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February 06 2014

17:25

Interactive Museum Ad That Can Be Scratched

Le Museum of Contemporary Art à Chicago a eu une bonne idée de publicité pour sa dernière exposition « The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology » : ils ont créé un panneau d’arrêt de bus sur lequel les passants peuvent gratter l’affiche pour en révéler une autre. Ils deviennent eux-mêmes des sortes d’archéologues.


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January 23 2014

22:00

Cities From The Sky

Voici de nombreuses vues impressionnantes prises depuis le ciel sur des lieux et des pays aux 4 coins du monde. New York, les pyramides d’Egypte et l’Arc de Triomphe à Paris sont assez reconnaissables mais il y a également des vues plus surprenantes comme ce cliché au milieu de l’Océan Indien. A découvrir dans la suite.


New York, Etats-Unis.

Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis.

Shanghai, Chine.

Mexico, Mexique.

Barcelone, Espagne.

Amsterdam, Pays-Bas.

Venise, Italie.

Spoorbuurt, Nord des Pays-Bas.

Turin, Italie.

Maldives.

Moscou, Russie.

San Francisco, États-Unis.

Paris, France.

Seattle, Etats-Unis.

Chicago, États-Unis.

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January 10 2014

20:30

New Boathouse Looks Like A Time-Lapse Of Rowing

Studio Gang gives Chicago's latest boathouse a fresh, modern look.

The boathouse has been long due for an upgrade. So many of the structures designed to shelter boats evoke the ambiance of a 19th-century oil painting, with little regard for fitting in with a bustling 21st-century metropolis. Which is what makes Chicago's newest boathouse, designed by Studio Gang Architects, feel so fresh.

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January 09 2014

22:00

Studio Gang's Chicago boathouse designed to echo the rhythms of rowing

Chicago firm Studio Gang Architects has completed a boathouse on the northern bank of the Chicago River with a rhythmic roofline intended to capture the alternating motions of a rower's arm movements (+ slideshow). (more...)

January 08 2014

01:05

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze

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Brian Clay

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Brian Clay

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
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Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Aaron Firestein

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Brian Clay

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Nick Ulivieri

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Angie McMonigal

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Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Ken Ilio

Polar Vortex 2014: Photos of a Chicago Deep Freeze winter ice Chicago
Kevin Roche

A quick local news segue, the wintry assault here in Chicago as a result of the Polar Vortex has been bitterly cold and dangerous as temperatures plunged to historic lows over the last 48 hours. Despite the life threatening temperatures, it’s also been strangely beautiful. The landscape, especially along the Lake Michigan shore, has been transformed into an Arctic wonderland the locals are calling CHIBERIA. Here’s a collection of some of the best photos I’ve seen from Chicago’s most intrepid photogs who braved the absurd weather to snap a few amazing photographs. Am I missing any great shots? Get in touch. A huge thanks to all of the photographers for providing images for this post.

January 06 2014

03:49

Super-large type projected onto Chicago buildings give the city a cinematic makeover

Super-large type projected onto Chicago buildings give the city a cinematic makeover

For her Letters at Large series, designer Audra Hubbell used the urban landscape in Chicago as the canvas for super-large typography that she projected onto the city buildings. Given the black-and-white treatment, these shots almost look like they sprung right out of film noir. Which is perfectly like the Chicago we know.

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January 04 2014

10:00

Tilting glass attraction proposed for observation deck of Chicago's John Hancock Center

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News: the owners of an observation deck on the 94th storey of Chicago's John Hancock Center are considering adding a glass box into which visitors would be strapped and tilted forward to experience a bird's eye view of the city below. (more...)

December 04 2013

20:05

Amazing Pictures of Millennium Park

Millennium Park is a public park located in the Loop community area of Chicago in Illinois, USA and originally intended to celebrate the millennium. It is a prominent civic center near the city’s Lake Michigan shoreline that covers a 24.5-acre (99,000 m2) section of northwestern Grant Park. The area was previously occupied by parkland, Illinois Central rail yards, and parking lots. The park, which is bounded by Michigan Avenue, Randolph Street, Columbus Drive and East Monroe Drive, features a variety of public art. As of 2009, Millennium Park trailed only Navy Pier as a Chicago tourist attraction.

