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Tourists in our own town


Took advantage of the long weekend to spend a night and a couple days downtown, running around seeing Chicago.

Lego Record Store


So good. Made by Ryan Howerter.

“Sign Painters” Documentary


Looks like this will be a great visual essay on the craft. Hope it doesn’t dwell too much on “darn technology ruined it for everyone.” Either way, looking forward to seeing it. [vimeo clip_id=”61006621″ width=”600″ height=”337″] Via the Loyola blog.

I’ll Take It!


My wanted list from the current Wright Mass Modern auction. (Click images to view as big slideshow.) Many chairs: Charles and Ray Eames La Fonda chair 1961 estimate $500–700 Link →   Charles and Ray Eames DKRs, pair 1951 estimate $500–700 Link →   In the manner of Florence Knoll lounge chairs, pair c. 1965 […]

I want to build a camera


  A build your own 35mm film camera kit. From the Lomo guys—it’s called “The Konstruktor” and is a mere $35.  

Another Haul of Records…


Looking at my blog posts from the last couple weeks, one might conclude I have a bit of a problem… Sam invited me to join him at a great little record show in Michigan. Of which there are many, apparently. Uh oh. Listening to “Fear of Music” right now. Brilliant.

Wow: New Sigur Rós


The new album “Kveikur” is fantastic. Big, menacing sounds and their signature epic, soaring moments. Stopped me in my tracks.

Must be record season…


More?! Father’s Day found me with the day off and a record fair to attend…

Funky Friday


Streaming the new Daft Punk over at iTunes. An epic disco freakout! The first few tracks have some of the sleaziest guitar playing ever.

Iceage @ The Empty Bottle last night


Best described as an onslaught of sound. They put on a good show.