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Trend Report: Steampunk (Bonus Shopping Guide!!)

Trend Report: Steampunk (Bonus Shopping Guide!!)

House Beautiful’s January 2010 issue features a neat little piece Today’s 4 Big Design Forces; which are: The Glams, The Ruralists, The Accesorators and the subject of today’s post The New Victorians (aka The Steampunkians).  For those not familiar with steampunk, it was inspired by literature written during the beginning of the industrial revolution – […]

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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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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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Five Reasons to Visit Scout (plus more of my typical b.s.)

Five Reasons to Visit Scout (plus more of my typical b.s.)

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Andersonville urban antique shop Scout and especially for owner Larry Vodak and the team he’s assembled to stage the show.  He’s got his prop guy (furniture designer Bladon Conner), his Set Designer (Interior Designer Nicholas Moriarty), his Costume Director (Fab! fabric queen, upholsterer and antique […]

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Interview: Ted Harris, Artist and Lighting Designer

Ted Harris, a Chicago-based artist and designer (of lamps, furniture and accessories) can see things that others can’t; the artist has a sixth sense about items you or I might call “junk.” Ted might, for example, be inspired by a badly damaged globe or piece of furniture that he spots in a dumpster. What follows […]

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