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POSTS FROM 2014-11

KVADRAT GEAR STATS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-11-28

All the dates, specs, numbers and other production details of my longest feature film so far, Kvadrat Gear.  + 

POSTS FROM 2014-10

MY SECOND FEATURE FILM: KVADRAT GEAR

CINEMA / HEALTH / MY NEWS / 2014-10-08

What better way to rest from all the hard shooting and editing of my first feature film, Kvadrat, than to shoot and edit a second feature film? Especially if it’s the exact opposite of the first one? A classical documentary with dialogue, voice-over, still photos and archival footage?  + 

POSTS FROM 2014-07

KVADRAT DIRECTOR’S THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FILM

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-07-08

My own thoughts about my Kvadrat film. The reasons to get into cinema, film a documentary, decide on a feature instead of a short, choose a weird techno musical genre… The goals, the themes, the ideas, the style, the execution, the difficulties and other details.  + 

POSTS FROM 2014-06

KVADRAT FILM SYNOPSIS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-06-23

The original synopsis of my Kvadrat documentary feature film I wrote in April 2011. How does it compare with the end-result?  + 

POSTS FROM 2014-02

KVADRAT STATS

CINEMA / ESSAYS / 2014-02-17

Curious about my latest film’s production dates, budget, team and gear? Check out some vital stats of this extreme production.  + 

POSTS FROM 2013-10

MY FIRST FEATURE FILM: KVADRAT

CINEMA / HEALTH / MUSIC / MY NEWS / 2013-10-17

So, what the hell have I been doing for the past 2,5 years? Where are the new posts and photos? Well, other than fast-touring through a rather painful peritonitis on my Bike Friday PRP en route to Zurich… I was shooting a feature film. As a director, DP and editor.  + 

POSTS FROM 2013-02

MY BIKE FRIDAY POCKET ROCKET PRO SPECS AND MODS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2013-02-27 / 18 COMMENTS

My go fast, go far device. Rides as good as a high-end road bike. Folds as small as a standard suitcase. Enjoys long distances and short corridors.  + 

POSTS FROM 2012-04

16 INCH SLICK TIRES: SCHWALBE KOJAK REVIEW (STELVIO REPLACEMENT)

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / REVIEWS / 2012-04-11 / 12 COMMENTS

The Schwalbe Stelvio is no more. The super fast slick tire available in the 16 inch / ETRTO 349 size is now replaced by a slightly more docile but grippier Schwalbe Kojak. I’ve been riding the Kojak on my Brompton since November 2008.  + 

POSTS FROM 2011-01

MY FOLDING BIKE FRIDAY TOURING GEAR LIST (POCKET ROCKET PRO)

CYCLING / HYGIENE / TRANSPORTATION / ESSAYS / 2011-01-04 / 9 COMMENTS

Why travel by bike? Why choose a folding bike for touring? Which folder is best for long rides? What clothes, tools and camping gear to select? Take a look at my lightweight, go fast, go far bike touring gear list for inspiration.  + 

POSTS FROM 2010-11

LOOKING FOR A TAI CHI CHUAN MENTOR IN HONG KONG, PARIS OR GENEVA

SPORT PHYSIOLOGY / MY NEWS / 2010-11-17

I’d like to learn tai chi. For relaxation and defense. I’m ready to invest substantial amounts of effort and time. Who would you recommend as a mentor to me?  + 

POSTS FROM 2010-04

MY OUTDOOR 2009 AND EUROBIKE 2009 PRESS COVERAGE

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / MY NEWS / 2010-04-16

Twitter has quickly made my news from the major outdoor and cycling trade shows of 2009 unsearchable and unavailable. I’ve solved the problem so you can read my tweets from these events again.  + 

POSTS FROM 2010-03

GARMIN DAKOTA VS GARMIN OREGON GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-30 / 28 COMMENTS

How does the smaller, lighter, touchscreen Garmin Dakota GPS compare to its older brother, Garmin Oregon? What about screen readability, Oregon’s main issue? Which one should you choose? Find out in my belated but detailed review.  + 

GARMIN OREGON VS GARMIN COLORADO GPS COMPARISON REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / REVIEWS / 2010-03-26 / 42 COMMENTS

Garmin’s latest and greatest GPS units for intensive outdoor use: the touchscreen Oregon and the wheels and buttons Colorado. How do they perform in the real world, and which one is better?  + 

POSTS FROM 2010-02

BOGUS BIRTHDAY

MY NEWS / 2010-02-15

I use a bogus birth date on web social apps. Facebook, MySpace, Plaxo and others show February 15, 1980. A nice, round figure. But it’s only part bogus.  + 

