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The Tabletop Contest: Vote for your favorite!!!!

The Tabletop Contest: Vote for your favorite!!!!

Thanks to everybody who participated in the Strange Closets tabletop contest. Great turnout, and I like something about each and every entry I received. Thankfully, I don’t have to pick a winner, because that’s your job.  So here’s how it works: pick your favorite entry and leave a comment telling me which one you chose. […]

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Another tabletop contender (from Wikman Design Group in Atlanta)

Another tabletop contender (from Wikman Design Group in Atlanta)

Thanks to Atlanta designer Amy Wikman for sending this amazing tabletop photo on behalf of her client. I think this truly wonderful, spectacular, somewhat strange (in the very best way) tabletop will be a real contender (and I’m angling for a full Open House). What do you think? Entries are due this Friday, April 30th, so […]

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This Week: The Curiosity Shoppe (San Francisco and Online)

This Week: The Curiosity Shoppe (San Francisco and Online)

When I wrote about The Curiosity Shop’s online shop last fall, Albert left a comment saying, “I wish I had more money to buy random, interesting and weird things for my home,” and I share in his sentiment. So when my friend Marla told me The Curiosity Shoppe was located on the trendy Valencia shopping […]

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Roundup: Kids Rooms

Roundup: Kids Rooms

Kids are great in small doses, but I don’t have any, and frankly, I don’t want any.  When friends tell me they’re having a baby, my gut response is not Congratulations! but rather It was nice having made your acquaintance.   I didn’t even enjoy being a kid, and I couldn’t wait to grow up.  […]

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Trend Report:  My crystal ball reveals an ascendant trend (get out your wallets)

Trend Report: My crystal ball reveals an ascendant trend (get out your wallets)

I don’t write about this much, but by now you’ve probably deduced I’m psychic.  Strange coincidences are always happening to me.  During one recent Open House photo shoot, I was picking up all kinds of information and even sensed a river running along the back of the lot long before I was in a position […]

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Please Visit Make It Better

Please Visit Make It Better

Hello everybody.  FYI, I’m now going to be contributing pieces to Make It Better, a terrific website and magazine founded by Susan Noyes.  While the soon-to-be-released print magazine will be directed toward North Shore households, the MIB website is updated frequently and features interesting articles and tips designed to make the world better (which starts […]

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Open House: Peter and Jan’s Oak Park Home + Garden

Open House: Peter and Jan’s Oak Park Home + Garden

Deadlines are part of life for Chicago Home + Garden editor Jan Parr, so she knew participating in South Oak Park Style’s recent house walk would motivate her to finally finish she and husband Peter Turek’s house projects.

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