Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jazzy junk

Urban Remains, one of my favoritest stores in Chicago is now a quick walk away from my home. I guess I should clarify. Urban Remains, one of my favorite places to browse, is now right nearby. Shopping there is a wee bit out of my price range, so I treat visiting the shop like a trip to the museum.

Marc's parents and sister were in town for his birthday this weekend, so we strolled over for a look. The bum who usually sleeps in the viaduct must've cleaned up his act for the occassion--there was nary a whiff of urine to be smelled as we walked under the old railway tracks!

The place is chock full of treasures. This time, they had just cleared out an old hospital, so there were lots of old medical charts and signs to look at. I only got a few shots before my camera's card was full, but here they are:

Such an inspiring place. I love looking at how things are curated to help guide me through my much more low-rent forages.

On a related note, I won two vintage metal locker baskets on eBay. Like so:
I love them and can't wait for them to arrive, but what should I store in them? Any suggestions?


Anonymous said...

i love containers!

Alison said...

thanks....could work! i'm a big fan of keeping magazines in those Ikea boxes if i keep them (aka if they're Cabinet or Dwell). Otherwise, i just rip out the pages i like and put them in a binder.

ugh, what to do, what to do...

Anonymous said...

or storage for shoes, towels, firewood..

Alison said...

ooo, towels could be cute!

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