I must confess that, for whatever reason, I haven’t been to Chicago in years. I was meaning to go for a music festival or two last summer, but never made it. Everyone I know from the capital of the Middlewest raves about the city — all livable and everything. It is a different beast than New York though, that is for sure. The argument for me to visit got a little more compelling last week when I discovered Agent Gallery. I actually found them through some of their auctions on eBay and eventually wound up digging through the company’s online shop. It has some nice industrial lighting for sale, and some other interesting objects and furniture. I’m not a lighting expert so some of that stuff could be crap, but it looks good to me. The prices also aren’t necessarily cheap, but they aren’t New York prices either.
I really think I need this telephone (Explosion Proof Telephone) mounted next to my desk, that would be bad ass. It looks like it escaped from Legoland.
In addition to selling industrial style lighting and furniture, the Agent Gallery also lives up to its name by exhibiting a rotating series of artists. Sounds like a fun use of their space and i’m sure it helps keep things interesting. I might have to visit someday. In the meantime I will just have to enjoy the city through the internets.