BEHOLD: THE WORST APARTMENT ON EARTH

img_0374-1024x768I’ve lived in some terrible places before: there was the four foot wide “bedroom” that was actually a display closet for collectible plates, with one entire wall of built-in cubbies, and not enough room to open the door unless I tipped my twin mattress up on its side.  Then there was the unfinished basement with crumbling walls, one extension cord for all my electricity needs, and so many silverfish that I had to sleep under mosquito netting.  But this place – this place is clearly worse than any of those holes-in-the-wall.   I genuinely believe that this place is the worst apartment on earth. BEHOLD: THE WORST APARTMENT ON EARTH

DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SWORKIT

The American dream. Who dare chase it? These days, a lot of folks. It seems I am usually only one spot in line to get ridiculously good, offensively overpriced coffee away from someone who is hustling to make their own money — be it through a technology biz, a restaurant venture, a marketing agency, a calligraphy business they manage in their spare time, or something else entirely. The entrepreneurial spirit is contagious and it’s catching like wildfire. And, DC, filled to the brim with smarts and drive, is certainly a hub for its existence. You don’t have to look hard in the district to find a new idea, taking form with a hipster-esque logo in tow. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SWORKIT

“It’s so Italian that as we strolled through the place, I couldn’t help saying everything in an Italian accent, until my girlfriend pulled me aside in the pantry and hissed, “You sound like Mario from the Nintendo games!” (I couldn’t even argue; that doesn’t mean I stopped using the accent, though.)”

“It’s so Italian that as we strolled through the place, I couldn’t help saying everything in an Italian accent, until my girlfriend pulled me aside in the pantry and hissed, “You sound like Mario from the Nintendo games!” (I couldn’t even argue; that doesn’t mean I stopped using the accent, though.)”

DESIGNS REVEALED FOR NEW, SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY BUILDING

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced that the new Australian Embassy will be designed by the Australian firm Bates Smart and is expected to be completed in the year 2021. Bates Smart, who also designed the current embassy that is now being replaced due to its age and state of disrepair, recently revealed the stunning designs for this new $237 million environmentally-friendly and spacious government structure. DESIGNS REVEALED FOR NEW, SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY BUILDING

WHICH DC INSTAGRAMMERS DESERVE YOUR DOUBLE TAPS

Instagram is a constant reminder that I could, in fact, be cooler. Maybe if I just eat enough scrumptious looking brunches…

When Instagram isn’t taunting me with the fact that I’m not having a grand, far-flung adventure on a random Tuesday afternoon, or making me second guess my belief that yeah, leggings are pants, while simultaneously confirming that the amount of stretch clothing items have isn’t equal to their fashion credence, then it can actually be a wonderful thing. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it’s one of the best ways to get connected to the city and discover new things you want to explore, hidden gems you want to peruse, and things you want to consume. WHICH DC INSTAGRAMMERS DESERVE YOUR DOUBLE TAPS