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Guest Post: Albert Tanquero’s California Adventure (Pt. 2)

Guest Post: Albert Tanquero’s California Adventure (Pt. 2)

Thanks to Albert Tanquero for contributing the story of his California shopping trip, trawling antique stores in search of  strange and unusual vintage photos and other ephemera – inventory for his his thriving Ebay vintage photo store and inspiration for he and his partner Jim York’s innovative stationary company The Found. Check out their new […]

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Guest Post: The Found’s Albert Tanquero on the Rose Bowl Flea Market (Pt. 1)

Guest Post: The Found’s Albert Tanquero on the Rose Bowl Flea Market (Pt. 1)

When my friend Albert Tanquero told me about his crazy shopping trip to L.A.’s Orange Bowl Flea Market, I asked him to write about it, and he kindly agreed. Albert’s one of the busiest guys I know, so it means a lot that he takes the time to contribute now and again.  In addition to […]

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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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SpoWhen is the letter M just a consonant? (Plus! Antique Drawings at Agent Gallery)

SpoWhen is the letter M just a consonant? (Plus! Antique Drawings at Agent Gallery)

You may have noticed that I didn’t post anything last Monday or Tuesday.  Then again, maybe you didn’t notice.  If that’s the case, I only have one thing to say, and I’ll say it with my trademark sexy swagger; no you didn’t!

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You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

Greetings ladies.  Yo what’s up bud?  Today I present a guide (if you will), just a few suggestions about how to appear masculine while still having a great space.  I’m not implying you actually give a golly-gosh-darn about how your space looks, but there are a number of reasons you should care:

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The Friday Round-up (April 10)

The Friday Round-up (April 10)

Thanks . . . a very muted thanks, but thanks nonetheless to former Open House star and friend-of-the-blog Maribeth for providing me with this lovely visual.  Nice pants on the gent, huh?.  Very nice. The Opening Salvo

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Chicago Secrets: The Field Museum’s Hush-Hush Rental Program AKA the Harris Loan Center (Exposed!)

Chicago Secrets: The Field Museum’s Hush-Hush Rental Program AKA the Harris Loan Center (Exposed!)

Museums, in addition to being large publicly funded institutions which are open to the public for educational purposes but which often require an annual membership or nominal daily fee, are places where ANYTHING can happen!  Artifacts are collected for crying out loud!  From around the world!!  From remote areas!!!  Watch it because the exclamation points […]

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