• The manuscript for the guide to Chicago homes with co-author Carla Bruni is well underway. It's a process, but we will be excited to release it and you'll hear about it here first.
  • Thanks to the participants in our two pilot programs for Home Portrait Studio. We're expanding that very soon.
  • We've got a few new prints in the works, including one featuring Clark Street in Andersonville, and post-war homes. 
Finally, we wanted to share some of the things we love and think you might as well. 
  1. AIRE Ancient Baths - This place is magical, simply amazing. Ancient Rome meets late 1800's industrial Chicago. Just do the 1.5 hrs session in the pools and trust us. Best when it's cold outside.
  2. Fooditor - If you love the restaurant scene in Chicago as much as we do, Michael Gebert's newsletter is fantastic. He sends it every Sunday and it's a tidy and thoughtful digest of the always-staggering number of openings, closings, and industry drama.
  3. American Pharaoh - If you're a Chicago history, politics, or urbanism buff, this one's a must-read. It's a look at Richard J. Daley's impact on the city, for better and worse. Probably the best book for understanding what "machine politics" really means.
  4. The Hunting Accident - This book is epic, a true story intersecting with Nathan Leopold (of Leopold and Loeb fame) and Joliet Prison, and all exquisitely illustrated in pen and ink by local illustrator Landis Blair. If you liked reading Art Spiegelman's Maus, you'll love this one.


Thanks, as always, for following along,

Phil & Katie