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The Best Local Design News, Trends, and Events This Week

Eclectic auction, sidewalk sale in Northfield, a landscape design expert, and more

Photo: Courtesy of Wright 20

Grab your kids and head for Unison (1911 W. Division St., unisonhome.com) this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. for a free kids collage event with artist Chad Kouri. Families are invited to get creative and take home their own unique collage made from precut paper and Unison scrap fabrics. While you’re there, check out the summer sale where you can get up to 60 percent off trendy home goods.

Wright 20 (1440 W. Hubbard St., wright20.com) is holding a Living Contemporary auction on July 14 featuring an eclectic mix of decorative oddities like a life-sized shark carving and free edge wooden tables. Get a chance to browse and bid on significant works by Vladimir Kagan, Mira Nakashima, and Ron Gilad. Previews are available starting today, by appointment only.

Visit Peachtree Place (303 S. Happ Rd., Northfield, peachtreeplaceonline.com), an 11-room shop offering both high-end and affordable home décor, for a sidewalk sale on July 13. Shop select lamps, artwork, furniture and accessories for your home all up to 50 percent.

Design Within Reach (755 W. North Ave., dwr.com) is hosting Design Days every Saturday in July. This week’s event, from 12 to 2 p.m., is Landscape Architecture to Love. Simon Prunty of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects will discuss ways to get the most out of outdoor spaces this summer. RSVP to Chicagostudio@dwr.com.

I.D. Chicago (375 W. Erie St., idchicago.com) is now carrying Felt + Fat dinnerware, designed and manufactured in Philadelphia. The well known design shop uses hand-mixed glazes on porcelain wares to create marbleized designs. They’re one-of-a-kind and makes for a chic tablescape for all your dinner party hosting needs.

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