Recommended Viewing: Steve Grasse On Steve Grasse
Pretty interesting talk given recently by the Gyro/Quaker City Mercantile honcho. Big reveal: G-Mart was “successful.” Small reveal: Grasse likes boobies. [via PSFK]
Fashion Weekend @ the Piazza at Schmidt’s
The Piazza at Schmidt’s is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to fun events outdoors.
Earlier this month there was Restaurant Weekend and the Equality Forum’s SundayOUT!. And now, the Piazza is hosting their first annual Fashion Weekend.
From 9am to 3pm, on May 15th and 16th, visitors to the Piazza will be able to meet local designers, shop at local boutiques, and catch a live fashion show at noon.
Participating designers and boutiques include Duke & Wilson, Showroom 77, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Posh Boutique, and many, many more.
Make Bugbots With Art in the Age!
In their quest to bring upon the inevitable robot uprising, next Wednesday, May 12th, from 6pm to 8:30pm, the folks from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education are working with Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (those are some long names) to host a Bugbots workshop.
What are Bugbots? According to Art in the Age, “they’re little kits that gather solar energy and release it in bursts to power two small motors, similar to the ones your cell phone needs to vibrate, which in turn causes them to scoot around randomly. Much like bugs.”
Old Timey Candies @ Art in the Age!
Art in the Age sure does love nostalgia, what with their old fashion prints and vintage-inspired dresses. Rather than make you reminisce about art or clothing from years past however, they’re up to something new. This time, it’s all about candy.
Recently, Art in the Age have started selling classic Root Beer Barrel candies, in quarter pound sacks for $2.50. You can also purchase root beer rock candy at $1.25 a stick, which they recommend for ROOT cocktails.
They’ve also added a number of classic chocolates to the shop, inspired by candies from the early 1900’s. Check them out, here.
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mother's Day at Art in the Age!
Old City / Society Hill
Altogether peaceful and pleasant during the day, this area explodes with an influx of people in the evenings. North of Market Street you’ll cruise through vintage fashion stores and established art galleries in addition to the chic, design-oriented spaces accounted for below. A more southern route will reveal bars, clubs and other such venues that definitely cater to a rowdier crowd. What’s more, as a designated historical district, you’re sure to find significant landmarks and architecture to observe at every turn.