Culture Cooler: A Barista in ‘La,La,Land’ at TIFF, Coffee Still Wins at Emmys’ and A Nostalgic Kitchen Scene at LFW




Portlandia, Downton Abbey, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee



Congrats are in order, still. For eight seasons, with a ninth on the way, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has been doing just that – inviting comedians along for a car ride to get coffee and other stuff. This year, for the first time ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series Emmy, this year. While it didn’t win, its nomination is recognition this culture can believe in, its already renewed for season nine.

However, these following Emmy wins also bring joy to the culture; a nod to “Downton Abbey” for Production Design for a Narrative Period Program clearly owes some of its love to the historicity of table settings of tea and coffee most properly laid, Production Design for a variety, nonfiction, reality or reality competition series, “Portlandia” – the show, set in a mecca of specialty coffee,  hinged on a the city of Portland, coupling of characters and ironies of a Pacific Northwest towns continues to be a visual stimulant for coffee and its culture. See all of season 6 here. Stay weird. 


TWO. London Fashion Week | LONDON

in real life



Bespoke, nostalgia, throwback. Synonyms for that feeling of being brought to a place other than here.  Lavazzas bespoke cups for London Fashion Week kicked off the feeling with short-sized cups in partnership with designer Mother of Pearl. Designs of floral and fauna appear in the foreground of a dark and lighter toned colorway.

Londoners and visitors of the town during the week can drink from the cups resulting from this partnerships at Store Kitchen at Brewer St Car Park.  

Nostalgia doesn’t stop here as ready-to-wear designer Natasha Zinko’s presentation was all about childhood, her childhood.


Natasha Zinko, London Fashion Week, ss17

From hanging laundry out to dry, models dressed in robes and slippers, and frocks suited for the garden and kitchen mornings over tea pots atop the stove and black coffee on the dining room table, it was real life re-enactment to love. Don’t you just love real-life?

THREE. Toronto International Film Festival | CANADA

roll it

Coffee and studio lots are a thing. Emma Stone, an aspiring actress works in a coffee shop on the lot of a film studio, a famous film studio – Warner Brothers. Ryan Gosling is a jazz musician whose fortune finds him playing Christmas songs on piano in a restaurant.

La LA Land by Damien Chazelle is a free footed musical that journeys somewhere in between the city of angels and love. The film captured the Audience Award on September 18th at the Toronto International Film Festival. Can we see it yet?