We last profiled this shop when they were new and so were we - which means it's high time for a revisit. Apartment Therapy Chicago had recently launched and Heather did a quick write up of the somewhat radical-for-the-time concept of a storefront "easy-access to designer goods" retail showroom, Urban Source.
They mainly focus on wallpaper and fabrics, with services offered in the production of window treatments, upholstery and interior design consultations
Brands include heavyhitters Romo, Knoll, Maharam and Donghia, as well as independents Florence Broadhurst, Mod Green Pod, Nama Rococo, Palace papers and many more.
In addition to a wide, very browsable selection, other bonuses include a bright shop in an easy to reach location, friendly service and of course, the very easy access to brands and products that would have been hard to come by without working with a pro designer a decade ago.
(Images: Janel Laban)