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Open House: Josh Rogers loft featured in Time Out Chicago

Open House: Josh Rogers loft featured in Time Out Chicago

Please check out my latest Time Out Chicago story featuring Josh Rogers very cool Printers Row loft. When Josh moved into the 2000 square foot space, he asked his friend, Agent Gallery‘s Mariano Chavez for help, and the two wound up working night and day incorporating salvaged pieces and constructing custom furniture and lighting. For […]

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Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery storefront opens on Damen Avenue

Agent Gallery owner Mariano Chavez looks a little bored when I arrive to see his new storefront on a stretch of Damen Avenue near the border of Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park.  Home to a diverse population of yuppies, bobos, immigrants and hipsters, the neighborhood seems tailor-made for Mariano’s merchandise, which includes unusual pieces (Catholic […]

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Open House Dinner Party: Decorator Dave and Jeremy’s subterranean supper club

Open House Dinner Party: Decorator Dave and Jeremy’s subterranean supper club

The typed invitation for Dave and Jeremy’s most recent dinner party, which I attended last Saturday evening, advised guests to be punctual and to wear comfortable shoes, and I arrived as instructed to find his spectacular apartment filled with a very attractive, cosmopolitan crowd of people speculating about Dave and Jeremy’s machinations anxiously as they […]

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SpoWhen is the letter M just a consonant? (Plus! Antique Drawings at Agent Gallery)

SpoWhen is the letter M just a consonant? (Plus! Antique Drawings at Agent Gallery)

You may have noticed that I didn’t post anything last Monday or Tuesday.  Then again, maybe you didn’t notice.  If that’s the case, I only have one thing to say, and I’ll say it with my trademark sexy swagger; no you didn’t!

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Justice League of Me; or, I Was a Thirtysomething Superhero (Wannabe)

Justice League of Me; or, I Was a Thirtysomething Superhero (Wannabe)

You’re so vain; you probably think this post is about me.  Oh hi there.  SuperReed and Supermom Stephanie’s Open House was so popular that I’ve decided to ride the gravy train.  Reed’s not the only superhero in town.  If you’d like a musical selection to accompany this post, please direct your attention to the sidebar […]

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Chicago Secrets: Agent Gallery

Chicago Secrets: Agent Gallery

What do you think of the painting on the left?  While I’m normally very shy, the artist made me feel very comfortable . . . pretty even. As a music accompaniment for this post, may I be so bold as to recommend Plush Gun?  Try “Just Impolite,” which I’ve intuitively added to the right sidebar […]

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