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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?