second bedroom (soon to be baby-room) is now 100% complete. I used the Create-A-Bed system.... more

King Arthur Baking Class

+ (September 1, 2008)

I've had an interest in baking for a long time, and have tried for a while to master the art and craft of baking bread. I think of bread as the backbone of the western diet. What is amazing about... more

American Craft Brew Fest

+ (June 21, 2008)

I had a great time at the American Craft Brew Fest today. The fest took place in the World Trade Center Boston, which is the same location of the Massachusetts bar exam. The carpet was the same bright blue color,... more

I never did post a follow up here regarding the Apartment Therapy Fall Colors 2007 contest. We ended up winning second place in the east! I even made a video. Making videos is actually not that easy, even on a... more

Lotus Bag Designs

+ (November 16, 2007)

My cousin is making yoga bags. Excellent holiday gifts - assuming your giftee has is interested in yoga.... more

Jack-O-Lantern 2007

+ (November 1, 2007)

I was moving around Halloween last year and I didn't get a chance to make a jack-o-lantern. This year I bought a 40 lbs. pumpkin and gave it big cartoon-ish face. See also, 2004 and 2005.... more

Secret Apartment in a Mall

+ (October 2, 2007)

I'm really fascinated by this story of an artist who set up an apartment in some sort of utility area in a shopping mall parking garage: "Starting in 2003 I committed to the idea of creating a luxury apartment in... more

Champagne Chair Contest

+ (January 18, 2007)

Every year, DWR has a contest to design a tiny chair using only the cork, wire, and foil of a champagne bottle. I really like this idea - I even have a poster of the first year's entries. There aren't... more

Somerville Madonnas

+ (November 13, 2006)

Josh Michtom announces his new project: Somerville Madonnas. "The Mission: Photograph all of the Madonnas and other religious statues in the yards of Somerville, Massachusetts." I attempted something similar last year, but on a much smaller scale.... more

Marc Ecko Tags Air Force One

+ (April 24, 2006)

Marc Ecko, hip-hop fashion entrepreneur: The president is the leader of this country. His highest order of responsibility, arguably, is to protect our freedoms, and the first among those is the freedom of speech. That's why I tagged the president's... more

Nintendo Controller ipod

+ (April 4, 2006)

I still think my idea for a Nintendo controller style cell phone is a good one, but where I dream, others execute. Behold: the Nintendo controller ipod Shuffle.... more

LED Throwies are an innovative form of street art. Watch out for kids in baggy sweatshirts at your local radioshack. Concept an innovation are as important as aesthetics in street art. Why not explore new mediums? Other favorites: All City... more

These photos of old computers on CNET show that some of the early computers actually had pretty nice looks (a couple of the ones pictured, not all). Today's computers are almost always just a box. Innovation today is Apple making... more

My Jack-O-Lantern

+ (October 30, 2005)

See also: last year's lantern.... more


+ (October 29, 2005)

A 1.6 ghz Pentium M Jack-O-Lantern. Silly me, still using tea lights to illuminate my pumpkin.... more


+ (March 22, 2005)

amaztype is a neat, though strangely useless, interface to It uses amazon web services to layer a creative interface over amazon's massive rich database of products and their relationships. Musicplasma (now liveplasma) does the same thing, and you can... more

Cars at the MFA

+ (March 20, 2005)

Last week I checked out the latest exhibit at the MFA: Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection. The exhibit is heavily advertised around Boston, and there's no reason it won't be popular. First of all, people... more

What's in Your Bag

+ (March 14, 2005)

Here's what's in my bag. What makes this interesting is not an individual bag, but the comparison of over 280 bags currently using the whatsinyourbag tag at Flickr. It's participatory art and anonymous bag snooping at once.... more

The Somerville Gates

+ (February 23, 2005)

Everything in Boston is a little smaller than its New York counterpart. Boston has shorter buildings, a slower subway, and much... much smaller art exhibits. The Somerville Gates.... more


+ (January 24, 2005)

