Stained Glass and Illumination

Down the street from gas stations, liquor stores with barred windows and defunct shop fronts lies a little gem on the corner of North and Rockwell. A small studio with colored glass glinting from every window shines, even gray skies outside cannot dim the bright art within. The artist, a jovial, fast-talking Chicagoan, opens the […]

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Watercress and Antiquaries

One of my perfect days, because honestly I could think of a lot of things that could make a day perfect, would include eating hot toast and flipping through a great coffee table book. A big vintage book with a floral printed cover and stiff spine, a book that would make me feel like an antiquarian. […]

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Meet the Quince!

Sly candied quinces slosh in sickly sweet syrup, sweet to look at but sour underneath. Peachy orange liquid oozes from the dense stone fruit and surely is sticky to the touch but I dare not infringe on the purity of this rare find. My lips touch the quince and a sour shock runs through my […]

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