Archive | October, 2008

Because you demanded it: American Science and Surplus

Ever since I first started writing about Decoratus Absurdum, I’ve received e-mails wondering if I knew about American Science and Surplus. Know I did not, so thank you! I finally made my way there last month and as excited as I was to spread the word, I realized I should probably hold off until All […]

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Open House: Mark and Linda’s La Porte Luxury

Open House: Mark and Linda’s La Porte Luxury

I met Mark and Linda Heister last summer when they agreed to open their gorgeous town home to Strange Closets readers for an Open House tour. During that visit, Linda mentioned that the couple, who founded and run Mark Heister Designs, would soon be moving many of their belongings into their newly rehabbed home in […]

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Portfolio Review: Handman Associates

Portfolio Review will be a new semi-regular column showcasing the work of Chicago’s best Interior Designers (although I’m always open to showcasing great spaces from around the world). I will photograph some of the spaces, but that’s not a requirement, so if you’re a designer and would like to be featured, please e-mail me at […]

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Photo Tour: Open House at 319 Albany

Photo Tour: Open House at 319 Albany

Sunday’s Open House at 319 Albany offered a tremendous opportunity to meet some of Chicago’s great talents and to see their work in person. What could be a more appropriate image to kick off the photo tour than one of Chicago-based photographer Marc Hauser‘s work? Hauser was selling prints of his work, including beautiful photographs […]

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The List: Anatomy (but is it gross?)

Why are we so enthralled with representations of the human body? We spend so much time trying to escape it – consuming hours of TV, Internet* and if you’re (sorry in advance) a dork, video games. Or maybe you’re old-fashioned and prefer more good old-fashioned pursuits like meditation, religion or my personal favorite, drugs (sorry […]

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This Week: Bo Concept

International furniture retailer Bo Concept recently opened its first Chicago store in Lincoln Park (directly across the street from that Jewel that’s trying to look like Whole Foods and next to Jayson Home + Garden).

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Bruce’s Studio Space and Handiwork

Here are a few photos of yesterday Open House subject Bruce’s expert craftmanship and his studio. He also builds furniture and paints. Have a great weekend! Take a look at the craftsmanship for this canvas frame. Bruce designed this molding and ordered custom saw blades so he could manufacture them. If you enjoyed this post, […]

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