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Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home 3.0

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 […]

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Amazing Space designer furniture sale -Saturday, June 11th (sponsored)

Amazing Space designer furniture sale -Saturday, June 11th (sponsored)

↔ This Saturday, June 11th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Diana Ostreko is holding a one day only sale at 191 N. Marion Street, #3 in Oak Park to sell the remaining inventory of her now-closed mid-century furnishings store Amazing Space. She will be offering 25-50% discounts on all her website items (other discounts vary). Details […]

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The new Lake Forest Resale Shop

The new Lake Forest Resale Shop

While it might feel like spring flicked us the bird this year, the opening day of the new Lake Forest Resale Shop in late April was absitively lovely. Owner Diana Durkes, who rescues and rehabs discarded furnishings and writes about the results in her Tossed and Found column for Time Out Chicago and on her […]

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Benson Corners Antique Mall

Benson Corners Antique Mall

I drove to Lake Geneva to see a fantastic house yesterday. On the way home, I killed a little time (approximately an hour and a half) browsing the interesting booths at the Benson Corners Antique Mall in Bristol, Wisconsin. BCAM (as the Bristol local youth might call it) is the kind of place with tags […]

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Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Welcome to the future. Video phones are real. Sort of. Cars drive themselves. At least the Google ones do. And with my new invention, the Time Viewer, viewing the past is as easy as adjusting the dial to the desired date. As evidence, I’ve included a photo of the amazing (if I do say so […]

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Profile: Morlen Sinoway Atelier

Profile: Morlen Sinoway Atelier

Morlen Sinoway Atelier is highly charged and saturated in all the right places. The Fulton Market Street showroom is a creative outlet for Sinoway, who has a background in fine arts. For him, the atelier is his shop, a kind of salon where the objects have a conversation, and all are welcome to drop in […]

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Rejuvenation Classic American Lighting & House Parts

Rejuvenation Classic American Lighting & House Parts

It’s been a long time since I ordered anything from Rejuvenation, but the Portland-based “classic American lighting & house parts” company was a lifesaver when I replaced the painted-over hinges throughout my apartment several years ago. The spring catalog arrived the other day, and the ‘Hood’ chandelier pictured on the cover made my pulse quicken, […]

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