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12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Artist Tips: Adesse Versions

<i>Adesse Versions is just one alias of Kevin Gorman, a Manchester-based DJ-producer whose earlier work landed on the likes of Ostgut Ton, Cocoon,</i> …

Time lapse video highlights Chicago’s colorful skyline at night

Get up close and personal with the Windy City’s famous skyline<p>Chicago filmmaker and photographer Max Wilson has returned once again with another installment of his <i>Windy City Nights</i> time lapse video series. Simply titled <i>Windy City Nights III</i>, the latest video is a nearly four-minute long journey …

20 Upcoming Chicago Restaurants and Bars to Know

September 18<p><i>BRIDGEPORT—</i> The corner of 37th and Wallace is getting a coffee shop, reported DNAinfo. It’s called <b>Stockyard Coffeehouse</b>.<p><i>FULTON MARKET—</i> Chicago’s first full-blown <b>Stumptown Coffee Roasters</b> (excluding the one side the Amazon Store in Lakeview) cafe is on track to open around Thanksgiving …

The 25 best Chicago attractions

It’s no surprise that Chicago is one of the biggest tourist destinations: we have miles of beaches, world-class museums, and some of the friendliest …

European Travel

Kamin: ‘Urban design stakes are high’ for Lakeshore East plan

Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin weighs the good and bad of the new plan for Lakeshore East<p>The newly unveiled plan for four towers at Lakeshore East made a big splash in the world of architecture and real estate news in Chicago this week, but it’s far from the only mega-development …

The 20 most Instagrammable restaurants and bars in Chicago

Chicagoans know an Instagrammable situation when they see it. Maybe it's the reclaimed wood or that funky wallpaper, or perhaps it's the combination …

England

20 great things to do in Chicago for tourists

Chicago is a giant tourist destination, and for good reason. With top-tier cultural institutions, friendly locals and some of the best restaurants in …

Walking Architecture Tours of Interiors and History

Come for the Run, Stay for the Art | Runner's World

Chicago runners flock to the 606 trail, an elevated path through the Wicker Park and Logan Square neighborhoods that opened in 2015. But for some of those runners, it took a New Yorker—Marnie Kunz—to point out the trove of urban artwork just off the raised route.<p>The first painting was a striking …

Take a Sneak Peek at Chicago's Upcoming Riverfront Apple Store

The tech giant moves in to Chicago’s riverfront.<p>Apple is looking to change another city’s skyline, this time with the Windy City. Rumors that a new Apple Store moving into Chicago’s riverfront has been confirmed by the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, with new information that the tech giant will have its flagship …

Apple Store

Renderings Show Off Apple's New Retail Store Alongside Chicago River

The <i>Chicago Tribune</i> has obtained an exclusive first look at Apple's planned new flagship store in Chicago, which will be placed alongside the Chicago River. The new store will "echo" legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie Style homes, which Wright pioneered near the city.<p>The store will be …

Chicago River

'Chicago Finale': Latest drone video bids farewell to summer

Calling it "Summer Finale," a Chicago company has released a four-minute video of aerial footage shot by a drone from July through September.<p>"As we enter the official autumn season, it's a good time to look back at the beauty of Chicago in the summer," Soaring Badger Productions says. "Enjoy this …

Woolly mammoth bones found in Michigan soy field

James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.<p>A team of paleontologists from the University of …

Chicago Architecture Biennial to bring ministructures along the lakefront

In the grand sweep of Chicago's lakefront, a little kiosk may not seem like much.<p>But Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the organizers of the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial can cite a telling counterexample: the Lincoln Park Chess Pavilion, where chess players match wits on boards beneath a winglike …

Chicago Skyline

Your kind of town: A perfect day in Chicago

Writer Nelson Algren summed up Chicago best: ‘Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.’ There’s something about this cloud-scraping city – its blend of high culture and earthy pleasures – that bewitches.<p>Morning art<p>Energize for the day …

Articles about two story addition turned bachelor pad comfortable home two on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of newly-weds in Chicago added a spacious extension for cohabiting.<p>A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Londoner Dave Clayden has gradually adjusted to life in the …

Architecture

Architecture Inspiration of the Day: Aqua Tower in Chicago

Completed in 2010, the Aqua Tower in Chicago by Studio Gang Architects is still worth admiring.<p>Watch the video below to hear principal Jeanne Gang discuss the project, which brings a curved, asymmetrical tower to the Chicago skyline.

Architecture

Person Meticulously Recreates Chicago in New Video Game

While Chicago may not enjoy as many starring roles in video games as it has in film and television, one person has meticulously recreated the Windy City in a new city building game. Somewhat similar to the classic (and original) city builder <i>Sim City</i>, the Swedish-produced <i>Cities: Skylines</i> allows …

Beautiful Timelapse Showcases Chicago at Night

The Windy City is captured in all its beautiful glory by Max Wilson in his second video showcasing<p>The Windy City is captured in all its beautiful glory by Max Wilson in his second video showcasing the city. In a project that has spanned 18 months, Wilson’s video allows us to see the city from a …

Time-lapse Photography

A Quick Look at the Two Aqua One-Beds That Listed This Week

Lakeshore East's <b>Aqua</b> is one of the city's most architecturally striking towers, and also one that doesn't have a ton of units available at any given moment. The tower has earned Studio Gang Architects numerous awards, and contains apartment units and hotel rooms in addition to condos. This week, …

Articles about most impressive green homes chicago on Dwell.com - Dwell

By opening up the atrium of a historic residence in Chicago, an architect shows it may take more than a first (or second) draft...<p>Chicago bills a one-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of Cermak Road as "the greenest street in America," a surprising...<p>In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the …

Architecture

The 13 Best Chicago-Centric Books

Consider these 13 books a starting point for a better understanding of Chicago's past, present and future. [ more › ]

Books

Chicago Winter No. 02897

DePaul delays debut of basketball arena

By Jack McCarthy<p>Special to the Tribune<p>DePaul basketball won’t tip off at a new McCormick Place arena in January 2017 as originally planned, but university officials are confident it will be open by the middle of that year.<p>The Blue Demons had hoped the 10,000-seat Near South Side facility would be …

Chicago Pano No. 01199

Lake Bluff's Blair House nominated for landmark status

Lake Bluff historic preservation officials will apply for landmark status for the architecturally significant Blair House, although all involved agree the move may only postpone the home's date with a wrecking ball.<p>"Obviously, landmark or not, the property is not selling," said Robert Hunter, a …