Warby Parker's Vintage-Inspired Frames and Shades Land at Art in the Age, In-Store Party Thursday
Starting this month, eyeglasses from Philly's own Warby Parker will be available for purchase at Old City's Art in the Age. Launched by four Penn students, Warby Parker aims to provide an alternative to overpriced, boutique-style prescription eyewear by cutting out the middleman; Dealing with customers directly allows Warby Parker to keep prices under the $100 mark. Even better, with every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates a pair to non-profits like VisionSpring. The shop-in-shop will feature the company's entire 50-piece line of vintage-inspired, limited-edition frames (including a monocle) for both men and women.
An exploration of recorded sound by Bill Moriarty
Venturing into the ephemeral realm of sound, hipster Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is showing, er playing the sound art of Bill Moriarty this month. The mixing artist, recording engineer, sound designer, and record producer has worked with Man Man, Dr. Dog and lots of other bands. The audio show opens tonight, November 4 (reception 6-8 PM) and runs through November 27.
Photos: Chef Massimo Bruno at Cook
Last week, I snagged a seat at visiting chef Massimo Bruno's Supper Club at Cook (253 S. 20th St.), presented by Mavea Inspired Water and Art in the Age. His bio says it best: "There is no 'ball sheet' [bullshit] at Massimo's table, but there's plenty of great food, a lot of passion, and maybe an opinion or two (or three or four)." Some highlights from the evening were the moist, meatless egg/cheese/bread balls in tomato sauce, the salt-crusted fish (keeping the scales on locks the moisture in and the salt out), and the flourless lemon ricotta cake, perfect for that I-don't-think-I-can-fit-anymore-in-my-belly feeling.
PUT THE RIGHT FOOT FORWARD
Shop locally at Old City's indie-lifestyle gold mine, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Hip and funky apparel, kitschy housewares, small-batch fragrances, and dynamic artwork make for a distinctive shopping experience. Best known for creating a line of organic spirits, including ROOT, SNAP, and RHUBY, the company now deals in footwear too. Created exclusively for Art in the Age, check out the handmade ankle boot moccasins, crafted from American deerskin or cowhide in either black leather or tan suede with fringe (shown). - Scott Persuhn
www.artintheage.com. 116 N. Third St., 215.922.2600
ROOT, an Authentic American Liqueur
My favorite discovery on my recent trip to NYC (aside from my new Thakoon boots, of course) was this ROOT liqueur, made by a fascinating company in Philadelphia that goes by the name of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. We arrived early for our rezzie at Ai Fiori and bellied up to their gorgeous bar for a glass of champagne when the ROOT bottle caught my eye. What started with an innocent inquiry to the bartender turned into a new fall fetish—this stuff is delicious! I ordered a bottle immediately upon touchdown in Santa Barbara and have been sharing the love ever since. It even managed to bring one of my friends merrily off the no-drinking-until-New-Year’s wagon.