Brian Ulrich: Ghosts of Shopping Past
by Brian Fichtner
In a timely if sobering reminder of the ever changing retail landscape around us, The Morning News recently posted "The Ghosts of Shopping Past," an online gallery of photographs by Chicago-based lensman Brian Ulrich, whose Copia project...
by Carol T Chung
Arakimentari. The subject is the reknowned (or reviled) japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. He's considered to have changed the representation of female nudity in Japan. The film explores the artist behind the photos by documenting his work ethic...
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" House for Sale
by Bailee Wolfson
Tucked away in the woods of Chicago, this four-bed, four-bath is a modernist masterpiece, but might be more well-know for its starring role in the painfully infamous car scene of the feature film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Its reprise on the...
Japan's beautiful manhole covers get a book and iPad app
by Maggie York-Worth
"Drainspotting" puts Remo Camerota's popular blog of Japanese manholes into a square-shaped book of amazing construction and bizarre imagery. As the title suggests, Drainspotting requires an eye for the odd bursts of color along city streets...
by CH Contributor
by Ariston Anderson After the recent publication of a few books focusing on graffiti in Asia, photographer Remo Camerota is bringing his two cents to the table with his new book "Graffiti Japan." For anyone that has visited Tokyo, it...
City Guides Spotlight: Chicago
A dose of art, music, fresh cuisine and more in America's "Second City"
by CH Editors
Sponsored content: It's time to dismiss the "Second City" nomenclature, as Chicago takes the backseat to nobody. As a haven of early modern architecture in the US, with towering historic structures lining the Loop over looking the Chicago River...
The Contemporary Tea House
by Ami Kealoha
The tea house is one of Japanâ€™s most original and significant architectural formsâ€”a small, simple space for the tea ceremony that traditionally requires a hearth, straw-mat flooring and a low entrance. Modern...
Photographer Filip Dujardin's solo exhibit blurs the line between architectural fact and fiction
by Graham Hiemstra
With his wonderfully imaginative architectural "photomontages," artist Filip Dujardin addresses questions of what might have been and what's still to come. Pulling solely from his extensive archive of his own photographs of buildings, urban spaces...
by Lost At E Minor
We love the photographic work of Chicago-based Daniel Everett. His work captures desolate environments but with a sense of hope and optimism. His work-in-progress series, "Departure," deals with the "dislocation and alienation of modern...
by Josh Rubin
Did you notice the fantastical treatment to the images in the new nopattern.com.
Painter Ann Toebbe
by Lost At E Minor
Ann Toebbe's paintings of domestic scenes and assorted interiors are quite inspirational, giving the feeling of living in a geometric, melancholy collage. The Chicago-based artist's work shares some of the color, shapes and flatness of Christoph...
Higgins for Jonathan Adler
Colorful geometric mobiles by an iconic '50s glass studio
by Katie Mendelson
Happy chic designer Jonathan Adler teamed up with legendary mid-century glass studio Higgins to produce a series of multicolored mobiles that both showcase Higgins' iconic glass-making technique and reflect Adler's signature playful aesthetic and...