Design Harvest

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Let me backup for a second. In the past two weeks, I’ve been to two out of town weddings, a two day conference, gave a lecture at Columbia College Chicago, letterpressed 200 business cards and assembled 75 wedding programs (also letterpress) AND I’m also helping organize Post 27′s street festival that’s happening this weekend, October 2–3rd. What I haven’t been doing, obviously, is much blogging. Or sleeping, really. You’d think I’d be a complete zombie, but miraculously I am still plugging away!

But back to this festival, Design Harvest. Pretty much every neighborhood in Chicago has their own craft and music festivals, there’s usually at least one happening every weekend. But, in the whole city, there’s never been a street festival that’s centered on interior design. Until now. This weekend over 50 vendors are camping out on Grand Avenue & Damen peddling vintage, modern, antiques, accessories, and handmade furniture for the home. And there’s more too: hay rides, pumpkin ale, a petting zoo, and a SQUARE DANCE. Music is being provided by The Hideout.

And who’s the brainchild of this awe-inspiring event? Angela Finney-Hoffman with help from Renegade Handmade and the West Town Chamber of Commerce. Other sponsors/vendors include Intelligentsia Coffee, Lulu B. Wines, Unison Home, Morlen Sinoway, Grand Street Gardens, the Onion, RedEye and Yelp.

It’s free, 11-7pm. Break out the scarf and mittens, grab a hot drink, and hang out while you rethink your living space, your life. And stop by Post 27 and say hello while you’re at it, there’s even more incredible display happening in-store that is not to be missed.

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