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Inside The Playful Klutz Idea Factory in Palo Alto

Klutz Factory

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It seems appropriate that the Klutz Press building in Palo Alto was originally home to a Coca-Cola bottling plant. The 43 people who work here today make something that kids love just as much as soda: A special line of creative children’s books that have sold 45 million copies worldwide and counting. Come along with us on a special tour of Klutz’s idea factory.

I Could Live Here: San Francisco Ritz-Carlton Penthouse

Ritz-Carlton Penthouse

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I know, writing about how I could live in an $8 million dollar penthouse equipped with an at-my-beckon-call concierge seems like a throwaway. Like I'm cheating at my own imagination exercise. But please, bear with me on this one.

Designers, Submit Your Creations to California Home & Design's CH+D Awards!

Our sister company California Home & Design invites all California-based design professionals to submit their most recent innovative projects for consideration in their annual California Home+Design Awards!

A Sneak Peek at the New SFJAZZ Center in Hayes Valley

SFJazz Center

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All reports to the contrary, jazz is alive and thriving in San Francisco.

I Could Live Here: 1970s Redwood Tower House in Bolinas

Redwood House

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I've always considered myself a city girl, through and through, but as my days get busier, and I get, well, let's face it, older, the slow life of the country gets more and more appealing. But before you get any funny ideas, let me clarify: I mean this strictly in a "weekend house" kind of way, which is pure fantasy at this point. But I can dream…

World's Largest Light Sculpture to be Installed on the Bay Bridge for 75th Anniversary

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Internationally renowned artist Leo Villareal is installing the world’s largest light sculpture in honor of the 75th anniversary of the bridge. People in San Francisco will start to see a flicker of lights along the suspension cables of the Bay Bridge next month, and by March the entire western span will be illuminated with tens of thousands of lights.

Dining Design Diary: The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar in Downtown Napa

The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar

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After walking through the empty shell of The Thomas and Fagiani’s Bar at The Thomas in Napa with AvroKO partner Adam Farmerie in July and returning after opening, what’s notable about the transformed space is that it feels so authentic to its collective past.

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