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Vue Watch: Yves Behar and Issey Miyake

Yves Behar has been busy. The exhibition he curated at YBCA, “Tecnocraft,” just wrapped up, and his new Sayl task chair for Herman Miller is one hot-ticket item. His latest design gives us some insight into how he keeps on top of his busy schedule: his just created the Vue watch, which he designed in partnership with Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake.

The watch is both ethereal and minimalist, and like most of Behar’s projects, unexpectedly affordable (models range from $400–500). And you can get your hands on one on Wednesday, December 15 at the official product launch at Propeller in Hayes Valley, where Behar himself will be on hand to discuss his design process, show prototypes and autograph watches.

Furniture & Housewares Galore @ Estate Sale This Weekend In Oakland

I've heard that when people lose it all in a catastrophe, material goods become either irrelevant or paramount. When the couple who owned this Piedmont estate had their former home and possessions go up in flames during the Oakland Hills fire of '91, they decided to recreate the good life in a new house. The trappings of that existence are for sale this weekend.The estate sale is located at 25 Wildwood Gardens (a neighborhood that feels like a gated community, although it is not) in the charming Mediterranean dwelling where the husband and wife rebuilt their household. Read more. . .

Gifts from Gump's: Culinary Notepad Set

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: 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?

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