Tag Archives: Lincoln Square
This Week: Smythson Yeats and the Case of the European Bounty

This Week: Smythson Yeats and the Case of the European Bounty

Smythson Yeats owner Dick Rosen just received the container of goodies he bought during his recent European shopping trip (so help me God, if he complains about his job, I’m puttin’ my dukes up).   Take a look at this gorgeous antique buffet that was spirited out of a Paris flat (above), one of two priced […]

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Open House: Chad and Neil’s Lincoln Square Deal

Open House: Chad and Neil’s Lincoln Square Deal

Like most couples, Chad and Neil had very different ideas about what constitutes the perfect home when they moved into their Lincoln Square apartment three years ago. Chad dreamed of modern sophistication while Neil, who grew up in a Connecticut home that was built in 1791, favored a more rustic aesthetic. Fortunately, they both got […]

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This Week: Griffins & Gargoyles

When Kelly Donovan, the owner of European antiques importer, Griffins & Gargoyles, emailed me about an upcoming sale, I was puzzled and a bit embarrassed. As you know, I am a self-acknowledged expert of Chicago’s shopping scene, and my guide on the topic is glanced at by literally hand-fulls of people, but I’d never heard […]

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This Week: Smythson Yeats Antiques

“Tramp art,” the shop proprietor shouted, startling me as I examined a picture frame made out of a material I couldn’t quite identify. My brow furrowed, and his eyes widened – you could hear a pin drop; let the lesson begin.

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This Week: Mod Life

Fans of retro mid-century furniture will want to check out Mod Life, a sleek Lincoln Square showroom, which offers a terrific selection of mid-century furniture and accessories, much of which has been refinished, reupholstered and otherwise gussied up to show better than new. The space – bright, light and airy – is accentuated with pops […]

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This Week: Ravenswood Antique Mall

If you want to get a sense of where trends are going, you have to know where they’ve been, because, as they say, history repeats itself. Ravenswood Antique Mall is like a library if the card catalog were made real, if the words became tangible, physically browse-able.

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This Week . . . Praha

To me, the best stores aren’t fancy necessarily (but they can be) and they’re not part of a big chain. My favorite stores are owned by real people who show up every day and put their heart and soul into the space. When real people sell what they like, the result is a little crazy, […]

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