Crew Bar & Grill Getting A New Facade

We are starting construction on Crew Bar and Grill, which will get a new COR-ten steel facade, amongst other improvements, with fold-away doors to open the bar completely to the front patio. Some in-progress photos. Old, very blue, facade

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Craft Beer Week Chicago: Solemn Oath Brewery Dinner at Fountainhead

We attended a dinner in honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week a couple weeks ago, where the five course meal was accompanied by perfect beer pairings from local craft brewers Solemn Oath Brewery. The dinner was held in the “Barrel Room” at Lincoln Square gastropub The Fountainhead, where Cleetus Friedman recently stepped in as Executive…

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Your Kitchen is Good for Your Health

Kitchens are not just holding pens for packaged food-like stuffs, but should be places for us to enjoy the company of family and friends and engage with the act of preparing and eating real food. In a New York Times Op-Ed, KidsHealth.org founder Neil Izenberg worries about the merging of his newly remodeled kitchen with…

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Melrose House in Apartment Therapy

Thank you to Janel Laban of Apartment Therapy for sharing our newest residential project with the community! We are big fans of AT. Check out their awesome crowd sourced post on how to keep indoor herbs healthy. See more pictures (including before & afters) on our original blog post here.

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Chicago’s First Parklet in Andersonville

The Andersonville Parklet is unveiled. We have added a robust .006 acres to Chicago’s park system. Expanding on our one-day PARK(ing) Day installations, moss and Studio Murmur co-designed Chicago’s first parklet / people spot, a small urban park, that will transform former parking spaces into a semi-permanent, seasonal urban oasis. The parklet, which will be…

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moss green architect reclaimed wood desk

X Task Desk

All over the world, trees are being felled to clear space for agriculture and to produce all kinds of wood and paper products. As recently as 2005, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimated that over 13 million hectares of forest are removed every year. Domestically we have managed to wipe out almost all…

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LAX Task Desk

There’s a newer version of this post: Read it here! Maybe it was The Jetsons 1960’s interpretation of futuristic furniture or my time in Southern California that explains my affinity for Googie style architecture. Unfortunately for the popularity of Googie architecture, it sounds strikingly similar to the world’s number one search engine. Nonetheless, the style was a continuation…

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Tyus and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Court

Despite this year’s lack of buzzer beaters, I’m a sucker for the NCAA basketball tournament.  Cinderellas, upsets, March Madness, Capital One, all that. I don’t think my Mom ever realized I would always have to stay home sick from school around the third Thursday of March (sorry, Mom). During the three weeks of the tournament…

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