Orange Crush

Orange Skin is about to be all the rage.

Which isn’t to say you should start slathering on the bronzer and fetishizing Oompa Loompas.

We mean Orange Skin, the coolest contemporary home-furnishings shop in town, whose new River North branch is about to give Luminaire a run for its money. This second spot, from man-about-town Obi Nwazota, has a more showroom-y feel (read: fewer kitschy gadgets) than his form-meets-function fixture on Milwaukee Avenue. Killer finds include gorgeous goatskin rugs, teardrop-shaped suede chaises, sleek high-gloss tables, plastic scoop chairs, and translucent hanging bubble lamps. And with custom lines like Bellato, Minotti, and Kartell, Orange Skin is clearly setting this season’s standard for interiors.

As for your exterior — well, to each her own.

Orange Skin, 223 West Erie Street, between Wells Street and Orleans Avenue (312-335-1033).