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Best of Design: The Year's Top Office Makeovers, Airbnb Abodes, and More

7x7 Magazine's annual Best of SF showcases all you could ever hope to eat, drink, see, buy, know, and do in the city. Here is the Best of Design:

What to Pack for a Voyage to Outer Space

The final frontier is having a style moment. Here are the bare essentials you'll need to look chic anywhere in the galaxy. 

Artifacts From Distant Lands Fill the Studio of Designer Jonathan Rachman

The industrial Dogpatch address of the 5,000-square-foot warehouse-cum-atelier of interior designer Jonathan Rachman has little bearing on the world within this space. The studio doubles as a scrapbook for the Sumatran-born designer, brimming, as it is, with a rotating collection of treasures brought back from annual pilgrimages to Europe and, of course, his native Indonesia.

Southern Hospitality, Tech Stars, BBQ, and More Motivation to Visit Austin Right Now

Austin is spawning more than its fair share of tech lodestars, transforming this quirky city on the banks of the Colorado River into a start-up scene–nicknamed Silicon Hills—that even Bay Area entrepreneurs could envy. The first Bitcoin ATMs in the United States landed downtown in March, and California companies such as Dropbox and Websense are ramping up local operations. In town to scout a start-up at the Capital Factory incubator? Take the weekend to see what all the fuss is about.

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 Healthcare.gov).

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

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

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

Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

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

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