Tag Archives: salvage
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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Open House: The last days of a Wilmette home

Open House: The last days of a Wilmette home

Everybody thought newlyweds Peter and Robin Baugher were crazy when they bought their quirky little Wilmette home for $250,000 more than 20 years ago. But the house was hardly the point, and in 1990, they tore down the modest dwelling and constructed a brand new house to take full advantage of the excellent lake views. […]

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Open House: Marla and Cate’s Noe Valley Views

Open House: Marla and Cate’s Noe Valley Views

Friends come and go. It’s just the ebb and flow of life, and it’s perfect. Because people change over a lifetime, sometimes dramatically, and sometimes the new you doesn’t get along with your old friends. But my friend Marla and I didn’t evolve away from one another. Circumstances just got the best of us; life […]

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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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Trend Report (2049 edition): Today’s junk will be tomorrow’s salvage score

Trend Report (2049 edition): Today’s junk will be tomorrow’s salvage score

During my traumatic Target visit last week, I took this photo of a not-at-all ironic America sign made with “vintage” license plates.  As much as this product’s very existence elicits a collective sigh from those of us who covet the original work (or even for those of us who don’t), let’s face it, in forty […]

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This Week: Patina’s new Andersonville location

This Week: Patina’s new Andersonville location

I predict that as technology continues to improve, our future selves will increasingly retreat into virtual worlds more to our liking than the one most of us actually inhabit.  Of course, some theorize (Matrix fans anyway) that humans already inhabit a giant virtual reality, which, if true, means we’d simply be creating an escape hatch […]

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Designer Spotlight:  Ani Antreasyan (of Ani Ancient Stone)

Designer Spotlight: Ani Antreasyan (of Ani Ancient Stone)

Facebook status updates are a mixed bag to be sure, but I love Ani Ancient Stone owner Ani Antreasyan’s, which say things like, “working on a garden in the Hampton’s,” or “enjoying the vista from my client’s Manhattan balcony.”  I guess that’s what happens when people follow their dreams – more interesting Tweets.

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