We have a really good friend who works at the Merchandise Mart here in Chicago and when the big NeoCon design show was coming in to town and being held there, we tried to butter her up a bit and see if we could get her to cover it for us. We even made our extra special Pineapple-Orange Margaritas when she came over for dinner the weekend before the event. Unfortunately, it was nothing doing because, as the person working there, she was, as she put it, “kinda overwhelmingly busy.” But it’s just as well, as we found this great wrap-up of the event over at the MocoLoco site. Lots of great photos and some nice write-ups about all the cool stuff that was showing there, including the thing we really wanted to see, the very bizarre shoe exhibition by Koolhaas’ son (who is also an architect — see why it’s bizarre now?). So go forth and look!