Tag Archives: furniture
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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Reminder: Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale

Reminder: Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale

Just a reminder about the big mid-century modern estate sale this weekend run by Amazing Space owner Diana Ostreko. Details below: ↓ Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 434 Lenox St., Oak Park, IL 60302 (Map) Bertoia, Knoll, Risom, Eames, Nelson, Herman Miller, Dansk, Dux, Scandanavian design. Raymond Loewy/Rosenthal china in […]

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Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Many thanks to Amazing Space owner Diana Ostreko for sponsoring today’s post. In addition to offering a fantastic selection of mid-century modern and antique furnishings in her online shop, Diana runs equally amazing estate sales. The next big sale will be held September 18th and 19th in Oak Park. The estate belonged to a Danish-American woman who […]

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Now what? My DIY Dilemma

Now what? My DIY Dilemma

Summer’s official end was the impetus I needed to finally tackle the thankless job of stripping two coats of paint from an old metal tanker desk I found on Craig’s List last year. The industrial-grade stripper is a nasty, highly flammable, probably cancer causing gel that burns to the touch. I’m just getting started, but […]

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Richard Norton Antiques

Richard Norton Antiques

Rumor has it that legendary twentieth century interior designer Frances Elkins kept her clients’ keys and would drop in unannounced to make sure that no liberties had been taken with her meticulous and thorough interior decor. It’s the kind of brilliant tidbit I inevitably pick up when visiting my friends at Richard Norton Antiques. Founded in […]

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Open House: Neil Goodman’s Space-Age Studiolo

Open House: Neil Goodman’s Space-Age Studiolo

Neil Goodman moved into his 860 square foot “space-age studiolo” ten years ago this week when his aunt Ann, the one-bedroom apartment’s first and only prior inhabitant, passed away at the age of 99. “When I first moved in I was conscious of the fact that a relative had lived in the space for over 30 years and that […]

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Wow! The new West Elm catalog

Wow! The new West Elm catalog

Being figured out – sized up – is a mixed blessing. For example, the other night after ordering Indian food, the restaurant called back to ask if I’d forgotten to order the Sag Paneer extra spicy like I normally do. How considerate! Yet how annoying that I’m so predictable. That’s sort of how I felt […]

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