Borrowing its name from and essay written in 1936, by German philosopher, literary and cultural critic Walter Benjamin, "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction", this is an aesthetically pleasing store located in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. Benjamin explored the implication, impact and effects of the modern age on works of art in particular. He wrote about the loss of the "aura"— the originality and authenticity of a work of art—through the mechanical reproduction.
Old City's Art in the Age is helping New York-based nonprofit Nest support global artisans with a flash sale of hand-cast brass pendants, today through Sunday, May 19. Each necklace is $55, with $40 of each sale going back to Nest; proceeds support better working conditions internationally. [Racked Inbox]
Happy early Mother's Day people! I rounded up some gifts you can pick up in the area and online.
There's no better way to really stick it to your siblings than by buying Mom a wonderfully thoughtful Mother's Day gift—one that will secure your position as her favorite child (until the next holiday rolls around, at least). Does this mean you have mommy issues? Mull it over on your way to therapy, and make a detour for any of these 11 non-sucky Mother's Day gifts. For more Mother's Day coverage, follow this link.
SAGE is one of 4 small-batch liquors that Philadelphia-based Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction produces, including ROOT, SNAP, and RHUBARB liqueurs as well. SAGE is a tough one to categorize, as it’s basically a juniper-less, sage-heavy gin, a base for a more herbal martini maybe.
In the past, my work as a writer, teacher, and food preserver has taken me to libraries, barns, farmers markets, and private homes. Tonight, for the first time, it’s taking me (or at least, my books and jars) to an art gallery. A collection of my jams, pickles, and preserves, along with copies of my book, will be part of the new show at the Art in the Age shop/gallery in Old City, Philadelphia.