Tag Archives: mid=century
Amazing Space designer furniture sale -Saturday, June 11th (sponsored)

Amazing Space designer furniture sale -Saturday, June 11th (sponsored)

↔ This Saturday, June 11th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Diana Ostreko is holding a one day only sale at 191 N. Marion Street, #3 in Oak Park to sell the remaining inventory of her now-closed mid-century furnishings store Amazing Space. She will be offering 25-50% discounts on all her website items (other discounts vary). Details […]

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Bolt of inspiration or subconscious thievery?

Bolt of inspiration or subconscious thievery?

The completed den doesn’t look exactly how I’d imagined in the months leading up to the big makeover, but several elements come pretty close, including the infamous steel tanker desk I refinished last summer and the Red Cross flag I bought and framed before the room’s new brownish-gray paint color (Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain) had […]

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Inside: Hungry Brain

Inside: Hungry Brain

Janis and I first met just a few weeks before she and Luz opened Hungry Brain in 1997, and our friendship was likely strengthened by the many nights during the early months when I was her only customer. But within a couple of years, the bar had been discovered by actors, comedians, poets, hipsters and […]

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Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s new showroom

Architectural Anarchy’s massive showroom opens this Friday, November 12th, and I suspect many of you will want to add it to your bucket list (or at least your weekend one). I walked through the joint three times during my recent pre-opening visit, but I still left with the nagging feeling that I’d missed something special, most […]

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Sneak Peek: Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair and Emporium

Sneak Peek: Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair and Emporium

The  Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair and Emporium is happening right now! I walked through yesterday morning, and even though the vendors were still setting up, the showroom floor looked amazing! I snapped more than a few photos, so I hope you enjoy the sneak peek. Also, don’t forget about Design Harvest on Grand Avenue (Chicago’s hot […]

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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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Look: A Wicker Park home where everything’s for sale!

Look: A Wicker Park home where everything’s for sale!

Please check out Time Out Chicago’s December 3rd issue for my piece about Elan Peltz’s amazing Wicker Park home / by appointment boutique Blackwatch ’68.  Peltz’s merchandise is rat pack cool.  Check it out before all the good stuff is gone.  414-248-7769

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