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Design Dose

September 2010

6 years
ago

New Metal Crafts and Design Harvest Events

Two design events this weekend (they share just one overlapping day: Saturday) are hoping to lure members of the trade and everyday enthusiasts in search of one-of-a-kind finds. We’re not choosing favorites—why not hit both?—but it’s true we’ll be manning a Chicago Home + Garden booth at one…

6 years
ago

David Adler House Tour

Here’s the chance to peek inside a David Adler-designed home at 2708 N. Lakeview Ave. during an exclusive Chicago Architecture Foundation event tonight…

6 years
ago

Caskata

Great minds: I was talking to the folks over at Elements about what they liked at the New York Gift Show last month, and we both agreed we loved the new peony-patterned tableware from Caskata…

6 years
ago

EnV Chicago Luxury Apartments

River North is the city’s official nightclub hub, so it only makes sense to gear a new apartment building toward the scenesters who line the neighborhood’s blocks waiting for entrée night after night. Right?…

6 years
ago

Healthy Home

A lot of us are striving to make our homes healthier—low-VOC paints, cabinets and carpets that don’t off-gas; avoiding harsh chemicals in cleaning supplies. Here’s a model for healthy living: Healthy Home 2010, a showhouse in Palatine…

6 years
ago

Nettelhorst and Nate

Nate Berkus was busy last week. Not only did his new show premiere, but he also unveiled a long-awaited kitchen overhaul at Nettelhorst School complete with breakfast prepared and served by Chicago chef-of-the-moment Stephanie Izard and private chef Lorin Adolph…

6 years
ago

Jayson Home & Garden Flea Market

This is no side-of-the-highway maze of stalls hawking Beanie Babies and paperback romances. Jayson Home & Garden’s biggest event of the year (Sept. 24–26) will showcase the fruits of an around-the-world shopping spree taken by buyers Devin Kirk and Caroline Scheeler…

6 years
ago

The Nate Berkus Show

I’ve known interior designer Nate Berkus since I moved to Chicago a decade ago. A story about Nate’s former Old Town rowhouse was the first magazine feature I ever wrote, and we’ve sat down for plenty of interviews since…

6 years
ago

IQmatics Sale

The contemporary European furniture store IQMatics in Schaumburg is moving and holding a floor sample sale…

6 years
ago

What a Difference a Flor Makes

Darren Puffer’s dining area, featured in our March/April issue…recent Flor catalog showing the same room with Flor tiles.

6 years
ago

‘70s Cool at Lenny & Me Home

I love the look of vintage, but lack the patience for digging through a junk-filled thrift shop. That’s why I love Lenny & Me Home, the décor outpost of Lenny & Me…

6 years
ago

 

Free Design Consults

…sign up now for a fun (and free!) event called at the Chopping Block September 22…

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ago

Mid-Century Modern Estate Sale

This is one estate sale I’m not going to miss. Diane Ostreko of Amazing Space, is conducting a sale for the son of a Danish-American woman who began collecting in the 1950s…

6 years
ago

Garden Ridge in Aurora

Good news for Chicagoland crafters and holiday decorating fiends: Garden Ridge will open its second area location in Aurora (a Schaumburg outpost was unveiled in early August) on September 17…

6 years
ago

Sunflowers

This display of sunflowers in a Brooklyn shop window last month caught my eye…

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