Talk about an embarrassment of riches. We see talent everywhere we look around here—from architects and designers who work wonders on budgets of all sizes to shop owners who show us rugs and faucets and pendant fixtures so marvelous, they stop us in our tracks. We’re impressed with businesses that stay fresh and interesting even in trying times. And we’re knocked out by anyone with deep-down, real-deal style—the people who open our eyes to new possibilities. Right on! Here’s to all of you.

Best of Chicago Design 2010 list