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d*s in chicago!


hi guys, i'm so excited because this little sponge is heading to chicago soon! the idsa was kind enough to invite me to speak about modern design trends at their midwest conference on april 28 and 29th. so, if you're a chicago design fan and have any suggestions about must see shops in the area, i'd be most grateful for any tips! (i'm just so excited to see sprout home in person).

also, if anyone is interested in having a tiny d*s meet up (drinks?) i'd love to meet everyone! chicago readers are some of my most vocal and most helpful readers (you guys always know the best shops to suggest!) and i'd love to talk design with all of you over a nice martini or two. so, drop a line below or send an email if you're interested. thanks! xo, d*s


Anonymous bbt said...

You must check out my favorite jewelry store...Pistachio's at 55 E Grand, underneath the Nordstrom mall-thing. bad website but great jewelry at semi-affordable prices, and incredible customer service. They know my husband my site!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suggested shops to visit:

Morten Sinoway Atelier
Andrew Hollingsworth
Ann Sacks Tile and Kohler showroom (to dream!)
Broadway Antique Market (for great mid-c and other fun, modern antiques)

And if you do get together for a meeting, please post it and let us know so we can join you.

2:46 PM  
Blogger decor8 said...


I know of 11 great design stores in chicago, the links are on my blog in the right column under 'chicago'.

I'm adding new ones daily, so refer back before you head to the windy city - by then, I'm sure to have many more!


4:18 PM  
Blogger susan said...

You must have a meal at Star of Siam. The best of Thai ever and very lovely decor. The address is 11 East Illinois ... (http://www.starofsiamchicago.com)
I used to travel to Chicago a lot and would always eat there at least once during my visits. Enjoy!

7:09 PM  
Blogger holly said...

i love a road trip! when are you coming to atlanta??

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Gwen said...

Chicago is the best! Let us know where the meet 'n drink will be. Have fun in our beautiful city!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous tiff said...

My new favorite is Willow @ 908 N. Damen (close to Sprout). Are you familiar with Eat Home Accessories? That gives you an idea of this amazing tiny space.

Happy travels!

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Claire said...

I'd love to be part of your d*s chicago get together!

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

perfect! cocktails!
i have to boast that morlen sinoway (noted atelier in earlier post) is my godmother's husband - of course, i can't say enough good things. thrilled to see his shop listed by a stranger. please visit! so many great places.. where to begin?? i'll fill you in over cocktails at Nomi (in the Park Hyatt)- yay! -- courtney

1:49 AM  
Blogger katie said...

hi grace,

i just remembered that the weekend you are in chicago the nova art fair will also be going on. thought you might be interested in checking that out if you had some extra time.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous natasha said...

I moved from Chicago around a year ago and I lived just a few doors down from Sprout Home. They're at Damen and Superior. While you're in the area, there are some amazing places to check out.

Green Zebra (gourmet vegetarian); http://www.greenzebrachicago.com/
Spring (same owners, located in an old bath house); http://www.springrestaurant.net/

Sonotheque (the bar was built around the sound system). Very clean design worth seeing. http://www.sonotheque.net

Penelopes (on Division east of Damen)
Habit (on Division east of Damen); mostly independent designers
Niche / City Soles (best shoe store in the city; located at Damen and Milwaukee)

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a great little store called P.O.S.H. at 613 N. State that is one of my favorites. They sell vintage hotel silver and restaurant dishes and great flea market finds, cute stuff. And their window displays are always fabulous!

9:21 AM  

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