Photos from the Summer Harvest Celebration at Whipple Farms
|| 7/31/2009 || 2:52 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
Last Sunday I was invited by Aman Ayoubi, owner of numerous DC restaurants, to attend the Summer Harvest Celebration at Whipple Farms in Rixeyville, Virginia. The biodynamic farm provides his restaurant, Local 16, with most of it’s fresh fruits & vegetables. The excursion featured wines from wines Virginia-based Boxwood Winery, beers from Peroni and Leinenkugel, tons of grilled meat (which I don’t eat), skeet shooting (I shot 2 out of 4), DJs, and one of my favorite local bands, SEE-I. I hope to be invited back sometime in the near future! But more importantly, I look forward to eating the vegetables at Local 16 and the next restaurants that Aman opens because I know exactly where the food is coming from. When it comes to sustainable agriculture and urban restaurants, this method of delivering organic food directly from the farm is the way to go.
I wasn’t planning on posting the few photos that I took while at the farm, but today I noticed that the popular website Brightest Young Things had posted an entry with photos by Liz Shen that I am in (above), so I decided to upload my photos (below) for this entry:
Neda, Haile Selassie, and Rootz
|| 7/30/2009 || 12:32 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
I took this photograph last week in the Green Room at the 18th Street Lounge. It features my gorgeous friend Neda, a tapestry of Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, and Rootz, one of the lead singers of the band SEE-I. What can I say? The photo made me smile.
Urban Rainbow #2
|| 7/27/2009 || 7:11 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
Today’s rainbow was taken about an hour ago from my back deck. If you look closely, you can see the start of a second rainbow in the upper left-hand corner. Like the previous rainbow photograph, I did some minor color correction to bring out the colors of the rainbow.
No Requests: a t-shirt for DJs who don’t like to be bothered
|| 7/26/2009 || 10:53 am || + Render A Comment || ||
About a year ago I made this t-shirt for my DJ friend Will Griffin. The story behind the t-shirt is as follows: One Wednesday night way back when at the 18th Street Lounge, we were chatting outside while he was taking his break from DJing. He noted the number of times people had come up to him and asked if he had X song & if he would play it. I chuckled and said “Maybe you should get a shirt that says ‘No Requests’ so you can point to your shirt instead of vocally replying” and he said, “why don’t you make me one?” A couple months later I found the right font, a large image of ESL Music’s iconic Eero Saarinen Tulip chair, and ordered the custom t-shirt. A few months later I ordered a second one for the manager of the lounge who also DJs there, but I have yet to take a photo of him wearing it.
Although I don’t DJ anymore, if I were to DJ at a club, I’d probably order one for myself.
Urban Rainbow #1
|| 7/24/2009 || 6:33 pm || + Render A Comment || ||
I am starting a new series and posting photographs of rainbows that I happen to spot. Today’s rainbow was taken yesterday from my back deck after a rather hard downpour. I did some minor color correction to bring out the colors of the rainbow.
[Found Maps] License Plate Maps of DC & Maryland at Artomatic 2009
|| 7/23/2009 || 9:15 pm || 1 Comment Rendered || ||
On the last day of Artomatic 2009 I decided to traverse all 9 floors and come up with a Top 100 similar to the one I made last year. While I haven’t posted my Top 100 of Artomatic 2009 yet and frankly I am still debating on whether I’ll go through the task of coding it all, I did, however, find some maps by Ian Bird that I wasn’t expecting.
While there are already other people who make License Plate Maps, I like the nuanced detail of his maps (above). Unlike the other license plate map artists, I sincerely doubt they have made a map that cartographically shows each of the eight wards of Washington, DC as well as each county in the state of Maryland. No matter what, Ian Bird is definitely going into the Top 100 (if I ever post it).
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