Tag Archives: chicago
Matthew Lew Gallery

Matthew Lew Gallery

Last week I visited Matthew Lew Gallery to catch his show, Chicago Pop, before it ends at the end-of-March. Lew’s vibrant paintings are a nice reminder that there’s plenty to love about Chicago, which can feel kind of gray and especially punishing at this time of year. Lew’s paintings might also change the way you […]

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Knoll’s Pollock chair (a thinly disguised post about my den)

Knoll’s Pollock chair (a thinly disguised post about my den)

This is the latest in a long line of self-centered posts, but I’ve made some changes to my den and wanted to keep you appraised about the situation. For many months, I’ve been watching Ebay and Craig’s List for a Pollock executive chair, which Knoll introduced in 1965 and still manufactures. For environmental and cost […]

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Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Welcome to the future. Video phones are real. Sort of. Cars drive themselves. At least the Google ones do. And with my new invention, the Time Viewer, viewing the past is as easy as adjusting the dial to the desired date. As evidence, I’ve included a photo of the amazing (if I do say so […]

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Profile: Morlen Sinoway Atelier

Profile: Morlen Sinoway Atelier

Morlen Sinoway Atelier is highly charged and saturated in all the right places. The Fulton Market Street showroom is a creative outlet for Sinoway, who has a background in fine arts. For him, the atelier is his shop, a kind of salon where the objects have a conversation, and all are welcome to drop in […]

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Open House: Sarah Polster’s place

Open House: Sarah Polster’s place

Please check out my recent Chicago Tribune article, The Fixer-Upper, for the scoop on Sarah Polster’s amazing Logan Square place. Sarah and I first met when I photographed her boyfriend, Dan Devening’s condo in September 2008. Click here for Dan’s Open House. During the shoot, Dan mentioned that Sarah had a great place, and I hounded her […]

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Scott, Ramiro and Natalia’s place in Chicago Tribune

Scott, Ramiro and Natalia’s place in Chicago Tribune

A big thank you to Tim Lally, of Tim Lally Design Landscape Architecture, for introducing me to his clients Scott Lauth and Ramiro Vargas, who, with the help of decorator Greg Jagmin, transformed a badly converted Andersonville brick 2-flat into a warm, comfortable and stylish home where they live with their very cool daughter Natalia. […]

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Trends: Stags, skulls and taxidermy

Trends: Stags, skulls and taxidermy

Despite the fact that stags, skulls and taxidermy often hang on walls, the hot home design trend has legs. Just flip through nearly any shelter publication on the newsstands, and you’re more than likely to spot some antlers. As evidenced by the latest issue of Field & Stream Magazine, even the manly, outdoorsy types have embraced […]

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