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The Biennial Man
By Mark Wilson | July 22, 2015

Ty Tabing wasn’t planning to get the job. He was visiting Chicago on a brief vacation last August, recharging from two years in Singapore where he’d been spearheading a new business district along the city’s central river....

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Southside Sway
By Andrea Mills, Jessie Sardina, Lisa Shames and Rebecca Taras | July 22, 2015

While Pilsen might once have been a place you avoided after sundown, it’s no secret that the Lower West Side neighborhood is quickly joining the ranks of cool places to hang—by day and...

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Season Opener
By The Editors with Elaine Markoutsas | April 29, 2015

“Our clients had purchased the lot next door to this home, so we were hired to knit the two spaces together without punching a bunch of windows into the elevation,” says architect...

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Labor of Love
By Katie Schroeder | April 23, 2015

To say Frank Mariani has completed the outdoor space of his Lake Forest home would be a slight misstatement. Although the owner of Mariani Landscape—one of the country’s top...

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Deep Seated
By Elaine Markoutsas | April 23, 2015

With his movie-star good looks and an equally stellar design résumé, it’s no surprise that accolades have come to Zanini de Zanine in a steady stream. There’s no slowdown in sight...

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Permanent Vacation
By Maile Pingel | April 23, 2015

Canyon Point, Utah
$7.5 million

THE LOWDOWN Mesa One is the first of 36 villas designed by Manhattan-based architect Annabelle Selldorf for the award-winning Amangiri resort. The fully...

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In Good Taste
By Rima Suqi | April 23, 2015

I can’t help but feel as if I’m being watched. Perhaps it’s the larger-than-life eyes painted on my headboard or the faces fronting every throw pillow in the room. I have only myself to blame. A few weeks before arriving at...

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Water Vision
By Kerrie Kennedy | April 22, 2015

The path from the former Soviet Union, circa the 1970s, to lakefront living in Winnetka in 2014 is an improbable one, yet it’s the story that belongs to North Shore residents Milena and Leo Birov, whose house is testament to their impressive...

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Blue Skies
By Tate Gunnerson | April 22, 2015

“This house has a quiet, Zen-like feeling,” explains Wally Alvarez of his and wife Kelli’s modernist home, which stands among natural dunes at the end of a sand and pea gravel lane near Culver, Ind. The nearly eight-block path winds...

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Art + Craft
By Elaine Markoutsas | April 22, 2015

Sheer raw space spoke to Nancy Bernstein the minute she stepped into the four-level brick building, all concrete slab and steel-clad windows, near a busy downtown intersection. She had no doubts. There was so much light; it was new; and it had a two-...

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Fashion House!
By Adilla Menayang | February 3, 2015

For Lincoln Park native Janet Blutter Shiff of Blutter/Shiff Design Associates, it’s all about the Bauhaus. This makes perfect sense, because she grew up (and still lives) in a...

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Icon Status
By Diana Bitting and Bianca Smith | February 3, 2015

1. Elise Bergman
If you dreamt up a synthesis between a chic, polished urbanite and a rustic, earthy gypsy, you’d get this fashion designer in the flesh. Bergman’s journey started...

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