Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Trib



And there’s some of that good old Midwestern charm.  Seriously, half naked Brazilian women, forget it.  We have farmers… farmers with pitchforks.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

And Imagination is all I got


Oh, Rio.  Your delightful sexiness far outshines our Midwestern charm.  Plus, what’s a Summer Olympics without drugs and murderous gangs.


Friday, February 26, 2010




I like malls.  Really.  Maybe not always, or all the time.  But, I like them.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Why Didn’t I Think of That?


Makes so much damn sense.  50 mpg in the city.  Big interior.  Only 22k base model.  Oh, and a break recall.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Chicago School



The Chicago school that is home to the “Chicago School”.  Markets are rational damnit!


Sunday, February 21, 2010



As much a icon as the Sears, ahem Big Willie, the Trump will dominate the Chicago skyline for years to come.  Unless, that is, the unions actually decide to back the construction of the Calatrava like they are planning to.


Friday, February 19, 2010



Just an imposing style.  I’d even say belligerent.  Here, big, and no willingness to integrate or shy away from nature.  Yargh!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Morton Salt


Why something as boring as a salt company would choose to build a giant cantilevered as part of a super modern building, who knows.  Now the home of the much more appropriate, per it architecture, Boeing company this baby really took my breath away.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Big Lass


Once the tallest in the world.  I still think it should be officially taller than those guys in Kuala Lumpur.  Dubai still kicks its ass, and anything in the US for as far as the eye can see.  :(


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Funny Little Balconies


Kind of Plinco like if you ask me.  Wouldn’t that be fun, dropping a huge plinco chip down the facade?  No one knows where it will fall!  Will she get the five thousand or zero.  Bet you wish you guessed more kitchen product prices right.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Desktop Background


My current desktop background; its one of those pics that grows and grows on you.  The more I see it, the more I enjoy it.  Just that little bit of special sauce to make me smile.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Tour Boats! They’re Everywhere


We weren’t the only passengers ‘sailing’ down the Chicago.  But, we were the only ones on the officially sanctioned architectural tour.  Which official sanctioned it? Hell if I know.


Saturday, February 13, 2010



The mirrored finished windows and crawling vines make this warehouse more contemporary than the big glass box behind it.  So simple and well executed, an absolute change to the feel of the building.  Instead of slapping balconies on and calling it a day, someone thought out how to make the biggest impact.  As we glided by down the river, watching the skyline reflected in its mirrors the impact grew.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Old Style


A little decrepit, a little old. Still a serviceable bridge house. Very different than Milwaukee’s urban ruins. We have some delightfully run down little bridge houses. You should check them out some time.


Thursday, February 11, 2010




In so much as it is certainly an exception.  A rather unique building.  It looks much cheesier in a picture, less ‘future’.  It shines like mad, all that glass.  Building booms are fun.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Yell for the “L”



So jealous.  Not that I think trains would actually work in Milwaukee.  Still, wouldn’t it be nice.  I suppose the rest of you probably drive to work.  For those lowly carless cretins like me, public transport would be pretty sweet.



And some general river shots.  At least we gots one of those!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Not a Mies


Remember when All State insurance drove the car off these?  No.  Blast.  I thought I could distract you from my embarrassment over not remembering the name of these buildings.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Ends With a rump


Oh Donald, you delightful bastard.  What would the world do without such bellicose capitalists.  You’ve been rich, bankrupt, famous, and a shill.  You glorious man with your freakish mane of ridicule.  Oh Donald.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Get Ready for the Architecture Tour


We’ll see how much I remember.  I didn’t take notes, and forgot their would be a test. 


How about the Wrigley Building.  That’s an easy one.



Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cutie Pies


Just want to pinch her cheeks, dontcha?  Dontcha wanna pinch her cute little cheeks? 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The New Addition


A trip down to Chicago to see some friends and the Art Institute.  The addition is gorgeous, and modern art is always a sight to behold.


Monday, February 1, 2010

One Picture


I have been to Toronto three times for five days or more.  This is my picture.  The one.  Regattas and photography aren’t the best of friends.