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Open House: Mary’s Logan Square 3-Flat

Open House: Mary’s Logan Square 3-Flat

Earlier this year I met Janet, a very talented interior designer who lives in a massive, gorgeous apartment in a vintage Logan Square 3-Flat. After I finished shooting Janet’s place, she introduced me to her upstairs neighbor Judie, a freelance photo stylist, and it wasn’t too long before I returned to photograph her equally amazing […]

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Neighbors Say the Darndest Things

Neighbors Say the Darndest Things

A few months ago, I was chatting with my neighbor, Judy, who is sort of a neighborhood legend, known for her involvement with the community and the local church (not to mention the raucous back porch card parties she throws on warm summer evenings). For decades, Judy has watched neighbors come and go, so she’s […]

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Mid-Century Sale – Sat 9/24 and Sun 9/25 (sponsored)

Mid-Century Sale – Sat 9/24 and Sun 9/25 (sponsored)

Attention mid-century modern lovers: The Christian Science Reading Room in Oak Park will be closing on October 1st, and Amazing Space’s Diana Ostreko will be selling off their stellar collection of 60’s-era furnishings by designers such as Wegner, Risom and Stiffel this Saturday, September 24th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 25th […]

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Jinx you owe me a coke! Coincidence or design doppleganger?

Jinx you owe me a coke! Coincidence or design doppleganger?

Top photo: The dining room in my Edgewater Glen apartment. Bottom photo: The family room in my friend JB’s Highland Park home, which I’ve photographed twice, the first time a couple of years ago for a Strange Closets Open House and the second time earlier this year for the North Shore magazine Make It Better. ↓ […]

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Photos: Summer in Edgewater Glen

Photos: Summer in Edgewater Glen

I’m kind of obsessed with this retro building on the north side. My friends think I’m crazy and that the building is ugly, but as you can see from this photo, they are mistaken. What do you think? ↔ This is the house directly across the street from the building in the top photo. It […]

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Open House: Janet Friedman’s Logan Square place

Open House: Janet Friedman’s Logan Square place

It was only after I’d finished photographing Janet Friedman’s brilliant Logan Square four-bedroom home that I realized that what felt like an hour had actually taken three. Artists and athletes often speak of a state of intense concentration when time seems to stand still, and I often experience the phenomenon when shooting places like Janet’s, […]

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2011 Merchandise Mart Dream Home is very dreamy indeed

2011 Merchandise Mart Dream Home is very dreamy indeed

This is Michael Del Piero’s beautiful interpretation of a home office at Merchandise Mart’s 2011 Dream Home. She used a neutral Maya Romanoff wall covering made with handmade textured paper that complements the brushed metal accents and woven baskets. The office is fit for an archeologist or renowned professor, it’s sweeping and cinematic – as […]

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