Chicago’s Design 50
Despite the portrait of me in the piece (possibly the most unintentionally sad snap ever), I am very honored to be included in this list of designers in Chicago. Happier still that the definition of designer seems to be expanding.
Here’s the full article.
Views From The Tank
- Fill the Gap contest aims to put Lego architecture in empty spaces
Cooler than the Architecture Studio set in some ways.
- Watch the eerie trailer for a horror film about a murderous EDM producer
"Someone’s gone and made a horror film about a murderous music producer who hears voices in his head and can only remedy the problem through the creation of EDM [electronic dance music]. We’re not kidding."
- The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking"
"In the early days of the automobile, it was drivers' job to avoid you, not your job to avoid them."
- Why the mantis shrimp is my new favorite animal
"It is Genghis Khan bathed in sherbet ice cream."
- Can We Use Computers to Make the City Look More Natural?
"Straight lines spell autocracy."
- Barilla Announces Their 3D Printed Pasta Contest Winners
One winner's shape is a rose that "blooms" when put into boiling water.
- Scientists Reveal How the Disco Clam Uses Toxic Snot and Lights to Defend Against Mantis Shrimp
"If you're flashing and saying, ‘I'm distasteful; don't eat me,’ that's one thing, but you have to sort of back it up.”
- The Stanley Maze Comes To Life
So great. The hotel that inspired The Shining runs a competition to build a maze like the movie version portrayed.
- Chicago Architecture Data
"Photos and information on thousands of historic buildings, categorized by architectural style and Community Area."
You know fish? You know Fitbit? Ok then.
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