POSTS FROM 2009-11

MY RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY: DJ ANDREY PUSHKARËV

MUSIC / PHOTOGRAPHY / MY NEWS / 2009-11-24

A selected project from my recent photography work. Slowly changing my workflow so you’re updated on the stuff I’ve been working on.  + 

POSTS FROM 2009-10

MSR QUICK 1 TITANIUM 1,3 L POT REVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / REVIEWS / 2009-10-13

A compact 1,3 L (44 fl oz) lightweight titanium pot that’s perfect for snow melting during solo fast and light winter backpacking trips.  + 

POSTS FROM 2009-08

PREVIEW VS REVIEW: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

JOURNALISM / PREVIEWS / REVIEWS / 2009-08-19

When I write about gear or services, I may publish a preview or a review. I might even start with a preview and later add a review. Allow me to compare and clarify.  + 

OUTDOOR 2009: CHANGES IN THE WAY I COVER THE SHOW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / JOURNALISM / MY NEWS / 2009-08-18

For this year’s edition of European OutDoor in Friedrichshafen, I’ve added Twitter to my arsenal and have divided my writing efforts in 2 categories.  + 

MY RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY: ZURICH NIGHT URBANISM SHOT WITH IPHONE 3GS

GADGETS / PHOTOGRAPHY / MY NEWS / 2009-08-11

My nighttime, handheld photography of Zurich urbanism… shot with an Apple iPhone 3Gs using the default Camera app.  + 

POSTS FROM 2009-06

I’M ON TWITTER. WHY? AND HOW’S THAT USEFUL TO YOU?

JOURNALISM / LITERATURE / MY NEWS / 2009-06-29

I tweet. Do you? Let me explain how Twitter compliments my web site and why you might find Twitter useful.  + 

MY RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY: DIRECTOR VALERIA IVANOVA

PHOTOGRAPHY / MY NEWS / 2009-06-18

A bit of my recent photography. I’m sorry. I’m late, very late. More to come, of course. For now, please  + 

POSTS FROM 2009-05

OUTDOOR 2008: GARMIN OREGON TOUCHSCREEN GPS PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2009-05-29

Presented to the public for the first time at the Friedrichshafen Outdoor 2008 show, the new Garmin Oregon GPS switches from buttons and thumbwheels to a touchscreen user interface.  + 

POSTS FROM 2008-12

BACKPACKS TO CARRY A FOLDED BROMPTON: MY DIY RUCKSACK

CYCLING / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-12-06 / 17 COMMENTS

An ultralight, ultratough, ultracompact, do-it-yourself backpack that carries a folded Brompton bike anywhere or rides under its frame.  + 

BIKE FRIDAY TIKIT VS BROMPTON COMPARISON REVIEW

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / REVIEWS / 2008-12-06 / 40 COMMENTS

When it comes to 16-inch folding bikes, 2 models stand out: the Brompton and the Bike Friday Tikit. Both cost almost the same. Both position themselves in the high-quality range. Which one to choose?  + 

POSTS FROM 2008-10

TAKE-ALONG TOOLS TO FIELD-REPAIR A BROMPTON FOLDING BIKE

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-10-28 / 2 COMMENTS

Bikes come unglued. Parts go loose. Brakes need adjustment. Tires puncture. To hush a minor rattle or fix a major showstopper while on the road, you’ll need a set of tools. OK, but which bike tools to choose for the not-so-standard Brompton folder?  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: PACIFIC OUTDOOR LTW FRONT FENDER PANNIERS PREVIEW

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / PREVIEWS / 2008-10-24

Lightweight waterproof bike panniers from… Pacific Outdoor! The makers of sleeping pads and other backpacking items introduce a whole new line of bike-specific products. The LTW Front Fender achieves an impressive weight to volume ratio.  + 

SAVE YOURSELF, THE POLAR BEARS AND THE PLANET. RIDE. DON’T DRIVE.

CINEMA / ENVIRONMENT / INSTALLATION ART / LINKS / 2008-10-15

Human-made global warming kills. The mankind, the animals, the planet. Josh HARRIS, Tim GODSALL and the Ogilvy agency reach out to the passers-by in a striking, effective, minimal, symbolical way. And they suggest solutions. Actions.  + 

POSTS FROM 2008-09

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB SUMMIT SUPERLITE BIVI & SUMMIT MOUNTAIN BIVI PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-12 / 9 COMMENTS

Actually, these are tents, not bivies. A couple of super rare, bombproof, compact, single-wall shelters using the very breathable eVENT fabric. Optimized for high-altitude winds, snow and cold.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB DRILLIUM EVENT RAIN PANTS PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-04 / 2 COMMENTS

