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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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House Beautiful bathroom

House Beautiful bathroom

Sorry for the infrequent posts this week. I enjoyed an all too brief sojourn with friends in New Buffalo earlier this week, and I’ve been working on a number of assignments and other side projects. Unfortunately, I haven’t even started my big summer goal – stripping my vintage painted metal tanker desk. Fumes prevent me […]

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The return of the abacus

The return of the abacus

Mathematics is not my forte, but I’ve spied four abacuses within the past three months. Which begs the question, why now? Why here? Is this some wildly improbable coincidence? Or the beginning of a new trend in home decor? Given enough time, finer minds than mine will no doubt solve these and other vexing questions. […]

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Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Guest Post: Jill Sites on dinner at Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery

Last Saturday night I attended a dinner party at my friend Elizabeth Coyne’s gallery in Sawyer, MI. Twas a beautiful warm summer’s eve with delicious food, conversation and much laughter. I’m very happy that fellow guest Jill Sites, who writes the incredible food and wine blog Eat It-Drink It (Tag line: You know you want […]

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What’s new at Ipso Facto?

What’s new at Ipso Facto?

Antiques dealer Brandon Nelson recently returned from Brimfield, Massachusetts, and judging by the merch on display in his Three Oaks, Michigan shop Ipso Facto, the pickings were good this year. My favorite item might be a vintage vacation poster (above), which practically screams summer. Stop by the next time you’re in Harbor Country or check […]

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Open House: Nick and Rebekah’s Party of Five (Plus!  A Very Special Recipe!)

Open House: Nick and Rebekah’s Party of Five (Plus! A Very Special Recipe!)

When I interviewed KitchenLab co-founder Rebekah Zaveloff last fall, I was struck by the fact that unlike many specialists in a given field, the witty intellectual spoke passionately about a variety of topics including art, politics and food, not only its preparation but what it means in the larger context.  And she wasn’t off-message (that’s […]

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Brandon Nelson Art Show at the Acorn (Three Oaks, Michigan)

Brandon Nelson Art Show at the Acorn (Three Oaks, Michigan)

Ipso Facto owner and past Open House star Brandon Nelson is a man of many talents.  In addition to curating one of the coolest collection of antiques and vintage goods in the Midwest , playing in the band Squirm Orchestra and raising two kids with wife Lisa, Brandon’s also an artist who creates breathtaking pieces.

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