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That extra $8M you have lying around can buy you Oprah’s condo

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 24 January 2014

Just thought you’d like to know that Oprah’s Chicago condo is up for sale. You know, if you have an extra $7.75M lying around (that’s around 8.8M AUD). But before you turn down the chance to sleep where O did, listen to what you’ll get. This condo features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half […]

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These American vintage McDonald’s Japan burgers really take the cake

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 14 January 2014

McDonald’s Japan is running the American Vintage campaign that takes its all-American heritage to an indulgent high with retro-style posters parading ‘nostalgic’ grub offerings like the Diner Double Beef with Chicago-style steak sauce and mashed potatoes. We’d have thought this was a parody of McDonald’s – only that it isn’t.

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Wired magazine runs the first ever interactive print ad

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 7 January 2014

Lookout for your edition of WIRED magazine this month. Inside of 150,000 copies (in Chicago and NYC), you’ll find the very first interactive print ad, courtesy of Digitas and T+Ink Technology. Because of the hype surrounding Motorola’s Moto X mobile phone, users who are lucky enough to get their mag hooked up to this new technology will be able to design their own Moto X phone by pressing on coloured buttons to change the colour of the smartphone’s case.

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3D maps minus the 3D

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 29 November 2013

This map is more useless than Apple’s maps! And that’s saying a lot! These maps that do not give the user any form of direction or orientation are part of Clemen Villa’s web project, 3D maps minus the 3D. Though the maps are unintelligible to the human eye – unless you have cyborg eyes then […]

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Burger joint serves ‘religious’ burger with communion wafer, red wine

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 October 2013

Kuma’s Corner, a burger restaurant in Chicago, is in the middle of a religious uproar. So what does burgers have anything to do with religion and desecration and burning in eternal damnation? Well, this burger joint, more popular for its heavy metal-themed burgers, just created the Ghost Burger – ten ounces of meat, topped with aged white cheddar cheese, ghost chili aioli, and unconsecrated wafer and red wine reduction.

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Creative Mornings: a monthly breakfast lecture series

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By Kuan Huang in New Events on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Creative Mornings is monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! Started in New York by Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of Swissmiss, CreativeMornings has chapters around the world including Chicago, London, Zurich, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berlin, and Auckland, among others.

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Shiny Machines: New music by Happy Music Radio Hour

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By Laurence Rosier Staines in New Music on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The second video from Happy Music Radio Hour’s EP, The Chicago Manual of Style, features mechanized robot arms, gameboys, nuclear explosions, clones and spaceships, which is entirely appropriate given the subject matter of the song. Set to a relentless Kraftwerkian beat, is it an indictment of technology? A celebration? A portent of the approaching singularity? Whatever […]

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Beautiful photo negatives set on fire

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 5 August 2013

Chicago-based photographer Peter Hoffman, we must say, has a pretty cool Fox River Derivatives series, where he takes developed negatives of the river near his Illinois home and ignites them on fire after dousing them lightly with gasoline. The idea came about after BP’s 2010 massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and some […]

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Founded by French musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague have used a variety of female singers including Alexandra Pavlou, Mélanie Pain, Marina Celeste and Phoebe Killdeer for their unique acoustic covers of classic New Wave 80s tunes.

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Wall-mounted bottle opener opener comes with a magnet catch

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 12 June 2013

How clever is this? Kent Frayn and Joe Walsh from Chicago have designed a handcrafted wall-mounted bottle opener constructed from a solid slab of wood — and it comes with a powerful magnet catch that will snatch up all your fallen bottle caps before they hit the ground. The only fault we can find with […]

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MY SECRET PLAYLIST by David Brylawski of Polvo

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By Zolton in New Music on Saturday 25 May 2013

Polvo are a critically acclaimed and widely influential rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that were active during the 1990 before reforming recently for a benefit for WKNC at the Pour Haus. The band was fronted by vocalists-guitarists Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski. We asked David Brylawski to give us a rundown, in his […]

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Strange Maps: a lesson in bizarre geography

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Have you ever wondered how people navigated Prohibition-era Chicago? How did the gangsters know where all the best Speak Easy spots were? Or maybe you’re curious about how we’d get around the world if there were no water? Thanks to Vincze Miklos, we now have access to all those bizarre ideas in the form of maps. […]

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On Paper: music by Canadian band Arkells

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By Jay Byrnes in New Music on Friday 3 May 2013

I recently checked out the Canadian band the Arkells at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. The show was as good as the album. And it was like having a personal concert because the place was empty. I know that this was a rare opportunity; this band is going to blow up. I am still listening to their album […]

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Fourth is King streetwear

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By Jay Byrnes in New Fashion on Friday 3 May 2013

For the last three years, in addition to being an artist and graphic designer, I have been working on building up my Chicago streetwear brand Fourth is King. We make t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, skate decks… stuff like that. And our focus is on comfort and simplicity. We recently had the opportunity to put together a […]

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Photorealistic paintings of America by Nathan Walsh

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By Darwin Cosico in New Art on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Do you think you’re looking at photography? Think again. Contemporary British Realist Painter Nathan Walsh has created these amazing photorealistic paintings of Chicago and New York. Nathan Walsh belongs to a new generation of artists who are extending the boundaries of realist painting. Each work takes three months to complete. Not an easy job if […]

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