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Chicago’s Best Winter Rooftop

Chicago’s largest rooftop, the IO Urban Roofscape, located inside of the Godfrey Hotel (127 W. Huron St., Chicago, 312-649-2000), has become a hit amongst Chicagoans, even in the cold. In the summer, rooftops are in abundance, but very few of them become a main attraction in the wintertime. During the cold winter months, the Roofscape […]

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Meet iSketchnote, Your Portable Digital Drafting Device

If creativity is the center of human development, then ISKN‘s iSketchnote has truly expanded and optimized the horizons of our imaginations. In the past, companies such as Wacom have provided the means to use pens to touch digital surfaces. But the ISKN is much different than Wacom tablets and Livescribe pens. With the ISKN, you are […]

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Claudia Beruben Design Engine Tribute

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that we have lost Claudia Beruben, Business Development Manager, in a fatal vehicular accident. Claudia was a respected and valued member of the Design Engine family who will be dearly missed. A very vibrant, intelligent, and passionate person, her work ethic, loyalty, and ongoing […]

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Unparalleled Hands-on Design with 3Dconnexion’s 3D Mice

Three-dimensional design is an ever-expanding field, and can take a lifetime to explore and learn all of the subtle nuances between different programs and their applications and strengths. One commonality between the majority of design software is an intricate (and often cumbersome) interface with a variety of tools, views and navigation. As part of the […]

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RYNO on the Charge: Introducing the One-Wheel Wonder with Star Power

                    With its zero-emissions operation, clever removable battery packs, and jaw-dropping, futuristic, anime-inspired styling, the RYNO concept merges the green movement with a total sense of coolness in a way the Toyota Prius or Divvy rental bike simply doesn’t. Whenever a RYNO is around, people gawk – made […]

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