Higher Grounds

Photography by David Murphey

Higher Grounds

by Emmy Kasten | Modern Luxury Hawai'i magazine | July 28, 2011

If there’s one thing that peeves Ed Schultz, president of Honolulu Coffee Company, it’s when people pass off mediocre 10 percent Kona coffee blends for the 100 percent real thing. “It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even ask,” says the 35-year-old Lanikai resident. “I think I’m pretty fanatical over coffee quality.” And rightly so. With multiple busy locations and more on the horizon, Schultz purchased Honolulu Coffee Company in 2008 with a mission to up the global profile of Hawaiian beans.

All Wound Up

Local artist Hadieh Shafie has risen in acclaim for her handmade scroll pieces.

All Wound Up

by Tiffany Jow | DC magazine | July 28, 2011

At the recent opening of Hadieh Shafie’s solo show at Washington’s Morton Fine Art (mortonfineart.com), the gallery was filled to the gills with patrons keen to glimpse the rising star. Surrounded by her most recent body of work—assemblages of thousands of tiny hand-dyed, meticulously wound paper scrolls—the artist revelled in the reveal of the pieces that have earned her international attention.

The Shadow Knows

Photography by Patrick Binder

The Shadow Knows

by Matt Lee | CS magazine | July 28, 2011

Of all the fateful, high-powered meetings that have taken place at the Trump Tower Chicago in its brief history, this may have been the biggest of all: “Lady Gaga called and said, ‘Come on down, we have a studio in a bus underneath Trump,’” says Paul Blair, aka DJ White Shadow. “So I went down and we made three songs in two days that ended up on the album.”

The Hit Maker

Professional golfer Luke Donald, who lives part-time in the Chicago suburbs

The Hit Maker

by Michael Austin | CS magazine | July 28, 2011

Luke Donald, your neighbor in a sense—and the top-ranked professional golfer in the world as of press time—is a man of complements.

If These Walls Could Talk

Photography by Anthony Tahlier

If These Walls Could Talk

by Korey Huyler, Megan O’Neill, Barry Pearce, Andrew Schroedter & Chelsea Stevenson | CS magazine | July 28, 2011

From luxury high-rises to high-tech mansions and everything in between, we’ve found four homes that tell the tale of today’s Chicago real estate market.

The Trend: High-Tech Homes

Oh, Pioneers!

Photography by Anthony Tahlier

Oh, Pioneers!

by Michael Nagrant | CS magazine | July 28, 2011

Laura Ingalls Wilder is my homegirl. As a kid, I often snuck a flashlight under the sheets and read Little House on the Prairie books for hours after my parents had gone to bed. I can still imagine the oily tang of freshly laid tar paper on the Ingalls’ lean-to cabin or the coolness of the mud walls from the dugout next to Plum Creek.

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