Diverse and Stylish New Hotels in Chicago

We love our hometown, and of course we should, but we know that Chicago pride runs deeper than that of most places.  Here we have rich institutions, some of the best universities, parks, museums, and architecture in the world.  The words “I’m from Chicago” carry some weight no matter which corner of the world we […]

GIMME SHELTER

If you didn’t catch yesterday’s article about online shelter magazines, in today’s New York Times, I think you’ll be interested. Already the blogosphere is debating whether these women received a fair shake or were victim, instead, to a patronizing critique by the Gray Lady. Grace Bonney at DesignSponge has a response. [image via designsponge] And […]

NEWS: The New Luxury, a Panel

Please join us for a discussion on Defining the New Luxury: A Luxury Market in the New Post-recession World. May 12, 2pm at the David Sutherland Showroom Alan M. Siegel, partner in the law firm of Levy Sonet & Siegel, LLP and serves as national legal counsel to the American Society of Interior Designers, Inc., will moderate […]

NEWS: DECALS

File this one away under “news” or “easier,” since any renter in the city might appreciate decals that afford the look of hand-stenciled lettering on the walls, with no need to cover them up when you move out. Design sponge featured Shanna Murray’s decals this morning, and they caught our attention. We’ve seen other decals […]

FURNITURE: Villa Tower

We’re happy to announce a new design: The Villa Tower is a handsome and practical open storage piece for books and favorite objects. Used alone or in pairs, its architectural character marks an interior space with height and texture.  Our friends at Apartment Therapy ran a great survey on arranging books. Check it out here.  Buying a new bookshelf affords […]