#chicago Stories

Spatial Awareness
In Chicago, a Miesian Lobby Honors Its Architectural Forebears

Staying faithful to Chicago's vernacular, Norman Kelley restores an outmoded lobby into a gleaming...

Seven in Custody for Vandalizing “The Bean” in Chicago

The reflective monumental work by Anish Kapoor was tagged with silver spray paint in the early...

This Weekend, Let Artist Anne Imhof Push All Your Buttons

The opening performances attached to her "Sex" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago are sure...

Design of the Day
A Lumpy, Ghostly Vessel Made of Sand

Steven Haulenbeek sculpts otherworldly objects from an ingenious mixture of the seashore substance...

Designer of the Day: Ania Jaworska

The Chicago-based designer on architecture as research, her forthcoming series of furniture, and an

11 Things to See at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Our selection of the standout installations from Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee’s exhibition...

6 Ways to Get Your Fall Art Fix

These autumn exhibitions spotlight John Chamberlain, the Campana Brothers, Wade Guyton, and others.

Destination: Chicago

All eyes are on America’s Third Coast, which has emerged as a modern incubator for new ideas...

Antonio Citterio Thinks Your Bottled Water Is the Worst

The legendary Italian designer wants to make the world a better place, one sustainable design at a...

Best of NeoCon 2017

Our selection of this year’s breakthrough releases from the annual design showcase at Chicago’s

Jeanne Gang: Organic Growth

Architect Jeanne Gang takes her hybrid of engineering and ecology to new heights.

Chicago Turnaround

As its final phase opens, all eyes are on the city’s Riverwalk.

Design Dispatch: Jan. 6, 2017

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

Studio Visit
There Are No Rules at Kara Mann’s Studio

Interior designer Kara Mann discusses Baker Furniture, an upcoming project in Dubai, and her life...

What to do in Chicago

The fashion designer and Illinois native shares her favorite spots in the Windy City.

A Tiki Bar With a Twist

Chicago's new Lost Lake rethinks the tiki tradition by ditching the kitsch.

Wood-and-Steel Furniture Designer Tries His Hand at Leather

Chicago-based furniture designer Casey Lurie finds himself both deeply attracted to West Coast...

Chicago’s Momotaro displays Classic Japanese style with a 20th-century twist

Avroko’s first Chicago restaurant pays homage to Tokyo’s Hotel Okura.