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Brookfield Zoo Bird & Reptile House

Brookfield Zoo Bird & Reptile House

Olivia and I went to the Brookfield Zoo today. Going there on school days are the best because of the low attendance. The temperature was nice; about 55 degrees. This was probably her dozenth or so trip. We visited all the standard fare: bears, lions, monkeys, etc. However, this trip was especially special. It was […]

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raccoons don't like broccoli

raccoons don’t like broccoli

Picture this (because I’m too lazy to go out and photo it). A garbage can with two large paving bricks placed atop. A recycle can on top of which is a very large paving brick placed atop a plank of wood. Sandwiched in between those two cans is another garbage can with a very large […]

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last week of baseball

last week of baseball

So we’re in the last week of regular season baseball. If this blog post is completely boring you, then think about how exciting baseball will be one year from now when the Cubs are preparing for the playoffs and World Series victory. It’s just one… short… year… away.

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laminator for art

laminator for art

I don’t need this. That’s what I’m try to convince myself. It’s a laminator. $80 at Office Max. A 100 pack of 7 mil laminate sleeves is $13 (13 cents each not including shipping). I could laminate things together and sell them as postcards in my etsy shop. POST UPDATE: I previously had a link […]

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incredible stadium design

incredible stadium design

Here’s the proposed design for the new Dalian Shide football stadium in China.architect: NBBJ There’s more beautiful renderings and illustrations on archdaily’s site. I love how the grand staircase leads up to a full view of the playing field as shown in the detail above.

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when is it art?

A couple days ago a friend left a comment on one of my blog posts asking, “when exactly does something become art?” Here’s my response. When does something become art? it’s very simple actually. Whenever someone wants it to be. That’s really it. I don’t believe in being definitive in declaring something art and something […]

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official cookie of Prairie School architecture

official cookie of Prairie School architecture

I hereby declare Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies to be the official cookie of Prairie School architecture. Milano Cookies and Prairie School architecture share common characteristics including long, simple, slender, elegant horizontal forms. So the next time you are enjoying the work of Frank Lloyd Wright or Walter Burley Griffin, be sure to snack on the […]

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35mm film canister camera

35mm film canister camera

It’s a camera shaped like a canister of 35mm film that actually uses 35mm film. I gotta have this. Look at the bottom image of the camera’s open backside and you get a better sense of just how ridiculously enormous this thing actually is. It’s only $20, but there’s apparently only one place that sells […]

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results from my free 35mm roll

results from my free 35mm roll

Yesterday Walgreens offered free developing and prints from one roll of 35mm film as mentioned in the blog post from yesterday. During my lunch break yesterday I took about 24 abstract out-of-focus photographs in downtown Wheaton. It was a lot of fun. Performing a specific photographic exercise really opens the eyes to see environments in […]

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