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Our work at 2 Sparrows Restaurant is featured in the 2012 Winter issue of CS Interiors Magazine.  Article inside. Read the rest of this entry »

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Check out the Inhabitat article here.

Original project post here.

The enlightened man’s entertainment center can hold your treasured classics and cherished vintages. Designed by moss and fabricated by Demeter Millwork, our new wine and book storage shelf is constructed of materials sourced from within 100 miles of Chicago. The wood is reclaimed Walnut (framing members and siding) from a demolished barn in Northern Indiana.  The mortise and tenon holes, nail marks, and other graces of time are visible on the piece.  The base is a 4-door cabinet (designed to store 5 carboys and 1 5-gallon stock pot) with adjustable shelf and the upper storage is half book shelf and half wine storage, capable of holding about 6-8 cases.  As installed at moss HQ the wine shelf portion acts as a guardrail for the adjacent stair mid-landing, so you don’t fall off after enjoying too much of the wine.  Similar to our other wood furniture, no fish were harmed in the making of this piece. Photos inside. Read the rest of this entry »

photo courtesy of CS Interiors

Curbed Chicago has named our Erie Street Loft project the best home renovation of the year!  Thanks, Curbed!  Relive the magic here and and in video form here.  This project was also featured in CS Interiors Magazine, Apartment Therapy, and Curbed Chicago.

Merging Sustainable Agriculture and Modern Architecture.

We wanted the design to speak to the industrial and traditional roots of the Chicago food industry, while responding to the unique mission of 2 Sparrows.  Similar to how a sparrow builds a nest by collecting building elements from nearby, we assembled the space for this seasonally driven, gastro-brunch restaurant with building components collected from Chicago.  This approach resulted in an industrial farmhouse aesthetic rooted in Chicago restaurant classicism perfectly calibrated for food production and enjoyment.  The architectural design echoes the sustainable agriculture ethos of the restaurant and complements the food and products from local farmers, artisans, distillers, and brewmasters offered at the restaurant. Product list and photos inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Erie Street loft project is the center feature in CS Interiors Magazine.  Full article inside.

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Things are moving along in Cherry Country at Brew.  Photos inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our newest homemade creation is now complete and ready for you to sit at.  The tabletop is live edge black walnut cut from a storm damaged tree in Willow Springs, IL (and lovingly planed, sanded, and stained by our friends at Strand Design), and the legs, designed by us and made in Pilsen by Art Metal Design Studio, are stainless steel.  Similar to our 100-mile table concept, no fish were harmed in the making of this piece.  Photos inside.

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After years of ignoring its original warehouse aesthetic, due to a developer’s ‘apartmentizing’ of the building, this 2,400 square foot, two-story loft has been rehabilitated to show off its industrial roots.  Layers of paint and drywall have been removed revealing the original timber beams and masonry walls while accommodating two bedrooms, master suite, and a lofty, open living space at the ground floor.  We wanted to avoid the lifeless feeling usually associated with industrial lofts by giving the space a warm but rustic aesthetic that we think best represented the original loft building.  The finish materials also echo an industrial aesthetic, featuring upcycled reclaimed timbers as a fireplace surround and wall material, reclaimed stainless steel awning window, sourced from the ReBuilding Exchange, doors from a Chicago Montessori school, and salvaged metal pendant light fixtures.  Description, before and after photos, and floor plans inside.

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Publicity machine: Activate!  Our 2 Sparrows project was featured in Eater Chicago.  Check out the progress here.

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