A recent trip to San Francisco had us delving into the unique Victorian and Edwardian architecture of many of the homes there.
A trip to Rio Hondo, Guatemala yields some musings on adaptive architecture.
We take a look at the design details of three Italian eatery types
We explore the key design differences between the classic French restaurant types.
There are a zillion ways to make the perfect cup of coffee. Our favorites include Vietnamese-style, Moka Pot, and Chemex.
Sports stadiums like the Rogers Centre in Toronto have been enjoying green overhauls recently, which is a good thing since they can be big-time energy hogs.
Take a spin with us through the scenic Driftless Area hills. Mapping the Syttende Mai (Norwegian Independence Day) 100K ride.
The tallest structure in the world for 31 years, the Eiffel Tower is a miracle of prefabrication and precision manufacturing. It opened 126 years ago today.
What can we learn from other cultures? Here’s how the Japanese use space heating Kotatsu to stay warm themselves without heating the whole house.
Many of the world’s holidays fall at the darkest time of the year. Winter-holidays, seasonal cycles, reflection and renewal.
The Cemetery: spooky, somber and no picnic … spot. Wrong. We explore cemeteries past and present, looking at cities from Paris to Cahokia, and Chicago.
While the idea of an official “Shared Street” may be new and somewhat unsettling to Chicagoans today, the idea is anything but new or untested. We only need to look back to the pre-car dominated city to see how the streets used to be much more public territory than they are today. The image below of…