We know we’re early, but we just can’t wait for all the food, family, and shopping this weekend has in store for us. Happy Thanksgiving! Have a safe and happy holiday from all of us at Chute Gerdeman.
Confession. We have a crush. Not on George Clooney or Angelina Jolie or even Justin Bieber for that matter. Our crush is on J.Crew’s sister brand, Madewell. When we heard they had plans to open their first Midwest location in our very own backyard, Easton Town Center, our hearts skipped a beat! A Madewell? Here in COLUMBUS (And before a store in Chicago)?? Color us excited!
On a recent trip to Toronto, we were reminded time and time again not to miss the recent renovations at the venerable department store The Bay with the addition of “The Room,” a high-end wing dedicated to pure fashion. Little did we know The Room would provide the perfect setting for a British invasion event fit for the Queen herself.
We hold traditions near and dear here at the Icehouse. Come October, in a firm chock full of creative folks, we have just two words for you: Pumpkin + Carving. Bring it on!
This year marks our 6th annual competition and, as befits a trend and visual group, we had a range of clever and topical entries. But how do we focus our creative energy and make the contest a true challenge? By enforcing a strict time limit! Pumpkins may be cleaned out ahead of time, but all carving and decorating must be completed within just 60 minutes. Sounds easy, but trust us, it’s rough. When all is said and done (and carved), we line ‘em up and vote. Here, for your enjoyment, are this year’s finalists.
Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. Today, we have a watermelon radish brought to us by Director of Brand Strategy and local cooking enthusiast, Joanna. On the outside, the root vegetable looks… well, kind of like a rat. At the sight of it, it derailed productive trains of thought, producing scrunched up, curious faces and several “What’s THAT?” inquiries. The answer? A watermelon radish, of course! While on the outside it may be an ugly duckling, the inside is a glorious core of magenta, radiating from the center to the bright green edge. Hmm, what’s that old saying about judging a book (or a vegetable) by its cover?