Tumbles by @nullprof
Found this amazing stool today for my new photo studio in Atlanta. I think this is gonna be good y’all! 🐶👋
#Coffee mug augury has, for the first time, yielded a bird! This is either very auspicious or, you know, bodes poorly for me.
Had a blast at the new @LaColombeCoffee in #DC’s Blagden Alley. In terms of design, it hits a lot of the tropes of post-industrial urban retail: exposed ductwork, brick (facade and interior), and sub-25 year-old baristas with terrifically clever, post-ironic wardrobes (I mean, who still wears western wear shirts??). I especially like the interplay of the interior brickwork with oblong sections of cream-painted drywall. Very sharp.
Also on display are the increasingly hip denizens of Shaw. DC has undergone a remarkable identity shift in the past few years. I used to conceive of it as a place where the search for cool was a mere afterthought, something worthy of only perfunctory gestures like attending the occasional show at the 9:30 Club. What started with mini golf and burlesque shows on H St and craft breweries in the industrial outskirts of NE has slowly crept its way into NW. It’s been a nice development, but one largely devoid of the only thing this Pac NW native cares about: new coffee shops.
The few shops that have come in are great: Qualia roasters in Petworth, Northside Social in Clarendon, and The Coffee Bar in U St to name a few. But La Colombe feels like a sea change: a high-concept coffee shop that allows you to luxuriate in high-concept design while you wait 7 minutes for your coffee to be prepared in an Alpha Dominche “Steampunk,” all a mere stone’s throw from the scrum of downtown agency and contractor offices. DC needs this.
Check it out!
…or those that are too young to have kids. If you’re a woman in your late 20s/early 30s and don’t have kids, what the fuck kind of human interest story are you?