Design Dose

July 2011

3 years
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Hästens Luxuria Bed Giveaway

Your beauty sleep just got a little more beautiful. Now through August 31st, Swedish bed manufacturer Hästens is holding a sweepstakes for one of its “Luxuria” continental queen beds…

3 years
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PainterPoetMuse

Whenever I come across a Chicagoan selling stuff I love on Etsy, I get a little pang of excitement. Call it Chicago pride…

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Chicago-Made Lamps

Local artisan Mike Jones makes these cool lamps for the guy-oriented shop Isle of Man. Sometimes he fixes old lamps, sometimes he uses discarded objects (like old helmets) to make “new” fixtures…

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Chicago Map Baby Quilts

Chicago Home + Garden contributor Susan Victoria turned us on to these adorable Chicago baby quilts by Haptic Lab, a Brooklyn firm lead by Emily Fischer, who recently won the inaugural Carol Sedestrom Ross Award for artisans at the New York International Gift Fair…

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Berloni at Spaces and Views

Lee Lumber’s Spaces and Views has gone all Euro on us. The company recently became the first and only Chicago-area firm to represent Italy-based kitchen manufacturer Berloni…

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BoConcept Brights

BoConcept is putting a twist on its sleek, modern inventory this season with accessories in playful brights…

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News from Kara Mann

We just heard that Kara Mann is closing her Chicago showroom after four years to focus on the design side of her business…

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Road Sign Bowls

These bowls made out of old road signs and license plates by local architect and furniture maker Will Holman would make a fun addition to any kitchen…

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Rivers Casino

My stepson, Bo, and I attended the Rivers Casino opening last week (House: $50. Us: $0)…

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Serene House

Designer Carsten Jörgensen, who has worked for international companies including Bodum, Starbucks, Crate & Barrel, Target, The Conran Shop, and Ikea, will debut a line of room diffusers at the New York Gift Show next month…

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Ultra Luxe Bath Fixtures

Sherle Wagner is a very upscale to-the-trade showroom at the Merchandise Mart that is now being represented—in the bath department, that is—at Hydrology…

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New at Pavilion

The other night associate art director Adam Moroschan and I dropped by Pavilion, one of the best-curated home boutiques in town, where owners Deborah Colman and Neil Strauss threw a little party to celebrate the expansion of their offerings by international artists…

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Wheaton All Night Flea Market

Have you heard of Come Flea With Me? Started by sisters Kate Shifrin and Christie Weller about 10 years ago, it’s the most fun way to go to a flea market—that is, in a bus with about 20 other junk-loving kindred spirits, while eating yummy, homemade food…

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Book Wallpaper

If you love the look of wall-to-wall bookshelves but don’t have the books or the shelves, you can get the same effect with this fab new wallpaper from UK-based Studio Mold…