Realty Check


Jargon Watch: Modern Wedge

The builder admitted to coining the phrase, based on midcentury design from the West Coast, specifically Palm Springs.

Photo by The Home Aesthetic; courtesy Encore Sotheby’s International Realty

As Seen on TV in Washington Township

Made famous by an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters, this Washington Township Mediterranean-style beauty hit the market recently.


Real Estate Jargon Watch: Mini Master

It’s the secret no one wants to talk about: Many couples prefer to sleep apart. Mini masters attempt to solve that.

The Traveler

Dressing Downton

Day Trip: Dressing Downton Fashion in South Bend

Costumes in the ‘Dressing Downton’ exhibition include hunting tweeds, formal gowns, servant get-ups, and a splendid purple number Maggie Smith wore.

18k gold and black-jade cuff by Aaron Faber Gallery

Our Favorite Chicago Design Weekend Is Here

Every once in a while—and specifically, this weekend—we binge on new aesthetic ideas in Chicago.


Quilt to Last: Folk Art Flourishes in Paducah, Kentucky

Billed as the “Quilt Capital of the World,” Paducah shreds homey preconceptions of the folk art, showcasing new-wave materials and eye-popping pieces that are solidly 21st century.

The Dish

Macaroni and cheese

The Feed: Nook, LouVino, and More

Southern comfort in Fishers and macaroni-and-cheese anticipation.

Maria Cartagena of Pia Urban Cafe & Market

December Foodie: Pia Urban Cafe’s Maria Cartagena

Look behind the counter for the truest sign of Cartagena’s mission: Her team includes graduates of the Wheeler Mission residential program.


Swoon List: Shoefly, Quirky Feather Confectionery, and More

A take on poutine from Shoefly Public House and a treat for national cookie day.

Arts and Culture

Theater Review: Chamber Music

An insane asylum with eight iconic women? Chamber Music certainly has its quirks.

L.S. Ayres Christmas Display

Window Dressing: Remembering Christmas Windows of L.S. Ayres

Most lifelong Indianapolis residents over the age of 40 still light up like a twinkling star at the mention of L.S. Ayres’s Christmas windows.

Angela Brown

The Soprano: Angela Brown’s Rise to Stardom

It was clear that not only could Brown sing opera—she had a rare gift. Her upper register was high and melodic, and she commanded it with equal lightness or fullness. Her lower register was deep and mellow.

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