Alinea/Crucial Detail - Tokyo Taste Intro
Great, short, visual documentary on the extravagant molecule-manipulating cuisine at the Chicago restaurant Alinea. Read the
interesting New Yorker profile on Grant Achatz, the chef genuis behind Alinea. And see more beautiful photography of Achatz’s creations from Lara Kaster.
The Sears Tower in Chicago is about to undergo a
$350 million-dollar retrofit that will add wind turbines to its 110th floor roof and upgrades to windows, lighting and cooling systems. It’s estimated that the retrofit will reduce the building’s electricity demand by 80%. And for a 4.5 million square foot building, that’s a big deal– estimated to be equal to 150,000 barrels of oil a year. Read more details on the renovation on the Sears Tower site.
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Amy Casey’s paintings of houses and buildings intertwined with roads and stilts. See more of her work at the ZG Gallery, in Chicago.
Personally, I never thought that Chicago was all that bad, but the Second City rated number 3 in
Forbes recent ranking of America’s Most Miserable Cities. Come on, they’ve got great bars that are open past my bedtime, hotdogs, the ghost of Studs Terkel, and… well… give me a day or two. But how can Chicago be more miserable than Buffalo or Detroit? Number one? Stockton, California, where only 15% of adults have a college education.
Great hand screen print
posters of San Francisco neighborhoods. Too bad it’s sold out. More cities from Chicago design firm Ork.
As bizarre as it seems that packs of coyotes are now living in
Golden Gate Park, right in the center of San Francisco, it’s worth noting that dense urban areas are actually great habitat for coyotes. Read more about how coyotes are thriving in Chicago.