I have written about it before, but Judy Maxwell Home has to be my favorite store in the city…
Only, “store” doesn’t do it justice - this place is more like a an urban treasure box filled with playful and artistic treats.
or as they put it:
Judy Maxwell turned out to be a diorama!
(a three-dimensional miniature model enclosed in a glass box),
except it’s not miniature.
We are a life-size diorama in the middle of Chicago’s Gold Coast.
One that’s constantly changing, but always full of fun, magical finds.
Yesterday on my walk home, I couldn’t help but laugh at the world’s (?) largest beachball taking up most of their storefront. Just look at that thing!
Funny how I have gone 31 perfectly content years without a 12 foot beachball in my life and after one sighting, I suddenly can’t stop thinking about it.
If you are in the neighborhood, you really must stop by.
(and for those of you who aren’t…visit their newly launched website)
Judy Maxwell Home | 1151 N. State Street | Chicago