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Articles tagged with 'design'

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The Admirals new logo skates between fan bases

Published July 15, 2015

It's a combination between the regalness of the old, 1997 skin-clad Admiral and the more recent 2006 bare-boned version. This new logo seems to be designed to split the difference between the desires of the fans of the either, but as a result it loses some of the dynamism of both.

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Shorewood house identified as a rare Frank Lloyd Wright design

Published June 5, 2015

A previously unidentified Frank Lloyd Wright design was revealed today in Shorewood, Wis. The house at 2106 Newton Ave. was constructed in 1917 as an American System-Built House, a venture Wright undertook to design, develop and market well-designed houses to a broad market by using standardization to make them affordable.

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The new Bucks logo is better, but is it good?

Published April 2, 2015

Basketball is a game that involves quick moves, clever tactics, and constant energy, but there is nothing dynamic about this logo. The whole thing is mirrored from right to left. There is nothing interesting about that. I want this deer to be doing something. Not running or fighting or playing basketball, but something as simple as turning its head would tell me it's a three-dimensional living, breathing, exciting team.

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#ShopLocal: Backgammon table

Published Sept. 12, 2014

This week, I'm picking this gaming table from Peabody's Interiors. It's on the higher end of my picks, but it's well made, classic and a conversation starter. Peabody's is located in Brown Deer and uses its online marketplace to showcase its quality products, its designer options and to support the Wisconsin Humane Society.

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A simple tweet helps takes down a tattered banner

Published Aug. 29, 2014

The months old, "Now Open" banner was ruining the view, the street and the patio's look and feel. So, I tweeted about it. Respectfully, of course. And, nearly instantly, management responded.

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Is this your Walmart?

Published July 20, 2013

"My" Walmart, or the one that's closest to me, is on East Capitol Drive in Milwaukee. Walter Loeb's recent Forbes piece, "Why are Walmart Stores Such a Mess?" made me think that he very well could have been writing about this location.

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This passage needs some love

Published June 18, 2013

Even on the brightest and most beautiful day, the walkway under the freeway on Water Street between Downtown and the Third Ward is gloomy. At night, it's (of course) even darker and intimidating for many. This needs to change.

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Cocoon Room spreads its creative wings

Published May 18, 2013

Recently, four Milwaukee creatives opened the Cocoon Room, 820 E. Locust St. The goal of the group is to provide artists and musicians a space to share and sell their work as well as provide educational outreach to the community.

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You can design the 2013 Jazz in the Park T-Shirt

Published Feb. 14, 2013

The East Town Association and Music in the Park, Inc., organizers of Milwaukee's signature concert series Jazz in the Park, have announced the the 2013 Jazz in the Park T-Shirt design contest. You want in? Details are here.

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Where would you open a restaurant in greater Milwaukee?

Published Feb. 1, 2013

It's all about location, right? For restaurants, though, isn't it about the food? Does location matter? Should restaurants cluster? Not sure? Here's what a few experts said. Dive in, and then chime in with your thoughts.

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Ink to the People brings shirt-making power to the masses

Published Oct. 10, 2012

Unlike most traditional do-it-yourself shirt design hubs, Milwaukee-based Ink to the People takes on the burdens of transactions and distribution, all while offering its community a risk-free place to market their design with the resources of a big-time shirt-making business.

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New life for The Eisner Building?

Published April 5, 2012

Lindsey Bovinet, CEO of Interior Systems, Inc., has made an offer to purchase The Eisner Building, 200-208 N. Water. St., in the Historic Third Ward.  His plans are grand and include an urban bed and breakfast.