Thousands of readers turn to Evanston graphic designer Jessica Jones’s blog, howaboutorange.blogspot.com, every month for posts on nifty craft and DIY projects. Now Jones’s own line of lively printed cotton canvas textiles is available at Bucktown’s The Needle Shop, 2054 W. Charleston St., 773-489-4230, and online at jcarolinecreative.com. Photography: Sarah Hartill for Robin’s … Read more
The annual Dearborn Garden Walk is a great place to get inspiration for your garden. This year’s walk includes a tour of more than 20 Gold Coast gardens, ranging in style from minimalist to ornate. Five of the gardens will feature literature-inspired vignettes with furniture and accessories chosen by interior designers from local firms (SemelSnow’s … Read more
The alphabet has never looked so cool. Lletras i Tipos wallpaper by artist Javier Mariscal for Tres Tintas Barcelona is great for anything from a hip kid’s room to a home office. Washable and easily strippable, it comes in four colorways: orange (shown here), red, gray, and beige, $135 per roll, each 20¾ inches … Read more
SEEN IN ACTION at the Museum of Science & Industry’s Smart Home exhibit; msichicago.org Having a hard time finding just the right area rug? Create or customize your own through West Loop–based Organic Looms, an eco-minded company that works one-on-one with clients to design wool and silk rugs that are later hand-knotted in Nepal and … Read more
Q: I’m looking for a hammock that reminds me of childhood summers. What are my choices?
Of all the rooms in your home, the bathroom is the most private and personal. It’s also the most miraculously transformable. Why not give yours some pow?
Clockwise from top, middle: a pair of Kai Kristiansen chairs with a John Brauer molded acrylic Illusion table; a 1960s Danish pendant light; 1950s Eero Saarinen for Knoll chairs; 1960s Danish teak trays; and a Danish leather lounge chair and ottoman Opening From the owners of West Town’s Uber Modern comes MCM Grand, an antiques … Read more
Opening Most designphiles can name a half-dozen favorite antique shops on the North Side, but self-described “junque” lover Lynne McDaniel wasn’t liking the fact that her neighborhood, Chicago Lawn, was lacking in that department. So she opened An Orange Moon, offering mid-century modern pieces, retro artwork, and other edited vintage finds. 2436 W. 59th St., … Read more
An entrepreneur with an adventurous streak opts for opulence in Humboldt Park
If you frequent antique fairs, you might be familiar with Finnegan Gallery, a top-notch source for salvaged architectural pieces, period garden ornaments, funky furniture, unusual lighting, and more. This year, saddened by the cancellation of the Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair, where they are regular vendors, owners Kaye Gregg and Marty Shapiro decided … Read more