Web Curiosities



Visit interesting discoveries, curiosities, ideas and inspirations found on the web.  A concisely edited selection of some interesting web discoveries.

Be Delighted

Bike Salute

“People holding their bike over their head”

Critical Mass Chicago

“Critical Mass is a bike ride plain and simple; a Critical Mass is created when the group of riders comes together for those few hours to take back the streets of our city; yhe right of the people to assemble is guaranteed in the Constitution, and Critical Mass helps people remember that right. The Mass itself has no political agenda, though, no more than the people of any other community do. Critical Mass is open to all, and it welcomes all riders to join in a celebration of riding bicycles; Why? Because bikes are fun!”

Eliphante

“Three-acre sculptural art installation”

Labelscar

“If you’ve ever seen a store go out of business and remove the signage from their old building then you’ve seen labelscar”

Marfa, Texas

“Welcome to where the air is light, the beauty is natural and the sky is vast”

Metro Card Collages

“Metro card collages are made from cut up pieces of used and expired MetroCards® – New York City subway tickets”

 Pleasant Family Shopping

“Nostalgic look back at chain stores and other everyday places from the past”

Puppet Bike

“A roving puppet show on a bike…. spotted throughout Chicago”

Roadside Peek

“Roadside journey in time”

People / Groups With A Passion

 Landmarks Illinois

“Since 1971, the states’s leading voice for historic preservation.”

Archeworks

“Archeworks is an alternative design school with a difference. In place of a traditional curriculum, students work in multidisciplinary teams with nonprofit partners to create design solutions for social and environmental concerns”

Chainlink

“Chicago bicycling online community”

Chicago Architecture Foundation

“Leading organization in architecture and design considered a model for similar institutions around the world”

Dead Malls

“Read the stories and see the pictures of retail establishments and malls past, and some present”

826 Chicago

“Non-profit creative expository writing and tutoring center; visit the Boring Store

Hotel Chatter

“Daily web magazine chronicling hotel stories worldwide”

Jane Jacobs

American-Canadian writer and activist with primary interest in communities and urban planning and decay”

James Howard Kunstler

“James Howard Kunstler says he wrote The Geography of Nowhere, “Because I believe a lot of people share my feelings about the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work”

Judd Foundation

“Judd Foundation’s mission is to maintain and preserve Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas”

Marshall Field’s

“Working to bring back Marshall Field’s in quality, service and name”

Monocle

“Global briefing covering international affairs, business, culture and design”

Morris Lapidus

“There is always a conflict going on in me – whether to conform and get accolades from the profession or to just say let me just design things people like”

Moss Bureau

“Design advisory service the next iteration of Moss.”

Not If But When

“Photographic examination of the peculiarities and complexities of the consumer-dominated culture in which we live”

ZingTrain

“Sharing Zingerman’s unique approach to business”

Travel Niche

Travel Resources

Purposeful Services

Airbnb

“We are a community marketplace for unique spaces”

CouchSurfing

“Helps you meet and adventure with new friends from around the world”

SpotHero

“SpotHero makes parking in Chicago easy”

Goods

Grinderman Coffee

“Locally roasted coffee, delivered to your door by bicycle”

Licorice International

“Largest selection of licorice in the United States”

Pappabubble

“Born in Barcelona with a desire to revive the beauty of authentic handmade candies”

Feel The Groove

Devil in a Woodpile

“They play blues. They also play country, ragtime, hot jazz, hillbilly”

Ella Jenkins

” The First Lady of Children’s Folk Song” according to the Wisconsin State Journal

Michael Franti And Spearhead

“Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood”

 Underwater People

“Classic to modern pop and rock, reggae, swing, even a little country thrown in if you wish”

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