Homepolish designer Benedetta Amadi transformed her Liberty Hill home, once "Home Depot modern" (as new construction usually is) into a collected, travel-inspired vision—with a Scandinavian accent. The Italy-born designer, who moved to San Francisco from New York in 2013, is drawn to the organic minimalism of Scandinavian design, with its raw woods and cozy textiles.
David Katznelson is one of the founding members of the San Francisco Appreciation Society, a group of San Franciscans who have made it their mission to discover and celebrate the people and events that make San Francisco one of the greatest and most unique cities in the world. David took some time out from his adventures at Glastonbury to talk to 7x7 about the Society's origins, its mission, and its heroes.
7x7: How did the San Francisco Appreciation Society come to exist?
Madonna hits the stage at Oakland’s Oracle Arena this weekend on the Bay Area stop of her Sticky & Sweet world tour. In between unpacking her beauty arsenal and getting the Queen of Pop camera ready, Gina Brooke, Madonna’s longtime make-up artist, will be teaching a master class at the Fillmore Street Shu Uemura boutique on Saturday. We caught up with Brooke, who was still touring in Canada, for the inside scoop of life on the road, how she keeps Madonna looking fine, and her best, stress-free beauty tips.