Nov 23, 2012
By ALICE OGLETHORPE
You know those Chicago posters that use typography to show all of our city’s different neighborhoods? They were designed five years ago by a company called Ork Posters and quickly became iconic. Since then, Ork Posters has been busy working on graphic images of other cities along the same vein (they’ve done London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and tons more). But last week, the company set off on a new venture and opened up a shop on the north side called Neighborly (2003 W. Montrose Ave., 773-857-1512). It’s filled with home goods (stuff for your kitchen and office, artwork for walls, and more) and has a mid-century modern vibe. The owners wanted everything they sell to be beautiful, functional, and, when possible, made by artisans from around the Midwest. Inventory will change but keep an eye out for illustrations by Katie Vernon, tableware by Circa Ceramics, and furniture from 900 Blok.
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Domestica is an online extension of the inspiration, advice, and scoop that the Chicago Home + Garden minimag provides four times a year inside Chicago magazine. Here, Chicago magazine style and Home + Garden editor Gina Bazer (left) and contributing blogger Alice Oglethorpe (right), along with guest bloggers, dish on home design trends, discuss design obsessions and dilemmas, share spaces they love, and bring you the latest local design news, from sales to events.
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