About Apt528


Apartment 528 is named after my amazingly gifted mother whose birthday is May 28th. I don't know where I'd be if she hadn't dragged me to hardware and fabric stores as a kid or showed me how to create beautiful things out of nothing!
I started Apt528 in 2007 as a blog where I shared the various DIY attempts of my first Boston apartment and showcased my favorite handmade pieces and vintage finds. But months of writing about my design loves and interviewing makers got me thinking...wouldn't it be great if all my favorite things were in one place?

After a year of procrastinating, the Apartment 528 online shop launched September 2009. Since then, we've worked with dozens of amazingly talented indie makers and designers who create amazingly awesome wares. We also moved the shop to Chicago and opened our first storefront! But after all this time, one thing has stayed the same - we're still here peddling quirky, colorful wares to help you rest, work, play, cook, clean, and LIVE. We're on a mission to save boring apartments everywhere!