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This Week: MCM Grand

This Week: MCM Grand

Grand Avenue in West Town is rapidly developing into another furniture / design destination. Salvage house Urban Remains just moved next door to Post 27, Julia Buckingham Edelmann is opening a new shop and of course, there’s MCM Grand, which would be worth a special trip even if it weren’t surrounded by so many great […]

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The Tabletop Contest: Vote for your favorite!!!!

The Tabletop Contest: Vote for your favorite!!!!

Thanks to everybody who participated in the Strange Closets tabletop contest. Great turnout, and I like something about each and every entry I received. Thankfully, I don’t have to pick a winner, because that’s your job.  So here’s how it works: pick your favorite entry and leave a comment telling me which one you chose. […]

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Review: A Very Modest Cottage (PLUS! Win a copy!)

Review: A Very Modest Cottage (PLUS! Win a copy!)

A Very Modest Cottage is the story of author Tereasa Surratt’s efforts to rescue, move and rehab a tiny 20’s-era vacation cottage, and it makes me smile every time I spend some time with it. DIY books can feel so by-the-numbers, but this one, published by Country Living, feels like a genuine labor of love. The […]

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Book Review: Downtown Chic

Book Review: Downtown Chic

Bravo TV launches Nine by Design in early 2010, and the cross media synergies have already begun with the recent release of stars Robert and Cortney Novogratz’s book Downtown Chic: Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing.  Part memoir, part design book, Downtown Chic chronicles the Novogratz’s life from their first project – a […]

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