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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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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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Five Reasons to Visit Scout (plus more of my typical b.s.)

Five Reasons to Visit Scout (plus more of my typical b.s.)

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Andersonville urban antique shop Scout and especially for owner Larry Vodak and the team he’s assembled to stage the show.  He’s got his prop guy (furniture designer Bladon Conner), his Set Designer (Interior Designer Nicholas Moriarty), his Costume Director (Fab! fabric queen, upholsterer and antique […]

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Intelligent Design: Furniture Designer Bladon Conner

Intelligent Design: Furniture Designer Bladon Conner

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview furniture designer Bladon Conner in his Ukrainian Village apartment.  Bladon’s a rising star in Chicago’s design scene having appeared in Chicago Home + Garden and Time Out (among others). Bladon imbues every piece with an unexpected touch that elevates it; the first time I felt […]

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Open House: Bladon’s Bachelor Bunk

Open House: Bladon’s Bachelor Bunk

I had the pleasure of interviewing furniture designer Bladon Conner in his Ukrainian Village apartment last week. Bladon’s one of the nicest, most thoughtful and most articulate people I’ve met, and it was a pleasure to interview him (and eat the delicious lunch he prepared. As an important aside I encourage all future Open House […]

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