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Design and the age of Ophiuchus (the new astrological sign)

Design and the age of Ophiuchus (the new astrological sign)

Over the last couple of years, I’ve assembled quite a collection of snake prints, including a vintage German educational chart from the 60’s that hangs in the bedroom and a gorgeous antique print I stumbled across at Scout. I thought it was just a personal quirk, but lately I’ve been noticing more snake imagery in […]

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The Tuesday Ramble (don’t worry, it’s short)

The Tuesday Ramble (don’t worry, it’s short)

We’re anxiously following the restoration of the Hardware after its long exile. I received my Restoration Hardware Outdoor catalog in the mail today, and I must say I’m intrigued by these heat lamps, which look so chic and . . . well, menacing frankly.  Yes, menacing; they look like robots poised to shoot death rays, […]

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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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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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