Posted by liz on Feb 29th, 2012
Yesterday, I visited Coyle and Herr - Chicago’s new furniture consignment store – featured in this past Chicago Tribune. Located in the redeveloped Bridgeport Arts Building, it’s full of furniture surprises – i’m partial to anything midcentury, noticed a few formal dining sets – woven rugs, lamps. Although they weren’t willing to “haggle” on price, the prices seemed fair for the quality they had. I’ll be interested in going back and sourcing for specific projects.
Posted by liz on Feb 17th, 2012
This week I had the opportunity to custom frame 3 pieces by artist, Michael Wille. Wille’s abstract style incorporates geometric shapes in monochromatic and colored layers. A quote from Benjamin Gardner, explains “the Episodes project is a constructions of smaller parts – like bricks or timber – that forms a wall of dynamic and changing composition.” Each piece can be taken off the wall and viewed individually and/or collectively.
Posted by liz on Feb 8th, 2012
Local Chicago retail source – Green Home Chicago, now offers the locally made “slat chair”. Green Home Chicago is an eco-friendly store – a great resource for interior designers and homeowners looking for green solutions, home furnishings and finishes.
I love the concept of this chair and resourcefulness in materials and construction. Great find, GHC!
As noted in a recent email from Green Home Chicago, “We are now carrying locally manufactured Slat Chairs, starting from $175 per chair. Resourceful and committed to bringing production back to the USA, we have partnered with Michael Foy, Mechanical Engineer and designer, who has an ingenious way to create handsome chairs while generating minimal waste. Using Computer Aided Design (CAD), and made from a flat eco friendly material that avoids any secondary operations, the result is affordable and sustainable.”