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Divinely Inspired Shaker Furniture on View at SFO Museum

Chair c. 1852 birch, maple, stain, caning. Brother’s chair c. 1850, birch, maple

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When the Shakers crafted their home furnishings hundreds of years ago, it wasn’t just about comfort and utility – it was about pleasing God. Every detail of their minimalist work was carefully constructed and meticulously perfected.

Double Open House Alert! From the Sublime to the Ridiculous (Your Choice)

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Coincidentally, both houses are related by the 1906 earthquake– one built on the quake's rubble, and other most likely built as temporary shelter for earthquake victims.

Designer Crush Q&A: Heidi Yarger of Spitfire Girl

Heidi Yarger Spitfire Girl

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Heidi Yarger is the creative director at Spitfire Girl, an insanely-adorable design studio in San Francisco. Her innovative skills have been sought by the likes of Style Me Pretty, Old Navy, and Target, and she does everything from helping businesses creatively rebrand themselves to designing paper products, logos, and interior signage for restaurants. On top of that, Heidi is also a mom living and playing in one of our very favorite SF neighborhoods!

Five Things to Do in Wine Country in March

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A not to be missed architectural tour of Napa Valley icons, a Secret Cinema in Stags Leap, an eye-popping new photography exhibit in Rutherford and treasure hunting in Healdsburg, this and more all happening this month.

Open House Alert! Housing for Rich Hipsters in the Mission, $1.345M

Open House in the Mission

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Where: 154 Julian Avenue, Mission District
When: Sunday, March 3 from 2 to 4 pm

Opening! The Kinsey Collection of African American Art and History at MoAD

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Exactly 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring, “all persons held as slaves” shall be “forever free.” And, the Museum of the African Diaspora is honoring this anniversary with an exhibit of African American art and history from the Kinsey Collection.

A Peek Inside Square's Shiny SF Workspace

Square Office

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If it's not a household name yet, it's about to get big. Square, the company that creates little plastic credit card readers that you can use on an iPhone, iPad or other mobile devices to accept credit card payments, is headed by Twitter-founder Jack Dorsey, who is planning to move its offices in San Francisco this year to accommodate its overwhelming growth.

Open House Alert! See a Mid-Century Gem by R. G. Watanabe This Sunday

Open House Obsession

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Where: 121 Edgehill Way, Forest Hill
When: Sunday, February 10 from 2 to 4 pm

A Former Factory Morphs Into a Badass Sonoma Home

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When interior designer Ann Jones purchased a house just a few blocks off the Sonoma Plaza, she was buying potential. "It had been a wood planing mill at the turn of the last century, and then it was a furniture factory," she says.

Nextdoor's Colorful Office Space Channels Neighborly Charm

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Social networking site Nextdoor's lively new San Francisco's Rincon Center office reflects the aim of the company: bringing back a sense of community to the neighborhood.

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