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Best of Chicago Design

Design-obsessed people love to talk about their favorite places to get stuff and their favorite sources for expert services. Whether it concerns a cornice, a coffee table, a light fixture, or a sound system, there’s just something satisfying about giving a friend a good tip. That’s what the following pages are all about. Call it … Read more

Q. What’s a gardener in this part of the country supposed to do during the winter?

A. You can read catalogs, order seeds, and draw plans, but if you want to get your hands on flowers and plants, consider learning ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Locally, ikebana classes are offered in a number of places, including the Japanese American Service Committee (4427 N. Clark St., 773-275-0097; jasc-chicago.org), Shambhala Meditation … Read more

More Openings

Berloni, at Michael Remi Designs   Greenheart, a fair-trade and eco-friendly home accessory and gift shop, at 746 N. LaSalle St., 312-264-1625 … Market Square, on the 15th floor of the Merchandise Mart-a group of showrooms for design professionals. Find moderately priced furniture and accessories from showrooms on the 16th and 17th floors alongside newcomers … Read more

Noted: Design Within Reach

Persimmon Barcelona chair  Noted: Design Within Reach (three Chicago locations; dwr.com) is offering some of its classic mid-century pieces, like the Barcelona and Womb chairs, in a slew of cool new leather colors: fern, camel, pale blue, white, chocolate, persimmon, and yellow … Home Element’s 700 N. Michigan Ave. location has morphed into an outlet. … Read more

Independents' Day

Independents’ Day Andersonville just keeps getting better for home shopping. The latest addition to the strip, Andersonville Galleria, is an antique-mall-style collection of about 50 indie vendors, offering art photography, apparel, jewelry, gourmet food, furniture, and home accessories. The 20-some home-centric booths include a second outpost of Figaro, a home furnishings and accessories store with … Read more