Tag Archives: artdeco
Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Describing a place as touristy conjures up images of senior citizens on tour buses and camera-toting oblivions holding up traffic. The Golden Gate Bridge is definitely touristy. I was the camera idiot, and there were loads of senior citizens and everybody else too. The word ‘throngs’ seems apt. But the landmark’s also spectacular and even […]

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This Week: Haystack (Lakeview vintage shop hip, happy)

This Week: Haystack (Lakeview vintage shop hip, happy)

It’s impossible to wander into the excellent Lakeview shop Haystack and not find reason to smile, to not feel at least a fleeting moment of nostalgia.   The aesthetic, a sort of Renegade Craft meets Anthropologie with a little touch of Pulp Fiction thrown in for interest, entertains with whimsical vignettes using the everyday (vintage glass […]

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Open House: Karl, Dawn, Kitt and Kendall’s La Grange Life

Open House: Karl, Dawn, Kitt and Kendall’s La Grange Life

Karl and Dawn knew they were tempting fate when the visual display merchandisers flaunted Marshall Field’s rules about dating co-workers, but their near instantaneous attraction could not be denied and a mere two shifts after meeting they were an item, hot and heavy.  Six weeks later they were engaged and one year later it was […]

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