Pionering Modernist: Eileen Grey

To carry on with our post last week on the Importance of Recognizing Women in Architecture, and in honor of Women’s History Month, today we salute modernist designer Eileen Grey, one of my very favorite Modernists.

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Spectacular Portraits of South Africans and their Bikes

As a group of avid bike enthusiasts, there’s little we like more than seeing other people love their bikes. ¬†This collection of portraits South Africans with their bikes photographed by Stan Englebrecht and Nic Grobler by is available in a kickstarter funded book, unsurprisingly called “Bicycle Portraits.” The whole project is an amazing union of…

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Friday Favorites: A narrative map of Chicago

map of Chicago from 1910, via Forgotten Chicago We are pretty obsessed with urban studies over here, whether it involves reading up on the history of Beverly for a new meadery project¬†or finding out about native plant species in Illinois. We thought we’d share some of our favorite Chicago-centric blogs with you, especially those that…

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Friday Favorites: The Future of Flight

The recent grounding of Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 has gotten us thinking: this Dreamliner has a few marked improvements, but nothing mind-blowing. Honestly, flight isn’t exactly where we (or various sci-fi movies) thought it would be in 2013. We’ve got conflicting agendas: people are wanting to travel more than ever as instant communication brings us together…

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