Things to Do in Chicago

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  • Things to do, watch, stream this Halloween

    Whether you are looking to admire the neighbor’s decor, watch some scary movies, join a virtual film festival or create your own candy chute, we have got you covered with things to do this Halloween.

  • Top 10 things to do this Halloween, including an ‘upside down’ Chicago parade

    A drive-through Halloween parade and haunted house, plus streaming performances just for your scare season.

  • What are the streaming shows now in Chicago theater and dance — updated with 50+ for Oct. 2020

    Get your Chicago theater fix online: Our updating list of comedy, drama, musicals and more has 50+ shows for fall 2020.

  • Six Flags Great America reopening for holiday lights event with new safety procedures

    Running Nov. 27 through Dec. 27, and marking the first time the theme park will be open this year, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays are sure

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Home design inspiration: Building a bedroom around the skeleton of a Murphy bed

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The space that once housed a Murphy bed became the centerpiece of a bedroom in a Beacon Hill home.
The space that once housed a Murphy bed became the centerpiece of a bedroom in a Beacon Hill home.michael j lee

The prior owners of this Beacon Hill condo outfitted this room with a Murphy bed. Ana Donohue’s clients, however, wanted to use it as their bedroom. Rather than relegating the whole contraption to the trash, Donohue used the Murphy bed’s platform as a base for a queen-size bed and transformed the niche into a headboard with upholstery. “I wanted to enlarge the cavity, but there’s a brick wall behind it so we left it,” the designer says. “We

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UGA students use favorite things to design businesses in interior design class | Culture

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In Catherine Warren’s dream bookstore, it’s raining all the time. There’s comfortable seating, exposed brick and teal accents. On the roof, water is recycled through pipes to constantly drum on the glass ceiling, creating the perfect “cave-like” reading ambiance, she said.

Warren, a junior interior design student from Albany, is designing the bookstore for an interior design class with her instructor, Jason Wech. The prompt for the project was to create a business around the concept of students’ favorite things.

In addition to Warren’s rainy day bookstore, there are designs for boutique hotels in Italy, farm-to-table restaurants and even a

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Design for Yourself – The Good Men Project

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In the twenty-six years that I owned a home, messages bombarded me about how I should decorate, live, and own my home. “Build for yourself and your lifestyle!” If you can’t build a house: “Reno your kitchen and bathroom(s) and basement!”

In the 00s, HGTV praised granite countertops, floating islands, shiplap, and farm sinks.

In the 90s, it was wood floors, oak cabinets, large tubs, ivy wallpaper, and wallpaper borders.

In the 80s, decorative flowers everywhere required enormous pieces of furniture coupled with dark trim and formal dining rooms.

Every year, marketers couple decorating with living space design.

The marketing

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The new Skoda Octavia Exterior Design

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Even better, more spacious, safer, more connected and more emotive than ever: with the launch of the fourth generation of its bestseller, Škoda has reached new dimensions. The heart and engine of the Škoda brand is longer and wider than its predecessor, has an even larger boot and is even more emotive thanks to the new Škoda design language. The new interior concept combines an excellent amount of space and outstanding functionality with high-quality materials and clever details. Innovative connectivity and new assistance systems raise comfort and safety to an even higher level.

Škoda AUTO CEO, Bernhard Maier, said, “For

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