Great Chefs Event 2013


Great Chefs Event 2013

Now that summer is right around the corner, it is time to get ready for the 8th annual Great Chefs Event. This year the event is being held at the Urban Outfitters Headquarters at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

On June 11th, over forty chefs from around the world will gather to dish up decadent treats and sweets to event goers who will have a chance to feast on as many delicacies as their stomach can hold. Attendees will also be able to bid on items in a silent auction; all proceeds of the silent auction will help Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Vetri Foundation for Children raise money for children fighting cancer and those whom cannot meet their nutrition needs.

This event also gives Philadelphians an excuse to relax and mingle with some of their favorite chefs. This years’ roster includes: Marc Vetri, Duff Goldman, Emilio Mignucci, Mark Rosati, Jose Garces, Joey Camponaro, Elizabeth Falkner, Adam Perry Lang, Drew Nieporent, and Jonathon Sawyer, to name a few.

For a full list of the Chefs attending click Here.
For tickets to the Great Chefs Event 2013 click Here.
Click Here to watch a video of the Great Chefs Event 2012


Julia Kaplan: Photographer

Photographed by Julia Kaplan

Picasso’s Three Musicians

"The three musicians and dog conjure a bygone period of bohemian life, enjoyed here by Picasso in the guise of a Harlequin flanked by two figures who may represent poet-friends of the artist: Guillaume Apollinaire, who had recently died, and Max Jacob. The patterned flatness of the work is derived from cut-and-pasted paper, and stands in stark contrast to the sculptural monumentality of Picasso’s Three Women at the Spring, also painted in the summer of 1921." -MOMA Gallery Label, Fontainebleau, summer 1921. Oil on canvas, 6' 7" x 7' 3 3/4" (200.7 x 222.9 cm). Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



Tromaroma Exhibit at Philagrafika

In April of 2010, I had the great pleasure to attend Philagrafika at PAFA. The exhibit was quite amazing. You’ll see below what a group of artists from Indonesia, who call themselves Tromaroma, collaborated on. There were five walls of hand-carved woodcuts that were used to make the stop-motion video for the thrash metal band Serigal Militia. I’m not crazy about the thrash metal music, but the craftsmanship and artistry behind the imagery is brilliant.



John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success

Wooden won 10 championships in a 12 year period as coach of UCLA’s basketball team; he could certainly be considered an authority on success. Click on the image to view larger.




“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

- Winston Churchill


“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

- Confucius


“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’  is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”

- John F. Kennedy


“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again.”

- Proverbs 24:16


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

- Billie Jean King


“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices you make will shape your life forever.”

- Robert DeNiro as Lorenzo Anello in A Bronx Tale


“You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.”

- James Corbett


“Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Be the best at who we are, not who we aren’t.”

- Anonymous


“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on”

Franklin D. Roosevelt


If, once upon a time in your life, suddenly and without warning, an event, a person, or some unexpected good news suddenly changed everything in your life for the better, it can only mean one thing….

Chances are astronomically high
that it will happen again.

Vico Magistetti’s Eclisse Lamp

The white semi-sphere turns to mimic moon phases

7 Sublime Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water


Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles


The Thorncrow Chapel in Eureka Springs, AK by Fay Jones


The Charles and Ray Eames House in LA

Eames House Interior


Mies Van Der Rohe's Farnsworth House in Plano, IL

The Seattle Public Library by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Ramus


Curated: Posters

You're viewing a hand-carved, hand-printed fine art print by artist Kevin Bradley. This piece comes printed on 100% recycled reddish kraft cardstock in red and black inks. The print measures approximately 14" x 22". -YEEHAW LETTERPRESS via


"You're looking at one in a series of six 'Mini Soul' prints. Be sure to check out all six. This particular print of Pops Staples, 'Angel' is printed with black, brown/gold, and red inks on Arches archival cotton paper. All prints measure approximately 6.5"w x 8.5"h. Individually signed and numbered." -YEEHAW LETTERPRESS via


La Bouillie Soleil

Designer: Anonymous • Circa 1930's • French Agricultural Advertisment Translation: Winemakers! to save your harvest you have all the advantages if you use the spray sun warranty does not expire


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A Mudhoney Poster from El Jefe Design, Purchased at Virgin Fest, Baltimore, August 9th, 2008