Lots of cool design ideas with the redesign of a 1922 mansion in Rio de Janeiro. The history of this Brazil-based mansion includes a boarding school from the 1920s to […]
Working in a small kitchen can be cumbersome for one person, and even more of a headache for a couple cooking a nice dinner together. Here are a few ways to […]
Good design is innovative Good design makes a product useful Good design is aesthetic Good design helps a product to be understood Good design is unobtrusive Good design is honest […]
Reposted from Glass Quarterly’s Blog The first weekend of November, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall was swarming with art collectors, artists, tourists and gallery owners who have traveled many miles […]
Within a renovated industrial building on the south side of Chicago, there are many textures that are overlooked. The photos are reminders to slow down and look around.
Almost a year ago, I was back home visiting family. Months prior to my visit, my dad had been cleaning up dead trees along our fence line. He threw the […]
The Czech Republic has a graphic design history, where the canvas became the matchbook. Used by artists, they were a vehicle for artistic expression.
MP Custom Made business partners and friends, Mike Pendleton and Eric Grimes, are in the line of work of producing rustic and modern furniture – from a basement workshop. Often, […]
Life on the streets, without a home in Chicago can be brutal. Chicagoan, Ron Kaplan decided to create something to make is a little easier, by designing a sturdy backpack. […]
The news of the Crying Elvis painting stolen from the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) in Sommerville, Massachusetts was almost as shocking as the realization that the museum exists. Tuesday […]
Photos by Layton Ehmke Where sledge hammers meet recycled iron radiators, there’s an iron pour nearby. The 23rd International Sculpture Conference took place over the weekend in the Chicago area […]
The Love Bench is a recent project blooming from the manufacturing collaboration between Metal Magic and MP Custom Made. These cool kids (including myself) are Chicago working artists, woodworkers, metal […]
I thought I was the coolest kid with the Fisher Price plastic record player. Now, I can be cool again, along with everyone else who used to practice being mini-djs. […]
When two opposite-spectrum eccentrics cross paths, it can result in a balanced union or a tumultuous explosion. In Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, it’s both—with tempers always fluctuating on the […]
Amid the dreary day, green emerges.
A decade ago in Manhattan, KS, I saw Kyle Klipowicz at a fraternity party, distancing himself from the meat market dance situation that fraternity parties tended to be. He was […]