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The Great, Groovy Outdoors

Lawn furniture just keeps getting cooler. So cool, in the case of these chairs from the Paris-based design collaborative Outdoorz Gallery, that you’ll want to bring them inside to live with year-round. Available exclusively in Chicago at Buckingham I.D., 1820 W. Grand Ave., 312-933-8359   Cafe America chair, Grain, recycled steel chain-link with stainless steel … Read more

You Must Remember This

  When a Northfield couple recruited Ben White, a designer with the Evanston-based firm Benvenuti and Stein (benvenutiandstein.com), to transform their utilitarian master bath into something more luxurious, they chose the right guy. A 730-square-foot second-floor addition allowed White to do away with the room’s choppy L-shaped layout and expand its footprint. Dramatic archways edged … Read more

Urban Holiday

Architect Ben Holiday moonlights as an artist, and his favorite subject matter is (what else?) architecture. Working in various media—spray paint, oil pens on canvas, silk, and other materials—he creates colorful interpretations of buildings and skylines from around the world, including Chicago, where he lives (see Wabash above). He sells originals on his website and … Read more

Twice as Nice

It’s always fun to score an old piece of furniture with the intention of reinventing it, but the process can involve multiple trips to various vendors—the thrift store to buy it, the refinisher to clean it up, the upholsterer to cover it in new fabric. Artist and interior designer Kelly Rauch had a novel idea: … Read more