Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fast Food in the Park

Where in the world is this McDonalds?  Chicago, New York, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Rome, Greece, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai?  Well, this unique addition to the landscape happens to be in Singapore. Surprised?  Given our tendency to dismiss these global connections … Continue reading

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Make Commitments to Change Our Behavior

Yantai, shot on 4/13/2013 It’s widely admitted that nature is the ideal place to escape from our daily life. I love this kind of poetic escapes and enjoy throwing myself into totally different atmosphere which is opposite to city culture. … Continue reading

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Infiltration Bump Out

An infiltration bump out is a traffic calming element that diverts the stormwater from the street into a planting bed that is built into the parking lane of the street.  The boulders filter out debris and slow the water down.  … Continue reading

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OPEN SPACE + WATER within Cook County

Open spaces and water within Cook County are interrelated and have mutual influence, and their direct relationship allows for new intervention opportunities for the development, maintenance, and management of the territory.What the composite drawing shows is dispersion of open spaces … Continue reading

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On Bataille’s “Formless”

Where did I come from? Is there anything in my body that was built from food my mother ate? Or have all the parts been changed out for new ones in 31 years? I don’t know, but it’s all in … Continue reading

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New Species   There have been about 411 new species of both plants and animals in the Amazon in the last 4 years. There are all kinds of new species that have been found some of those include: a flame … Continue reading

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Sticky ability   How can these small frogs be able to hang on even while moving against a stream of water? These small frogs are able to grip on and hold on in more extreme conditions because of their ability … Continue reading

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