Tag Archives: kitchen
Open House: Father Jason’s Rectory

Open House: Father Jason’s Rectory

Thanks to Father Jason Malave for allowing me to take photos as he showed me around the parish rectory. Father Jason is an old gym buddy turned good friend, so while I’ll do my best not to tease, I can’t make any promises.  Also, I don’t call him Father Jason in real life.  Nor do […]

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Open House Sequel:  KitchenLab’s Nick and Rebekah make dinner in their Chicago apartment

Open House Sequel: KitchenLab’s Nick and Rebekah make dinner in their Chicago apartment

I’ve got several deadlines to meet this week, so please forgive this abbreviated Open House.  It’s a sequel of sorts, as I featured Nick and Rebekah’s Michigan farm house back when summer was still groggy but awakening from its winter slumber.

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Open House: Matt and Sue’s Radical Renegade Craft Condo (Hyde Park)

Open House: Matt and Sue’s Radical Renegade Craft Condo (Hyde Park)

Today’s musical accompaniment is, what else?  Renegade by Chicago’s own Styx.  Click play on the YouTube player on the right-hand sidebar (if you dare). When Sue Daly started the Renegade Craft Festival in 2003, she had little idea the event, which was held in Wicker Park, would one day become a national mecca for the […]

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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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Interview: KitchenLab’s Rebekah Zaveloff (designer/artist/foodie and friend)

Interview: KitchenLab’s Rebekah Zaveloff (designer/artist/foodie and friend)

KitchenLab founder Rebekah Zaveloff contacted me after hearing about Strange Closets from Marco Polo owners Brian and Alan.  We met for coffee, and I was impressed with her portfolio and the way she talked about her customers past and present – nearly all had become friends (if you’ve ever rehabbed anything – let along a […]

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Open House: Dan’s Vintage Splendor – Part 2

Open House: Dan’s Vintage Splendor – Part 2

Earlier we saw Dan’s Living Room, Foyer and Bedrooms, and now we’re going to take a look at the prolific writer’s kitchen and dining room. To me, the space feels very Manhattan meets Chicago circa Paris (or something like that), which is appropriate for this ex-New Yorker and self-professed Francophile.

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