Dec, 7, 2010,
6:54 PM

The Launch Party

Come celebrate the new at our Launch Party. Have a cocktail, chat with the web design team and mingle with other Mies enthusiasts. The event is hosted at the Post Family/SimpleHonestWork studio space (pictured below). Find more details about the event on The Happenings page

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Dec, 3, 2010,
4:28 PM

Watch William H. Whyte’s infamous documentary, The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, which focuses on the Seagram Plaza and its effect on our behavior. 

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Dec, 3, 2010,
4:20 PM

Living with Mies

A recent article in the New York Times goes inside daily life at Lafayette Park, a residential development in Detroit that Mies designed in the late 1950s.

Comprised of high rise buildings and townhouses, Lafayette Park represents the largest collection of Mies-designed buildings in the world and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Turns out, Mies was in good company at Lafayette Park: Ludwig Hilbersheimer served as the development’s urban planner and Alfred Caldwell was the landscape designer. Mies’ frequent collaborator Herb Greenwald developed the district.

Among the residents are a family that blogs about life in Detroit, raising kids, and living in a Mies building.

Read another article about Lafayette Park in the Wall Street Journal here.

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Dec, 3, 2010,
4:01 PM

video for “There Will Be Singing” (Chicago), music by Efdemin, video by Jutojo & Phillip Sollmann.
the video relates to the musical influence of the city on Efdemin’s new album “Chicago” and the yearning for a city’s modernism known only from a physical and temporal distance through books.

Berlin based Efdemin put together a music video with Junto for his song ‘There will be singing (Chicago)’. It features some of Mies’ great works in Chicago including the 880 860 Lake Shore Drive Apartments. via

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