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Pillow Punch

  Local designer C. Sheehy’s new line of appliquéd flannel ($75) and retro-cool muscle-car-printed linen pillows ($38 to $65) will give your sofa some serious street cred. Available at Asrai Garden, 1935 W. North Ave., 773-782-0680, asraigarden.com   Photograph: Leonard Gertz

Domestic Bliss

  Tartella just might be the secret ingredient your kitchen is missing. This local company’s wine tags, cookbook bookmarks, and recipe cards have simple, appealing patterns and messages such as “Bake. Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.” The tea towels (pictured, $11-$14) are almost too pretty to use. Available at Renegade Handmade, 1924 W. Division St., or … Read more

February style must-haves

(Clockwise from left:) Pantone Universe Twin Markers, $74.99 for set of 24, at Blick Art Materials, 42 S. State St.; 312-920-0300, dickblick.com Palm Beach Chic backgammon set, $295, at Jonathan Adler, 676 N. Wabash Ave.; 312-274-9920, jonathanadler.com Nymphenburg Porcelain Wing silver necklace, $268, at Kneen & Co., 400 W. Erie St., Ste. 503; 312-787-7003, kneenandco.com … Read more

Stable Style

The horsy set has had its look to itself for far too long. Can you blame the rest of us for wanting in on the leather, the wool, the je ne sais quoi? An equestrian accessory or two can give any room a hint of preppy chic

What Recession?

Lagging economy, be damned! In recent months, a whole slew of new—and affordable—shops have opened. Most focus on vintage and secondhand furniture, while others have it in their mix

A New Source

Succulent by Makelike  Urban Source, which sells modern wallcoverings, window treatments, and upholstery fabrics usually available only to the trade, has expanded and moved across the street to 1429 W. Chicago Ave., 312-455-0505, urbansourcechicago.com.  

Light as Air

We love the idea of a lamp that looks like a wispy dandelion-gone-to-seed hovering overhead. Even more, we love that it will keep its pretty shape, whatever the weather.   HIGH $2,265 Dandelion Pendant by Moooi about 21 3⁄4 inches high, 31 1⁄2 inches wide, laser-cut powder-coated aluminum at Haute Living, haute-living.com   LOW $90 … Read more

One to Watch

While living in Italy as a budding architect about eight years ago, Chicagoan Felicia Ferrone created a design that’s brilliant in its simplicity: a two-in-one glass that can be used for water or flipped over and used for wine. Her prototype, immediately picked up by a manufacturer, is on display in the new Modern Wing … Read more