Design Dose

July 2012

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Think Ink

I’m always surprised to find myself considering buying anything other than earrings at an art fair, but some ink drawings I saw at the 57th Street Art Fair this summer stopped me in my tracks, and I love the one I bought—a rural scene crisscrossed by power lines …

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Words and Pictures

Serious collectors know all about the Fine Books and Manuscripts auctions Leslie Hindman holds from time to time, and they’re sure to be all over the Hemingway and Fitzgerald first editions at the next one, Wednesday, August 8 (preview Sunday through Tuesday) …

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Homey Economics

Granted, we’re suckers for vintage china and cloth napkins, generally, so it’s no surprise that one of our favorite new places to eat is Antique Taco in Wicker Park …

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Fighting Fire with Fire

When it comes to design, sometimes the only thing to do when disaster strikes is to start from scratch …

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Take a seat

We recently spotted a Franco Albini chair outfitted with cushy Mongolian wool for sale at the WPA Chicago showroom…

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Local Color

There’s still time to take on an ambitious summer project, and here’s an extra incentive…

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Mick De Giulio Thinks Big

House Beautiful turned to a Chicago designer, Mick De Giulio, to create its 2012 Kitchen of the Year…

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Christopher Gentner Shows His Metal

Metal smith Christopher Gentner earned his reputation over the last 20 years fabricating high-end furniture and architectural pieces for the likes of Holly Hunt, Donghia, and Caste at a facility on South Albany Avenue…

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Vintage Garage Chicago

Last week, we gave you the scoop on the Vintage Bazaar, and now we’ve got more Uptown goodness to share …

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Architectural Gardens Wins Big

Lake Forest’s own Architectural Gardens, a landscape design firm, recently won a nice prize—a gold award in the residential landscape construction category of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association’s Excellence in Landscape competition …