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. Read more
Tartella just might be the secret ingredient your kitchen is missing. Read more
The Sheet A pair of glasses inspired by the documentary Grey Gardens and a sleek watering can top our list of February must-haves Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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 at the Art Institute of Chicago. Read more