Fresh Sushi, Reclaimed Barnwood

Resurrected from an existing Chinese restaurant, Zen Sushi will soon has opened its doors at 714 West Diversey Parkway in Lincoln Park.  We have created three distinct dining zones in the space that are all connected by sustainable building materials and energy efficient lighting.  All wood wall and ceiling finishes have been reclaimed from a…

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Dallas Lecture (UPDATE 11/02)

I will be lecturing at the Celebration of Sustainable Design on Thursday, October 29, 10:30a at the Dallas Design Center (1617 Hi Line Drive) and contributing to a panel discussion on design branding at 1:30p (same location). See you down there!

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moss on Public Radio, 89.5FM (UPDATED with audio)

Laura and I will be interviewed tomorrow, Saturday, October 24 at 10:20am–11:20am to discuss our Dill Pickle Food Co-op project on Vocalo Public Radio, 89.5FM in Chicago.  You can catch it on the airwaves at 89.5FM in Chicago or online at vocalo.org.  We will post the audio to our site if you miss it. Here…

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You May Now Park at Dill Pickle

The bike parking at the Dill Pickle has quadrupled this week, the bike racks have been installed!  We have also finished the installation of the vintage-door-vestibule-window (see where the doors were before, below), reclaimed floor and wall tile (check out the groovy flower print in the center of the tiles) and storefront door from the…

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Artisanal Capitalism

Is capitalism only relevant when it drives prices downward?  If one chooses to purchase an item that is more expensive than its competition, for whatever reason, have we crossed a threshold to complacent pretension?  A recent New York Times article, by Anand Giridharadas, purports that activism through purchasing power, lovingly referred to in the article…

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Out of the Labyrinth (UPDATE 10/02)

UPDATE (10/02): We have been approved for permit!  Construction to start Monday, 10/05! UPDATE (09/22): The plans are out of plan check.  We only have a few minor issues to clarify with the Department of Buildings.  With any luck the plans will be approved for permit at the end of next week 09/25. Filter has…

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moss gallery weekend

moss studio will transform to moss gallery this weekend, October 03-04 for Ravenswood ArtWalk.  moss will host three terrific Chicago artists among the 175 artists participating in RAW2009.  Please join us, 11a – 6p Saturday and Sunday | West Byron Street & Ravenswood.

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