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Gifts from Gump's: Thomas Keller Covered Bowls

 

Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.

It's our honor to offer a selection of holiday gifts from Gump's, hand-selected by our editors, for CH+D and 7x7 readers. We will feature one Gump's gift per day through 12/10.

 

Gifts From Gump's #3: Thomas Keller Covered Bowls

The perfect gift for the ultimate entertainer, these deep-rimmed plates and covers let any home chef have a Michelin star–worthy Voila! moment. The simple shape, designed by Thomas Keller for Raynaud and made of Limoges porcelain, allow the food to be the main attraction.

"The Windows" Project Fills Vacant Storefronts Downtown

Take a walk around downtown and, along with many bustling holiday shoppers and decorated stores, you'll still find plenty of empty windows. Despite a slow increase in consumer spending this season over last year, the recession continues to take down many a business, leaving empty storefronts and lease signs in its wake.

Gifts from Gump's: Golden Gate Bridge Art from Paste

Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.

It's our honor to offer a selection of holiday gifts from Gump's, hand-selected by our editors, for CH+D and 7x7 readers. We will feature one Gump's gift per day through 12/10.

2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Home

Basket Case
These one-of-a-kind Serena & Lily Senagalese storage baskets are handcrafted by artisans in Africa and add an earthy yet simple touch. Perfect for holding anything from toys and craft supplies to linens and laundry, they’re great for new parents, hobbyists or your design-savvy mom.
$68–$290 at serenaandlily.com

 

 

 

Gifts from Gump's: Handblown Glass Gardening Ornaments

Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.

It's our honor to offer a selection of holiday gifts from Gump's, hand-selected by our editors, for California Home+Design and 7x7 readers. We will feature one Gump's gift per day through 12/10.

Haight-Inspired Wallcovering Collection

Local textile designer Sondra Alexander turned to her Haight-Ashbury neighborhood for inspiration when she created her new yangki wallcovering collection of the same name.

Craigslist Deal of the Week: $1650 Hayes/Lower Haight 1 Bdrm

There's a nip in the air now that can only mean one thing: Winter's right around the corner. Being as this is San Francisco, however, that nip could easily change into a warm streak or, just as likely, a rainy spell. Be prepared for the city's schizophrenic weather with a well-equipped apartment, like this week's Craigslist Deal

A flash of sun peeking through the clouds? Head outside to your own private patio to bask in the end-of-season rays. If it's wool coat weather, gather 'round the fireplace indoors instead–true it's only decorative, but it's not like this is Minnesota. Slap a few candles or a space heater in there and it's kind of the same idea, right?

General Store Celebrates Its 1st Birthday with Beer, Sonny & the Sunsets

We've made no attempt to hide our love for the Outer Sunset's General Store. The shop on the edge of the city is celebrating its 1st birthday on Saturday, December 4th, and we feel like our baby is growing up so quickly! And what a party it's gonna be: at 4 pm, Mason St.

Entertaining in Small Apartments: A Big Night Goes Off Without a Hitch

As a design writer at CH+D I’ve helped pull together plenty of picture-perfect holiday-party stories, from outdoor harvest celebrations on rambling vineyards to glittering cocktail parties in luxurious lofts for our end-of-year issues. Thanks to the jaw-dropping locations and incredible talent of professional designers, the final product always turns out looking fabulous, effortless and like a whole lot of fun.

Hayes Valley Culinary Pop-Up to Host Ritual Roasters, Suppenküche Beer Garden

When the planned development of a large housing and retail project in the heart of San Francisco ground to a halt along with the economy, it seemed that the neighborhood would be forever stuck with the fenced-in, gravel-covered lots lining the newly refurbished Octavia Boulevard. But architect Douglas Burnham and his staff at Envelope A+D—the designers of one of the structures that had been put on hold—decided that if they couldn’t reshape the economy, maybe they could reshape the building process. For the in-limbo lots, Envelope A+D designed Proxy, a temporary structure of reskinned shipping containers—their solid metal walls replaced with expansive sheets of glass—that could go up (and be taken down) quickly and inexpensively. Proxy features a rotating roster of vendors, from coffee bars to retail stores to an open-air movie theater.

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