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Store Profile: Trilogy Antiques & Design

Store Profile: Trilogy Antiques & Design

Some people with synesthesia see letters and numbers as having distinct colors. Others hear music when they eat. Susan Boyle sounds just like buttered popcorn! Maybe I’m a synesthete. When I’m surrounded by the perfect arrangement of  patinated “notes” in one my favorite vintage shops, I “see” a kind of song and my heart races in the […]

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House Beautiful bathroom

House Beautiful bathroom

Sorry for the infrequent posts this week. I enjoyed an all too brief sojourn with friends in New Buffalo earlier this week, and I’ve been working on a number of assignments and other side projects. Unfortunately, I haven’t even started my big summer goal – stripping my vintage painted metal tanker desk. Fumes prevent me […]

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What’s new at Ipso Facto?

What’s new at Ipso Facto?

Antiques dealer Brandon Nelson recently returned from Brimfield, Massachusetts, and judging by the merch on display in his Three Oaks, Michigan shop Ipso Facto, the pickings were good this year. My favorite item might be a vintage vacation poster (above), which practically screams summer. Stop by the next time you’re in Harbor Country or check […]

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Brandon Nelson Art Show at the Acorn (Three Oaks, Michigan)

Brandon Nelson Art Show at the Acorn (Three Oaks, Michigan)

Ipso Facto owner and past Open House star Brandon Nelson is a man of many talents.  In addition to curating one of the coolest collection of antiques and vintage goods in the Midwest , playing in the band Squirm Orchestra and raising two kids with wife Lisa, Brandon’s also an artist who creates breathtaking pieces.

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Open House Preview: Blogging “Fine Diving” blogging me blogging her (blogging me?)

Open House Preview: Blogging “Fine Diving” blogging me blogging her (blogging me?)

Ah we’re an incestuous bunch we bloggers.  Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours hanging out at former Strange Closets guest poster and Fine Diving in Chicago blogger Diana Durkes’ house.   Ever wonder what to do with that old chair you found in the alley?  Wonder no longer; just read […]

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The New Chicago Home + Garden

The New Chicago Home + Garden

Congrats to former Open House star George Arduser whose ultra-cool design graced the cover of this month’s Chicago Home + Garden.  Whether it be styling his own house (which will will also appear in a future CHG), staging his swank Andersonville showroom George Lowell or designing a client’s space, George always delivers the goods.  More […]

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