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Copy Cats

Tile manufacturers are playing with our minds—and we’re loving it. Materials as varied in their original states as sisal, leather, wood, and fabric are being mimicked to perfection in ceramic and stone. These examples had us looking twice.

Simon Says…

In honor of the opening of the new Chelsea Passage, we asked Simon Doonan, Barneys New York’s creative director (and author of multiple books; for more on the man, see simondoonan.net), to opine on his five favorite items for the season.   1 Ankasa embroidered ikat linen pillows, 20-inch square, $315 (white), $350 (orange) “Every … Read more

Transformers

These nifty pieces, perfect for tight spots, have tricks up their sleeves. They double as work stations or snack tables and as innocent-looking, highly presentable furniture.  1) Hinged leaves at the ends of the Moooi Two Tops oak table oak table open to reveal laptop-ready desk space with grommets for organizing cords; $5,010 to $5,727, … Read more

Blu Dot Special

For practical modern pieces with a whole lot of presence, Blu Dot rarely disappoints. Here are some of our favorite picks from their spring collection. All available at I.D., 3337 N. Halsted St., 773-755-4343; idchicago.com  Son of a Bench Rubber-coated steel; 54 inches long, 16 inches high, $1,299   Shilf Powder-coated steel modular shelving, comprised … Read more

Have It Your Way

Two new wallpaper options are available for people who love a lot of choices. For an additional $40 per order, any of Kreme’s patterns (1) can be recreated in any color (rolls are $215 each)—just provide a swatch of the hue you’d like to match. Farrow & Ball recently came out with a pattern called … Read more

Top Shelf

  This high-style clear acrylic shelf comes at a not-so-high price ($50). It’s 30 inches long, 6 inches deep—an excellent replacement for that standard-issue glass shelf below your bathroom mirror. At CB2 (cb2.com for stores) 

Tours de Force

A past home on the Heartland tour, by Tollas Construction of Sawyer, Michigan.  COUNTRY: The annual Heartland Alliance Celebration of Home & Garden tour, starting in Lakeside, Michigan, is back again, offering summer road-trippers a chance to drop in on seven impressive Harbor Country homes, from an antiques-filled Normandy-style house to a Hamptons-style cottage. Proceeds go … Read more