There are two ways to pronounce "Axe." One you know; the other is Ah-shay, which is how they say it in LA (and in the West African language Yorùbá). Venice Beach restaurant Axe, which takes its name from a word that means "go with the power of the gods and goddesses" in Yorùbá, derives its own strength from its farm-to-table menu. Chef and owner Joanna Moore, who studied fine arts, designed the simple, almost monastic space herself as a backdrop for her "California soul food." For more information, go to Axe.
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PS: this is my ultimate favorite restaurant ... !!!
MARCH features exquisite items for the kitchen, pantry and table.The store’s bright white interiors include curated and collaborative collections from notables like Ted Muehling, Brickett Davda, Christiane Perrochon, and Jasper Conran, alongside handcrafted ceramics from Victoria Morris, pots from Brooklyn Copper Cookware, bespoke butcher block tables and table linens from Boxwood Linens.
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MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo
Pacific Ocean ... 1300 miles from any coast.
No one lives on this island, just birds.
And yet, Look at what is happening
A short film everyone should see and start to ponder ...
The MIDWAY media project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.
We frame our story in the vividly gorgeous language of state-of-the-art high-definition digital cinematography, surrounded by millions of live birds in one of the world’s most beautiful natural sanctuaries. The viewer will experience stunning juxtapositions of beauty and horror, destruction and renewal, grief and joy, birth and death, coming out the other side with their heart broken open and their worldview shifted. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, MIDWAY will take viewers on a guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and love that is already reaching an audience of tens of millions of people around the world.
Production of the feature film "MIDWAY" continues through 2012.
For more information: MidwayFilm.com
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