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Fare Games
Jourdan Fairchild | October 4, 2013

Elaina Vazquez may be known for the fanciful little appetizers she serves with her catering company, Boutique Bites. But when we asked her to whip up an entire meal, Vazquez had a perfectly seasonal spread in mind. Using the stunning show kitchen at...

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Giving Back
Diana Bitting | October 4, 2013

His architectural concepts changed the built environment as we know it, but his involvement in the community and mentorship of next-generation designers will leave quite a legacy as well. In addition, the majority of his portfolio has a philanthropic...

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A La Casa
Rhys Hunding | July 9, 2013

Tricia Turner Manasra
Only a particularly creative person would be able to see the potential in a rundown automobile warehouse from the ’20s. But from her initial visit to the former Fiat showroom, interior architect and designer Tricia...

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Reel Life
Tate Gunnerson | July 9, 2013

“This house wouldn’t appeal to everybody, and I’m OK with that, because I wouldn’t consider myself a normal person,” Andrea Chadderdon says of the four-bedroom home that she shares with her husband and children in Lincoln Park. The...

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Holly’s Hunt
Edited by Diana Bitting | July 9, 2013

How did the partnership come about?
RR: Holly called me two years ago and said she wanted to do furniture with me. This opened the door to something quite wonderful.

Holly, what was it about Mr....

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Character Study
Thomas Connors | July 9, 2013

Every home buyer has her nonnegotiables—whether it’s a professional kitchen, off-street parking, a walk-in closet or home automation technology. For architect Katja Linnig, it was a vintage, four-story limestone town house with sunlit...

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How to... Live Well
Jourdan Fairchild | July 9, 2013

Jan and Pam Henrich never intended to build a home. Between balancing their busy careers—Jan is a management consultant and Pam is a physician—and parenting their 5-year-old daughter, Bianca, the couple had little time to even house...

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Suddenly Center Stage
Jessica Cochran and Nicholas Demmy | July 9, 2013

(From left to right)

1. Restoring anything to its former glory is no easy task, but in the devoted hands of Carolina O. Jayaram, the Chicago Artists Coalition (which cultivates exhibitions,...

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Name Games
Diana Bitting | April 9, 2013

Pudgy! Skinny jeans! Creature! Hug hearts! GooseGuss! Pitcher plant! Leg warmer! Hoodie! Frankie and Johnnie! No, this isn’t a Pictionary dictation. Call it a compilation of “pet names” for Jordan Mozer’s projects all over the...

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Design Trip!
Meghan McEwen | April 9, 2013

When Ravenswood-based interior designer Patrizio Fradiani and his partner took a day trip to Civita di Bagnoregio from their Tuscan farmhouse-as-European-retreat, Fradiani felt a pull the moment he walked across the long, slender pedestrian bridge. “It...

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Creature Comforts
Katie Orr | April 9, 2013

The redesign of a young family’s Oak Street condominium is marked by the marriage of opposing elements: stained bamboo and polished lacquer; woven rugs and smooth marble. Upon entering the foyer and catching that first glimpse, there’s a...

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Punk, Rocked!
Margaret Sutherlin | April 9, 2013

Punk music, flashy lighting and contemporary art make for quite the interiors mashup in Nicholas Moriarty’s latest local project. “The client loves to DJ, and has a really big appreciation for British alternative rock and punk music,”...

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