Entorno: Grass Grows Greener on the Other SIde

Urban planning throughout Chicago’s history has been used deliberately to form the city’s current composition and character—for better and worse. Entorno: Grass Grows Greener on the Other Side, a show that opens at Polvo, an alternative art space in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, on 28 April 2006, is being mounted as a reexamination of what the city grid has come to mean. Polvo’s founders Miguel Cortez, …

Ooba

An antidote to everything cutesy and traditional that typically goes along with parenting, the baby revolution continues to grow, fueling more chic design and with it shifting ideas about raising children. Such is the case with Nest, the debut line from Ooba, a Chicago-based furniture company founded by pro-designers Scott Wilson, Kathleen Brandenberg, and brand strategist Dan Kraemer (all first-time parents). The trio's first piece, …

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