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This Week:  The Boring Store: Not a Secret Agent Store

This Week: The Boring Store: Not a Secret Agent Store

How I Found the Boring Store: Not a Secret Agent Store The other day I gradually became aware I was doing nothing critical while hanging out in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, that I was in fact, wasting time.  I had good intentions to camp out at a coffee house and write, write, write that day […]

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Open House Sequel:  KitchenLab’s Nick and Rebekah make dinner in their Chicago apartment

Open House Sequel: KitchenLab’s Nick and Rebekah make dinner in their Chicago apartment

I’ve got several deadlines to meet this week, so please forgive this abbreviated Open House.  It’s a sequel of sorts, as I featured Nick and Rebekah’s Michigan farm house back when summer was still groggy but awakening from its winter slumber.

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Interview: Interior designer and entrepreneur Michael Del Piero

Interview: Interior designer and entrepreneur Michael Del Piero

Swashbuckling may be overstating things, but that’s how I envision Michael Del Piero’s perpetual hunt for interesting artifacts.  Whether she’s catching a plane to South America, browsing a Paris flea market or walking the halls at a building like the Carroll-Albany Arts complex, Michael’s constantly trying to elevate her game; she embodies a sort of […]

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Interview: Renegade Craft Fair Founder Sue Daly

Interview: Renegade Craft Fair Founder Sue Daly

Frustrated about the high cost of existing festivals, in 2003 entrepreneur and Renegade Craft Fair founder Sue Daly decided to start her own.  To say the fair was successful is an understatement; buoyed by DIY message boards, the annual Fair quickly moved from Wicker Park (the park) to being an event that closes down Division […]

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Open House: Kevin’s Bucktown Transformation

Open House: Kevin’s Bucktown Transformation

Change is in the air; that much cannot be denied.  It was especially apparent this week at Dr. Kevin’s Bucktown single family home.   After living in the three story contemporary house for nearly 20 years, the good doctor recently decided that it was time for a change, spurred in part by the end of […]

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Portfolio Review: Michael Del Piero (Good Design)

Sigh . . . I love Michael Del Piero’s work. As I’ve said before, she belongs to a rare breed of designers who are never happy with their work, are always seeking to get better and who are always on the lookout for new resources. I stopped into her shop last Saturday and let’s just […]

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The All New White Attic (Bucktown)

Joining Damen Avenue’s design district is owner Terry Ledford’s second White Attic. With more accessories, a line of upholstery and the world famous Lamp Bar, my only question is what took them so long? While you’re there, be sure to walk up and down Damen Avenue (and don’t miss Michele Fitzpatrick’s excellent Verde located just […]

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