Botanists may best know Washington’s sunny Sequim-Dungeness Valley on the Olympic Peninsula for its lavender. But in the foothills above Sequim, Phocas Farms is successfully growing a crop usually reserved for Asiatic or Mediterranean climates – saffron. On an ounce-by-ounce basis, this is the world’s most expensive spice.
After scouring close to 200,000 square feet, three key ingredients kept making a repeat appearance – ginger, honey and lemon. While each of these items can stand respectably on its own, these “it” flavors were presented over and over again in tasty, and often unsuspecting products at NASFT. Experts weigh in on the […]
The 5th Annual Philly Beer Week (PBW), which pours throughout the City of Brotherly Love from June 1st to June 10th, is the largest event of its kind in the entire U.S. The official PBW iPhone app lists 869 individual events over the ten-day “week,” and the guidebook for its events now stretches to more than 80 pages. Whether you really believe it to be the biggest event of its kind or not, attendees will not be lacking options.
Frieze Art Fair made it’s debut in New York on Randall’s Island, with the VIP opening on May 3rd and is open to the public from May 4th-7th, 2012. The fair, stemming from London, has made its entrance into New York and not long after the onslaught of fairs just a short month ago (the Armory, Volta NY, Scope, etc.).
Family Band recently released their latest full-length album Grace and Lies (No Quarter). The record’s lead single “Night Song” is an insomniatic track driven by its hypnotic guitar riff and eerie, repetitive backbeat while its mysterious lyrics builds on the imagery of late night contemplation. For lead vocalist and visual artist Kim Krans, the song has always suggested the need for a slideshow accompaniment inspiring the simplistic, but captivating footage. Spawned from Krans’ visually-stimulated mind, the talented artist puts on multiple hats to bring a music video that beautifully captures the non-linear everyday thoughts that seem to consume our internet-obsessed, ADD generation. Pulp Lab was fascinated by the end result and wanted to learn more about how this Renaissance woman made her vision come to fruition. So it was greatly appreciated that Krans was kind enough to take the time to answer our interview questions.
Nearly 70 years from Press Week’s inception, Eleanor Lambert’s role as a pioneer continues to pave the way for the fashion industry, that ultimately shifted from France to America. Her prowess and vision as a publicist for American designers lead us to today’s internationally celebrated semi-annual event, known as New York Fashion Week. In three days, designers from all over the world will present their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.
We particularly liked this track by the Doldrums off their “Empire Sound EP,” which was released October 31 by No Pain in Pop. You can get a full listen on Altered Zones, where they sum up the album by saying that “…despite the album’s fast-forwarded samples, feedback squelches, and pitch-shifted chicken sounds, Eric Asher’s elastic voice bears Empire‘s twists and turns with pop grace.” It’s noisy, gritty, experimental, and fills a much needed void between total witch house and psychedelic rock. Have a listen for yourself.
Pulp Lab arrived ATX on a cold and very rainy Friday, 3/9 afternoon, attended official, unofficial and offsite parties, hosted a showcase in East Austin, and unofficially ended its experience sitting and standing on grass during St. Patrick’s Day. Instead of providing daily coverage, reflecting on those nine days about SXSW‘s socioeconomic impact and key moments, became more worthwhile.
We caught up with Matt and Maikoiyo from Tarboo at their studio in the historic Yesler Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square while they were working on our collabo Chambray project. Pulp Lab: Can you talk to me a little bit about your journey towards the perfect shirt? Matt: I’ve always worn button-up shirts, but they […]
What started as a fascination “with the seemingly boundless cultural reach of pizza” has inspired Brian “Brain” Dwyer to amass according to Guinness World Records, “the world’s largest collection of pizza-related items,” which is housed in Pizza Brain, the nation’s first and only pizza museum and slice shop. The anomaly located in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood is where you can find a stainless-steel pizza cutter shaped like the USS Enterprise, an original film poster print of Do The Right Thing in Spanish, a large mural by food artist Hawk Krall, more than 150 vinyl records honoring pizza on their album covers and in song and lyrics, and much, much more along with a tasty pie garnished with fresh ingredients and served up by a team of musicians and artists. You can also find in the back of the museum the “World HQ” of flavor daredevils Little Baby’s Ice Cream, who were the subject of our piece “Surrealist Creamery.” To quote Dwyer, “We’re a neighborhood pizza shop on acid.” We had a chance to chat with Brian so you can read our interview with him below where we’re sure you’ll be able to find more quotable quotes about Pizza Brain and possibly life in general
CMJ 2011 officially kicks off tomorrow and to celebrate we’ve compiled a “mixtape” of some of our favorite festival artists, streaming live on our own Pulp radio. Our mix includes showcase artists, Millionyoung,Beat Connection, Infernal Devices, Dinosaur Bones, Quiet Lights,Syvia, and Moon Furies, all of which share a musical likeness with Body Language, Celestial Shore, […]
Created by Persian-German avant-garde fashion designer, graffiti writer, graphic artist, and internationally acclaimed DJ, Haman Alimardani’s CMYK by hamansutra combines the aforementioned artistic disciplines into beautiful and simple male and female specific footwear. This New York City-based designer’s eclectic background consists of being born in Tehran, Iran, being a citizen of Germany and a New […]
The name Charles Goodnight may not ring any bells yet, but as the grandfather of the early food truck in the 1860’s, this man has since kick started a movement. In 1866 to be exact, Goodnight introduced the chuckwagon (“chuck” being slang for “food”) to feed the influx of workers heading out West. This first mobile kitchen served up simple, robust eats such as beans, coffee, and biscuits. Jump forward nearly 150 years and today’s food “wagons” are still running by the same rules – to feed hungry patrons on the go. The greatest difference, however, is that their offerings have become more inventive and eclectic.
The 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition bestowed six awards upon Demerara Distillers Ltd. and El Dorado, including a win in the prestigious Trophy category. In a repeat of last year, DDL outshone not only fellow Rum Distillers but was named the premiere Distiller (all spirits) in the Americas and Caribbean while the flagship Special Reserve 15 Year Old took home to Guyana the IWSC Trophy for Rum. A “perfect sipper” with “perfect balance and [a] rich, mature finish,” the 15 may have reached that peak of perfection DDL strives for with all their offerings.
While we certainly enjoy cozying up to a good gin and tonic to help take the edge off, the foodie in us often desires something a bit different, more tantalizing to the taste buds. That’s where the uniquely delicious, certified-organic Art in the Age ROOT comes into play. “What’s that?” is probably running through your mind right now.
Bill Cunningham is, in all and more than the meaning of the word flâneur, as coined by Charles Beaudelaire. The camera that arms him captures the public’s “garbed” yet candid, non-verbal expressions on the streets. Since 1978, his photographic mosaic on newsprint has inspired domestic and international publications to follow suit. The Metropolitan Report […]