by Kevin T. Stein in New Design on Thursday 9 August 2012

It’s Sunday. You’re fifteen minutes west of downtown Chicago. And you’ve realized your life is a hollow, empty shell that can only be made right with a desk-top anvil, a sculling oar, and some Foolish Crow Habanero Hot Sauce. Fortunately, you’re also in River Forest, and the newly opened Yearbook has everything you need.

A well-curated wonderland of the old, the new, and things that are new but made to look like the old, the eclectic offerings are changed around by interior designer Jef Anderson, keeping the offered wares fresh and interesting. Just walking past the beautifully arranged items in the window is enough to make the most shallow spirit smile. Now, about that oar.