Tag Archives: decor
Roundup!

Roundup!

Recently I’ve been kind of obsessed with Lindsey Adelman Studios and their fantastic lighting collection. If you don’t have 15 big ones to drop on one of their custom chandeliers, Lindsey Adelman Studio has posted detailed instructions for several fixtures on their website. Best of all, the parts needed to construct the stylish pieces can be […]

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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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Birds and decor

Birds and decor

To woo a mate, male bower birds decorates their nests with all manner of objects, including vibrant berries and flowers. Interested females will visit many competing nests, often returning for a second look by comparison. It appears that bower birds even use the rules of perspective to arrange objects in order to emphasize or deemphasize […]

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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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Modern Anthology

Modern Anthology

Leather doorknobs from Modern Anthology in New York. I didn’t know I needed them, but I do. I’m looking forward to visiting the company’s retail shop and design studio next time I visit Brooklyn. What do you think? http://www.modernanthology.com ↔ ↔

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Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s massive showroom opens this Friday, November 12th, and I suspect many of you will want to add it to your bucket list (or at least your weekend one). I walked through the joint three times during my recent pre-opening visit, but I still left with the nagging feeling that I’d missed something special, most […]

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Genes, memes, temes and decor

Genes, memes, temes and decor

Not to belabor talk of my new den, but I wasn’t kidding when I described the space as opinionated. It knows what it wants, and I’m just carrying out orders. Or at least I considered that idea after recently revisiting Susan Blackmore’s August 22nd New York Times blog post, The Third Replicator. Blackmore, a psychologist […]

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