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Store Profile: Trilogy Antiques & Design

Store Profile: Trilogy Antiques & Design

Some people with synesthesia see letters and numbers as having distinct colors. Others hear music when they eat. Susan Boyle sounds just like buttered popcorn! Maybe I’m a synesthete. When I’m surrounded by the perfect arrangement of  patinated ”notes” in one my favorite vintage shops, I “see” a kind of song and my heart races in the […]

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Design and the age of Ophiuchus (the new astrological sign)

Design and the age of Ophiuchus (the new astrological sign)

Over the last couple of years, I’ve assembled quite a collection of snake prints, including a vintage German educational chart from the 60′s that hangs in the bedroom and a gorgeous antique print I stumbled across at Scout. I thought it was just a personal quirk, but lately I’ve been noticing more snake imagery in […]

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Vintage home design sites (a list for your perusal)

Vintage home design sites (a list for your perusal)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Actually, it’s not. The weather in Chicago is warm and muggy, and my windows are rattling in response to wave after wave of rolling thunder.  Nevertheless, the holidays are nigh, and Black Friday, the annual kickoff of the holiday shopping season is just days away. Best Buy […]

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This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

This Week: Ipso Facto (Three Oaks, MI)

I write about Ipso Facto a lot, I know, but I can’t help myself.  Former Chicagoan and Ipso Facto owner Brandon Nelson’s eye for color, space and dimension makes me want to dance, er, take photos, and so I do.

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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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