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Design Dose

July 2010

6 years
ago

Fab Dog Bed

I was just in Crate & Barrel this weekend to shop for bathroom accessories and stumbled across these fantastic dog beds…

6 years
ago

Shabby Chic

Before there was shabby-chic, the style, there was Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic…

6 years
ago

Randolph Street Market Buys

I made my first visit to The Randolph Street Market this weekend, and had a great but toasty afternoon in the sun…

6 years
ago

Seltzer Studios

In November of 2009, Kalil had a soft “opening” for her online store, Seltzer Studios, named for her obsession with vintage seltzer bottles, which she has been collecting for 20 years. A real potpourri of fun-meets-functional…

6 years
ago

Crosell & Co. Sale

The Bucktown/Wicker Park Summer Sizzle sidewalk sale is this weekend and we hear Crosell & Co. will have some great deals…

6 years
ago

Designs By Maida Sidewalk Sale

Designs by Maida in Woodstock is holding a sidewalk sale this Friday and Saturday, with good deals to be had on bedding, lighting, furniture, gifts, decorative objects, and more…

6 years
ago

Kitchen Centric

If there was any doubt that Chicago’s reigning rock star of kitchen design is Mick De Giulio, his new book, Kitchen Centric (Balcony Press, $65), dispels it…

6 years
ago

The Henry Collection

Waterworks’ new bathroom fittings collection, Henry (named after the auto inventor Henry Ford), was influenced by the work of Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus school…

6 years
ago

Scenes from the Dearborn Garden Walk

Yesterday, the Dearborn Garden Association hosted its 52nd annual Dearborn Garden Walk. I braved the July heat to take the self-guided walking tour, which allowed access to some 20 blissfully shady Gold Coast gardens, seven of which were outfitted with vignettes inspired by celluloid hits…

6 years
ago

Golden Triangle Party Room

We spied this great space on Golden Triangle’s blog. The dining room located in Golden Triangle’s spectacular showroom is available for event rentals…

6 years
ago

Gus on Sale

ID is running a promotion of 20 percent off Gus Modern upholstered furniture, starting today through August 15…

6 years
ago

Reality Show: Smart Museum

I’m about as tired of seeing things described as “iconic” as I am of hearing about Lady Gaga, but the i-word is the only way to describe the objects on view at the Smart Museum of Art’s exhibition Mid-Century: “Good Design” in Europe and America, 1850-1950 (July 8 – September 5)…

6 years
ago

Lovely Garden Goods

The local company Unison is best known for its fun, graphic bedding, throw pillows, and table linens. But they recently sent a press release informing us of their new line of gardening accessories…

6 years
ago

Fiandre’s Active Clean Air Tile

Fiandre threw a party last week to announce a new technology: porcelain tiles that actually help improve air quality. How do Active Clean Air tiles do that, you ask?…

6 years
ago

Trainor Design Center

My husband sometimes accompanies me to showroom openings, various design events, and parties. So when he told me that the spouse of his haircutter was throwing a bash to celebrate the opening of his showroom, of course I was in. Trainor Design Center, (www.Trainordesigncenters.com) located on Lake Street, focuses on all things glass

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