Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Remains of the DANK

STUDY's Vintage Bazaar Booth

STUDY is exhausted after an exhilarating, inspiring and all too brief afternoon at the DANK Haus in Lincoln Square. The turnout was unbelievable; beyond anything we'd ever imagined. Would you believe there were literally lines around the block? Shocking truth after the jump...

Friday, February 26, 2010

DANK Your Lucky Stars

The Vintage Bazaar - Chicago - Dank Haus

If we've said it once, we've said it twice... the Vintage Bazaar is coming to a DANK Haus near you and STUDY is chompin' at the bit to get things underway. We hope you can make it this Saturday, February 27 from noon to 5. In any event, we'd like to make things as easy as possible.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blue Is the Color of My True Love's Sofa

Paul McCobb Planner Advertisement
via Straylight.Wandering

STUDY is in the final stages of compiling colors, photos and swatches for a client mood board. We'd like to say that we're being completely selfless in this endeavor... then along came the Hutton.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Papyrus Is a Plant, Not a Font

Papyrus Plant
via Tapir Girl

There's a salon on Lawrence - not far from the Dank Haus - that we pass each time we're headed out to the 'burbs for an estate sale or some other event that would require otherwise sane people to dredge through weekend traffic in Albany Park. It's not the most charming neighborhood, but we sort of look forward to/cringe each time we pass Janecy, or Janacey, or Some-Such-Madness Salon. You see, they've committed the biggest sin known in all sole proprietorship-dom: Creating a sign with Papyrus font.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good Times Tuesday: STUDY at the Vintage Bazaar

The Vintage Bazaar is a mere four days away which means it's GO time here at STUDY HQ. Okay, so what that really means is that we've lost the use of our sunroom to all variety of vintage home furnishing ephemera since it's been designated an official staging zone for the better part of two weeks now.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Farm Dinner

Lula Cafe's Button Wall - Chicago
Via buck82

STUDY didn't go out on Valentine's Day. We purposely skipped all those "special" menus and waited to take in Lula Cafe's standing Monday night prix fixe farm dinner. Sure there's been a lot of resto talk around here lately, but our Chicago favorite deserves a mention.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Prune Restaurant - Lower East Side - New York City
Via shanamaidel

When we set out on this here design blog we never imagined that restaurant reviews would be included in the mix, but when a culinary experience wows you so thoroughly you can't help but take note.  We've long been fans of Chicago brunch spots like Lula Cafe, Nightwood and Harmony Grill, and were on the hunt for a similar experience during our recent trip to New York. Enter Prune.  

Friday, February 5, 2010

Brooklyn Flea Findings

Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburgh Bank Building - One Hanson Place

STUDY's been eager to check out the Brooklyn Flea since it's inception in 2008 and our trip to NYC last weekend provided just the opportunity. After a Sunday morning stroll across the Brooklyn bridge we headed up to Fort Greene to check out not only the market, but also it's gorgeous Winter digs in the historic Williamsburgh Bank Building.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New York we love you, and you're not bringing us down.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower Gate Detail

As with everything that is righteous and awesome in the universe, our trip to New York was all too brief. We did manage, however, to fit in time with friends, a flea market or two and plenty of picture-taking.