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November 20 2013

18:16

Modern City Retreat with sensational interiors in Chicago

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This modern City Retreat encompasses the sensational interior design by Jessica Lagrange Interiorsof a condominium on North Michigan Avenue for a suburban Chicago family.

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November 19 2013

18:59

TIME Debuts Stephen Wilkes’s ‘Day to Night’ at Wrigley Field

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TIME‘s special double issue includes a feature on Stephen Wilkes’s “Day to Night” series and the debut of his newest image – Wrigley Field, shot in Chicago last July.

“I’ve been a baseball fan my whole life; I’ve followed the Cubs and always wanted to make a photo of Wrigley Field,” explained Wilkes. “Finding out that the ballpark will look different by this time next year, with the addition of Jumbotrons, was the impetus … I wanted to shoot the stadium before it undergoes any changes. From there, it evolved into a bigger article,” showcasing half-a-dozen of the photographer’s other “Day to Night” pictures that span Coney Island to the Western Wall. Writer Josh Sanburn thoroughly described Wilkes’s process: He narrows down 1,500 frames to the 50 that he layers to form one seamless picture.

More here.


    






November 05 2013

14:04

Into the Void

Roxy Paine
Control Room
steel, wood, automotive paint,
glass, fluorescent , 2013
12’ 5” x 18’ 2 3/8” x 13’ 7”
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Anyone who has dined in a well-known fast food restaurant and thought their food tasted remarkably like the box it came in will find a connection to Roxy Paine’s wooden replica Carcass – part of grand-scale two part installation, Apparatus – although that would be missing the New York artist’s point a bit. Not a critique on the merits of franchised French fries, Paine’s large scale diorama is more a meditation on the obsolescence of functional objects when human interaction is removed.

The second of the two pieces, an empty control room (more literal in its title: Control Room), illustrates this with an eerie sense of abandonment. Known for his work sculpting smaller natural objects such as funghi from wood, this project represents something of a change in tack for Paine, although wood (in this case maple and birch) remains a primary material along with steel. The conflict of natural and man-made is another important aspect of Apparatus, which is on show at Chicago’s Kavi Gupta Gallery until 20 December.

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Apparatus – Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine
Carcass
birch, maple, glass, fluorescent, 2013
13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Apparatus – Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine
Carcass (detail)
birch, maple, glass, fluorescent, 2013
13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Apparatus – Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine
Carcass
birch, maple, glass, fluorescent, 2013
13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Apparatus – Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine
Control Room (detail)
steel, wood, automotive paint,
glass, fluorescent , 2013
12’ 5” x 18’ 2 3/8” x 13’ 7”
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Apparatus – Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine
Carcass (detail)
birch, maple, glass, fluorescent, 2013
13’ 10 13/16” x 20’ 1/2” x 13’ 7” H
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Apparatus – Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine
Control Room
steel, wood, automotive paint,
glass, fluorescent , 2013
12’ 5” x 18’ 2 3/8” x 13’ 7”
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

Apparatus – Roxy Paine

Roxy Paine
Control Room (detail)
steel, wood, automotive paint,
glass, fluorescent , 2013
12’ 5” x 18’ 2 3/8” x 13’ 7”
Photo by Joseph Rynkiewicz

The post Into the Void appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

October 30 2013

01:47

Chicago airport hires sheep, donkeys and llamas as lawn care

Chicago airport hires sheep, donkeys and llamas as lawn care

Pilots beware!  You’ll now need to keep a sharp eye out for stray sheep, donkeys and llamas when touching down at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. These herds of friendly animals are all part of the new natural lawn care system employed to maintain the 120 acres of airport land. The airport even hired shepherds to keep track of the new additions to the team. One proud goat couple is already pleased to announce the successful birth of their first airport baby.