A rare, half-zipped, lightweight, eVENT rain pant from Rab. A crucial item for serious rain, mud and wind.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: RAB MOMENTUM EVENT RAIN JACKET PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / TRAVEL / PREVIEWS / 2008-09-01

Very light, full-featured rain jacket made of the eVENT waterproof / breathable fabric: the new Rab Momentum answers the needs of lightweight backpackers still contemplating the leap into minimalism.  + 

POSTS FROM 2008-08

MY BROMPTON P3L SPECS AND MODS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / TRAVEL / ESSAYS / 2008-08-26 / 12 COMMENTS

My personal transportation device. A modified Brompton P3L folding bike. Customized for speed. Optimized for intermodal transport and cramped storage spaces. Day and night. Sun and rain.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: MSR 1,3 L TITANIUM QUICK 1 POT PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-16

An intermediately sized, 1,3 L (44 fl oz) lightweight titanium pot that might be just perfect for snow melting during fast and light winter backpacking trips.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: ESBIT TITANIUM SOLID FUEL STOVE PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-07

Exactly the same as the BackpackingLight.com’s FireLite Titanium Esbit Wing Stove, the Esbit Titanium Solid Fuel Stove will be distributed by Esbit starting January 2009. OK, there is a difference: the logo.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: ESBIT 720 ML TITANIUM POT WITH LID PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-06 / 2 COMMENTS

Esbit, the renowned producer of hexamine solid fuel tablets, readies a 720 ml solo titanium pot with a lid for the ultralight backpacking chefs that apply the “cook in a cup” haute cuisine methods. Available beginning 2009.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: MONTANE SLIPSTREAM WINDSHIRT PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-05

Scheduled for spring 2009: a rare, ultralight windshirt made of Pertex Quantum. The Montane Slipstream will continue to brave the wind and the common misunderstanding of the product’s use.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: THERM-A-REST PROLITE SLEEPING PAD PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-04 / 2 COMMENTS

For spring 2009, Cascade Designs renames their 3-season lightweight Therm-a-Rest, the current “ProLite 3” self-inflating sleeping pad, to just “Prolite”, and updates the mattress to reduce its weight.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: THERM-A-REST NEOAIR SLEEPING PAD PREVIEW

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / CYCLING / PREVIEWS / 2008-08-02 / 4 COMMENTS

Against all common backpacking wisdom, Therm-a-Rest creates an air mattress without foam or high-loft insulation. The new sleeping pad achieves an R-value of 2,5, a very light weight and a super compact roll.  + 

OUTDOOR TRADE SHOWS: PLACES, DATES AND OVERVIEWS

BACKPACKING / CLIMBING / MY NEWS / REVIEWS / 2008-08-01

The outdoor sports industry has its own trade shows. These events gather manufacturers, retailers and press (me included) to have a look at new gear and discuss new trends. I list and briefly describe and compare the major trade fairs.  + 

POSTS FROM 2008-07

OUTDOOR 2008: THE NORTH FACE E RACE BOA HYDRATION BACKPACK PREVIEW

RUNNING / PREVIEWS / 2008-07-26

Built around the 1,5 L (48 oz) Nalgene water reservoir that’s got a clever magnetic bite valve, this running-specific backpack hugs the upper torso with a sternum-centered harness and geeks out with a remote-controlled wire compression system.  + 

OUTDOOR 2008: THE NORTH FACE HYDROGEN WIND-RESISTANT VEST PREVIEW

RUNNING / PREVIEWS / 2008-07-25

A super-minimal, ultralight, wind-resistant vest for outdoor runners. If you like to run fast, stay cool and remain dry, this surprising piece from The North Face may be just for you. Reduce to the bare essentials.  + 

POSTS FROM 2008-05

MY BROMPTON P3L (2008-01) PARTS MEASUREMENTS

CYCLING / TRANSPORTATION / ESSAYS / 2008-05-24 / 2 COMMENTS

Bike parts determine the choice of bike tools. Before assembling my Brompton take-along tool kit, I had measured almost every component of this folding bike.  + 

POSTS FROM 2007-11

ANATOLYIVANOV.COM VERSION 3

WEB DESIGN / MY NEWS / 2007-11-07

It is my pleasure to unveil the version 3 of my web site. A major overhaul, version 3 presents my research in visual arts, writing and design since 1994. For an overview of the site’s sections, as well as to find out what’s new and what’s unchanged,  + 

BETA FEEDBACK

WEB DESIGN / MY NEWS / 2007-11-07 / 6 COMMENTS

I would really appreciate your feedback: it will help to improve my web site and hopefully make it more enjoyable for you. Please express your opinions about features, as well as report typos, errors, abnormalities and bugs:  + 

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