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Open House: Mark Edge’s big Atlanta project

Open House: Mark Edge’s big Atlanta project

Last year, Amy Wikman, of Bjork Antikt & Studio, e-mailed me photos of her friend, jewelry designer Mark Edge’s historic Atlanta home, which the two had spent months renovating. Wikman, who has a degree in historic preservation, helped Edge choose period-appropriate hardware and finishes, and the result is a stunning backdrop for Edge’s eclectic collection […]

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The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

Thanks to those who entered the My Favorite Color contest sponsored by KILZ. Choosing what color to paint a room based on a tiny chip isn’t easy (at least not for me). When I was a young and misguided 25, I repainted the dining room in my Hermitage Ave. apartment five times in a single […]

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Strand Design’s UIC project

Strand Design’s UIC project

Strand Design’s Ted and Sharon Burdett design and create products that can be manufactured locally using sustainable materials. Their Tree Theory bags are folded rather than sewn, so they can be easily disassembled to replace worn out parts. Even the leather is locally sourced. My favorite Strand Design product is The Good Dog Spotlight, which they […]

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Now what? My DIY Dilemma

Now what? My DIY Dilemma

Summer’s official end was the impetus I needed to finally tackle the thankless job of stripping two coats of paint from an old metal tanker desk I found on Craig’s List last year. The industrial-grade stripper is a nasty, highly flammable, probably cancer causing gel that burns to the touch. I’m just getting started, but […]

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Another peacock post

Another peacock post

The Found’s Albert Tanquero e-mailed me a link to one of their new cards after reading my recent peacock post. Their new line of graphic Matchbox cards is amazing! ↔

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And the winner is? My Favorite Room contest results

And the winner is? My Favorite Room contest results

Thanks to everybody who entered and / or voted in the My Favorite Room contest sponsored by The Painted Lady in Bucktown. The entry with the most votes wins any item for $100 or less at The Painted Lady. Things got fast and furious, and my prediction that it would be a nail biter proved […]

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My Favorite Room Contest Entries (Vote Now!)

My Favorite Room Contest Entries (Vote Now!)

Thank you to everybody who entered the My Favorite Room contest sponsored by The Painted Lady in Bucktown. Going through the entries was such a blast, and I’m amazed by the range of styles represented. The entry with the most votes wins the grand prize – any one item priced at $100 or less at […]

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