Tag Archives: design
Neighbors Say the Darndest Things

Neighbors Say the Darndest Things

A few months ago, I was chatting with my neighbor, Judy, who is sort of a neighborhood legend, known for her involvement with the community and the local church (not to mention the raucous back porch card parties she throws on warm summer evenings). For decades, Judy has watched neighbors come and go, so she’s […]

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Rejuvenation Classic American Lighting & House Parts

Rejuvenation Classic American Lighting & House Parts

It’s been a long time since I ordered anything from Rejuvenation, but the Portland-based “classic American lighting & house parts” company was a lifesaver when I replaced the painted-over hinges throughout my apartment several years ago. The spring catalog arrived the other day, and the ‘Hood’ chandelier pictured on the cover made my pulse quicken, […]

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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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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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Andrew Stansell

Andrew Stansell

I ran into furniture designer and metal artisan Andrew Stansell a few weeks ago at the opening bash of Ipso Facto owner Brandon Nelson’s newest Three Oaks, Michigan endeavor Trilogy Antiques and Design. Somebody swooped in and bought Andrew’s industrial light fixtures mere moments after he pointed them out to me, but I wasn’t surprised. Andrew’s doing […]

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Guest Post: Albert Tanquero’s California Adventure (Pt. 2)

Guest Post: Albert Tanquero’s California Adventure (Pt. 2)

Thanks to Albert Tanquero for contributing the story of his California shopping trip, trawling antique stores in search of  strange and unusual vintage photos and other ephemera – inventory for his his thriving Ebay vintage photo store and inspiration for he and his partner Jim York’s innovative stationary company The Found. Check out their new […]

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Daniel Overturf and Gary Mark’s ‘A River Through Illinois’

Daniel Overturf and Gary Mark’s ‘A River Through Illinois’

One of the oddest accessories in my home is an oblong stone a little smaller than the average bowling ball. With its pock marked surface and jagged edges, it leaves something to be desired aesthetically, but it has sentimental value and a good story: My grandma retrieved it from a debris field near the site […]

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