I've been checking out a couple podcasts lately, and I'm getting really interested in the medium. A podcast is like a radio broadcast, but it's pre-recorded and distributed online. You can use an application like ipodder to subscribe to various... more

FedEx Kinko's and E*Trade Logos

+ (November 17, 2004)

I was thinking recently about the similarity between the E*Trade logo and the new FedEx Kinko’s logo. I saw a commercial for E*Trade but thought their asterisk was telling me something about Kinko’s. Where there’s consumer confusion there’s either (1)... more

Happy Halloween

+ (October 31, 2004)

New JibJab - Liability Free

+ (October 8, 2004)

JibJab entertained thousands with their political flash comedy hit: This Land. Then came the short-lived lawsuit. The copyright assignee of the original Guthrie tune insisted that JibJab had infringed on the copyright, while JibJab argued fair use. The fair use... more

Protoculture T-shirts

+ (September 30, 2004)

Protoculture is a new t-shirt maker with some great designs. Their shirts are sometimes smart, sometimes funny, and sometimes delivered with so much hipster pretension as to make them unpretentious – which, in turn, makes them pretentious again. It doesn’t... more

Owning Frank Gehry

+ (July 9, 2004)

Frank Gehry’s architecture brings fame and controversy to any city whose residents can afford him. I love Gehry’s buildings, but I have to wonder how much of the draw is just the Gehry brand. Would a crazy twisted-metal museum be... more

Some Music Online

+ (May 24, 2004)

I still haven’t had time to re-upload my songs to the new cnet service, but has finally “restored” some tracks from the old service. You can listen here: zegna music.... more

Another Cartoon Andrew

+ (March 1, 2004)

At this point, it’s a tradition to create cartoon versions of myself whenever someone makes a fun new tool for doing so. Here’s the latest. This one is probably the most accurate to date. You can compare with my actual... more

Natural Sounding Ringtones

+ (February 10, 2004)

No amount of signs or verbal warnings will prevent cell phones from occasionally ringing at inappropriate times. There is something inherently annoying about cell phones ringing in class or movie theaters. This probably results from the fact that the ringing... more


+ (November 27, 2003)

Lego Factory

+ (November 10, 2003)

I never get tired of lego-related websites. In addition to various lego scenes floating around out there (including the amazing and newly discovered Escher scenes) and tools to make your own lego characters, there is now an animated tour of... more

Urinal Style

+ (August 29, 2003)

Men know that they’ve entered the wrong bathroom when confronted with plush couches and fancy chandeliers. (Or so we’ve heard.) Women must encounter a similar shock, followed quickly by disgust, when confronted with that row of vertical toilets: the urinals.... more

Low Budget Art

+ (May 29, 2003)

Some San Francisco artists are taking their art to the streets this weekend. If you’re in SF, be sure to check out The Great Debate Show on Sunday, for which artists are using the chain-link fence around an abandoned Taco... more

Tortfeasor Shirts

+ (May 26, 2003)

Today I’m officially launching a project I’ve been working on: The website is just a place to buy tortfeasor t-shirts. Basically I wanted to make up some tortfeasor shirts, but I wanted quality (none of this iron-on stuff). This,... more

Suitcase House

+ (May 22, 2003)

People laugh at me when I tell them about my “dream home” concept – a loft in which the entire flat floor opens up to reveal beds, tables, sofas, and storage. In last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, however, there... more

Moving More Than Mice

+ (April 27, 2003)

MouseMiles is a utility / art project (mostly art project) that records the distance that you move your mouse (nothing to install, just open a pop-up window). The program keeps track of the vertical, horizontal, and total distance that the... more

Complex Machines

+ (April 18, 2003)

Whenever I watch TV I get very annoyed at the car commercials. It seems like there are a lot more car commercials than there used to be, and they’re hardly ever creative. (And I’ve never been in the market for... more

Koyama Paintings Online

+ (February 26, 2003)

For some quality art, check out Sherry Koyama's paintings on the Art Bureau site.... more

Interview Poetry

+ (February 13, 2003)

