Broken Shaker at Freehand Chicago . Chicago
In the lobby on Freehand Chicago, with its inherited and updated terrazzo floors, a second edition of the celebrated Broken Shaker mixology bar recalls the relaxed mindset of Miami but with a coziness befitting the Midwestern climate. Here evocative ephemera, such as a vintage pine wallpaper from the 1940's, grace the walls, a reference to the tropical wallpaper of the Broken Shaker
Miami. Layered directly on top of the wallpaper by Alpha Workshops, a hand-painted octopus from a design found on a Japanese matchbook cover is a scheme devised by Roman and Williams to serve as an enduring mascot for the space and a tribute to the traditional Japanese restaurant that previously occupied it.