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Sawbridge Studios has just added The Persian Carpet hand-knotted wool rugs to its floor sample sale... Read more
Noble Prize
The team behind Amelia’s Mestizo Grill in Canaryville, cousins Leo García and Eusevio García, are opening a second spot, and they’re going to a neighborhood that’s as sceney as Canaryville isn’t—Noble Square... Read more
Cabrini-Green passes into history today, bringing the project to an end, but not its story. As the Plan for Transformation continues and with it a new era of public policy, here are a few leaves from Cabrini-Green's history. Read more
As Grant Achatz prepares to return to the roots of his trade with Next's first incarnation, molecular gastronomy is under attack. Not everyone enjoys it, but maybe that's not even the point. Read more
This Week’s Five: Steppenwolf heats up … robots pursue world domination through opera … a rare Scorsese short gets new life ... plus, what the world-class comic artist Ivan Brunetti is doing this weekend Read more
March 20, 2011 -- Lewis Floor & Home in Northbrook hosted a “How to Get Started” kitchen and bath remodeling seminar. The room was filled with fifty engaged guests from the Chicago area. Jan Parr, editor of Chicago Home + Garden, kicked off the presentation with photos highlighting the latest inspirational trends in kitchen and bath design. Representatives from Abt and Kohler introduced the newest in appliances and plumbing fixtures. Jennifer Ephraim, Lewis' kitchen and bath designer, explained the necessary planning, plus lifestyle and design steps to guide homeowners through their projects. Susie Axelrad, tile buyer at Lewis, inspired attendees by sharing actual tiles with the audience that brought all these room scenes to life. Read more
Mark Bazer (my husband) hosts a monthly live talk show at The Hideout the first Friday of every month, and this Friday, April 1, he’s got Larry Vodak, owner of the Andersonville vintage furniture shop Scout... Read more
This spring, for the first time in more than 40 years, people will be living at the same North Lawndale address as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family did in 1966, when he came here to dramatize the desperate state of housing in Chicago’s minority neighborhoods... Read more