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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.

Local Clothing Company Marine Layer Turns Five, Prints Vintage SF Tees

The traditional gift for a fifth anniversary is something made of wood. To celebrate its own fifth anniversary, San Francisco-based design shop Marine Layer, home of super soft cotton and beechwood fiber clothing decorated with 1970s-esque graphics, is gifting you with designs of t-shirts past.

Tahoe Mountain Biking for Newbies

Tahoe Van Sickle Trail

It looks like the Tahoe snow is holding off for a while longer, so there is still time and sunshine enough to tackle a few more of the lake's mountain bike trails.

The Five Best Designed Restaurants in San Francisco

Photo Cody Pickens

While this city has no shortage of terrific food, even world-class food, San Francisco is not a hub of lavishly designed, high-profile restaurants.

Photos: 7x7's Design Issue Celebration at McLoughlin Gallery

On November 9, 7x7 welcomed members of the art and design communities and their ardent supporters to the prestigious McLoughlin Gallery near Union Square (49 Geary St.) to help launch the November 2011 issue. Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails from DonQ Rum and signature wines from The Hess Collection, and sampled tasty, whimsical bites from the recently-opened Trace restaurant in the W Hotel.

Aprizi Gives Big Love to the Little Guys

Fashion is fast, and we, savvy shoppers, are always on the prowl for the next big thing. Sure, H&M is a staple and we love mega fashion houses like Prada, but isn't it great when you find a unique item from an amazing, emerging designer? 

Aprizi, a NYC-based startup, is taking a new approach to online shopping by filtering out the big brands and only featuring high-quality independent designs. Think Design*Sponge meets ShopStyle

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