April 18, 2012

Packaging Whore: The Intelligentsia Coffee Pour Over Set

by Kayoko Akabori

Now, Umamimart has never really been “in” on the “scene”. We don’t really get invited to hip opening events or get star attention from restaurants when dining. We have never paid too much attention to those kind of things — we just like to talk about food and drinks — whether it be gross, pretty, […]

April 15, 2011

Packaging Whore: Gyokuro Tea for Intelligentsia

by Kayoko Akabori

When visiting Chicago for the first time last year, I of course had Intelligenstia Coffee as a must-go destination. Sure, they’ve got a super spiffy space in Venice (LA) now, but Intelligentsia originally hails from Chi-town, so I wanted to make sure to stop by. This is when I discovered artist Timothy Breen. I saw […]