Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home 3.0

Few things are more eco-friendly than recycling, which is something that vintage enthusiasts have been exclaiming since the first “green” products began hitting the market several years ago. This year, the Museum of Science and Industry acknowledged this fact by selecting Scout owner Larry Vodak to curate version 3.0. of their Smart Home, which I toured last week. While the inspired exhibit has always impressed, Vodak’s vision has imbued the space with the same kind of soul that pervades Scout and my other favorite haunts. One of my favorite elements are the upper kitchen cabinets, which are vintage steel cabinets from the University of Chicago science lab. If you haven’t visited yet, check it out. Smart Home 3.0 is well-worth the trip. Click here for more information about the Smart Home. Click here for more information about Scout.

After the exhibit closes on January 8th, 2012, Larry will be selling many of the furnishings at his Andersonville shop, Scout, so ask if you see something you can’t live without.

This is one of my (many) favorite Ted Harris pieces.

Another Ted Harris piece, this chandelier was made from old fluorescent light bulbs.

The open upstairs landing makes an ideal place for an office.

This Italian bed is one of the few new pieces. I love it. What do you think?

In the garage, a cool way to grow plants.

Larry Vodak

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3 Responses to “Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home 3.0”

  1. Great job on this house, Larry! Love the modern/industrial look. You always manage to select great pieces and pull them together beautifully.

  2. am a big fan. the light fixtures/pieces are quite special. what is that wooden piece hanging above the bed (it’s fabulous)?

  3. Larry & Crew –
    Always a great job – amazing accents & so much function…thank you for the continuous input & good wishes for our new project!
    Cheers always…
    Robin Wilson