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Julie Fisher on How to Shop for Furniture

We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion on how to shop for furniture. Along with Rachel Crowl, Fisher of...
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Innovative Workspaces Across Chicago

New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's creatives work.
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Finishing Touch

A Custom Walnut Stair and Slide Hybrid in Chicago

In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.
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Houses We Love

A Brick-Clad Modern Family Home in Chicago

Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part retreat and part public stage.
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Shops

To the Letter

In this digital age, invitations arrive in our inboxes and are promptly deleted. Luckily, there’s Greer, a Chicago stationery depot that’s dedicated to ink and paper created by independent designers.
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Profiles

Strength in Numbers

Touting a model of collaborative creativity, five young Chicagoans share talent and resources to promote the work of female designers.
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Shops

The Seekers

Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market started by locals Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, the Windy City is brimming with prime design finds.
Chelsea and Arthur Jackson renovated their fourth-floor condominium to include a custom Bulthaup kitchen.
House Tours

Chef's Table

When these full-time foodies renovated their Chicago condo, getting the kitchen right meant finding the right kitchen island. Editor-in-chief Sam Grawe invites himself over to sample the fruits of...
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House Tours

The Brick Weave House in Chicago

Born as a horse stable, the Brick Weave House in Chicago is all about transportation and transparency. A clever renovation has made it the most compelling architecture on the block and home to a pair...
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House Tours

All Aboard

Helmut Jahn’s dynamic new supportive-housing facility brings green design and a new outlook on life to the Windy City.
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Food

Modern Taste

Chef Grant Achatz treats his restaurant kitchens like scientific laboratories: They are places in which to invent wildly sculptural dishes that are seldom what they seem. Though he characterizes...
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City Guide

The Real Chicago

If your only experience touring Chicago is from watching Ferris Bueller's Day Off, architect Brad Lynch has some insider tips for you.
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Green

Solid Gold

When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the glass...
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Obama as an Experiment in Urban Form

President Obama is an urban president. During his time in the White House, he and his wife will maintain their home in south Chicago—in Hyde Park, specifically, just blocks from where I once went to...
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