As it is the International Women’s day today I thought I would give homage to women in the architectural and designer world. I think the most impressive building among Chicago’s high riser to come up lately is the Aqua tower from 2009. Designed by the local architectural firm Jeanne Gang she started the firm in 1997. Gang and her recruits has a very avant garde look upon architecture and Chicago having a long history of very prominent buildings by famous architects she has for sure confirmed her place by this building. All these waves amongst the other very clean lined buildings adds a special look to the Chicago skyline. The actual waves are forming the balconies. Her latest addition to the Chicago City is the South Pond at the Lincoln Park Zoo. An outdoor classroom inspired by tortoise shell with a laminated structure together with fiberglass pods. Gorgeously lit up in the evening. The transparency of the pavilion is really interesting. This Maisonette was created out of a former ballroom of the Ambassador West Hotel into a modern apartment. Look out for all the gorgeous modernistic furniture collection all over the apartment. Look how the artwork has been hung up on the glass interior walls and the tons of fabric being used to give the space some softness. Concrete, steel and masonry are the bone structure of this beautiful project. I am a big fan of a Swedish design group called Front ever since their creation in 2003. Rather than concentrating on beauty in their designs they are more after to tell a story so, discussions, explorations and experiments are their keywords to good and interesting design. They stand here together with their designs of the natural sized horse lamp and the pig table! About this coat hanger they says “We are interested in the story an object tells about itself and how it relates to objects that have been produced before” Love these very fragile lamp trees. The Flower lamps blossoms when you decrease your energy consumption. Softwood sofa a textile with photorealistic wood print. Front wants to show the difference between the visual and the tactile experience.