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The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

The KILZ My Favorite Color contest winner is . . .

Thanks to those who entered the My Favorite Color contest sponsored by KILZ. Choosing what color to paint a room based on a tiny chip isn’t easy (at least not for me). When I was a young and misguided 25, I repainted the dining room in my Hermitage Ave. apartment five times in a single […]

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Strand Design’s UIC project

Strand Design’s UIC project

Strand Design’s Ted and Sharon Burdett design and create products that can be manufactured locally using sustainable materials. Their Tree Theory bags are folded rather than sewn, so they can be easily disassembled to replace worn out parts. Even the leather is locally sourced. My favorite Strand Design product is The Good Dog Spotlight, which they […]

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This Week: Industrialists (San Francisco)

This Week: Industrialists (San Francisco)

Hacking Ikea furniture was all the rage a couple years ago, but I’ll wager even the best results won’t stand the test of time; even the finest lipstick applied by the best makeup artist can’t make pigs look like anything other than appetizing bacon (extra crispy por favor). But as a visit to Industrialists proves, hacking […]

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Interview: Renegade Craft Fair Founder Sue Daly

Interview: Renegade Craft Fair Founder Sue Daly

Frustrated about the high cost of existing festivals, in 2003 entrepreneur and Renegade Craft Fair founder Sue Daly decided to start her own.  To say the fair was successful is an understatement; buoyed by DIY message boards, the annual Fair quickly moved from Wicker Park (the park) to being an event that closes down Division […]

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