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A Birdie Told Us

Brooklyn-based Kiel Mead’s birdie lights just scream summer—all year long. Hang them individually or in a bunch; each is made from a real shuttlecock, $50 (includes a 15-watt bulb). At Post 27, 1819 W. Grand Ave., 312-829-6122; post27store.com   Photograph: Leonard Gertz

Keep Dreaming

For its fifth birthday, the Merchandise Mart’s DreamHome is staying open for a whopping eight months. Larry Boeder, Missie Bender, and Mick de Giulio are among the designers in the line-up. Located in the North Lobby of the Merchandise Mart; mmart.com/dreamhome April 17-Dec. 18 $5 suggested donation

Trend: Paisley Park

Some recall paisley as the psychedelic apostrophe that dotted dad’s ties. Others know of its prouder provenance as a botanical-inspired pattern woven into shawls in Paisley, Scotland, in the 18th century. Whatever your associations with this old-school motif, it’s back for another whirl. Showing up in new colors and incarnations, it feels both hip and … Read more

Fantastic Plastic

  The new molded plastic Rin Chair by Hiromichi Konno for Fritz Hansen has a futuristic feel that will add pow to any setting. Currently available in black or white, with more colors coming this fall, it’s $840 without an upholstered seat pad, from $1,097 with a pad in fabric, leather, vinyl, or other materials. … Read more

Skip to the Loo

Plus Aqua, Dots Petal, and Transportation bath mats, $56 each  Dwell Studio has introduced a kids’ bath line featuring fun patterns we’ve seen in other incarnations (sheets, window coverings, wall art). Some styles—like the Garden Blossom shower curtain, $56 (left)—are sophisticated enough for grown-up bath time. At Hadley, 1205 W. Webster Ave., 773-883-0077; hadleybaby.com

Show It

The biennial Lake Forest Showhouse and Gardens event is back, this time featuring a 22-acre Beaux Arts–style estate built in 1911 for the head of Rand McNally. Interior designers Michael Del Piero and Kara Mann and landscape artists Craig Bergmann and Rocco Fiore and Sons are among the 36 pros whose work is being showcased. … Read more

Kindel Furniture Launch at Bedside Manor

May 7, 2009 — Bedside Manor Ltd celebrated the launch of a new line of furniture at its Lincoln Park location on May 7th. The complete line of Kindel Furniture is now available for sale in all stores. Design aficionados inspired by the current Hollywood Regency aesthetic were charmed by the Dorothy Draper Collection on display. Kindel Furniture is the perfect complement to the fine linens and accessories offered at Bedside Manor. Proudly made in America since 1901, the company is well known for its fine quality and hand craftsmanship.