Archive | September, 2008
Open House: Frank and Nicki’s North Park Pad

Open House: Frank and Nicki’s North Park Pad

Frank and Nicki moved to Chicago from Phoenix in 2005, excited to sell their car and take advantage of Chicago’s public transportation, relatively low cost of living and famed restaurant scene. Nicki quickly secured a job, and because Frank was in the Museum industry, he was confident that he’d likely have similar luck finding a […]

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New Buffalo or Bust

This is the story of a little town I like to call New Buffalo (conveniently, it’s actually called New Buffalo). So sit back and relax for a tale of love, hunting, antiques and of course, sex.

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Interview: Interior Designer, Laura Soskin

Interview: Interior Designer, Laura Soskin

Laura Soskin, one of Chicago’s most respected and sought-after Interior Designs, belongs in a class by herself (she’s also pretty darn cool).  Soskin’s home, which she and her husband, artist Dave Soskin, gut renovated three years ago, was featured in the Winter 2006 issue of Chicago Home + Garden, but they did not publish Soskin’s […]

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This Week: Richard Norton Gallery

Trippy, huh? Medard Klein (1905 – 2002) painted this in 1941. Klein was a Chicago non-objective artist. I didn’t know quite what to expect when I made an appointment to visit the Richard Norton Gallery. Founded in 2000, the Gallery specializes in impressionist and modern pieces by Chicago artists from 1880 – 1950. The Gallery […]

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This Week: Anthropologie

Regular readers may already know that chain stores aren’t my thing. I need freedom, not chains, and being fortunate enough to live in Chicago, there are a plethora of indepdendently owned options (whether they sell new, vintage or “junk”). But during a recent Southport excursion, I popped into Anthropologie and was impressed with the store’s […]

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Open House: Brandon and Lisa’s Sawyer Sanctuary

Open House: Brandon and Lisa’s Sawyer Sanctuary

When I happened upon the funky (and fantastic) Three Oaks, Michigan shop, Ipso Facto, I suspected that owner Brandon Nelson’s home would be equally cool. Luckily, Nelson, who shares the home with his wife, Lisa and daughters, Sophia, 11 and Mina, nine, was amenable to a tour, and I soon discovered that my instincts were […]

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Interview: Verde’s Michele Fitzpatrick

Michele Fitzpatrick, whom I met when writing my profile of her Bucktown boutique and design studio, Verde, is one very busy woman. On any given day, you might find her researching a new “green” product or technology, helping clients design a custom furniture piece, touring a prospective client’s home to discuss an interior design plan […]

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