Tag Archives: Vintage
Open House: Mark Edge’s big Atlanta project

Open House: Mark Edge’s big Atlanta project

Last year, Amy Wikman, of Bjork Antikt & Studio, e-mailed me photos of her friend, jewelry designer Mark Edge’s historic Atlanta home, which the two had spent months renovating. Wikman, who has a degree in historic preservation, helped Edge choose period-appropriate hardware and finishes, and the result is a stunning backdrop for Edge’s eclectic collection […]

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Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Green Element Resale (Plus: time travel invention?)

Welcome to the future. Video phones are real. Sort of. Cars drive themselves. At least the Google ones do. And with my new invention, the Time Viewer, viewing the past is as easy as adjusting the dial to the desired date. As evidence, I’ve included a photo of the amazing (if I do say so […]

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Profile: Morlen Sinoway Atelier

Profile: Morlen Sinoway Atelier

Morlen Sinoway Atelier is highly charged and saturated in all the right places. The Fulton Market Street showroom is a creative outlet for Sinoway, who has a background in fine arts. For him, the atelier is his shop, a kind of salon where the objects have a conversation, and all are welcome to drop in […]

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IFC’s Portlandia and the Deuce Hotel

IFC’s Portlandia and the Deuce Hotel

For the record, I’m a sucker for the Ace Hotel, which makes being uncomfortable feel so cool that I’d very likely stay there again should I ever visit Portland again. Nevertheless, in their IFC comedy series, Portlandia, Fred Armisten and Carrie Brownstein recently put on a hilarious Deuce Hotel sketch that pokes fun at the […]

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Cool cars and dog fever in California

Cool cars and dog fever in California

Periodically I’ll lament the fact that I’ve never really had a dog. On the other hand, it’s a lot of responsibility. For a short period, I imagined adopting a Jack Russell Terrier and even took an online test to determine if I’m a good candidate to own such a high-energy pet. The first question was […]

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The Friday Roundup: Mash-ups

The Friday Roundup: Mash-ups

I popped into Roost last night, and owner Danny MaloneĀ told me about a great vintage shop in Columbus, Ohio called The Attic that’s rather oddly connected to a restaurant called Basil Thai, both owned by antique enthusiast Rhome Ruanphae. Top earning drug dealers (illegal or pharmaceutical) know not to use the product, but antique dealers […]

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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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