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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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Ace Hotel Palm Springs design lessons

Ace Hotel Palm Springs design lessons

I just returned from 11 days in California, four of which were spent in a very smart, super comfortable, uber-cool two room suite at the Ace Hotel, which is my new favorite place to stay in Palm Springs, which is one of my all-time favorite places. Although it’s hotter than hell in the California desert […]

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Life’s a beach for Barri Leiner Grant

Life’s a beach for Barri Leiner Grant

In the four-bedroom Lakeview apartment Barri Leiner Grant shares with her husband and two daughters, seashells, mattress ticking and weathered antiques commingle with crystal, velvet and silver to create a handsomer, more dapper beach aesthetic that reflects both her New Jersey roots and her professional experience as a photo stylist, entrepreneur and author of several […]

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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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Open House: Johanna Lowe’s Buchanan home

Open House: Johanna Lowe’s Buchanan home

Johanna Lowe’s 150 year old Buchanan, Michigan home is one of the many┬ácountry cool spaces featured in the latest issue of┬áChicago Home + Garden. Like many before her, Johanna, was charmed by Buchanan’s excellent, relatively inexpensive housing stock and charming downtown, which includes amazing home design and antique shops like Front, Thomas Jolly Home & […]

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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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