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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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Peacock Feathers: Trend or Omen?

Peacock Feathers: Trend or Omen?

Within a 24 hour period last summer, I spotted fine examples of peacock taxidermy at both artist Gail Potocki’s condo and artist Michele Stone’s house. Not more than a few months later, I marveled about seeing yet another peacock at stylish stylist Martha Muholland’s Wicker Park duplex. Shortly thereafter, I visited¬†Geyer Morford at Schumacher in […]

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Chicago Secrets: Zap’s Props

Chicago Secrets: Zap’s Props

Thank you to sometimes contributor, The Found founder and ephemera expert Albert Tanquero for alerting me to his Zap’s Props experience (be sure to check out Albert’s Flickr photo stream for a peek at his fantastic collection of vintage photos, many of which are for sale).¬† “This place is . . . nuts,” Albert wrote […]

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