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Open House: Johanna Lowe’s Buchanan home

Open House: Johanna Lowe’s Buchanan home

Johanna Lowe’s 150 year old Buchanan, Michigan home is one of the many┬ácountry cool spaces featured in the latest issue of┬áChicago Home + Garden. Like many before her, Johanna, was charmed by Buchanan’s excellent, relatively inexpensive housing stock and charming downtown, which includes amazing home design and antique shops like Front, Thomas Jolly Home & […]

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It’s a nice time of year for a kitchen walk . . .

It’s a nice time of year for a kitchen walk . . .

There’s a big kitchen walk this weekend. Here’s Rebekah Zaveloff, of KitchenLab and Design in a Bag, with all the details: For 26 years, the Parenthesis Kitchen Walk has been a much anticipated highlight of spring in Oak Park and River Forest . The annual fundraiser showcases 10 stunning kitchens, all renovated in the prior […]

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2011 Merchandise Mart Dream Home is very dreamy indeed

2011 Merchandise Mart Dream Home is very dreamy indeed

This is Michael Del Piero’s beautiful interpretation of a home office at Merchandise Mart’s 2011 Dream Home. She used a neutral Maya Romanoff wall covering made with handmade textured paper that complements the brushed metal accents and woven baskets. The office is fit for an archeologist or renowned professor, it’s sweeping and cinematic – as […]

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Virtual downloadable interior designs?

Virtual downloadable interior designs?

Prediction: By 2025, we’ll download our interiors at iTunes, Elle Decor’s website and a multitude of tablet apps, and redecorating an entire home will cost a yet to be determined but relatively low number ending in 99 cents. The market for $25,000 rugs will evaporate overnight when people realize they can no longer discern the […]

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Matthew Lew Gallery

Matthew Lew Gallery

Last week I visited Matthew Lew Gallery to catch his show, Chicago Pop, before it ends at the end-of-March. Lew’s vibrant paintings are a nice reminder that there’s plenty to love about Chicago, which can feel kind of gray and especially punishing at this time of year. Lew’s paintings might also change the way you […]

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Knoll’s Pollock chair (a thinly disguised post about my den)

Knoll’s Pollock chair (a thinly disguised post about my den)

This is the latest in a long line of self-centered posts, but I’ve made some changes to my den and wanted to keep you appraised about the situation. For many months, I’ve been watching Ebay and Craig’s List for a Pollock executive chair, which Knoll introduced in 1965 and still manufactures. For environmental and cost […]

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Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Welcome to the future. Video phones are real. Sort of. Cars drive themselves. At least the Google ones do. And with my new invention, the Time Viewer, viewing the past is as easy as adjusting the dial to the desired date. As evidence, I’ve included a photo of the amazing (if I do say so […]

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