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5 Innovative New Ideas From Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference

More than 500 design–industry professionals gathered for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014, the second annual conference that proved to be another blockbuster of inspirational programming. Once past a few Space-Age prototypes (is it a car? A motorcycle? More on this later) attendees heard from a slew of industry leaders, including Makerbot founder Bre Pettis, High-Line architect Elizabeth Diller and young gun Sha Hwang (inventor of Gifpops and currently tasked with overhauling

A Well-Heeled Designer Takes the Unexpected Route

This article originally appeared in California Home + Design

San Francisco shoe designer Martha Davis gravitates toward the unexpected. From her studio garage–cum–showroom in Hayes Valley, she carries out her vision for sculptural designs that are also supremely wearable, inventing geometrically complex heel shapes and topping them with butter-soft vachetta leather.

A Sneak Peek at SFO's New Terminal 3

This article originally appeared on California Home + Design 

San Francisco International Airport gets another gorgeous upgrade with its renovated Terminal 3 Boarding Area E, which opened January 28 for flight. 

Drew Barrymore's Adventure In Winemaking Is a Family Affair

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As a child actress negotiating life in the spotlight, Drew Barrymore felt worlds away from the realm of family crests and the privilege they symbolized. But for her latest venture as the steward of her eponymous wine label, Barrymore has embraced her family legacy, reviving a symbol created by her grandfather, silver screen legend John Barrymore.

Adventurous First-Time Homeowners Chose a Mission Creek Houseboat

Photo by Drew Kelly

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For a pair of adventurous first-time homeowners, building the perfect house was a matter of knowing what floats their boat.

13 Awesome Projects at the SF Local Design Market

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In a festive round of mixing, scouting and shopping (such a job hazard in this line of business), I stopped by San Francisco's Zinc Details last week for the second annual SF Local Design Market

With A Royal Flourish, Atelier Vierkant Opens San Francisco Showroom

Atelier Vierkant

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H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium was on hand last week to celebrate the opening of the new Atelier Vierkant showroom in San Francisco.

Stuff We Dig: New Ceramic Designs From Oakland's Sara Paloma

Sara Paloma

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We've been fans of Emeryville ceramicist Sara Paloma for a long time (ever since we first wrote about her elegant vessels back in 2007). She creates deceptively simple, sinuous shapes that look equally at home in rustic or minimalist aesthetics.

Drew Barrymore on Wine, Design and Family Crests

Drew Barrymore at Pebble Beach

The dregs have drained and the hangovers have cleared after the annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Classic took over the coastal towns of Carmel and Monterey this weekend. But while there, 7x7 took a seat with Drew Barrymore to find out more about her eponymous wine, Barrymore Pinot Grigio, a crisp and fruity wine from the Triveneto region of Northern Italy.

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