A Sober, Alcohol-Free Bar Is Opening Outside Chicago - Booze - Eater National -
The bar will have pretty much everything a typical bar might — couches, pool tables, video games, and space for live music — except for alcohol. The strongest drinks served will be energy drinks. Chris Reed, the president of New Directions, told the Daily Herald that The Other Side will address the sometimes lacking social spaces for the young, sober community. “You can only go to the movie theater and bowling alley so many times,” he explains
This is a great idea.
Elevating the Conversation: Raised Bike Lanes Are Coming to Chicago -
An excerpt from the article:
“I thought [the Dutch raised lanes] were wonderful,” he said. “They make a lot of sense. The interesting thing is, I think when we were in Utrecht, when I showed [local transportation planners] pictures of what we’re doing here, they broke out laughing, not like they were making fun of us but almost in an affectionate way. And I said, ‘What’s so funny?’ And they said, ‘It’s just interesting to look at these pictures of your bike lanes because this is exactly what we were doing forty years ago.’”
Exactly. Chicago and more importantly all of the US needs to learn from these European biking meccas. They’ve been doing it much longer than we… instead of doing it the cheap, bastardized way, lets add some quality to our lived environment.
PLAN FOR A PORCH 005 (HOMAGE TO DURAND)
Long Live the Situationists!
Some works by Paris, France-based graphic designer and illustrator Guilherme Henrique. I already follow his flickr account quite a while and I thought it’s time to show you some examples of his outstanding graphics and illustrations. This straight style and minimalism in all of his works just looks great. Do not hesitate to check out more fantastic designs and artworks by Guilherme Henrique here.
Current and former Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo and Mark Grace.
extensive tumblr hiatus over!
This happened while away.
Beautiful graphic design I just discovered… bike + MPLS/St. Paul love!