It’s been a busy week. I went home to Seattle for a job interview and a wedding last weekend, and now I’m back in action as an overworked law student. I took a couple hours out last night to check... more

Long Trip Home

+ (January 7, 2003)

I finally made it home last night around 10. My flight out of Cleveland was cancelled so I got stuck there for a while. I spent most of the day catching up on food shopping, laundry, and course selection. The... more

Stupidity +

+ (December 8, 2002)

I'm honored to have been quoted on Beyond Stupidity.... more

Points of View

+ (November 18, 2002)

Nick Denton is the former CEO of my former employer, Moreover Technologies. It sounds like he had a rather interesting night a couple days ago when his wallet got stolen. What makes the story interesting is the interaction between the... more

From Above

+ (November 13, 2002)

Yesterday Wired Magazine ran an article about a project to photograph the entire coast of California. At first I thought, “that’s cool” and checked a out a picture or two. Then I realized that I used to live across the... more

Japanese Computers

+ (November 4, 2002)

I saw an ad recently for an importer of laptops from Japan. This seems like a good idea. It's kinda cool that different countries have different stuff, but it's even more cool that people occasionally get there hands on that... more

Bored with Billboards

+ (October 28, 2002)

The art of "modifying" large signs and billboards can take on many purposes. I used to pass by this billboard every day on the bus to and from work in San Francisco. The Billboard Liberation Front has an entire gallery... more

Beacon Hill Tour

+ (October 26, 2002)

The Arts Law Association's Historic Architectural Walking Tour of Beacon Hill was today. I've been planning this event for a few weeks now and it has turned out to be quite a bit of work. I was worried that the... more

Game Cube v.1

+ (October 23, 2002)

The original game cube is now emulated online! When I was a kid, we didn't have astronauts to help us "solve the cube".... more

Canadian's Don't Shoot

+ (October 19, 2002)

Bowling for Columbine, the new Michael Moore film, was pretty funny and really sad. In the end, I'm a little confused about his conclusion. Moore points out that Canada has just as many guns as the United States, but that... more

I Am Trying to Listen to Wilco

+ (October 16, 2002)

The Coolidger Corner Theatre is one of the great independent movie houses remaining in this country. I think I've mentioned it before. The other night they showed, "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco". The film... more

Gardner of Art

+ (October 14, 2002)

I finally made it down to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum today. They were having free admission as part of the Fenway Cultural District’s “Opening Our Doors” day. I think it’s pretty cool that my neighborhood has it’s own “alliance”.... more

Illegal Art

+ (October 12, 2002)

Illegal Art says, "Rooted in the U.S. Constitution, copyright was originally intended to facilitate the exchange of ideas but is now being used to stifle it." I don't think the Constitution actually allows congress to promote the exchange of ideas:... more

Product Idea Machine

+ (October 10, 2002)

A great new product idea: "Andrew Sinclair" Andrew Sinclair is like a normal window pane, but it can extinguish fires. Order yours today!... more

Remember Ruxpin?

+ (September 30, 2002)

Question: Can you buy a Teddy Ruxpin talking stuffed animal cheaply on Ebay? Answer: Hell Yeah! Question: Can you then put your own cassettes in him to make him say ridiculous things? Answer: Um. Sorta. Unfortunately this idea will probably... more

T-Shirt Design Contest

+ (September 16, 2002)

This T-Shirt Design Contest has stolen my evening. (No, none of the designs are mine.)... more

New Arts Law Association Website

+ (September 9, 2002)

Announcing the launch of the new Boston University Arts Law Association website! I've been working on this here and there, and I'm really happy with the results. The old site was no more complicated, but somehow lacked style - maybe... more


+ (September 8, 2002)

I spent a good hour of my day looking at I guess it's quite the popular site (backward links), but I never really looked at it until today. Brilliant stuff. This guy plays the subtlest pranks I've ever heard... more


+ (September 6, 2002)

I still think that the mirror project is a very cool experiment in self-portraiture. Recently some other great portrait experiments have been brought to my attention. This guy takes a picture of himself every day while Nikki S. Lee was... more

