There's a new furniture and home goods shop in town! Utotem just opened its doors in West Pilsen. Run by Chris Wawrinofsky, Matt Lane and Jordan Grimes, the collection pairs vintage mid-century furnishings with handmade furniture by local woodworkers, and an eclectic mix of artist books, ceramics and jewelry.
On Saturday night, I stopped by their "meet the maker" event. The space is charming and well curated. There were lots of talented makers in the house and some old friends as well. I only got a few pictures of the front of the space, so I recommend taking a trip to see the rest of the space.
In good company: a small selection of my artist books are now available at Utotem. You can find SHE IS RESTLESS vol. 1-8, Apostrophe to the Ocean and I was born to be an explorer books on the shelves in the new shop.
Utotem is located at 2055 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL. Hours are Friday 11-7pm, Sat + Sun 10-6pm.