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First Aired - 05/07/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On the third installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney gets a chance to sit and chat with another inspiration of hers, TV personality and accomplished designer Genevieve Gorder. Hear how Genevieve created her professional path and how Minneapolis helped shape her design sense. Listen as she tells stories of MTV internships, college revelations and Duffy Design Studio. Learn more about what it takes to makes your design career dreams a reality from somebody who made exactly that happen. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.

"My job is to imagine harder than you can."

"When I found graphic design [in college], it was like the heavens had opened and I found my path."

"I knew everything about design and I was trained, but switching mediums required a bigger learning curve."

"Television gives you a platform to do powerful things."

--designer and TV personality Genevieve Gorder on After the Jump


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First Aired - 07/13/2010 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Food Seen Michael spoke to Julia Ickes of Design and Construction Resources LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and construction of high-end eating spaces in New York City. Julia described her now seminal work on Momofuku Ssam and Noodle Bars, and elaborated on how efficiency was underlying element behind the design of both spaces. She also discusses how she designed a cashier system from the ground up for Blue Bottle, while specifically avoiding the traditional POS model. This episode was sponsored by Fairway: like no other market.

Photo #1: Momofuku Ssam Bar. Photo #2: Blue Bottle

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Michael Harlan Turkell, The Food Seen, Fairway Market, construction and contracting, Julia Ickes, http://www.dcrnyc.com/, Design and Construction Resources, controlling chaos that goes along with discerning chefs and owners, Jack Lamb, in 2003 DCR worked on the first Momofuku, using inexpensive materials and a crisp sense of geometry, designing within budget, Momofuku Ssam Bar, used to be a fast food chicken restaurant, David Chang, started with the kitchen and worked backwards, he had a limited budget, the original place was much more streamlined, Noodle Bar, efficiency was key in the design of that kitchen, punch list, many of the restaurants Julia works with are Asian themed, standardizes the design of the kitchen, they use very specific bar designs, sushi restaurants need particular bar design, bamboo, height depends on the sushi chef, if bamboo rods don't dry well they don't wear well over time, DCR does all of it's own carpentry, they only outsource stainless steel application, there's only so much you can do with basic materials, you need to stand out in New York City, form follows function, a restaurant has to work, staff has to be taken into account,
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the best meals possible within these spaces, compiling a scrapbook of images and colors, James Freeman, Blue Bottle Coffee, some people have more specific requests than others, hiding a cash register, custom designed the coffee bar so the register is flush with the counter, James didn't like POS systems, old school register, how do you bookend a project?, DCR never really goes away, they always answer the phone, emergency repairs, storage boxes of leftover tile, kitchen design, it's easier to work when the chef is the owner, what's most important in design?, open kitchens are important, how space flows from kitchen to dining area, equipment lists, DOB, Department of Buildings, certificate of occupancy, if you're building a restaurant use an existing restaurant, Eric Helms, Juice Generation, DCR usually works in smaller spaces,

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First Aired - 10/12/2011 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Jim Ryan, brand ambassador for Hendrick's Gin. Learn more about the popular spirit brand and which cocktails best utilize its many different botanicals. Learn what an "unusual Negroni" is and find out how to best enjoy warm gin on a Wednesday afternoon. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.


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