Walk on the Wild Side this Weekend in the River North Design District

Remember the swinging 60s? The decade made camp—which glorified all things larger-than-life, ironic and theatrical—mainstream. It also lionized frivolity and fun in fashion, music and art. But best of all, it gave us a psychedelic feast for the eyes.


London’s Carnaby Street circa the 60s. (Image: Chicago Gallery News)

We’re digging the decade all over again thanks to our assignment for the River North Design District—creating a vignette that takes a romp through London’s Carnaby Street circa the 60s. While the event is Friday, September 6 (from 5-9 pm) and Saturday, September 7 (from 11 am-4 pm), all the vignettes (ours and those of 22 other design teams) will be up through Monday, October 7. Find us at Oscar Isberian Rugs (120 W. Kinzie St.), where our vignette is a mod “maison” inspired by the visionary style of the West End girls who modeled outfit-after-outfit in the windows at ionic Carnaby Street boutique Lady Jane.


We finally got to use Flavor Paper’s psychedelic Mars wallpaper! (Image: Flavor Paper)

We had our pick from Gruen Galleries’ stable of fantastic artists and couldn’t resist Janet McGreal’s acrylic on canvas titled “Coco Chanel” (see our last shot), which reminds us of the famed 60’s peace mantra “flower power.”


Come to the RNDD Gallery Walk to see what Ralph Pucci’s fabulous mannequins have to do with our concept. (Image: VisionaireWorld)

We hope you’ll attend. The gallery walk is free and open to the public. There’s also a VIP Kickoff party at Chicago Luxury Beds party featuring new works by nationally collected artist Sarah Raskey, and an after-party at Transceramica, for $35 each or $60 for both. Proceeds benefit not-for-profit River North Design District’s programming efforts and their philanthropic partner buildOn. Tickets are on sale here.


Janet McGreal’s acrylic on canvas “Coco Chanel” brings “Flower Power” to mind for us! (Image: Gruen Galleries)

05 Sep 2019

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