Friday, August 21, 2009
Like the other human necessities (shelter, clothing, etc.) food is, always has been, and always will be art. But in today’s world, we often forget this fact. Somewhere between the drive through and the frozen pizzas, we sometimes treat food like mere fuel. Even worse, when we pull up to the pump, we pick the 87, regular, unleaded stuff because food, like gas, is fucking expensive! But to be perfectly clear, I’m not hating on fast food. As a young person on a budget, only Jack’s spicy chicken is an option after 1 am and Costco’s deep-dish singles are all I can make in the two minutes before I need to be at work. So no doubt there is a place for fast food in our busy lives. But I dare the readers of this blog to take half a step away from the quick, the convenient, the familiar, the unwholesome, and treat food as it should be treated: as art. With that, I’ll leave you with my first recipe: Mint Ginger Lemonade.
Mint Ginger Lemonade:
1 cup sugar
5 cups water
1 small gingerroot, thinly sliced
1 cup lemon juice (about six ripe lemons)
1 tsp mint extract
mint leaves & lemon wedges for garnish (optional)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
"people is bad. some other people is just nice.
if you’re new to FAME festival, you probably dont know that Grottaglie is 10 minutes far from Taranto. if you’ve been in Taranto, you probably remember that the city has a massive ugly factory called ILVA (one of the biggest steel factory in europe).
this factory is destroying the territory and killing a lot of workers ’cause of its big lack of security measures and high environmental pollution. the direct consequence is that Taranto has one of the highest rate of death by cancer in italy.
As a plus, the smartest politicians from Grottaglie’s town council allowed, back in ‘96, the construction of a very filthy special wastes dump right outside the city. they did not inform the people, they did not ask anybody’s opinion, they just did it. i wish i could wonder WHY they did it.
i usually like to think that every piece of art can have different meaning, depending on who is looking at it and from wich perspective he is looking from. this time, i prefer to think that we’re all looking at a mere mirror of the actual situation we’re living in.
especially for our mean local politicians, none of them excluded. i hope that they can recognise themselves in these huge faces and feel disgusted for what they’ve done to their people." - angelino
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The man was arrested at an address in Illford, east London, on Monday, four days after the robbery, which took place at the Graff Diamond jewellers on New Bond Street at 4.40pm on Thursday.
The man, who has since been released on bail, is not one of the two men in the CCTV footage released by the Metropolitan Police. A police source described him as a "minor player".
This morning mobile phone footage emerged which showed the moment that two men escaped with their haul. The video was taken by a man who just happened to be filming on New Bond Street at the time the robbery happened.
In the video the two suited suspects are clearly seen leaving the store. A man's voice shouts "call the police" before a gunshot is fired and screams are heard.
The footage then distorts and re-starts with a woman talking. a man reassures her: "They are gone, they are gone. Calm down, calm down."
The men stole 43 pieces of jewellery in two minutes before taking a female staff member hostage to make their escape.
Their haul included a pair of white, round, diamond double-hoop earrings, a yellow diamond flower necklace, a platinum white Marquise diamond ring and a Chronograph men's 45mm watch.
Full Story Here
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
on taking on a new name: Well, let’s be practical. The company is still Freshjive. It’s just that none of our product will have any of our logos or even our name AT ALL. Not even in the labels. And after the turn of the year, no promotional material, nor our website will have any logos. It’s really invigorating to approach designing a line WITHOUT the constrictions of how the logo is gonna be placed or used on the garments.