Building Materials: Corten or Weathering Steel

Last week’s post featuring the recently completed Jordano Photography Studio also showed off a favorite exterior materials – Corten steel – in both its front facade and alley-side patio.  We’ve used it before at the Crew Bar + Grill and also have it on the books for several up and coming designs.  What is this intentionally weathering material…

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Start of Summer: Love the sun … and keep your cool

Yesterday was both the summer solstice and the Strawberry moon!   Those two events – plus the weekend of sunny, muggy days – has kicked off Summer in Chicago.  If you missed it don’t panic, today will be almost as long and the moon nearly as full tonight … and its going to be hot for a…

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2016 Chicago Farmers Market Map


It is Farmers Market season again!  We’ve updated our Chicago Farmers Market maps for each day so that you can find the markets nearest you at a glance any day of the week.  Don’t limit yourself to just one market – you could travel to a different corner of Chicago for a different market every single day…

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