Steven Grasse is a bit of living legend here at DIA. We told you all about his latest venture, Art in the Age, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg with Grasse.
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Philadelphia-based Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction isn't your typical spirits company. We mean this in two ways: 1) they don't make typical spirits, and 2) they operate differently and produce more kinds of products than any other liquor company we can think of. In addition to their four signature, organic spirits -- Root, Rhubarb, Sage and Snap -- Art in the Age also makes apparel, tote bags, preserves, soaps, stationery and quilts.
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]
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.