Chicago Hope: Room406

Transcendent Objects open September 19, 2014

By Regina Connell. I love Chicago. It’s the city that just gets on with it. The Coasts have the dazzle factor, but Chicago has this tendency of getting things done without necessarily calling a lot of attention to itself.  And … Continue reading

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Places We Love: The Bent Spoon

Bent Spoon

By Lee Havlicek.   If you’re going to really lean into summer the way you should, there are things that are nice and things that are necessary. I suppose these mostly both vary from person to person, and for some … Continue reading

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The unBrooklyn Merchant: Turtle & Hare

Sublime cup at Turtle and Hare

By Regina Connell. Sometimes, you enter a space that just really speaks to you. It’s your aesthetic, it’s your vibe, it feels like you’ve found your tribe. It makes you feel both grounded and more alive, and oddly moved. It’s … Continue reading

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Finding the Sweet Spot: John Wiggers

Hand-finishing an  inset walnut finger pull

By Regina Connell. John Wiggers‘s wood work—meticulous, rigorous, luxuriously and sumptuously crafted—is an absolute embodiment of his obstinate sense of integrity and his inability to tolerate BS. And it’s won him commissions throughout the world (currently: desks for executives in … Continue reading