You’d borrow sugar from your neighbors, but it’d be awkward: You’ve never spoken.
Feel free to swing by Neighborly, North Center’s new home goods shop.
Founders/graphic designers Jenny Beorkrem (founder of Ork Posters) and Mary Beth Kapp (Ork operations manager) have a knack for selecting affordably priced, well-designed furnishings. Everything has a purpose (think: decor, entertaining, gifts).
“Made in the Midwest” tags point you toward heartland talent: modern Milkhaus tea towels, Chicago Honey Co-op honey, Stephanie Izard’s Girl in the Kitchen, Field Notes booklets and pencils, The Medium Control posters, and stationery.
Finds from elsewhere include cozy polka-dot blankets from RosenbergCph, Teroforma chevron trays and tableware, Leah Duncan limited-edition tea towels, and more.
The inviting space feels like a second home.
No knocking required.
Neighborly, 2003 West Montrose Avenue, at Damen Avenue (773-840-2456 or neighborlyshop.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Neighborly