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SF Couple Turns Toyota Garage Into Art-Filled Home

When you grow up in a modernist Pac Heights loft that was once a Toyota garage, raised by parents who are bona fide creative forces—dad David Walker is an award-winning landscape architect; mom Sandra Enterline is an acclaimed jewelry designer—at some point you’re bound to reflect upon your life less ordinary.

Property Porn: A Double-Decker Yerba Buena Loft for $1.3M

You better hurry--according to RedFin, there's an 80% chance this rare two-floor Yerba Buena loft  will be snatched up in just over a week. 

Yves Behar Makes Gardening Smart with Edyn

Leave it to tousled hair design wunderkind Yves Behar to take backyard gardening to new innovative levels—and turn smartphone-thumping thumbs green.

Palecek Welcomes Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks at Design SF 2013

The acclaimed Palecek design showroom opened its doors to unveil the Million Dollar Decorator's new collection during Design San Francisco 2013.

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DIY Holiday Decor with Creative Bug

Dip-Dye Napkins

The DIY craze has everyone and their mothers attempting domestic design pursuits—most of which lead to tragic ends. Here to lend some expert guidance is Creative Bug, a Bay Area-based hub for video tutorials that virtually guarantee success, from pom pom garlands to screenprinting. We asked founder Kelly Wilkinson for a fool-proof project to brighten up your holiday table: Try your hand at dip-dyed napkins for a saturated pop of color at your next soiree.

H.D. Buttercup San Francisco: The Half Yearly Sale

From June 23 through July 15, H.D. Buttercup will be hosting their Half Yearly Sale, offering 20-70% off their entire store. The SoMa showroom's frequent turnover of inventory evokes the freshness of a farmers market, with new styles, designs, and collections arriving weekly—sometimes even daily—luring loyal customers back again and again.

Enter to win: The Mission's Aldea Home Celebrates Earth Day

Aldea Home invites you to their new location on the Valencia Street corridor during Earth Day weekend to meet British-born San Francisco writer Billee Sharp! Her new book, Lemons and Lavender: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping, is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to shift their lives to a more planet-honoring paradigm with "tools to reclaim a purer, tastier, healthier and less expensive way of life."

Say Hello to The Millworks Shop-in-Shop at HD Buttercup

Millworks Shop-in-Shop at HD Buttercup

There are many quick mood fixers in San Francisco: Biking, Golden Gate sunsets, a day at the de Young, a sweet treat from Tartine Bakery, the Polish martini at Blondie's. Likewise, a trip to SOMA's HD Buttercup always revives the spirit. If you need a lift, peruse HD Buttercup's new addition: the Millworks shop-in-shop, inspired by happy-go-lucky LA-based textile designer Andrea Bernstein.

Local Design Files: Seesaw Children's Workshop & Café

More often than not, people tapping away on their laptops and ipads in the San Francisco coffee scene won't look over to see kids at play. Well here's a change. Hayes Valley's Seesaw is a café and children's workshop in one. Sabrina Gabel, a child psychologist, and her husband opened Seesaw with plans to provide kids a learning studio as well as a lounge for their accompanying parents and neighborhood coffee enthusiasts. The clean design pulls from both the Danish and Korean aesthetic, a husband-and-wife collaboration, and insists that being around good design is beneficial even at a young age. 

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