Seen Around Chicago: Book Brick Wall

From Chicago Home and Garden Magazine

While visiting my sister in Chicago this week, I spied an issue of Chicago Home and Garden magazine that caught my interest. Flipping through the pages, I instantly fell in love with the accent wall in Amy Love’s studio in Bucktown. Love, a bookbinder, had books cut in half and attached to plywood boards that are anchored to the wall. The look resembles an uneven brick or mosaic tile texture at first glance. I’m obsessed with this idea and determined to find a way to replicate this wall on a smaller scale!

Any suggestions for the most efficient method of cutting lots of books into halves? Me with a chainsaw and giant stack of books does not seem like a wise option.

Seen Around Chicago: The Longman & Eagle

Seen Around Chicago: The Longman & Eagle

Going to Chicago? Is so, plan for dinner or an overnight stay at the Longman & Eagle tavern in Logan’s Square. My sister introduced me to the restaurant on my last visit and I was wowed by the modern , warm and well, collected design. Maybe I’m a little biased .  . . my brother-in-law’s [...]

Art for Your Eyes…

Art for Your Eyes…

“Art for Your Eyes!” Local Austin artist Rory Skagen cracks me up with that tag line. His work is retro-humorous and beefy, with a seamy darkness lurking about the edges. He works in 2d and 3d, as well as producing art for interior and exterior spaces – love his versatility. Check out Blue Genie Art [...]

Garden Gate Gorgeous

Garden Gate Gorgeous

The sweet little town where I grew up outside of Chicago has always been a showplace for nifty architecture, but I was so impressed with the beauty of the gardens during a recent trip. This gorgeous garden gate made me gasp and slam on the brakes. The deep eggplant color looks perfectly at home in [...]