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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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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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The South Oak Park Style house walk (yes, yes; yee-haw!) – See the exclusive photos HERE!

The South Oak Park Style house walk (yes, yes; yee-haw!) – See the exclusive photos HERE!

If you missed last weekend’s South Oak Park Style house walk, I feel very sorry for you, as it was super extremely fun.  To ensure that the volunteers manning the last homes felt like they were somebody’s first stop, my sidekick and I made the eight home trek in reverse, an unusual choice that confused […]

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Urban Outfitters Pod Table

Urban Outfitters Pod Table

This pod table, available online from Urban Outfitters, has just the right mix of retro and mod, and don’t even get me started on the orange hue, which makes me all kinds of happy.  Available in orange, lime and white.  If I were the crafty kind (coming this fall to the Hallmark Channel), I’d buy […]

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Now at NYC’s Nest Interiors:  Planters (Scenes from a Park)

Now at NYC’s Nest Interiors: Planters (Scenes from a Park)

Believe it or not, I didn’t have enough time to cover all Manhattan’s shops during my week-long trip.  Who knew there were so many?  For the most part I stuck with my itinerary, but I couldn’t resist Nest Interiors, which beckoned me siren-like with its beautiful front window.  Perhaps I just needed a taste of […]

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