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The Monday Roundup

The Monday Roundup

Thanks to the amazing Mariano Chavez (of Agent Gallery Chicago and New York) for introducing me to his very stylish, kind and interesting friend and customer Josh. When Josh’s girlfriend stumbled upon Agent Gallery’s Damen Avenue location, she rightly suspected her beau would love Mariano’s curated mix of salvaged finds and overall aesthetic. Sure enough, […]

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Several Reasons to Stop in at Chicago’s Room Service

Several Reasons to Stop in at Chicago’s Room Service

I popped into Room Service last weekend, and I lingered even longer than I normally do.  Put the needle on the record because owner Paul Lechinski is pumping up the volume with products and ideas, including buddhalicious religious kitcsch that’ll help you get rich (see above blue buddha piggie banks). I’m also loving: Shockingly good […]

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The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

And it begins . . . Here’s a sneak peek at a future Open House.  Oh man.  It was really awesome – a mid-century modern melody. OK guys.  Think of this as 60 posts in 30 minutes.  Wait, I’m not sure how many posts this could conceivably turn into or how much (or how little) […]

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You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

You’ve Got Male: How to Design a Man-tastic Pad (Now with Extra Testosterone!!)

Greetings ladies.  Yo what’s up bud?  Today I present a guide (if you will), just a few suggestions about how to appear masculine while still having a great space.  I’m not implying you actually give a golly-gosh-darn about how your space looks, but there are a number of reasons you should care:

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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: Karl, Dawn, Kitt and Kendall’s La Grange Life

Open House: Karl, Dawn, Kitt and Kendall’s La Grange Life

Karl and Dawn knew they were tempting fate when the visual display merchandisers flaunted Marshall Field’s rules about dating co-workers, but their near instantaneous attraction could not be denied and a mere two shifts after meeting they were an item, hot and heavy.  Six weeks later they were engaged and one year later it was […]

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Studio Tour: Painter and Sculptor Karl Fresa

Studio Tour: Painter and Sculptor Karl Fresa

I first discovered Karl Fresa’s art and sculpture at Room Service, Andersonville’s mid-century furniture and accessories shop (you can read my profile here), so I was excited when I recently had the opportunity to meet he and his wife Dawn when I shot their house for Strange Closets.  Unlike some who cannot work unless they […]

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