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Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home 3.0

Museum of Science and Industry Smart Home 3.0

Few things are more eco-friendly than recycling, which is something that vintage enthusiasts have been exclaiming since the first “green” products began hitting the market several years ago. This year, the Museum of Science and Industry acknowledged this fact by selecting Scout owner Larry Vodak to curate version 3.0. of their Smart Home, which I […]

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Chicago Home + Garden’s Sept/Oct 2010 issue

Chicago Home + Garden’s Sept/Oct 2010 issue

Last winter, Scout owner Larry Vodak introduced me to his good friends Peter and Leslie Dyke, whose Glencoe home is as a lot like them – stylish and sophisticated yet warm and comfortable (photo above). It’s no wonder Chicago Home + Garden decided to feature it in their September / October 2010 issue (on newsstands now). […]

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What’s new at Scout?

What’s new at Scout?

Having a shop like Scout in the neighborhood can be dangerous for the pocket book, but I’ll gladly accept the risk when it means access to owner Larry Vodak’s terrific finds. My favorites this time around are the Ted Harris lamps, the wall desk salvaged from the shuttered writing collective and somewhat surprisingly, the fish! […]

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UFO’s, chandeliers and setting the mood for dinner

UFO’s, chandeliers and setting the mood for dinner

Thanks to Scout owner Larry Vodak for giving me a great deal on what looks to be a 50’s Alvin Lustig Ring Chandelier. I first spotted the chandelier in Chicago Home + Garden’s feature on Larry’s Andersonville apartment, and I thought it was so cool that I ripped the page out for my inspiration file (you […]

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This Week: Scout kicks it up a notch

This Week: Scout kicks it up a notch

In order to see Scout’s new window displays, I often divert my car needlessly from Ashland Avenue to the much busier Clark Street.  Sometimes I see owner Larry Vodak or interior designer Nicholas Moriarty working on a display or chatting with a customer at the front door, and for some reason, I tend to duck […]

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Trend Report: Snakes on a Design Blog

Trend Report: Snakes on a Design Blog

“Get those mother#$*%^@! snakes off my mother#$*%^@! design blog,” Back Garage* diva Katherine Raz suggested as an opening line when I told her I was working on a post about the number of snakes I’ve recently spied in homes and design boutiques.  But I can’t say #$*%^@! in the first paragraph of a design block.  […]

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