More at 'Rank' them in odor - NYPOST.com
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I feel lucky to have had the chance to attend a very thought-provoking all-day scent symposium at Parson's yesterday ( Headspace: On Scent as Design ). Today in the Post, of all places, there is a recap of research done by one of the most impressive presenters, Dr. Leslie Vosshall. She did a 5-year study on the New York scent experience. I love that there is a universality to smells but that each person's interpretation and experience with them is completely unique. But what really blows me away is the potential for our noses to bring so much more to our everyday experiences if we just paid a little more attention to them.
A month or two ago, I was contacted by a couple of radio guys who do a show called the Dinner Party Download for American Public Media (which is just like NPR but not). They had heard about Pop Up Lunch and wanted to see if I was interested in being interviewed for a pilot segment (purposefully vague here). We shot some footage (well, the camera guy shot it, the rest of us just talked and ate) and then later in the week I did a radio interview with Rico. It was a lot of fun and you can listen to the radio portion if you go to this link: Episode 45: Tig Notaro, Big Brass Bells, & Pop Up Lunch
It is too early for cocktail hour, but maybe then I will be able to listen to it myself!
The Dinner Party Download was conceived by Rico Gagliano + Brendan Francis Newman. In their words: The Dinner Party Download is a fast and funny "booster shot" of unconventional news, cuisine and culture to help you win your next dinner party. It was named one of iTunes' 25 Best Podcasts of 2008.
Posted by ap at 5:20 AM
Monday, March 22, 2010
Hey - Last night I watched what must have been a sneak preview of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Push aside any cynicism - it is pretty riveting stuff, if not a bit sensationalist. Sure, he isn't an American chef and that might rub some of you the wrong way but it shouldn't. He is putting his fame to good use and even if he is building the Jamie Oliver brand along the way, the net effect is absolutely positive. The show premiers this Friday (3/26 at 8/7c). Watch it.
Posted by ap at 5:32 AM
Sunday, March 21, 2010
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
I really wish I had seen this:
Posted by ap at 9:48 AM
I was just forwarded this very clever stoop-inspired idea and hey look - it is from another Pratt student! I can totally see the city implementing a version in some of the new plazas.
Similar but different from an idea that came out a few months ago..
Posted by ap at 9:07 AM
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The DOT has launched a design competition to help refresh the pedestrian plazas at Times Square. They are looking for a big piece of graphic design to breath new life into the "Bowtie" area (between 47th-42nd streets, 7th avenue to Broadway) at ground level. Submission deadline: April 16, 2010
Much more info at:
Posted by ap at 7:04 AM
Monday, March 8, 2010
I am working on getting one of my ideas made and marketed as a start. Good stuff! In the meantime, I keep posting about things that catch my eye and my brain whenever I leave the apt. In the interest of open dialogue, I'd love to hear from you. What little gifts has NYC left for you lately? What ideas do you have for making the city better, more beautiful, more helpful, more interesting? Send me anything you have (words, sketches, pictures) and I will (most probably) post it. Because you never know...
Posted by ap at 7:39 AM