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This Weekend! Don't Miss the Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour

Looking for something fresh to do this weekend? If your obsession with modern homes runs as deeply as ours does, check out the first Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour this Saturday.

Dining Design Diary: Inside Nob Hill's Sexy Parallel 37

 Dining Design Diary: Inside Nob Hill's Sexy Parallel 37

The Ritz-Carlton rises from the top of Nob Hill like a neoclassical Roman palace. But cross the threshold into Parallel 37, the reimagined restaurant from chef Ron Siegel, and a more modern aesthetic reigns.

Bay Area Artist Turns Recycled Wine Corks Into Cool Doormats

Bay Area Artist Turns Recycled Wine Corks Into Cool Doormats

There's nothing more whine-worthy than cleaning your abode. Well, put a cork in it: Bay Area-based recycle artist Sally Stokes has found the perfect pairing to ease our dirt trackin' woes. She's turned her full-bodied wine cork collection into stylish doormats.

Hand-made from 284 corks, these durable greeters are solidly laced together in a basket weave-style, allowing debris to easily fall between the holes. Admittedly obsessed with collecting corks everywhere she goes from restaurants to wine tasting sojourns to worldly travels, Stokes' crafts the doormats from her overflowing assemblage.

The Insider's Guide to the Top Flea Markets in NorCal

 The Insider's Guide to the Top Flea Markets in NorCal

If your heart beats faster at the sight of a hand-lettered banner reading "flea market today" and aisles of booths get your pulse pounding, you have probably been to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire, Northern California's not-to-be-missed monthly treasure hunt (the next one happens on April 1, but you knew that).

Lucky Strike Debuts in San Francisco

Lucky Strike Opens in San Francisco

When Lucky Strike opens in SoMa this weekend, it may be the first time the words “stylish” and “bowling alley” are used in the same sentence. But this chic entertainment spot at 200 King St. is not your typical 10-pin, sweaty-shoe rental, 1950s artifact.

SF Creatives Turn Literary Classics Into Poster Art

SF Creatives Turn Literary Classics Into Poster Art

When writing is good (like insanely good) – it’s art. The problem? You can’t exactly frame your favorite reads without wallpapering every inch of your abode. Enter SF-based Matt Grinberg’s and Alex Yancher’s NovelPoster – entire literary works printed on a single page.

A Peek Into The Bold Italic's Funky New Digs

A Peek Into The Bold Italic's Funky New Digs

When San Francisco's The Bold Italic was looking to revamp their office-cum-event-space, they turned to local DIY-darling Kelly Malone.

Three Can't-Miss SF Design Events Happening this Month!

Three Can't-Miss SF Design Events Happening this Month!

Rare Device moves to the up-and-coming Divisadero Corridor; a famed vintage store throws a glam party to celebrate an expansion; and a San Francisco furniture powerhouse puts its outdoor goods on sale just in time for summer—get ready for the top design events in the City by the Bay this month.

Open House Alert! Four Definitions of "Modern" Just Over the Bridge

 Open House Alert! Four Definitions of "Modern" Just Over the Bridge

There's a lot of good Mid-Century architecture in the suburbs around San Francisco. We've left out the usual suspects— tract houses by Joseph Eichler— and here are three in Marin County from the period plus one completely new house worth seeing. All are open on Sunday, fairly close to the Golden Gate Bridge and each other.

Design Destination: San Francisco Ferry Building

Design Destination: San Francisco Ferry Building

To-die-for pastries, local farm-fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, intoxicating aromas. The San Francisco Ferry Building is no doubt a gastro good time. But for design-lovers, its non-consumables are just as crave-worthy.

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