Originally published on California Home + Design
Coming from Andean llamas, alpaca fleece is known as one of the warmest and softest natural fibers around. The San Francisco Design Center is hosting a talk about this magical fiber and the different kinds of textiles that use it. Dubbed Clouds on Earth: Rediscovering the Luxury of Alpaca, the event is being led by Luxe Interiors + Design, and panelists include Sandra Jordan, who has been working to preserve alpaca art forms, designer Jiun Ho, and Alonso Burgos. Journalist Katherine Nelson is moderating the talk. Event is on October 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., 101 Henry Adams Street, Galleria Suite 452. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hunt Rettig’s simple and beautiful artworks (pictured above) are three-dimensional mixed media sculptures. San Francisco’s Dolby Chadwick Gallery is hosting a new exhibit of his work that features his unique use of polyester film, synthetic rubber, plastic, wood, silicone, paint, and more. Cracked & Absorbed captures the methodology behind Rettig’s work, where he says he challenges himself creatively in “an endless game of tweaking, refining, minimizing, expanding, stretching, holding, throwing, blowing, blinking, smiling, ranting.” Runs through November 2, 210 Post Street.