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October 18 2013

08:04

Break Out

Michael Genovese
Joliet
Installation shot

Michael Genovese’s sculptural interventions are the kind of thing that give structural surveyors nightmares and has builders rubbing their hands in glee at the repair costs, but the Paris London Hong Kong gallery in Chicago gallery isn’t about to collapse. The illusory cracking effect of the Joliet series is achieved with plasma-cut steel wall reliefs, which will be a real relief to anyone walking underneath.

Named after the city in Illinois which was, until recently, home to a well-known prison, Genovese’s work looks at confinement, physical perimeters and cultural boundaries. Joliet‘s former spelling Juliet brings to mind Shakespeare’s tragic lover, quite at odds with the modern connotations the present name Joliet brings to mind. A Chicago native now living and working in Los Angeles, Genovese “employs a reduced material vocabulary” to aid the clarity of thinking and promote a contemplative mindset. So now you know. Unfortunately the exhibition finishes today, 18 October, but you might be as well viewing Joliet from the safety of your own home with us.

@PLHKgallery

Michael Genovese — Joliet

T-rex (Faux Marbleization)
Nickel plated mirror polished steel
144″ x 1/4″

Michael Genovese — Joliet

Michael Genovese
Joliet
Installation shot

Michael Genovese — Joliet

Michael Genovese
Sick Amoure
Nickel plated Mirror polished steel
72″ x 36″ x 48″

Michael Genovese — Joliet

Michael Genovese
Sick Amoure
Nickel plated Mirror polished steel
72″ x 36″ x 48″

Michael Genovese — Joliet

Michael Genovese
Esquiqa
Nickel plated Mirror polished steel
134″ x 1″

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October 01 2013

21:40

Adidas – Basketball is Everything

Adidas nous présente « Basketball is everything », un magnifique spot réalisé afin de promouvoir la paire de baskets DRose 4 en l’honneur du joueur des Chicago Bulls. Avec en guest Big Sean, Common et 2 Chainz, cette publicité nous propose de découvrir l’essence du basketball, le tout sur la musique Sarabande d’Haendel.

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September 13 2013

19:39

Chicago – a locals guide

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Check out Chicago though the local lens of trashhand. Full feature/beautiful photo series at Global Yodel.


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August 23 2013

17:03

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister installation happiness exhibition Chicago

Currently touring several cities in the U.S., The Happy Show by graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, blurs the boundaries between art and graphic design with a great mix of installations, imaginative typographical displays, and interactive artworks. The large exhibition is punctuated with social data gathered from Harvard psychologists Daniel Gilbert and Steven Pinker, anthropologist Donald Symons, psychologist Jonathan Haidt, as well as several prominent historians. There’s also free gum! And candy! And giant inflatable monkeys! The Happy Show is currently on view at the Chicago Cultural Center through September 23rd, 2013. I’ve been twice now, and you should go too. Images above courtesy Stefan Sagmeister.

July 23 2013

18:00

Jeanne Gang To Build Dorm That’s Googleplex-Meets-Hogwarts

To lure students into campus housing, the University of Chicago commissioned Studio Gang to build a residence based on the entrepreneurial spirit of collaboration.

When your university’s unofficial motto is “where fun comes to die,” your upperclassmen might be forgiven for fleeing campus housing in droves. But as the University of Chicago discovered roughly a decade ago, such a dispersal ultimately harms both the campus culture and students’ ability to learn from each other. So, taking a page from Marissa Mayer’s HR manual at Yahoo, the university has commissioned Studio Gang Architects--and its MacArthur-certified “genius” principal and 2011 Fast Company Master of Design, Jeanne Gang--to build a $148 million residence hall designed to lure them back with the promise of pampering and 24/7 collaboration. It’s Hogwarts-meets-the-Googleplex.

The University of Chicago is famous for its Gothic architecture and infamous for its academic intensity. A cornerstone of student life is the house system, which subdivides residence halls into Dunbar’s Number-friendly “houses” of 75 to 100 students, each of which is comprised of an equal mix of first- through fourth-year students, plus a handful of live-in faculty. The resulting tribes have as much tradition (and rivalry) as Slytherin and Gryffindor. Today, barely half of all undergraduates live in houses, and of those, 80% are first- and second-year students, threatening to upset the equilibrium of the system. But the number of upperclassmen returning to campus is slowly increasing, and surveys indicate more would like to return, albeit on their own terms.

