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chicago map wallet

chicago map wallet

y’know that extremely durable plastic-y paper material used for FedEx envelopes? It’s called Tyvek. People like to make wallets out of it. vinyled.com took the idea one step further and is selling Tyvek wallets with a map of the Chicago Loop. 15 bucks. I’m not looking for this as a Christmas gift, family members. I’m […]

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problems with Modern Wing

problems with Modern Wing

The Tute is suing the designer/planner/engineer/consultant firm, ARUP, $10 million for problems encountered with the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. more at archdaily.com. Some of the problems the Tute had to address during the construction process were cracks in the subfloor, improper air circulation for art, and whistling sounds from the flying […]

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bottle walls

bottle walls

Yep, those are walls made of bottles. And yep, it’s a former beer factory (Blatz Brewery to be exact). And it’s in Milwaukee. From my quick scan of the archdaily post, it’s now a multi-purpose building. You can easily argue that bottle walls are trite, but given the context of it being a former beer […]

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celebrity height chart

For no reason whatsoever, I became curious which male celebrities are shorter than me. To my surprise there are actual sites that claim to know the heights of celebrities. I won’t link to them because I question their authenticity. But it’s fun nonetheless to see which celebrities are potentially shorter and taller than me. And […]

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all-black squirrel in Chicago area

all-black squirrel in Chicago area

On Saturday, I spotted an all-black squirrel across the street from my home in Elmhurst, Illinois.I managed to take the photo above during my shock and awe. A little research reveals black squirrels are not that uncommon. This is the first one I have seen in the Chicagoland area. I bet Steve Jobs has an […]

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player stabbed by flying broken bat

player stabbed by flying broken bat

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs player Tyler Colvin was stabbed by a flying broken bat. He was impaled below the collarbone as he was scoring from third on a broken bat double by Welington Castillo. Colvin was watching the ball in the outfield and didn’t see the bat flying towards him. I watched the video on television […]

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