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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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Amazing Space designer furniture sale -Saturday, June 11th (sponsored)

Amazing Space designer furniture sale -Saturday, June 11th (sponsored)

↔ This Saturday, June 11th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Diana Ostreko is holding a one day only sale at 191 N. Marion Street, #3 in Oak Park to sell the remaining inventory of her now-closed mid-century furnishings store Amazing Space. She will be offering 25-50% discounts on all her website items (other discounts vary). Details […]

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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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Studio Tour: New Breed Furniture Network

Studio Tour: New Breed Furniture Network

“It’s a soulful experience to make stuff,” says John Lindsay, who co-owns New Breed Furniture Network with his business partner and mentor Alessandro Paradiso, a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. “You bond with it.” John and Alessandro design and handcraft furniture using ancient Japanese tools and building techniques that were discarded after World War […]

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Inside: Hungry Brain

Inside: Hungry Brain

Janis and I first met just a few weeks before she and Luz opened Hungry Brain in 1997, and our friendship was likely strengthened by the many nights during the early months when I was her only customer. But within a couple of years, the bar had been discovered by actors, comedians, poets, hipsters and […]

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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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Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Living just a few blocks from Broadway Antique Market (BAM) can be dangerous. Here’s what caught my eye when I stopped by last Friday. Broadway Antique Market. 6130 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL. 773.743.5444 ↔ ↔ I regret disclosing that the sofa I love so much has a twin, because I have a feeling it’s […]

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