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Design Dose

April 2011

6 years
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For Starters

It generally takes a few life stages to equip your kitchen with professional or investment pieces. But more and more, longstanding imperial brands are adopting a “grow into it” philosophy toward their cookware…

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Sorta Kate Spade

Every so often we get a press release about a Kate Spade product and I find it interesting that while the brand Kate Spade (now owned, like many others, by Liz Claiborne) continues rolling out new stuff…

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Lill Street Retrospective

I recently popped into Lillstreet Art Center to check out their newly renovated gallery area and, while I was there, got a tour of the entire building. Wow…

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Inside the ReBuilding Exchange

The ReBuilding Exchange was cited as a great DIY resource in two of the stories I wrote for the May/June issue of our mag (on newsstands in a couple of days), so I had to check it out…

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Smart Home Sneak Peek

Smart Home opens today (Earth Day) at the Museum of Science + Industry, and if you like the idea of living green as much as you like a certain Andersonville shop called Scout, then you should definitely check it out…

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Fashion Illustrations

In the days before Style.com, buyers at luxury European retailers had to sketch at fashion shows to remember what they wanted to buy for their clientele…

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DreamHome 2011

There’s a lot to like at this year’s DreamHome at the Merchandise Mart, which was unveiled Thursday evening…

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Flea Fun

Those of us with an “I brake for yard sales!” bumper sticker on our vehicles (or more likely embedded in our DNA) have reason to rise and shine early this Sunday, April 17…

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At-Home Carbonators

If you’re a soda drinker, an at-home carbonator can save money and trips to the store for re-stocking, not to mention eliminate the constant refuse of plastic bottles and aluminum cans…

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LEGO my Farnsworth House

In our May/June issue, which hits stands in a few weeks, we feature an outdoor playhouse inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House…

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Art and Furniture Show

If you were intrigued reading about the talented group of furniture makers that make up the Dock 6 Collective in our January/February feature “Best of the New,” then this weekend is your chance to check out their work up-close and personal…

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