Apple Queen For a Day at County Line Orchard

After a spate of warmer days, it finally looks and feels like autumn in Chicago. With the brisker temperatures and shorter days comes annual seasonal traditions, like apple picking at the County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana. The past three […]

Apartment 528 Finds a Home in Humboldt Park

Apartment 528 initially started as a blog documenting India Shannon’s D.I.Y. projects and home decorating adventures as a 20-something living in Boston. Now it’s a tightly edited yet inviting shop in the heart of the thriving “West of Western” district […]

Found Photo Friday: Everyday Surrealism

Last night the Art Institute of Chicago offered free admission to its Magritte exhibition in exchange for an everyday object of surrealism. The paintings of Magritte along with his contemporaries like Salvador Dali, often featured familiar, even mundane, subject matter […]

Found Photo Friday: The Rockaways

Since the industrialization of America in the 19th century, generations of city dwellers have escaped the heat by heading to idyllic towns dotting the coasts. Initially only the wealthy classes could afford to own lakeside or oceanfront homes but by […]

The Found Photo Alliance

Other people’s memories can be purchased for as little as a quarter at antique shops, flea markets, and estate sales across the United States. I’ve been collecting “found photographs” for almost ten years, mainly in the form of vintage snapshots […]

Buzzing About Bee Hive Chicago

Robyn Witt and Joe Moore of Take 2 Vintage know how tough it can be to manage a vintage business from home, that’s why they recently launched Bee Hive Chicago, a collective space in Chicago that houses nine vendors under […]

A New Way to Buy Vintage: Taste Setters Flash Sales

Facebook is no longer just for hunting down old high school classmates, savvy entrepreneurs are using the social platform to reach international audiences hungry for classic, well designed vintage pieces to adorn their homes and offices. Launching tonight at 7PM […]

Your Vintage Weekend : Events & Markets in Chicago

Welcome to Your Vintage Weekend, a guide to what flea markets, classic film screenings and other events are happening this weekend in the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. I’m vigilant about checking events listings and the local papers […]