Anything Goes Here

Joan Babb has scoured local estate sales for charming odds and ends, such as old flash cards, clothespins, locks, keys, and faucet handles—all perfect tiny decorating touches.


Argaman & Defiance

At her studio in Ukrainian Village, Lydia Crespo uses vibrant dyes made from barks, roots, leaves, and even vegetable skins to beautifully color silk scarves.

Baby Gifts


Cicero resident Amy Stewart embroiders cute motifs and portraits of animals. She also crochets toys and stuffs them by hand. Great gifts for parents-to-be.

Vintage Decor

Mod Rendition

Amy Wilens curates vintage housewares and sells them from her apartment in Wilmette. She has an especially great eye for glassware from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.


Up in the Air Somewhere

Photo: Ben Syverson

Noble Square ceramist Susan Dwyer works mostly in porcelain, but she also likes to experiment with materials such as papier-mâché, plaster, and rubber.

Midcentury Modern Furniture


Kayla Benedict and Erick Pausz stock gorgeously refinished midcentury modern furniture. In June, the couple opened a by-appointment store at 3726 West Montrose Avenue.


The Map Shop

David Springmeyer digitally restores vintage maps and uses them as inspiration for his own artwork. The Wheeling resident can also make maps to order.


Windy City Stitchery

From her home in McKinley Park, Emily Wall creates cross-stitch pieces featuring classic Chicago architecture, including bungalows, storefronts, three-flats, and more.