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Open House: Janet Friedman’s Logan Square place

Open House: Janet Friedman’s Logan Square place

It was only after I’d finished photographing Janet Friedman’s brilliant Logan Square four-bedroom home that I realized that what felt like an hour had actually taken three. Artists and athletes often speak of a state of intense concentration when time seems to stand still, and I often experience the phenomenon when shooting places like Janet’s, […]

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Outtakes from my Make It Better interview with Charlotte Moss

Outtakes from my Make It Better interview with Charlotte Moss

I recently had the opportunity to interview Charlotte Moss, who is teaming up with Make It Better for a charity event to benefit the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. In addition to Charlotte’s philanthropic pursuits, the Über-talented interior designer has written seven books, designed home accessories (including fragrances, fabric, carpet and china) and designed spaces, which have graced […]

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Open House: Tom and James’ Buchanan Cottage

Open House: Tom and James’ Buchanan Cottage

Thanks to antique dealer and all around good chap Alan Robandt for introducing me to partners Tom Ferguson and James Hartis who spend weekends at their second home less than a mile from Alan’s excellent shop in downtown Buchanan, Michigan.  I had no idea what to expect from the couple’s place, but truth be told, […]

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Open House: Nicholas and Luka’s Hyde Park Loft

Open House: Nicholas and Luka’s Hyde Park Loft

The freelancer’s life is not for the faint of heart.  Sure, I was bored and dissatisfied with my former career selling wide area network (WAN) routing technology to large corporations with mission-critical applications, but at least I had a steady check, and I paid the bills every two weeks like clockwork.  Now I pay them […]

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Interview: Interior designer and entrepreneur Michael Del Piero

Interview: Interior designer and entrepreneur Michael Del Piero

Swashbuckling may be overstating things, but that’s how I envision Michael Del Piero’s perpetual hunt for interesting artifacts.  Whether she’s catching a plane to South America, browsing a Paris flea market or walking the halls at a building like the Carroll-Albany Arts complex, Michael’s constantly trying to elevate her game; she embodies a sort of […]

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Open House: What’s James wearing?

Open House: What’s James wearing?

“What are you wearing now?” I write in an e-mail to interior designer, blogger and today’s Open House star James Andrew.  I’m wearing a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and my loafers, and I’m hoping the What Is James Wearing? blogger will cop to wearing something equally sloppy (but I already know he won’t).

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The High Line Cometh; the history of NYC’s newest park presented via the written word, digital photography (both still and moving) and inappropriate humor

The High Line Cometh; the history of NYC’s newest park presented via the written word, digital photography (both still and moving) and inappropriate humor

For some time I’ve been rooting for the Friends of the High Line to succeed in their campaign to transform an old elevated train line into a real gosh-darn park (by golly).  Mother Nature started the High Line accidentally when some seeds blew out of her pocket and began to sprout on the abandoned Chelsea […]

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