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Chicago restaurant turns their worst Yelp review into a postcard

February 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Chicago restaurant Longman & Eagle turned what they refer to as their “favorite Yelp review” into a lovely postcard that’s being distributed at the restaurant. I find it embarrassing that my son who is only three has visited this restaurant twice now, and somehow I have yet to drop in. More via their Facebook page. (via eater)

 

 



Music

A Lull: Weapons for War

January 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’ve been on the fence about posting this for almost a week since finding it over on fuck yeah chicago, and after watching it for the third or fourth time I’ve decided to pull the trigger. I have no idea what’s going on here. It’s kind of like somebody made a music video using the monster from M. Night’s The Village. Also there’s lots of bleeding. Whatever, I think it’s great and I can’t get the music out of my head. By the Chicago band A Lull, directed by Anthony Ciannamea.

 

 



Design

Chicago Mirrored Time-lapse

December 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It's crazy how a simple mirror filter can transform a video into something else. from Craig Shimala on Vimeo.

I’m having difficulty putting into words the awesomeness of this video by Craig Shimala. I think my amazement rests in the simplicity of its production: a GoPro Hero HD mounted to the front windshield of his car, and a mirror effect applied with Vegas Movie Studio HD — and yet the results are mind-blowing. (via gaper’s)

Update: See also Tokyo Sky Drive and Shinkansen ver.2.

 

 



Design

Stupidly Beautiful Neighborhood Maps by These Are Things

December 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Stumbled on this gorgeous Chicago neighborhoods print over at These Are Things, a collaboration between Jen Adrion and Omar Noory out of Columbus, Ohio. They’ve also got maps for Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, LA, DC, and of course Columbus.

 

 



Photography

Cycles of Light by Chris Pritchard

November 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

A killer timelapse video by Chicago photographer Chris Pritchard. “Cycles of Light is a reel of timelapse material shot in 2010 by Chris Pritchard, highlighting the neverending cycles of movement and light through the city and sky.” Some exquisite moments of Chicago caught on film. (via coudal)

 

 



Design

LUMENHAUS: Chicago

November 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

LUMENHAUS is a solar-powered home designed by Virginia Tech students that generates more power than it uses annually. It was one of only two American entries in the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Madrid, and was on display in Millennium Park in Chicago up until last weekend. Totally kicking myself for missing this.

LUMENHAUS is designed to respond to changes in temperature and environment, which it does through sliding polycarbonate insulation panels filled with aerogel, creating strong insulation while allowing a soft natural light into the space. They move to create appropriate amounts of sun control, cross ventilation, lighting, and privacy. A stretched fabric ceiling provides enough light at night with dim fluorescent and LED lighting, and no electric light is ever required when the sun is up. The roof collects rainwater, which is then filtered and used for drinking and for the water plants. The entire system is monitored and controlled by an iPad and iPhone interface that allocates energy to different areas of the system at different times.

(via fuck yeah chicago)