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Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s rather long apartment

Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s rather long apartment

My friends Arthur Swirgon and Wyatt literally live above the store. Their three story West Garfield Park building already had a large ground floor retail space in addition to the upstairs residential apartments when they bought it a few years ago, so Arthur, a dealer of mid-century modern, antiques and African American art, decided to […]

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Vintage home design sites (a list for your perusal)

Vintage home design sites (a list for your perusal)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Actually, it’s not. The weather in Chicago is warm and muggy, and my windows are rattling in response to wave after wave of rolling thunder.  Nevertheless, the holidays are nigh, and Black Friday, the annual kickoff of the holiday shopping season is just days away. Best Buy […]

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Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s Place

Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s Place

Living above the store may sound old-fashioned, but it’s not so difficult to figure out why it still holds appeal. For one thing, it sure cuts down on the commute. Just ask my good friends, partners Arthur Swirgon and Wyatt who live above Arthur’s fantastic showroom on California Avenue in West Garfield Park. If you […]

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The Friday Roundup (now with 86% more sex!  Plus, the weekly deal!)

The Friday Roundup (now with 86% more sex! Plus, the weekly deal!)

Wallpaper’s recent sex issue inspired me to copy them (but not their copy), so welcome to Strange Closets first Sex Roundup.  I hear it sells.   I just decided to do this.  Divine intervention methinks.  Having not prepared, I’m praying it all comes together by the post’s climax. But first, many thanks to Tim Frick and […]

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