By kenrearley / / After last night’s rip-roaring circus extravaganza kick-off, St. Louis Design Week continues with a two-part evening. First up: an engaging program on sustainable design, presented at Cannon Design’s spectacular headquarters in downtown St. Louis. Cannon will open up their incredible one-of-a-kind space, give guided tours and share the story of their LEED Gold building. If you haven’t been inside, it’s a genuine jaw-dropper. Prepare to gasp and experience pangs of “I want to work here” jealousy. Phil Hamlett, one of the founders of The Living Principles for Designwill present their integrated and (most importantly) actionable framework for driving positive cultural change. “Revinylize STL” kicks off a city-wide vinyl recycling program, turning billboards into fashion and accessories — and keeping the petroleum-based substance out of landfills. And three of the city’s best chefs—each committed to sustainable farming and local food production—will be offering delicious small plates: Josh Galliano (Monarch), Kevin Nashan (Sydney Street Café), and Anthony Devoti (Five) fill our tummies as the presenters fill up our brains. I might get a cramp. Then, starting at 7 pm, the second “DART St. Louis” blasts off at FK Photo, 2745 Locust Street, in Midtown Alley. Throw your dart at a map of the City to pick an intersection. Become a tourist — but you have to bring your camera. It’s a wonderful way to experience all the neighborhoods of St. Louis through new eyes. And it’s also a hell of a party. All creative St. Louisans are invited to participate, regardless of photography experience. $5 suggested donation per throw, all proceeds will benefit Rebuilding Together – St. Louis, an excellent local home revitalization charity. Learn more at http://www.dartstlouis.com/ See you tonight for Day 2 of StL Design Week!
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