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Store We Want to Live In

We'd like to live in this housewares store.
Photograph: Dave Rentauskas Store We Want to Live in: Martyn George

Martyn George
There’s something universally comforting about kitchens—why do you think the crowd at a party always gravitates there? (No, it’s not just for the wine.) You get the same homey feeling at Johanna Lowe’s vintage cookware and kitchen-goods shop, where the sweetest little mural of cooking utensils sits above a butcher’s block piled high with colanders, mortars and pestles, and old-school juicers. Daydream about all the hours you’ll blissfully spend over the stove cooking stew in enamelware pots and pouring five o’clock cocktails into vintage crystal tulip glasses. 1855 W Grand Ave (312-340-4666).—Jessica Herman

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