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Design Dose

October 2010

7 years
ago

Felicia Ferrone at Volume Gallery

Don’t even think about plopping a skinny floor lamp down in the middle of this marble and granite Shift end table by Chicago designer Felicia Ferrone…

7 years
ago

Florense Brightens Up

Following in the multihued footsteps of several manufacturers featured in our last issue, luxe furniture company Florense is ‘just adding color,’ to its latest collection…

7 years
ago

Christopher Guy in Winnetka

I stopped by the new Christopher Guy showroom in Winnetka only moments before it officially opened Thursday…

7 years
ago

Sarah Hicks Exhibition

Sarah Hicks’ critter-esque ceramic sculptures bring playful focus to any coffee table or bookshelf…

7 years
ago

Peter Wirtz Talks Landscapes at IIT

When an unfamiliar New York publicist called last week and asked if I knew who Peter Wirtz was, I could only guess he had something to do with the Blackhawks-owning beverage family…

7 years
ago

Frank Fontana’s Affordable Style

As host and lead designer of HGTV’s Design on a Dime, resident Chicagoan Frank Fontana knows how to swing a budget. His new book, Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets, offers nearly 200 pages of low-cost, high-style design and DIY pointers for the disgruntled homeowner…

7 years
ago

Hadley Pottery Online

Open just about any kitchen cabinet in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and you’ll find a serving platter, pitcher or heavy stack of plates from M.A. Hadley Pottery…

7 years
ago

The Rug Company

I can’t remember the last time a store opening has generated this much excitement in Chicago…

7 years
ago

The Pink Wishbone Project

Just like the Chicago Skyline these days, the famed Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair—featured in our most recent color issue—is going pink…

7 years
ago

Bladon Conner at The Salon Series

Sparkling conversation, clinking wine glasses, and the face-to-face exchange of questions, answers, and ideas (forget Facebook chat): this is what Chicago artist JC Steinbrunner (and this blogger’s significant other) had in mind last winter…

7 years
ago

Best of Show

We love this serene space, part of an award-winning home designed by Margaret McCurry…

7 years
ago

ASID Winners

Lichten Craig Architects and Gary Lee Partners were two of the winners in the residential category at last month’s American Society of Interior Designers’ (Illinois chapter) annual awards…

7 years
ago

Macy’s Fine Rug Gallery

In July, Macy’s State Street began moving its Fine Rug Gallery from the musty, outdated ninth floor down to the freshened-up eighth, in the process expanding its selection of contemporary rugs…

7 years
ago

Jonathan Adler at Kohler

Visitors to the Kohler Design Center in picturesque Kohler, Wisconsin—just a quick two-hour road trip from Chicago—can now step inside superstar Jonathan Adler’s brain…

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