Tag Archives: Vintage
Modern Anthology

Modern Anthology

Leather doorknobs from Modern Anthology in New York. I didn’t know I needed them, but I do. I’m looking forward to visiting the company’s retail shop and design studio next time I visit Brooklyn. What do you think? http://www.modernanthology.com ↔ ↔

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Bolt of inspiration or subconscious thievery?

Bolt of inspiration or subconscious thievery?

The completed den doesn’t look exactly how I’d imagined in the months leading up to the big makeover, but several elements come pretty close, including the infamous steel tanker desk I refinished last summer and the Red Cross flag I bought and framed before the room’s new brownish-gray paint color (Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain) had […]

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Studio Tour: New Breed Furniture Network

Studio Tour: New Breed Furniture Network

“It’s a soulful experience to make stuff,” says John Lindsay, who co-owns New Breed Furniture Network with his business partner and mentor Alessandro Paradiso, a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. “You bond with it.” John and Alessandro design and handcraft furniture using ancient Japanese tools and building techniques that were discarded after World War […]

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Urban excursions: 70’s-era Italian designed executive office (West Town)

Urban excursions: 70’s-era Italian designed executive office (West Town)

MCM Grand owners Andrew Weissmann and Brandon McCleskey suspected I would appreciate this perfectly preserved 70’s-era executive office, and they were right. Tucked away into a nondescript, now abandoned West Town building, the office boasts elaborate custom finishes, including padded paneling along one wall, a cut-panel mirrored ceiling and built-in audio-visual equipment that looks like something out […]

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Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Broadway Antique Market (BAM!)

Living just a few blocks from Broadway Antique Market (BAM) can be dangerous. Here’s what caught my eye when I stopped by last Friday. Broadway Antique Market. 6130 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL. 773.743.5444 ↔ ↔ I regret disclosing that the sofa I love so much has a twin, because I have a feeling it’s […]

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Now what? My DIY Dilemma

Now what? My DIY Dilemma

Summer’s official end was the impetus I needed to finally tackle the thankless job of stripping two coats of paint from an old metal tanker desk I found on Craig’s List last year. The industrial-grade stripper is a nasty, highly flammable, probably cancer causing gel that burns to the touch. I’m just getting started, but […]

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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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