PHILLY PREFAB EXHIBIT: A Clean Break
This week our Prefab Friday radar went crazy when it detected A Clean Break's green, prefab neighborhood in the City of Brotherly Love, hosted by Minima Gallery as a part of overall DesignPhiladelphia and National Design Week festivities. From October 17 to October 30 visitors can wander through a modern, green village featuring innovative design solutions from international architects and designers, including Alchemy Architects and Sustain Design/Altius Architecture. See what it means to live green in the neighborhood!
The Usual Suspects - Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum
Sailor Jerry's is a relative newcomer to the rum industry. And let me tell you, this Sailor makes the Cap'n look like a landlubber.
Okay, corny nautical jokes aside..... This is quite possibly the best kept secret in the rum drinking world for two reasons . So don't run out and tell all your friends or we may be faced with a shortage!
In October a vacant lot on Broad Street will become a pop-up neighborhood with full-scale modern, sustainable and affordable homes designed by architects. In conjunction with DesignPhiladelphia and National Design Week 2008, the exhibition of modular and prefabricated homes will be on view to the public from October 17th to 30th at 313 South Broad at Spruce Street, with an opening on Oct 16th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
Last week saw the passing of rocksteady legend Alton Ellis, and several sites have posted both glowing tributes and samples of the Jamaican's work (tinyurl.com/sidesellis). The always-enjoyable Soul Sides blog is offering Ellis's yearning original version of I'm Still in Love With You (more recently a hit for Sean Paul), alongside two other softly skanking cuts. Meanwhile the music blog of, oddly, US tattoo/clothes company Sailor Jerry (blog.sailorjerry.com) has posted three tracks and linked to another post from August in which they offered four more. Then, their blogger wrote, "I can't hear Ellis without my mood being elevated. It's just perfect, timeless music." It's as fitting a tribute to the singer as you'll find.
A village grows at Design Philadelphia
You expect to see a rich panoply of architectural types when you walk along Broad Street in Center City. Tall office towers and boxy theaters. Classical banks and trendy restaurants. Subway entrances and newsstands. A darling, lipstick-red house with a front yard, a tiny porch, and solar cells.
"A Clean Break" Prefab Neighborhood Opens Tonight at 7PM
I don't know how I forgot to post anything on this event until now. Get ready for lots of links in this post. A Clean Break sponsored and coordinated by Minima is part of the Design Philadelphia citywide event that is starting today and running for a week straight with over 90 programs scheduled.
ISA was asked to participate in the event a few months ago to specifically showcase the 100K House project along with other distinguished exhibitors. ISA has easily put in three nine man weeks (is that a term?) to prepare a smashing exhibit for this show. They've done a bang up job, so if you have time come on out to support them. The grand opening is tonight from 7PM - 10PM and we'll be getting there around 6PM to check out the final product. More details below:
Event: A Clean Break: Pop up Neighborhood
Where: 313 S Broad St across from Kimmel Center
When: Opening Oct 16th at 7PM and running until Oct 30th (11AM - 7PM)
Lastly, Brian from ISA and I (and maybe Nic) will be part of a panel on Saturday, October 25th in conjunction with this event. We will be sharing a table with Peter LaBonte of Modern Modular in Brooklyn. The subject is Deliberate Development. Check out the event calender for more information or to RSVP for the event which will be from 3:30 - 4:45.