Ahh Philadelphia: the City of Brotherly Love, epicenter of American history, bitter rival of New York sports teams; the motherland of the Philly Cheese Steak and the Liberty Bell; the place where one finds himself in pursuit of life, liberty, and now, fashion.
The Fiftytwo Team is a traveling bunch, and last week Jessica packed up some trunks and headed from our city to another, where she found an unlikely store with a memorable name: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Lacking the usual traits of your standard boutique, Art in the Age is a retail-gallery combo in Philly that supports hand-made artisanal culture by “empowering artists producing high quality work marked by fine craft and intellectual rigor.”
Jess managed to snap some photos of the eclectic space with all of its charming nick-knacks and original, handmade wallpaper designs. Highlights included March’s exhibition of Industrial Arts Modern Motorcycles and Art in the Age’s own spirits: Root and Snap, which you can read more about on Design*Sponge. Clothes, art, and drinks? Us New Yorkers are definitely feeling the brotherly love!