Shopper's Diary: Haymaker in Chicago
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I recently had a chance to stop by The Haymaker Shop , located in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, which exemplifies a new generation of home goods stores focusing on local design. The owner, Arrin Williams, envisioned a creative ecosystem that represents the work and spirit of designers; everything in the store is produced by designers and artists in Chicago and the Midwest and showcases Williams' love of craftsmanship. For more information, go to The Haymaker Shop . Photography by Sara Pooley and Arrin Williams. Above: Haymaker's front window on grand opening night in June this year. Above: Haymaker displays goods in its airy white space. Above: Silk-screened posters for an Andy Warhol exhibition, "The Cow of Mr. Warhol," designed by Legendre and Rutter; $84 each. The chair was made by ReBuilding Exchange from wood salvaged from Chicago tear-downs. Above: Screen-printed Chicago "El" pillows by Zerobird; $40 each. Gold antlers by Haymaker owner Arrin Williams; $75 for the pair. Above: Screen-printed Chicago posters, inspired by the Carl Sandburg poem, Chicago, by Know Your Flag; $30 each. The two tables are by New Breed Furniture Network. Along the wall are vintage saws, painted in bright colors by Williams; $40 each. Above: Slip-cast pottery made from real fruits and vegetables by Vegetabowls; $22 to $30. In back are Tealight Totems of carved maple—holding tea lights made by Chicago bees—by Plywood Office; $39 each. Above: The Franklin Series coffee table and chairs by Chicago's Navillus Woodworks. Wheel-thrown and pulled teapots and cups by designer Miki Shim-Rutter; $20 to $90.