Category Archives: Exploring

International Contemporary Furniture Fair | NYC 2015

I had the privilege of attending the Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York two weeks ago, where I discovered amazing new artisans and products for residential interiors. The…

Solutions for Small-Space Living – Space Saving Furniture 

Curbed.com just published an awesome article with all sorts of creative and handy solutions for your small-space situation. Here are just a few of the 22 really interesting pieces that…

This Custom Modern Houseboat May Be Berlin’s Hippest Rental – House of the Day – Curbed National

Check out this amazing ultra-modern, 645 square foot, all-glass exterior, minimalist vacation rental on the water in Berlin, Germany. Extra bonus, you can learn how to take the engine-equipped home…

2015 Frank Lloyd Wright Tour Set for Saturday, May 16

This year’s Wright Plus 2015 Housewalk will allow visitors “rare interior tours of private homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, plus entry to landmark Wright buildings.” There are several…

Chicago’s Heroic Architecture Lecture

Check out this free One Book, One Chicago event and come away with a whole new appreciation for your city. Though famous for its landmark architecture and design, some of…

Where To Eat In Chicago This Year – Eater 38 Updated

Eater Chicago recently published the highly anticipated first installment of their 2015 Eater 38 – the top 38 essential Chicago Restaurants you have to check out. The list spans everything from Mexican to…

Curbed Maps: A Guide to 51 Neighborhood Murals You Must See Right Now

By AJ LaTrace [A dozen of the murals featured on Mural Locator] Public art and murals are a big part of neighborhood life in Chicago. Though some neighborhoods are better…

Parks & Rec: The 606 Trail Will Be Even Greener Than Originally Planned

By Curbed Staff [Map courtesy CDOT] Although the delayed opening of the 606 may have been a bummer for many, the upshot is that the spring opening will allow all…

Adventures In Placemaking: Food Trucks & Live Music Coming Soon To Pritzker Park

By AJ LaTrace The Chicago Loop Alliance is looking to turn the underutilized Pritzker Park at the south end of the State Street corridor into a popular destination by introducing…

Higher Learning: Explore Lakeview’s History Through A New Walking Tour

By AJ LaTrace [screenshot of the walking tour map via Lakeview Chamber of Commerce] The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has recently launched a historical walking tour exhibition for residents who…

Fun with Urban Planning: The Most Mesmerizing Way To Measure Travel Time In Chicago

By AJ LaTrace A new interactive mobility mapping tool called Isoscope allows users to measure driving and walking distances in their city by day of the week and time of…

Parks & Rec: The 12 Essential Movies To See In The Parks This Summer

By AJ LaTrace [photos by Don Harder, Marco_Polo and Bob Segal ] It’s finally summer in Chicago, and we all know what that means: fireworks, festivals and movies in the…