Have you checked out Oakland's Lot 49 yet? It's a midcentury furniture-lover's paradise. Owners Perry Lucina and John Birdsall scour flea markets, antique shops and estate sales for design gems begging for a little TLC, like this Danish Modern side table. In addition to restored pieces, Lucina now offers his own line of fabric, pillows, graphic art and even dishware at the 600-square-foot shop. If you're apartment's in need of a dose of midcentury class, we recommend hopping on over there.
Tyler Florence serves up some sinfully delicious classics at his new SF restaurant, Wayfare (buttermilk-brined fried chicken anyone?). He shared his recipe for deviled eggs with California Home+Design this month. Check it out here and get ready to seriously impress friends at your next brunch party.
Chris Schiavo’s color-saturated photographs of backyards in Queens, New York—such as the burning doghouse depicted in Fido—are both nostalgic and surreal.
I would be happy to go on a date like this. Its simple and unfussy.
For weeks you’ve gotten a view into the domestic fantasies of Editor in Chief Sarah Lynch through her “I Could Live Here” posts—properties with lots of trees, a turret room or two and plenty of places for private sunbathing. Well, as Sarah is on vacation this week, I thought I might throw one of my own dream houses into the mix.
Born in New York City, Jerrold Burchman migrated as a young man to California and since the ’60s has been recognized as one of the West Coast’s most significant painters. Burchman will exhibit his latest works, a series of dual-patterned, 12-inch-square paintings on wood panels called “La Piccola” (#9, above), at San Francisco’s Toomey Tourell Fine Art through June 30.
Emily Pilloton, founder of Project H and author of the book Design Revolution (and also one of our Hot 20 Honorees) is not short on bright ideas. Instead of a typical book tour, the design activist tricked out a vintage Airstream trailer with 40 featured products from her book and took off on a 36-city, 75-day, 9500-mile cross-country roadtrip, stopping at schools along the way to talk about the importance of addressing humanitarian issues through design.
As an editor, I’m lucky enough to get to spend considerable time browsing the gorgeous items in the San Francisco Design Center. But, like other mere mortals, I’m faced with two serious barriers to entry when it comes to actually bringing those covetable items home: the not-always-accessible price tags and, well, the fact that I’m not an actual designer.