Tag Archives: Wicker Park

Portfolio Review: Michael Del Piero (Good Design)

Sigh . . . I love Michael Del Piero’s work. As I’ve said before, she belongs to a rare breed of designers who are never happy with their work, are always seeking to get better and who are always on the lookout for new resources. I stopped into her shop last Saturday and let’s just […]

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The All New White Attic (Bucktown)

Joining Damen Avenue’s design district is owner Terry Ledford’s second White Attic. With more accessories, a line of upholstery and the world famous Lamp Bar, my only question is what took them so long? While you’re there, be sure to walk up and down Damen Avenue (and don’t miss Michele Fitzpatrick’s excellent Verde located just […]

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Photo Tour: Wicker Park / Bucktown

Sure it’s lost some edginess, but I’m still Ga-ga for Wicker Park / Bucktown where design is clearly a priority.

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This Week: Wow and Zen

Stop! Take a break and listen. Buddha’s back for a brand new edition. I discovered Wow and Zen, an independent importer of Chinese goods, nearly two years ago when I dropped in on a whim and wound up walking out with three antique Chinese screens, the perfect solution for the giant blank wall behind the […]

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This Week: Michael Del Piero

I stopped in at Michael Del Piero’s Bucktown boutique last week (you can read my first profile here), and I fell madly in love with a classic brown leather sofa, slung low to the ground and riddled with buttons; it’s bloody beautiful. Unfortunately I can’t afford the sofa, but maybe I can swing the chalk […]

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This Week: Crossell & Co.

Crossell & Co. goes against the prevailing Wicker Park / Bucktown type with a space more small town cottage than big city chic.

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Garden Tour: Jim’s Garden Oasis

Welcome to the first Open House Garden Tour. If you haven’t noticed already, I rarely cover outdoor “rooms.” They just don’t interest me that much. I mean, they’re outside. Even as a kid, I preferred curling up with a blanket next to the air conditioning vent and watching “I Love Lucy” to getting hot, sweaty, […]

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