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Design Dose

August 2010

6 years
ago

Cynthia Vardhan porcelain

This new independent ceramic designer based in Columbus, Ohio, sent us a note about her handmade, intricately patterned porcelain…

6 years
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Sharyn Blond Linens

How exquisite are these guest towels from Sharyn Blond Linens—new at Kneen & Co.?…

6 years
ago

SL Consignment

For the current issue of our sister publication, Chicago magazine (buy it here), I wrote a fall travel piece on a terrific home-style destination, Buchanan, Michigan…

6 years
ago

Fine Line Tile Sale

Fine Line Tile Gallery has outgrown its digs at 209 W. Illinois St. and is moving across the street October 1 to a space two-and-a-half times bigger…

6 years
ago

Love Your Workspace

Is your home office in need of a style infusion? Tear out or print pics of workspaces and accessories you love or just bring yourself to a workshop at the uber cool @WorkDesign in Forest Park Thursday…

6 years
ago

Galerie du Maroc Move

Moroccan furniture and accessories dealer Galerie du Maroc is moving to Bucktown (1917 N Damen), opening its doors August 28—just in time for the Wicker Park and Bucktown “Last Call” Summer Sidewalk Sale.

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ago

NY Gift Show: Eleanor Pritchard

Eleanor Pritchard’s supersoft, luxurious, and understated throws/blankets have yet to find a retail home in Chicago, but they deserve to…

6 years
ago

A New Lady

The Painted Lady has opened its second location on (where else?) hopping Grand Avenue…

6 years
ago

Lighten Up

Scout is hosting another Ted Harris lamp extravaganza on Friday night from 6 to 10 p.m….

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ago

Furniture Revival on the North Side

Interior designer Crystal Blackshaw recently opened Chic Antique, a new refurbished/refinished vintage furniture shop in Lakeview, proving once again that grandma’s oldies can look new and fabulous again with some artistic vision and fresh coat of paint…

6 years
ago

White Stuff

The lobby of the new Hotel Palomar Chicago, designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, offers an easy formula for how to inject a space with a sense of lightness and fun: Just add white…

6 years
ago

Grand Gets Grander!

Marian Kraus Photography and State Street Salvage (which has another location in Geneva that we covered in our May/June issue just joined the cool crowd (see “West is Best”, a recent Design Dose post) on Grand Avenue…

6 years
ago

Pelican Brief

DWR’s August e-catalog has a reproduction of Finn Juhl’s Pelican chair (originally produced in 1941) on the cover and at the office, we’re split on what we think of this design…

6 years
ago

Maison Suzanne

New at Maison Suzanne in Oak Park: Pillows for the holidays made from antique Indian wedding saris…

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