• Creative Endeavors,  Featured,  Print Edition

    Recycled Modern

    Since the first drawing in prehistoric times, art and creating have been forms of self-expression and storytelling for people that cross multiple mediums and industries. Almost everything human-made has been designed with a purpose and tells a story—whether that story is the initial creator’s intention, or the history of the piece’s previous owners and travels. Shari Currie, owner of Recycled Modern LLC, an urban vintage, upcycled, and handcrafted home décor shop in Chicago’s Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, fills her store with furniture that tells the story of past owners, and home décor pieces upcycled or handcrafted locally, designed to tell stories of their own.   “Upon buying a home, I…

  • Featured,  Form

    Odeyto

    Situated among a boreal garden, teaching pavilion, and sculptural mounds on the Seneca College campus in Toronto, Ontario, the Odeyto Indigenous Centre for students is an architectural and culturally inclusive embodiment of Indigenous lifeways both traditional and contemporary. The renovation and addition project, which was finished in 2018 and features 1,600 square-feet, functions as a new space for First Peoples@Seneca, and where First Nation, Metis, and Inuit students can gather and practice traditions, while also building new relationships when away from their communities. The conceptual form of a canoe takes shape in the curved, metal roof form that both shelters the entry and grows open to invite visitors. Against the…

  • Featured,  Relish

    Kissing Cousins Whiskey

    Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan has once again announced the return of its annually released, highly anticipated Kissing Cousins Whiskey as of May 23, 2020. The whiskey, which is a complex blend of bourbon and wine barrel accented finish, courtesy of the nearby southwestern Michigan Dablon Vineyards.  The Kissing Cousins limited small batch is imbued with the character of Journeyman Distillery’s Featherbone Bourbon—a 90-proof, certified organic and kosher bourbon blend—and the deep, earthy notes of an extra finish in wine barrels from Dablon Vineyards in Baroda, Michigan. The proximity of the distiller and vineyard partners gives Kissing Cousins its spirited name. The double-distilled process comprised aging the bourbon in…