Daydreaming at The Rookery

Chicago is a visual wonderland. We could walk downtown every day and still see something new and intriguing. One delightful location to sketch and let your eyes wander is The Rookery.   The lobby or “light court,” designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has an airiness unlike any other skyscraper in the Financial District. The openness gives […]

Opening Next Week: Moholy-Nagy at the AIC

  After spending over three months at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the exhibition Moholy-Nagi: Future Present will be coming to Chicago next week. The much anticipated show covers a breadth of work by renowned international artist László Moholy-Nagy. “Painting, photography, film, sculpture, advertising, product design, theater sets—László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1894–1946) did it all. Future Present, […]

Shakers and Movers at the AIC

  The exhibit Shakers and Movers at the Art Institute of Chicago shows the virtue and beauty of Shaker culture. An austere and humble religion, The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, has only one community left. However, their influence is not lost on American society. Minimal and […]

Sun Dial Graffiti

As part of ST+ART street art festival in the Lodhi Art District in India, innovative artist DAKU has created a piece that changes with the sun. Using typography and metal, the artist has made a sundial of sorts that reveals words as the day progresses.   DAKU DAKU   Click HERE to see a timelapse […]

Catch It Before It’s Gone: “As Seen” at The Art Institute of Chicago

Ending on August 14th, you still have a few more weeks to get a history lesson at the Art Institute of Chicago. As Seen: Exhibitions That Made Architecture and Design History features research on 11 different group exhibitions from 1956 to 2006. According to the Art Institute of Chicago’s website the project was “initiated as part […]

Pneuhaus Fabric Prism

Featured in last months PVDFest in Providence Rhode Island, Pneuhaus‘s Fabric Prism No. 2 is what happens when a sculpture meets a science lesson in light dispersion. The exterior of the piece exists as a shell of 3-D pyramids colored in primary blues, greens, and reds. While beautiful from the outside, the inside is where the […]

BIG goes big at Serpentine Pavilion 2016

As part of the Serpentine Pavilion Architecture Programme 2016, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has created an unzipped “brick” wall that doubles as a café and performance space. Featured near Queen Caroline’s Temple in Kensington Gardens in London, the wall is one of four conceptual summer houses located on the Serpentine Gallery’s lawn. Bjarke Ingels Group […]

Go Before They’re Gone: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Ending this Sunday June 5th, two MCA exhibitions are worth one last view. Alexandre de Cunha’s outdoor sculptures mark the MCA’s fifth Plaza Project. The pieces, made of found materials including a repurposed cement mixer and cement sewer pipes, take found-art to the urban scale. Make sure to take a peek into the cement-mixer to […]

Chicago Architecture Biennial

We are so proud to call Chicago home.  It is not often that an event as large and ambitious as the Chicago Architecture Biennial takes place in one’s own backyard.  The event kicked off on October 3rd and will run through January 3rd 2016.  It brings together over one hundred exhibitors from over thirty countries. […]

Raw Details

Contemporary exposed elements meets classic design in this renovated Tokyo apartment. The unique installation of the herringbone flooring is a traditional detail in an otherwise modern living space. We appreciate the fact that leaving structural elements exposed is a popular trend among newly renovated Japanese homes.   Source: Dezeen.com Architecture by: Kunihiko Matsuba and Seitaro Aso Check […]