Wow, wow, wow. Despite the small number of photos, I think this *might* have been the most-well attended design street festival ever. I mean, I ran into an old, old boss from four years ago which was pretty amazing. The most perfect weather, live music, drinks, and food in the streets. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and said hello, it’s only too bad the trucks are so tiny that we can’t have everyone in there all at once!
Archive for June, 2011
I surprised myself by picking more neutral objects this time, with the exception of the green Danish Low back chair. That one’s certainly no shocker seeing as my living room is already dressed up in various hues of green, and that chair is exactly what I’m looking for to upgrade to my existing side chairs. I’m secretly hoping no one buys it before I’m able to save up the cash-ola and it’s all mine, mine, mine.
Otherwise, I’m a sucker for ceramic anything, like the Bruce Bowl, and those Shades of Grey earrings go with both everyday and special occasion outfits. And I’m sorely in need of better lighting in my new office, thus the drafting lamp. Its masculine lines are a good offset to my pinky-red swooshy Saarinen desk chair. For even more fun office times, that quirky order book. I see to-do lists a-plenty filling its vintage pages.
Layered linear lines and levels alongside wood blinds that abound in large quantity- damn, Marcel Bruer you are a true visionary. As always, I want to see a little bit of texture thrown in – a little slubby throw perhaps. Hands down, this space is extraordinarily for sure. Since Mr. Bruer is my latest fave, I had to throw in this amazing buffet / storage cabinet = love.
With a little weekend get away inspiration is sure to follow. This particular dispatch comes in the form of a studio tour of our friend & vendor, jewelry designer & collector Janet Ecklebarger. Located in rural Indiana, we lost ourselves in the details of her space, all delicate nostalgia with modern and industrial touches. Check our selection of Janet’s jewelry here.
(PS – See you tonight at the Guerilla Truck Show, right?)
You are my ultimate favorite color, and the classic thonet dining chair, you are the sweetest classic little seat ever. A great little kitchen to draw inspiration from, just hoping the tree is alive and in a big white ceramic planter. A kitchen doesn’t have to be elaborate to be visually striking – perhaps I should take my own advice and spruce mine up in yellow.
Morlen Sinoway’s Guerilla Box Truck show is likely my best-loved Chicago summer street festival. A surprising challenge is given to the participants: each must rent a moving truck to display their wares. No surprise that tasking such a thing to a bunch of interior designers & furniture makers will produce some pretty interesting results. Sure they look like U-hauls on the outside, but each is a unique mini-wonderland of curiosities inside.
Other participants include Strand Design, Indo Projects, Object Design League, various design students from schools all over the city, and we even have makers joining us this year from Portland and Atlanta!
One night only:
Tuesday June 14th, 5:30-9:30pm
1052 W. Fulton Market
More sneak peeks coming from us soon…