ARCHITECTURE_Chicago Trip

As promised, I worked on an architecture/design type post to document my Chicago trip I returned from last week. I also filmed quite a bit while I was there because I was very excited to have a camera that can record video in HD. If you're interested in that you can check it out at the bottom of the post to watch it! Otherwise, here are some of my favorite photos of the trip. My camera was dead for the day we saw the most monumental structures (a lot of Mies, Monadnock, Logan Center, University of Chicago, etc...) but I managed to get those with my iPhone, so I provided a mixture. Enjoy! IMG_0337

Cannon Design office inside the Michigan Plaza Building_Mies van der Rohe

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Cannon Design office inside the Michigan Plaza Building_Mies van der Rohe

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Cannon Design office inside the Michigan Plaza Building_Mies van der Rohe

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Pin up of our studio work at Cannon Design office

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Aqua Tower_Studio Gang

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downtown Garmin store_Valerio DeWalt Train Architects

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Lakeshore Drive Apartments_Mies van der Rohe

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Lakeshore Drive Apartments_Mies van der Rohe

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Poetry Foundation_John Ronan

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Poetry Foundation_John Ronan

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Poetry Foundation_John Ronan

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Luminaire furniture store

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Luminaire furniture store

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Luminaire furniture store

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Luminaire furniture store

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Cultural Center

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The Bean_Millenium Park

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Robie House_Frank Lloyd Wright

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Logan Center_Todd Williams and Billie Tsien

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lighting at the Monadnock Building

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED0ZZSXw-z4&w=560&h=315]

and here is the video!

Thanks so much for reading! See you tomorrow for a new outfit post, and don't forget to keep up with punkrockparti on Instagram!

DIY_Business Card

This is something I've been needing to make for a long time. I have finally designed my own business card! I was a little stumped about what is should look like, because I wanted something that could appeal to the person I am handing a business card to, may it be an architecture firm, a person interested in a custom skateboard, or just someone that compliments my outfit! My dad actually suggested "a pyramid with different choices you can click on" and he was right on point. I like that this design highlights my different skills, but is tied together into one cohesive shape. business cards for blogging

If you're interested in designing your own business cards, I ordered mine from Vista Print and got 250 for a good deal. You can also choose from their pre-designed options, or have someone design one for you. Mine are going to arrive in 2 weeks, and I can hardly wait! I guess I'll need to DIY a business card holder in the meantime...