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Golden Auxiliary Space (Lakeview)

Golden Auxiliary Space (Lakeview)

Lakeview art gallery Golden recently opened an auxiliary space right in the heart of the bustling Broadway business district. The move allows Golden to work with more artists while offering affordably priced art to a wider audience. “We operate the auxiliary space somewhere between a retail operation and a traditional commercial gallery,” says exhibitions manager […]

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Jim and Steve’s Lakeview Condo (designed by Jonathon’s Jesse Campbell)

Jim and Steve’s Lakeview Condo (designed by Jonathon’s Jesse Campbell)

Johnathon owner John Gray and resident designer Jesse Campbell recently invited me to see a few of their projects, including Jim and Steve’s top floor  condo in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. “We were making the same mistakes and repeating the same style/design themes over and over,” says couple representative Jim Schroeder.  “Basically we needed someone to […]

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Designer Profile: Johnathon’s Jesse Campbell

Designer Profile: Johnathon’s Jesse Campbell

Sometimes I pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming,” says Jesse Campbell about life as an interior designer at Johnathon, the Lakeview furniture showroom and design studio owned by former Top Design Season One contestant John Gray.  Accepting the position at Johnathon meant leaving Pittsburgh, where he’d earned a degree in interior design from […]

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Artist Spotlight: Brian Riggenbach

Artist Spotlight: Brian Riggenbach

If artist Brian Riggenbach and his partner Mikey Corona’s recent Open House was dinner, think of this as dessert. When Riggenbach isn’t whipping up scrumptious Asian-Mexican fusion cuisine for he and Corona’s awesome catering company Yo Soy, the uber-creative gent keeps himself busy painting in his second bedroom studio.  While I really dug Riggenbach’s portraits, […]

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Open House:  Mikey and Brian’s Yo Soy Brunch

Open House: Mikey and Brian’s Yo Soy Brunch

Whether they’re preparing a meal, planning a dinner party or selecting the tunes, today’s Open House stars Mikey and Brian are all about mixing it up.  When I arrive, Mikey quickly introduces me to the guests before leading me to the kitchen where Brian prepares Chinese-Mexican fusion, which will be a staple offering of their […]

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This Week: Brimfield (the new Andersonville store, not the flea market)

This Week: Brimfield (the new Andersonville store, not the flea market)

Despite its rough and tough Swedish population, Andersonville keeps improving and thanks to an influx of stores, the hood has become a genuine home design destination.  If you haven’t been lately, it’s time to plan a trip because upholster Julie Fernstrom has closed her west side shop English Cottage and replaced it with not one, […]

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Unabridged Books Recommends . . .

Unabridged Books Recommends . . .

Independent.  It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?  If you value the independent businesses we’re so blessed to have here in Chicago, please spend your hard earned dollars at bookstores like Unabridged.  I’ve spent many an afternoon perusing their extensive magazine collection and meeting new friends.  And thanks to their hand written book […]

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