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golden gate bridge 75th anniversary festival

photo by: zoonabar What: The Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Festival
When: Sunday, May 27
Where: various parks and venues

Set-up is already underway for a spectacular waterfront festival as the Golden Gate Bridge celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Highlights include a ‘road trip through history’ at East Crissy Field which will feature vintage cars and motorcycles from 1937 to today.

And, in the pioneering spirit of the Bridge, the Center Future Fair will showcase sustainability technologies and innovations—and the Marina Green Stage will feature music and dancing.

The grand finale fireworks begin at 9:30pm with a live soundtrack on KFOG, 97.7FM.

While traffic is rerouted around the bridge, calm is expected at the exhibit: SFMOMA the Golden Gate Bridge at 75. And make plans to visit the SFMOMA Artists Gallery at Fort Mason for a new exhibition of Golden Gate Bridge–themed artworks by Bay Area artists beginning May 26.

Note: traffic to the Golden Gate Bridge will be interrupted over the weekend for set-up, production, and break-downs. For the most up-to-date and detailed information, check local news sources.


call for entries: the 100 mile house

photo by: A tea but no e What: The 100 Mile House
When: by 5:00 pm, April 19, 2012
Who: The Architecture Foundation of BC

With an international call for entries, this competition truly allows one to think outside the box—outside the four walls of a typical home—
but not outside a 100 mile radius of Vancouver.

When settlers built structures to live in for long periods of time, it was a low-tech time
—materials were rudimentary and distribution was a challenge without local hardware stores—and necessity was the Mother of invention so only local materials were used.

Today’s home can be technologically advanced, and its systems managed electronically from the other side of the world, but what if the logic of the present was challenged? Promoted by The Architecture Foundation of British Columbia, that’s exactly the goal—to potentially change the way, the how and the what homes are built of and how we live in them.

Big ideas require that no rules restrict the creative process, so budgets and local zoning limitations will be lifted—and since it’s quite possible that one brilliant idea might cause the rules to change and allow for greater advances in any geographic area—let the competition begin!


under construction: minneapolis

It seems as though there are two seasons in Minnesota…winter and construction.

Months ago we were thrilled to have broken ground for our second store being built from the ground up in uptown Minneapolis—and while we expected to be open before the first snowfall, we think some form of fluffy white stuff may have already beaten our December 10th due date.

We’ll share many more photos in the weeks and months to come, but if you happen to be in the neighborhood, we’d love to see them. Share them by uploading jpgs to flickr, tag them as “CB2”, and let us know about it—or add them to our facebook gallery!


bertrand goldberg exhibit: chicago

photo by: —Mike— What: Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention
When: now thru January 15, 2012
Where: The Art Institute of Chicago

From a post-war suburban community, multi-unit dwellings and single family residences to furniture and trucks, the work of Bertrand Goldberg follows a fairly straight trajectory of experimentation from the Bauhaus in the 30s through Chicago in the 80s.

By maintaining an aesthetic of clean lines while pushing engineering envelopes—none more famous than Marina City and River City in Chicago—Goldberg’s sculptural forms and engineering feats left us with outstanding dramatic effects.


watch: heritage radio network

In March of 2009, Patrick Martins and Heritage Foods USA started broadcasting the Heritage Radio Network out of two re-purposed shipping containers.

Located in the back garden of Roberta’s Restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the station regularly broadcasts over 20 shows focused on food and sustainability.

Featuring in-depth information and conversations from a variety of viewpoints, topics range from gardening to farming, from culinary techniques to financial advice, with a dash of architecture and music.

First, get your hands dirty when The Farm Report hosts talk to farmers across the country; and Greenhorn Radio is ‘by farmers for farmers’ with reports from farming communities painting a picture of the day-to-day life and struggles within the agricultural community.

Next, there’s We Dig Plants—all about gardening and landscape design—and At the Root of It which travels through the world of wine.

There are specials and mini-series for singular topics while A Taste of the Past, gets into the whys and the ways we eat—a look at how food is integral to our culture, our history—and their effects on present food trends.

Take a trip through the foodways of the United States—whether its about southern cooking or food policies—in Hot Grease and experience Brooklyn Eats by taking audio culinary tours throughout NY.

Flash Talks Cash helps explain the financials of opening or running small businesses—as well as managing personal finances—and Burning Down the House is the only weekly show that discusses architecture, design, and the built environment.

And last but not least, The Main Course talks up the food supply chain—from farmer to processor, from distributor to chef—all the way to a plate at home, in a restaurant, or a brown bag at the office. And The Food Seen is a well blended cocktail of food and art—which brings from behind the scenes to the forefront—photographers and artists that make your mouth water with crisp, colorful imagery.

Check their schedule for the next Snacky Tunes and don’t miss iTunes podcasts of all these shows—and Cutting the Curd as its host talks all things cheese.