Hence Gang’s design for Campus North (as the new complex is colloquially known), which will house 800 students in eight houses, each with its self-contained “house hub,” a three-story lounge linked by cascading staircases practically begging residents to linger. “Everyone passes through the house hub,” says Gang, “so we literally thought of it as a house. Beyond three floors, you start to lose cohesion. So we’ve added a variety of spaces that all kinds of students can use for collaboration. Sometimes that’s chatting with one person--an upperclassman giving advice to a first-year--and sometimes that’s group study, or even group projects. It’s this entrepreneurial notion of collaboration--that great ideas come from being together.”

It’s this entrepreneurial notion of collaboration--that great ideas come from being together.

To lure third- and fourth-years back into the fold, Gang’s layouts include private apartments comparable in quality to her market housing--including her signature Aqua Tower--in addition to more traditional singles and doubles. Public amenities open to all residents include a penthouse “reading room,” courtyards, and a pair of “community commons” lounges, while the dining hall extends the Hogwarts theme with long tables devoted to each house.

Signaling another shift in the traditional notion of university campuses as worlds onto themselves, Campus North is meant to double as a “portal” to the surrounding neighborhood of Hyde Park. “I think the goal is how to take this insular, Gothic-style campus and make it more urban and connected,” Gang says. The solution was the “diagonal,” a boulevard running through the complex to the university’s Smart Art Museum and Henry Crown Field House.

Although known for its Gothic buildings, the university has in recent years commissioned a number of contemporary architects in addition to Gang, including Rafael Viñoly, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Helmut Jahn, whose Joe and Rika Mansueto Libarary is named after Mansueto Ventures’ (and Fast Company) owner.

    


July 19 2013

13:12

Mirror City: A Kaleidoscopic Timelapse of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Vegas and L.A.

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Mirror City: A Kaleidoscopic Timelapse of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Vegas and L.A. timelapse San Francisco San Diego Los Angeles Las Vegas Chicago

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Mirror City is the latest video from photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum that takes time-lapse footage of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles and runs it through a constantly shifting kaleidoscopic pattern of mirrors. Shainblum says of the piece took about four months to edit and adds:

These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation.

And a plethora of visual stimulation it is indeed. The fun part for me was trying to recognize all of the different cities as the patterns become more abstract and chaotic. Amazing editing. I definitely suggest watching it full-screen with HD turned on. (via vimeo)

July 11 2013

08:00

High Voltage

There’s magic in the air at Progress Bar, Chicago, magic weaved – or rather screwed in – by Canadian artists Wayne Garrett and Caitlind r.c. Brown and their electrifying Cloud Ceiling installation.

The pair from Calgary burst onto the scene last year with their 6,000 bulb interactive Cloud sculpture, an for this encore they have upped the voltage to 15,000 bulbs, along with LEDs, reflective materials and motion sensors. It’s the latter that hold the key to the effectiveness of the Progress Bar project; when customers stimulate the sensors there is a visible effect in the cloud, giving the effect of lightning shooting through the sky. It’s the undoubted centrepiece of an otherwise very smart, modern interior.

When patrons aren’t staring at the ceiling of the Boystown bar, they’ll be staring at an impressive range of beer taps and a cocktail list as long as your arm. One drawback: you’ll have to put up with awestruck passers-by pressing their noses to the glass.

Progress Bar, Chicago
Progress Bar, Chicago
Progress Bar, Chicago
Progress Bar, Chicago
Progress Bar, Chicago
Progress Bar, Chicago
Progress Bar, Chicago

Photography, Caitlind r.c. Brown

The post High Voltage appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

July 02 2013

16:30

Interactive Cloud with 15 000 Lights

Les artistes canadiens, Caitlind Brown et Wayne Garrett, envahissent le Progress Bar à Chicago en proposant de revisiter l’éclairage. À l’aide d’un système électronique complexe, utilisant notamment des LED et des détecteurs de mouvements, le nuage réagit au passage des clients. Un beau projet à découvrir.

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