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San Francisco is not a city short on antiques fairs. For starters, there's old faithful in Alameda and the new upstart at Candlestick Park, both of which occur monthly. And if you attend just those two with any regularity, you know how quickly you can become addicted to going. So what's an antique addict to do on the off-weeks between events? This weekend offers just the ticket, with the annual 20th Century Modernism Show & Sale pulling into Herbst Pavillion in Fort Mason.
We here at 7x7 and California Home + Design can get pretty excited about a good home raffle, so when I first saw a commercial for this year's Dream House contest from Community Action Marin, I took to the website immediately. What would this year's dwelling look like? Is it worth my hard-earned cash for a ticket (or three)? Here's what I found...
What are your thoughts on the widespread omnipresence of mid-century modern home furniture? Some say the style's resurgence has run its course. To that I say, pshaw. I'm all for embracing new looks, but I don't see MCM design passing into the night anytime soon. The style's clean lines and simple, functional pieces have a timeless appeal that, in my humble opinion, is built for the long haul, not just a passing trend.
By day, Joanna Borek-Clement designs office buildings and commercial interiors for architectural firm DGA in San Francisco, but once she leaves the office she goes to work on her own conceptual projects. “It’s too early in my career to start my own firm, but by sharing my concepts with the online community it’s as if I am already out there on my own,” says Borek-Clement. She’s designed towers that float above the Tokyo skyline, but her latest creation is a houseboat that both interacts with and mimics its coastal surroundings.
Like all living things, humans are dependent on the sun. Hard to believe, living in this city, right? If the fog doesn't squelch those golden rays, your railroad-style apartment most certainly will. Instead, pick a place like this week's Craigslist Deal that makes sure to let every sparkling drop of sunshine in.
If there's one thing to love about fall, it's the chance to break out all those cozy sweaters that have been sitting patiently in the back of the closet. While I love (love) warm weather, there's just nothing like fall fashion's warm knits to get me excited about the change of seasons. But while outfitting myself is fun, it's dressing my home that's my passion. So what's the interior design equivalent of pulling on a new sweater? Read more. . .
Thanks so much for voting for your favorite local Etsy store! We had a bunch of great entries - all of which inspired us to be crafty! But it was Rabbit Foot Fern who won the popular vote with her cute brand of hand-printed cards. I mean, how adorable is this whale anniversary card? (And how refreshing is it to see whales broken free from the "fail"?)
So...congrats to Rabbit Foot Fern!
She'll be featured in the November Design issue of 7x7 as your favorite local Etsy store.
Getting people to stop and notice a unique design is hard in today's overly saturated , lackadaisical world, but to get them to look twice? Well, that's not something that happens every day. Yet San Francisco industrial design studio Mike & Maaike manages to continually crank out projects that do just that.