What a day!
The centrepiece laid out at Hendricks Gin pop up supper club
Thanks to some slack suppliers I had just 7 hours to build a centrepiece for a experiential supper.
Shay Ola from Rebel Dining Society served up meal grubs and locusts in the form of a dim sum, paired perfectly with cocktails by Ryan Chetiyawardana. Their theme, closed loop recycling.
To dress the table I was commissioned to build a mobile lab of fermenting Strawberry beer that feeds hydroponic micro herbs with CO2.
Close up of one closed loop system.
First bit of electronics I have done since school so quite glad my physics lessons and soldering skills haven’t sliped from my brain.
Top aspect of the microherbs growing
So it took a little longer than expected but the coffee exhibition is finally up in a new location.
Jonathan E and Pete Fowler prints hanging at Timber Yard, Clerkenwell.t
Pop down to Timber Yard for the rest of April to see the show, 61-67 Old Street, EC1V 9HW.
Dan Leo print hanging in the basement of Timber Yard
All prints are still available for sale at DunneFrankowski.bigcartel.com
DunneFrankowski will be holding a cupping at 6pm on Wednesday the 24th amongst the artwork, so pop down and learn how to taste coffee properly.
Jordi’s done it again…
Roaster at Nude Espresso and friend of DunneFrankowski has held his title in Spain and will soon be off to compete on the world stage in Melbourne.
Rob Dunne and I flew out to Barcelona a week ago to begin the final phase of his training, and to put the finishing touches to his routine.
If you are unfamiliar to a Barista competition, the contestant has 15 minutes to present 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 signature drinks ( a cocktail containing a whole shot of espresso). It’s not just about latte art and drinkability, competitors are judged on cleanliness, confidence, personality and knowledge of their product. Combine this with a synergetic menu, complex tasting notes and a crowd of your peers gawping at you, it’s a daunting challenge. If a little odd.
I wont bore you with the finer details of how we managed to improve and polish the presentation, but a milk tasting was involved (and very necessary as it goes), a lot of script editing and even more coffee tasting.
Next step Melbourne in two months time.
Plenty to work on, especially eeking out that extra something from the espresso to push his scores that little bit higher.
Watch this space.
A month of 2013 has passed, and to celebrate I .GIF’d up the first 31 days of my 2013 project.
I got a bit over excited a week ago and decided to complete a project that has been on my mind for 15 years.
Shortly after leaving school, I took a job at SPAX suspension, welding up shock absorbers for race cars. The chat amongst my small team was entirely made up of “lets enter Scrap Heap Challenge” followed by my response of “no, lets build a Goodwood soapbox”.
Well neither happened. Goodwood canceled the soapbox event after a horrible accident, and I moved on to my Documentary Photography degree before Scrap Heap could become a reality.
So 15 years later I have decided to engineer a soapbox.
I have a team (kind of) and we’re looking for some minor sponsorship to cover some of the material costs. Until that happens, I’m enjoying playing with my new found hobby of 3D design.
(Not) wanting to show off, I only started learning this a week ago and hopefully you’ll agree that I’ve picked it up pretty well.
I’ll post more pics as the project develops.