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Mid-Century Sale – Sat 9/24 and Sun 9/25 (sponsored)

Mid-Century Sale – Sat 9/24 and Sun 9/25 (sponsored)

Attention mid-century modern lovers: The Christian Science Reading Room in Oak Park will be closing on October 1st, and Amazing Space’s Diana Ostreko will be selling off their stellar collection of 60’s-era furnishings by designers such as Wegner, Risom and Stiffel this Saturday, September 24th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 25th […]

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Knoll’s Pollock chair (a thinly disguised post about my den)

Knoll’s Pollock chair (a thinly disguised post about my den)

This is the latest in a long line of self-centered posts, but I’ve made some changes to my den and wanted to keep you appraised about the situation. For many months, I’ve been watching Ebay and Craig’s List for a Pollock executive chair, which Knoll introduced in 1965 and still manufactures. For environmental and cost […]

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Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s rather long apartment

Open House: Arthur and Wyatt’s rather long apartment

My friends Arthur Swirgon and Wyatt literally live above the store. Their three story West Garfield Park building already had a large ground floor retail space in addition to the upstairs residential apartments when they bought it a few years ago, so Arthur, a dealer of mid-century modern, antiques and African American art, decided to […]

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Urban excursions: 70’s-era Italian designed executive office (West Town)

Urban excursions: 70’s-era Italian designed executive office (West Town)

MCM Grand owners Andrew Weissmann and Brandon McCleskey suspected I would appreciate this perfectly preserved 70’s-era executive office, and they were right. Tucked away into a nondescript, now abandoned West Town building, the office boasts elaborate custom finishes, including padded paneling along one wall, a cut-panel mirrored ceiling and built-in audio-visual equipment that looks like something out […]

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Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Living just a few blocks from Broadway Antique Market (BAM) can be dangerous. Here’s what caught my eye when I stopped by last Friday. Broadway Antique Market. 6130 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL. 773.743.5444 ↔ ↔ I regret disclosing that the sofa I love so much has a twin, because I have a feeling it’s […]

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Reminder: Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale

Reminder: Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale

Just a reminder about the big mid-century modern estate sale this weekend run by Amazing Space owner Diana Ostreko. Details below: ↓ Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 434 Lenox St., Oak Park, IL 60302 (Map) Bertoia, Knoll, Risom, Eames, Nelson, Herman Miller, Dansk, Dux, Scandanavian design. Raymond Loewy/Rosenthal china in […]

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Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Big Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale (September 18th and 19th, Oak Park)

Many thanks to Amazing Space owner Diana Ostreko for sponsoring today’s post. In addition to offering a fantastic selection of mid-century modern and antique furnishings in her online shop, Diana runs equally amazing estate sales. The next big sale will be held September 18th and 19th in Oak Park. The estate belonged to a Danish-American woman who […]

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