Want a pair of tickets to the Darryl Carter keynote at the Antiques Fair, and a signed copy of his book? Enter our contest. Carter, designer and author of The New Traditional, will deliver the keynote address at the Merchandise Mart’s International Antiques Fair at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 2. Regular readers of this blog know that we’re the best source for design news in the area. Be the first to tell us the names of three design businesses that have opened since June 1, and you’ll get the tiks and the book. Email answers to chomeresearch@chicagomag.com. Include your full name and mailing address. We’ll announce the winner on this blog.

Photograph (portrait): Simon Upton