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    Snack Heaven

    By adrienne
    Mar 28, '06 4:52 PM EST

    Ok this one is going to take some explaining...It all started last semester when one of my industrious classmates decided to start a new venture called J-Mart. Basically, J-Mart sells all kinds of candy and sodas and is based out of a fridge near the owner's desk. You can go at any time and make a purchase by leaving your money in a cash box. It's pretty much run on the honor system. It is a really great idea for any for any architecture school because sometimes the vending machine only has jalepeno potato chips or cherry blaster donuts with flavor bits - i know it sounds terrible, but trust me if it's late enough and you're desperate enough you'll do something you'll really regret the next day. Thankfully J-Mart can save you by providing a delicious alternative.

    So the next thing I need to explain is the "web of curiousity/distraction/procrastination" that our studio has been working on. Basically it is a crazy voronoi mesh explosion that we have been constructing over our desks since the semester started. It is all made out of stainless steel wire. it is an ephemeral canopy that is a great way to waste time by working on.

    So what better marriage could there be than between the web and J-Mart? It is the perfect re-appropriation of infrastructure, and it is called Snack Heaven. All the little snack packs are hung using binder clips, and you can make a purchase for 50 cents.

    I know what you're going to say. You have time for snack enterprises, but what about studio???! Hey, listen, there are only so many hours that one can take working on robots before you start to lose it...ok buddy?!


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    • 16 Comments

    • t. gunny harboe

      thats dope

      Mar 28, 06 7:25 pm
      Marlin

      nice atmospheric condition.
      Good looking out for the diets of your studio mates.
      ~marlin

      Mar 28, 06 8:29 pm
      strlt_typ

      i like the jalapeno potato chips...for a more satisfying snack though i get the arroz con leche...sometimes the vending machine man forgets to put the small spoon in the compartment

      Mar 28, 06 8:48 pm
      Hasselhoff

      Sweet

      Mar 28, 06 8:56 pm
      Heather Ring

      That's so great -- those vending machines were always empty when I needed them. I was always so depressed having to choose between something regrettable and ... gum.

      Mar 28, 06 9:23 pm
      cv

      junk food. never looked so guilt free. from another. thanks.

      Mar 28, 06 9:30 pm
      Tom Denney

      O.K....I'LL BITE. WHAT THE HELL IS A CHERRY BLASTER DONUT?

      Mar 28, 06 10:31 pm
      adrienne

      MMMMM CHERRY BLASTERS.....NOW MICROWAVABLE!

      Mar 28, 06 10:55 pm
      Tom Denney

      WHAT CAN I SEND FROM CHICAGO IN EXCHANGE FOR A PACKAGE OF THOSE?

      Mar 28, 06 11:22 pm
      Hasselhoff

      I just came up and looked at the emergent snacking condition and it rules. Also, the neon pink of the cherry blasters makes me want to throw up. I shake when I see those things in the machine.

      Mar 29, 06 12:02 am
      sporadic supernova

      nice ... i'm hungry

      Mar 29, 06 7:10 am
      t. gunny harboe

      somebody left a cherry blaster in the 3rd floor men's bathroom

      Mar 29, 06 10:51 am
      A
      With Flavor Bits? Is that supposed to imply the remaining parts of a Cherry Blaster are just fillers like sawdust and glue?
      Mar 29, 06 11:30 am
      Hasselhoff

      Adrienne, have you infact eaten those things? They look soo nasty. Have you noticed that they've started putting the ghetto versions of stuff in the machine? Such as, instead of M&Ms they have those lame mini, candy coated Hershey Kisses? The chocolate to candy ratio sucks on those things.

      Mar 29, 06 12:29 pm
      Heather Ring

      You know, there's a philly band called Snacks, who -- I believe -- bring snacks to their performances. You should have them play in studio!

      Mar 29, 06 1:19 pm
      archaalto

      ooooo
      mommy-my tummy hurts...

      i think i ruined my gut on chester cheetahs in undergrad....

      Mar 29, 06 1:36 pm

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