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Oprah builds in Chicago

02/08/2008

What would Oprah build?

“It’s all about comfort and self-expression … “

at the first and brand new Oprah store. It opened yesterday at 37 N. Carpenter, down the street from her Harpo Studios on Chicago’s Near West Side.

“Large acrylic O’s light up at night on the entry walkway. Inside, bamboo, pastel colors and a brightly lighted loft set the tone.”


For me, this other rather new store in Chicago is “way more cool.”

(Photos: Sun-Times/Harpo-George Burns)

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12/22/2006

Architecture = Oprah!


My holiday card to you.

In this age of the architecture world as an intellectual version of Oprah!

Let’s pause to remember the words of John Cage, and, the man who built cages, but really nice cages,
Mr. Mies van der Rohe

One of Mies van der
Rohe’s pupils, a girl,
came to
him and said,
“I have
difficulty studying with you
because you
don’t leave any room for
self-expression.”

He asked her whether
she had a pen with
her.
She did.

He said,
“Sign your name.”
She did.

He said,
“That’s what I
call self-expression.”

Indeterminacy . text © John Cage

photo- Gehry MIT, (oder ohne?)

12/22/2006

Architecture = Oprah!


My holiday card to you.

In this age of the architecture world as an intellectual version of Oprah!

Let’s pause to remember the words of John Cage, and, the man who built cages, but really nice cages,
Mr. Mies van der Rohe

One of Mies van der
Rohe’s pupils, a girl,
came to
him and said,
“I have
difficulty studying with you
because you
don’t leave any room for
self-expression.”

He asked her whether
she had a pen with
her.
She did.

He said,
“Sign your name.”
She did.

He said,
“That’s what I
call self-expression.”

Indeterminacy . text © John Cage

photo- Gehry MIT, (oder ohne?)

12/22/2006

Architecture = Oprah!


My holiday card to you.

In this age of the architecture world as an intellectual version of Oprah!

Let’s pause to remember the words of John Cage, and, the man who built cages, but really nice cages,
Mr. Mies van der Rohe

One of Mies van der
Rohe’s pupils, a girl,
came to
him and said,
“I have
difficulty studying with you
because you
don’t leave any room for
self-expression.”

He asked her whether
she had a pen with
her.
She did.

He said,
“Sign your name.”
She did.

He said,
“That’s what I
call self-expression.”

Indeterminacy . text © John Cage

photo- Gehry MIT, (oder ohne?)