Links of the Week

June 5th-11th

It is finally starting to feel more like summer here in Chicago. June is off to a sunny start and Chicago residents are taking advantage of the sun shine by getting outside and exploring the city!

Here is a weekly roundup of some of our favorite news stories and events happening around town.

Tentacles and style galore at the MCA opening of the Murakami exhibit

Takashi Murakami

Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art opened June 3rd. Check out some of the jaw-dropping fashions guests wore to the exhibits grand opening.

98-year-old secret millionaire gives fortune to Audubon for wildlife refuge

Russ Gremel spent $1,000 on Walgreens stock 70 years ago, now he’s giving $2 million dollars to Mother Nature.

The generosity of this man and his passion for giving back to the environment is incredibly humbling and inspiring. Russ Gremel, pictured above, spent $1,000 on Walgreens stock and 70 years later he’s giving $2 million dollars to Mother Nature. Read his story and, if you can, go visit the 395-acre wildlife refuge in Lee County his generous donation helped to establish.

World’s Smallest Garden lets you recycle old bottles into adorable hydroponic planters

We love this easy idea for creating a mini indoor garden. Even if you don’t have the space for an outdoor garden you can still enjoy taking care of a few plants with this simple and fun DIY.