The DCist profiles the beautiful art deco Brownley Confectionery Building at 1309 F Street NW. The upper floors were originally used as a candy factory, while the storefront operated as the candy store and soda fountain. Vacant for decades, it now houses offices and the “fit” restaurant Funxion.
An interesting article in the City Paper about Philippa Hughes, the fascinating (and apparently controversial) guerrilla party-thrower behind The Pink Line Project. She masterfully creates hip, urban, pop-up gallery shows and fundraisers, among other creative art-featured events. I think she sounds pretty cool. (Haters: stop being so old)
A nice cure for this snowy, windy, frigid winter weather is Design*Sponge’s series on fireplaces. They give us some evolutionary history of the devices, and then warm us up with images of some lovely accessories and their favorite decorative fireplaces.
U Street Girl tells us about an event called “Art Crimes” — a series of installations curated by the Dunes and held at The Gibson. (The first begins tonight). Each opening will feature specially designed cocktail and food pairing, and a DJ spinning “gritty 50s-60s soul”. Entrance is free.