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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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Thom and Bob’s place

Thom and Bob’s place

The January / February 2011 issue of Chicago Home + Garden arrived last week, and I was excited to see an article I contributed about Thom Wesely and Bob Planing’s Prairie-style Foursquare in Evanston. It’s an amazing space, and Nathan Kirkman’s gorgeous photos didn’t disappoint. A mutual friend, Maribeth Brewer, introduced me to Thom and […]

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Walking around downtown Chicago on an especially warm October afternoon

Walking around downtown Chicago on an especially warm October afternoon

Monday afternoon was an exceptionally warm October afternoon, so I was happy to have errands to run downtown. The loop was eerily quiet as it was warm, so I’m guessing many opted to take a vacation day to enjoy one of the last nearly 80 degree days before it snows. Isn’t Chicago gorgeous? ↔ ↔ […]

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Trending: vintage photographs

Trending: vintage photographs

One of my prized possessions is a 30’s-era photo album, which I found nearly intact at Old Sau’s Resale and Antique Shop on Lincoln Avenue just after I first moved to Chicago in 1997. Its black and white photos chronicle the friendship of two young couples who travel, picnic and celebrate the holidays together. A […]

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This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

I write about Ipso Facto a lot, I know, but I can’t help myself.  Former Chicagoan and Ipso Facto owner Brandon Nelson’s eye for color, space and dimension makes me want to dance, er, take photos, and so I do.

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The Wednesday Post That Wasn’t

The Wednesday Post That Wasn’t

12:49 a.m. Can I be honest with you?  It’s now 12:49 a.m., and I don’t feel much like writing a post.  I could tell you I’m going to bed, but I’m not, although that’d be a good way to end the post.  Like, Ok, now I really am tired, so I actually will be heading […]

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This Week: Forest Park’s @WorkDesign m@kes me h@ppy

This Week: Forest Park’s @WorkDesign m@kes me h@ppy

Frankly I wasn’t overly excited about visiting @WorkDesign, Julia Archer’s Forest Park shop, which offers furniture, organization and accessories for the home office, but that’s only because most of its competitors feel bland and boring by contrast.  Plus, I’d been up late the night before writing and goofing off (3 a.m. late), so I was […]

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