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Birds and decor

Birds and decor

To woo a mate, male bower birds decorates their nests with all manner of objects, including vibrant berries and flowers. Interested females will visit many competing nests, often returning for a second look by comparison. It appears that bower birds even use the rules of perspective to arrange objects in order to emphasize or deemphasize […]

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Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green (you complete me)

Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green (you complete me)

Do you like the wall color in this image from West Elm’s website? I love it. In fact, I love the whole room, which feels fresh, sophisticated and comfortable. But it’s the Benjamin Moore Tarrytown Green paint (HC-134) that now plagues my thoughts. I’d like to live with it for awhile, but I’m not sure where […]

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Wow! The new West Elm catalog

Wow! The new West Elm catalog

Being figured out – sized up – is a mixed blessing. For example, the other night after ordering Indian food, the restaurant called back to ask if I’d forgotten to order the Sag Paneer extra spicy like I normally do. How considerate! Yet how annoying that I’m so predictable. That’s sort of how I felt […]

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Open House: Tim and Megan’s River North apartment

Open House: Tim and Megan’s River North apartment

I recently visited  Chicago Home + Garden art director Megan Duffy Rostan’s place, and while I wasn’t there specifically to shoot it for an Open House, I was so impressed with the entire apartment that I asked her if I could share the photos with you.  Megan’s  husband Tim Rostan wasn’t home when I stopped […]

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Trend Report: It’s over folks (she just started singing)

Trend Report: It’s over folks (she just started singing)

I hate to ruin the ending of this post, but if you desire an accompanying musical score, I’m afraid there can be only one.  Grab yourself a hankie and play the YouTube player above.  Not above you!  Above this sentence.

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The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

The Friday Roundup -April 17 (Special May 1st Edition)

And it begins . . . Here’s a sneak peek at a future Open House.  Oh man.  It was really awesome – a mid-century modern melody. OK guys.  Think of this as 60 posts in 30 minutes.  Wait, I’m not sure how many posts this could conceivably turn into or how much (or how little) […]

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