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Popeadelphia, Day 1: A Walk Through Philadelphia During the Papal Visit

September 27, 2015

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Kid Hazo’s “Prohibited Items List” Satires Philly’s (Over?) Preparedness for the Papal Visit

September 25, 2015


The ever-brilliant Kid Hazo, today, joined forces with fellow Philly brilliance, Mikey Ilagan and Adam J. Teterus, to form a Voltron (as Adam put it) of cleverness, installing a pair of satirical Pope signs outside The P.O.P.E. in South Philly… Where else?!

My favorite of the two features a list of ‘Prohibited Items’ (below), which literally had me laughing out loud on Passyunk avenue… GREAT job, guys!


The Calm Before the Pope

September 25, 2015

A (very short) photo essay of what the Parkway looked like just 36 hours before Pope Francis’ iconic visit…

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City of Brotherly “Amor”

September 22, 2015

IMG_0114This morning, in honor of the Papal visit, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Association for Public Art installed Robert Indiana’s “Amor” on the Museum’s East Terrace. With Philly’s iconic “Love” sculpture just at the other end of the Parkway, the two will effectively sandwich our temporary visitors in love… Very cute, y’all.


5 Design Philly 2015 Events That Are Catching My Eye!

September 21, 2015


Design Philly is back and better than ever and from October 8h – 16th will be bringing a TON of fun events to the City of Philadelphia centered around their quite timely “Shift” theme…

“This year’s theme is SHIFT. We are inspired by the rapid changes in Philadelphia’s skyline and urban landscape; and how these changes have the power to SHIFT perceptions about our great city. This year’s festival will explore the SHIFT in design process, education, and practice towards a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach.” 

To prepare for the busy 9 days to come, I combed through their event offers to discover 5 (in particular) that really jumped out at me (basically, unless I get a serious case of Netflix, you will see me at all these events)… Read more…

PREVIEW: Divine Lorraine Hotel Pop-Up, Open TODAY ONLY!

September 16, 2015


Got a sneak preview of the Divine Lorraine Hotel Collection II pop-up last night (thanks to Najeeb Sheikh and Brooks Bell) opening TODAY ONLY in the Divine Lorraine’s lobby from 3-7:30pm, and featuring – SURPRISE – a new mural by the one-and-only NoseGo, as well as an incredible “Divine Lorraine” sign installation by Drew Leshko! Read more…

Inside The Fillmore Philly, Formerly the Ajax Metal Company Building

September 9, 2015


Got a little tour of the new Fillmore Philly last week, which some of you may remember as the former Ajax Metal Company Building that Guest Photographer, Zhenya Grinshteyn, explored in its abandoned state early last year (see those photos again HERE!)

As seems to be a bit of a trend as of late, the Fillmore has chosen to leave much of the building’s graffiti, protecting it even with a layer of clear coating, and hiring (at least one, so far) artist to create a mural on one of the gates outside. That mural is by Ben Eine, by the way, who was in town to work on some pieces for Mural Arts this past June. (You may remember that the Eraserhood’s Goldtex Building did a similar thing saving a few small walls of original graffiti and hiring Steve Powers to do murals throughout the building.)

The Fillmore Philly will open on October 1st with a sold-out show for Hall & Oates (naturally!) Excited to see if the Fillmore continues to hire artists to do work inside and outside the building!


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