Cold Words

+ (September 1, 2002)

A lazy day. Cool weather ushers Autumn and Autumn brings the cold. I have a cold.... more

Car Protest

+ (August 31, 2002)

I haven't actually seen one of these fake parking tickets on an SUV, but maybe that's because I don't own one. I think the subtler gas station pump sticker is less offensive (pretty funny) and makes a broader statement. Remember... more


+ (August 12, 2002)

I want to be Amelie.... more

I just stumbled onto The Decline of Fashion Photography: An argument In pictures. Pretty interesting. It already seems like most of the clothes in fashion spreads are extremely over priced and ridiculous looking. Once you factor in the photography, people... more

Resume in Palatino

+ (July 15, 2002)

Resumes are no fun. I've spent most of my evening trying to cram those last three lines (you know the ones) onto the one page that will summarize my professional (a-hem!) career-thus-far for my future employment prospects. Jobs are like... more

I checked out 13 Conversations About One Thing last night at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The film was pretty good. I'd recommend it. I'd also recommend the Coolidge Corner Theatre to anyone. It's one of the last remaining classic, independant... more

New Song!

+ (June 30, 2002)

It's been a long time since I've uploaded a new song to Partly this is because I haven't been working on music much since law school started. Now that it's summer and I have some time to actually do... more

Subway Ad Poetry

+ (June 19, 2002)

reward your curiosity don't let the fancy clothes fool you don't put off for tomorrow what you can do at 2am be afraid. be kinda afraid.* *Taken from four adjacent subway ads at the Government Center T station. Advertisers aren't... more

Mirror Project

+ (June 2, 2002)

The mirror project is a website dedicated to self portrait photography using reflective surfaces. Anyone can submit a photograph as long as it uses a reflective surface and shows at least part of the photographer and the camera. The results... more

Airline Meal Photos

+ (May 30, 2002)

I've been wanting to do one of these before and after pictures ever since a United flight I took last summer. The "food" was so colorful, and since each item was individually wrapped, there was very colorful waste at... more


+ (May 27, 2002)

I just got back from a family trip to Vancouver. Despite its size, cultural importance, and proximity to Seattle, Vancouver is surprising forgotten in the emerald city. (I’m referring to Seattle for those that don’t know. Vancouver, with its skyscrapers... more

Star Wars II

+ (May 16, 2002)

Like thousands of other students, kids, unemployed individuals, and nerds who took the day off, I went to see the new Star Wars movie this afternoon. Overall I’d say it was pretty good - miles above Episode I. This one... more

Lego Andrew

+ (May 5, 2002)

Introducing... Andrew Sinclair - Lego Version: If we all go to Lego-Land in the afterlife (not the theme park, I mean Lego-Land in the metaphysical sense), this is what I will look like. It's going to be hard to play... more

Changing Lanes

+ (May 2, 2002)

My Constitutional Law exam is now over and I can go on with my life. Next item on the agenda: tomorrow’s Property exam. I think I’m ready for it so now I’m trying to figure out if I should try... more

London Panoramic Photos

+ (April 23, 2002)

There's a cool collection of panoramic photos on These aren't panoramic in the sense that they're cropped and enlarged to create a long/skinny picture. (I've always been annoyed at those camera manufacturers who try to make it seem like... more

Notebook Art

+ (April 22, 2002)

Another day of mostly studying. Looking through my property notes today, I saw that I had drawn some pretty cool little shapy things. I thought I'd share a couple of the best:... more

Boston Marathon

+ (April 14, 2002)

The Boston Marathon is tommorrow. I never really gave much thought to marathons, but seeing that Beacon Street is part of the route, I thought I'd look into it a bit. There's a pretty cool video showing the entire route... more

Today was the judging for the BU Arts Law Association's "Samuel Postbrief Photo Contest". This year's theme: "Torts Illustrated". Two of us ran around the school this morning posting flyers for the event. We seem to have prompted a school-wide... more