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Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s massive showroom opens this Friday, November 12th, and I suspect many of you will want to add it to your bucket list (or at least your weekend one). I walked through the joint three times during my recent pre-opening visit, but I still left with the nagging feeling that I’d missed something special, most […]

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Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery owner Mariano Chavez looks a little bored when I arrive to see his new storefront on a stretch of Damen Avenue near the border of Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park.  Home to a diverse population of yuppies, bobos, immigrants and hipsters, the neighborhood seems tailor-made for Mariano’s merchandise, which includes unusual pieces (Catholic […]

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This Week: B4 It Was Cool (Soho, NYC)

This Week: B4 It Was Cool (Soho, NYC)

I stumbled upon the Soho salvage store B4 It Was Cool last May, but because the showroom’s unassuming entrance lacks display windows and signage, I very nearly passed it by.  Luckily, my curiosity was piqued by the bald, tattooed, rather tough looking but smiley gentleman who sat in front of the store, enjoying the near-perfect […]

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This Week: Urban Remains

This Week: Urban Remains

A few words before this post begins.  I apologize in advance for mentioning 80’s pop star and former Go Go Belinda Carlisle in the same post as this very cool salvage shop.  Also, if you’d like to send me $450, please email me.  Finally, be sure to check out the post-post-text photos where you’ll see […]

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New Content (Metal Craftsman)

During my tour of Daniel’s Antiques super-secret warehouse, I had the opportunity to meet his neighbor Greg Kumpin, a metal craftsman who works with contractors to design and manufacture custom fences, window grates, staircases (spiral and otherwise) and the like. Greg’s space included detailed scale models, interesting chandeliers, artfully arranged vignettes and sculptures, and it […]

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