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Airbnb Goes to Salone del Mobile in Milan

A new way of traveling and connecting to people, from all around the world, who bring their culture, habits, and local customs intoto a foreigner's home—this is the topic of “Housewarming,” an event co-created by Airbnb and Italian company Fabrica for the Salone del Mobile in Milan last week." 

Airbnb's SoMa HQ Could Sell for $280 Million

What does 400,000 square feet, located a stone's throw from Zynga and Adobe HQ, go for in San Francisco's out of control real estate market? Well, if today's projections about the asking price for Airbnb's gigantic Brannan Street HQ are anywhere close, the address could bring upwards of $280 million. OMG.

Yves Behar's Stunning Alchemy Lounge Takes Milan

We're always proud to claim design luminary Yves Behar as San Francisco's own, and the curly-haired superstar has outdone himself once again: Just feast your eyes upon his futuristic design for the Alchemy Lounge, a pop-up cocktail bar at Milan's Teatro Versace.

7 Summer Art, Music & Design Events to up Your Culture Cred

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Summer will be here before we know it, and now's the time to start filling up your calendar with the Bay Area's best art, music, and design events coming down the pipeline. From al fresco jazz to a renegade craft fair, here are the seven can't-miss arts events this summer.

Three Oakland Fashion Designers to Watch

With the migration of SF's creative class across the Bay Bridge, it was meant to be that Oakland is now emerging as a Bay Area creative center. Fashion mavens rejoice: Oakland designers are applying sustainable quality and craftsmanship to modern, utilitarian wares that are perfect for wardrobe-building. Here are three of our faves.

Peek Inside Boatbound's Nautical SF Office

Billed as the Airbnb of boat rentals, SF startup Boatbound is, er, making waves, with growing demand necessitating an expanding team and better workspace. Check out their nautical digs.

One Designer's Cheap-Chic Approach to the Classic SF Victorian

Savannah Roberts' bedroom is impeccable. Located on the top floor of an old Victorian building, the space is classic San Francisco, balancing new and old, purchased and homemade. A designer for Homepolish, Savannah is as savvy with power tools as she is with choosing and styling the perfect flea market find. She painted and reupholstered quite a few worn furnishings to give them new life, and her personal touch is evident everywhere in the room. Plus, she's found cool ways to organize her space without breaking the bank—we love her solution to SF's notorious lack of closets! Her home is a “reflection of so many great memories,” and it feels exactly like that as soon as you enter.

Eche Martinez Launches New Interior Design Firm

In January, San Francisco designer Eche Martinez, who calls Pac Heights home, launched his eponymous interior design firm. As his trademark, the Buenos Aires native uses rich color and bold modern canvases to bring a space to life.

Inside the Instagram-Worthy House of Woodworker Aleksandra Zee

For our first installment of Instagram-worthy homes, we look to the cozy space of lumber queen Aleksandra Zee, who wields wood into the highly covetable geometric triangles and rectangular panels seen at Monk's Kettle, Intermix, and other creative spaces around the city.

Check Out Presidio Parklands, SF's Own Version of NYC's High Line

If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting NYC’s High Line—an urban park built into an old elevated rail line on Manhattan’s west side—then you'll know just how important it is when we tell you that the landscape architecture firm responsible for that gem was just selected to transform San Francisco's very own waterfront. If you haven’t, you should know this much: this is awesome news.

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