Pitt-Starter: Robot Repair Shop at the Pittsburgh International Airport

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This summer, you might spot a white cargo van with NASA markings unloading some mysterious-looking technology at the Pittsburgh Airport. No, it isn’t partnership between CMU and NASA to explore the final frontier from Pittsburgh. It’s artist Tobey Fraley bringing back “Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop”. From 2011–2012, for 17 months, Pittsburghers and visitors were tickled by “Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop” downtown. The Lonely Robot waited for his human return, and Pittsburghers did their best to … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why I Am Supporting Pittsburgh Art Car 2015

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It is an honor to support the IndieGoGo campaign for Pittsburgh Art Car 2015.  Jason and Nina Sauer are two incredible Pittsburghers who run the art gallery Most Wanted Fine Art in Garfield.  They have just launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $7000 to take a group of Pittsburgh artists on a tour of the US this spring. Here are 7 reasons why I am happy to support the Pittsburgh Art Car project... 1. USA, Meet Seven Pittsburgh Artists A Great Project that takes some of the best of … [Read more...]

Chipped Ham Pink is Now a Nail Polish Color

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I've been working on a blog post about some great Pittsburgh Christmas gifts, but a tweet came across my radar with a Pittsburgh product that is probably worthy of its own blog post.  Chipped chopped ham is a distinctly Pittsburgh lunch meat.  If you didn't grow up in Pittsburgh, and you aren't familiar with the chipped chop ham or ham barbecue - head over to the chipped chopped ham Wikipedia page for a full education.  The fact that chipped chopped ham has its own Wikipedia page should be an … [Read more...]

Pitt-starter: Piebird – More Pie for Pittsburgh

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Piebird has been baking up sweet treats for Pittsburgh restaurants since 2011.  They are planning to open a storefront on Butler Street in Lawrenceville in 2015 and needs your help to support the purchase of upgraded commercial pastry kitchen equipment including ovens, mixers, refrigerators, cookie sheets, and all of other essentials that are necessary to make sweet treats. I have selected this Kickstarter to share for two reasons... 1. Who doesn't like pie? 2. Super creative … [Read more...]

2014 Guide to Crafty/Indie/Vintage Holiday Shopping Events in Pittsburgh

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Saturday 11/22 - Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer Time: 9am-3pm Location:Teamsters Local 249, 4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville Details: Vintage Vendor Fair Admission: $5 at the Door Facebook Event | Follow @PghVintageMixer Friday 11/28 & Saturday 11/29 - I Made It Holiday Market @ Heinz 57 Center Time: Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-5pm Location: Heinz 57 Center, 623 Smithfield Street Details: 80+ Artisans, Food Truck, Free Parking Link | Facebook Event | Follow: … [Read more...]