For many, it’s a beautiful time of year. Gift giving and marshmallow roasting, cozying up by the fire, time with loved ones. For others, it can be a tough season that amplifies hardships. That’s why it’s important for those who are able to think of this season as a season of giving – not only to those who you hold dear in your life, but perhaps to those who need it most – whether they are friends, family, strangers, or somewhere in-between. … DC CHARITY SPOTLIGHT: LOADS OF LOVE (LOL)
I’m not sure about you but one of my most absolute all-time favorite months out of the year is December — and that’s not just because it’s my birthday month ya’ll. I don’t know — there’s just something about December and the end of the year that just really makes the District want to get #turntup like no other.
Second Story Cards is a unique startup bringing community and culture together with a product that’s definitely worth writing home about. As outlined on their webpage, they are a “boutique greeting card company that elevates the creative talents of homeless men and women.” Plus, they also help them in their quest for a better tomorrow. … DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SECOND STORY CARDS
Okay, you know how there are those people that absolutely hate it when they start to hear Christmas music in November? The same people that can’t stand to see Christmas lights, festivities and holiday sales out just before Black Friday? Well, this post is not for them.
No, my friends, this post is for those of us that get insanely giddy every time we start to hear the old school oliday music echo through the corridors of the mall. This is for those of us that are pushing 30 and still taking their pictures with Santa.
Okay, so you’ve eaten so much holiday goodness that you’re full to the brim like a stuffed turkey and you’ve put in the mandatory face-to-face time with the crazy fam. Now, all you’re looking to do is find a way to get out and hang loose for this holiday long weekend.
Well, you’re in luck because we’ve brought you a fun-loving Holiday Weekend Hitlist chock full of the top events this weekend. … RING IN THE WEEKEND HITLIST
So, as most of you may know, Halloween isn’t anywhere near the end of celebrations for us Washingtonians. This weekend commemorates the Veteran’s Day and is scheduled to host everything from musical ensembles from Grammy Award winning musicians to child prodigies and more. So for your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled trending events in DC this weekend. … FEEL THE VIBES FOR THIS WEEKEND HITLIST
We might all have different taste in design – some like the modern, sharp, and edgy lines while others like the homey, traditional, and historic. The debate for colorful vs. traditional will never be settled. But, the variety in design is what makes it so intriguing and necessary – it’s personal and unpredictable, all at once. Architecture is especially interesting because it’s where we do. I use the word “do” intentionally, of course, because it is all encompassing. It’s where we do the living, the working, the eating, the talking, the idea generating…we shape buildings and then they, it seems, shape us.
Despite how many beautiful architectural creations exist, however, they can be hard to document. Buildings can come off as cold or uninviting. Sharp lines can get lost when they meet gray skies. Something so inspiring in person can come off as drab once seen through the lens. Fear not, though. As with anything, there are people who are the exception. The bold few that can capture a building and do it justice. Architect photographers.… ARCAID’S ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO AWARDS: FINDING THE BEST SNAPSHOTS OF BUILDINGS WORLDWIDE