Tag Archives: mid=century
Look: The Worth Your Salt Pop Up Shop at Pavilion

Look: The Worth Your Salt Pop Up Shop at Pavilion

The Object Design League sponsored  The Worth Your Salt Pop Up Shop has popped up at Bucktown’s Pavilion.  And the concept’s clearly una situación Win-Win-Win! 1.)  Young designers get a splashy venue and a little attention (they also keep all profits). 2.)  Pavilion gets to expose their wares to an audience likely to be interested […]

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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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Open House:  Alley’s Loft

Open House: Alley’s Loft

I didn’t know quite what to expect when I arrived at Alley Ballard’s Ravenswood loft building on a sunny May morning.  The photos she sent me of her space looked pretty fantastic, and I’d expected the lobby, which consisted of an old concrete stairwell with a steel railing, to be a bit more grand.  Then […]

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Open House Update:  The Carter’s Tiki Basement (it’s old school cool)

Open House Update: The Carter’s Tiki Basement (it’s old school cool)

I’m sunning by the beach in Naples, Florida, so no Roundup today, but I thought you’d enjoy more photos of the Carter’s stunning home.  When David, a Tiki collector, took Amy, who was also a Tiki enthusiast, to a Tiki restaurant on their first date, they knew it was love.   The Carter’s are acknowledged […]

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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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Open House: Beth’s Lincoln Square Memory

Former Open House star Beth moved recently, but I’ll always love her Lincoln Square place and appreciate her willingness to invite me to share it with you on Strange Closets. When Beth and I met during one of my Svenska Mobler lunch sojourns, she surprised me by engaging in a conversation about the nature of […]

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