The last time you shopped Ravenswood, you emerged one enormous marble gargoyle richer (thanks, Architectural Artifacts).
Lighten your load with dainty, modern gifts ($4-$100) from the neighborhood’s new OrangeBeautiful Studio + Shop. After years of private studio work, designer Emily Martin opened the boutique to sell handmade stationery, along with indie goods from Chicago and beyond.
Martin’s artful note and greeting cards, invites, and limited-edition prints relieve the Hallmark weary. Other items read like Etsy’s greatest hits — Crafterall’s typography-inspired paper sculptures, Girl Savage’s hand-felted jackalope heads (for mounting on your wall), and Drika.B’s fabric tote bags.
The clean, bright interior designed by Kelly + Olive is also Martin’s work space; drop in and you might catch her inking up her letterpress (she’ll let you help, if you ask). And with window displays curated monthly by local designers and businesspeople, the pool of talent deepens — kind of like your shopping habit.
OrangeBeautiful Studio + Shop, 4658 North Damen Avenue, at Leland Avenue (773-975-3570 or orangebeautiful.com).
Photo: Courtesy of OrangeBeautiful Studio + Shop
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