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Here is a look at some of our recently released ceramics collection. Our bungalow snack plates:
Our handmade ceramic plates are crafted from white stoneware, finished with a matte blue-gray glaze, and feature Phil’s pen and ink drawings.
Perfect for fans of classic Chicago bungalows, these plates are great for snacks, desserts, or simply for decoration.
- Approximate size is 5.75” wide by 1" tall.
- Dishwasher safe. Oven and microwave use is not recommended.
- Because these are handmade, sizes and surfaces will vary slightly.
Because the neighborhood-focused "Home Styles of Chicago" needed a companion piece: This new print celebrate the variety of classic Chicago architectural styles that you can see in and around the loop. These buildings are representative of certain styles, some of which first flourished in Chicago itself. The first skyscrapers of the "Chicago School," the soaring and organic Sullivan-designed (or mimicked) buildings, the Mies-made modernist highrises.
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This is a bungalow in Mayfair, a neighborhood bordering Albany Park and rich in bungalows. I thought this home was cool because of its Spanish tile roof and dormers. I also thought it was interesting in that the home has its entrance on its broad side. Generally, Chicago bungalows have their front doors on their narrow side--which is part of what makes the Midwestern bungalows unique and distinct from the much broader California bungalows, for one. Enjoy.
This was made by talented videographer, Jack Brandtman, who has a series of fantastic Chicago-themed videos on his Youtube channel . This is part of his series on Chicago makers. Go support him by watching and subscribing!
Here's a look back at a selection of the homes and buildings I drew this past year. It was a great year. Wishing you all the success and happiness you wish for in 2017.
Do you love Two-Flats? You can have a print of my FAVORITE two-flats in your home (or give the gift of a print to the two-flat lovers in your life)!