Feeling Rad

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Skateboarding already comes with a certain cool factor. Now Supreme has upped the ante with its collection of limited edition skateboards designed by contemporary artists from around the globe. We recently placed a Damien Hirst board in one lucky client’s home and I’ll admit that it was tough to part ways with it. It made for one happy teen boy.

To see the full collection, visit the MSP Modern Gallery website. As for me, I’m headed over to the skatepark to work on my Tic-Tacs.

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Bring on the Fog

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Who said that fog only has a place in the summer San Francisco sky? The best kind of fog is about to roll into town. FOG Design + Art is anything but boring. Check all pretension at the door and get ready to party. FOG features 40 contemporary design and art dealers and the artists and craftsmen they represent. What fun!

The Hard Facts:

FOG Design + Art

Preview: January 14

Show: January 15-18

Fort Mason

All proceeds to benefit SF MOMA

 

*Photo Credits: Drew Altizer, Jan Lundberg, Joseph Driste

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Resolved

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With the advent of a new year comes the requisite resolutions. This year we took a moment to reflect upon what design resolution each one of us aspires to achieve.

Yes we CAN!

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Mine was easy. Just say no to Marsala.

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I hope to incorporate more truly unique custom pieces into my clients’ homes.

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Please may I source more vintage items locally.

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I am booking a visit to Les Puces in Paris to score some amazing finds.

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Mine is to simplify. It’s time to keep only what is needed and most loved and sell the rest.

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I want to buy fewer things but of higher quality and craftsmanship.

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Perfect Presents

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Let’s be candid. There is a direct correlation between the gifts you like to give and those you hope to receive. We went around the office and spouted a few of our favorites and maybe if we’re good Santa might just oblige.

MARTHA / Yoko Ono Beach Towel

ECHE / Maison Martin Margiela Mirrored Stainless Steel Champagne Bucket

KATIE / Astier de Villatte John Derian Architectural Mug

ERICKA / Jonathan Adler’s Brass Undulating Candle Holder

JANE / Alexandra Von Furstenberg Soulmate Fearless Tray

SARAH / Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca Throw

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Art Basel Lovefest

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It’s tough for me not to love Art Basel. There are few places that I would rather be than the epicenter of contemporary art. The fact that it goes down in Miami is simply the gooey icing on a rather divine cake. This year did not disappoint. It’s easier to ask me to pick my favorite child (Malcolm, it’s you) than to pick my favorite artwork but I will give it a try.

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Improved Pointless Payne’s Gray by Jan Maarten Vaskail could hang in many a client’s home. I would take it in mine too.

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Split Rocker is pure Jeff Koons.

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The Cumbrian Blue(s) series by Paul Scott stopped me in my tracks for its unexpected reinterpretation of a classic piece.

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Last but certainly not least, who doesn’t imagine twerking down the Mississippi with this cheery crew? Thanks Shawn Huckins for making me laugh.

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Design Miami

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I am still in recovery mode after my favorite week of the year. Miami is always a vibrant city but last week its pulse felt even stronger. The city becomes an international mecca of creative types clamoring for inspiration. I for one was not disappointed. Design Miami showcases 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting and objets d’art and evolved alongside the better known Art Basel. Now feast your eyes on some of my favorite pieces from the show.

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Hello Kitty!

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Sometimes you run into something so beautifully kitschy that it’s unforgivable not to share. It’s tough not to love that happy feline Hello Kitty. Now the Line Hotel in L.A. celebrates the eight year-old in all of us with a suite devoted to all things H.K. (as in furry and feline). Perhaps that plush toy bedspread will show up under my Christmas tree. A girl can dream.

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Design Gratitude

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I asked the team what design trend they feel most thankful for this Thanksgiving. True to form, their answers were thoughtful, inspiring and definitely reflective of their personalities.

ECHE – Brutalism being back in fashion.

KATIE – Sculptural mirrors like those by Sam Orlando Miller.

ERICKA - David Hicks inspired products and interiors. They’re timeless.

JANE - Gold and brass objects. They bring warmth to any room.

As for me, I am immensely grateful for Perennials fabrics. I love using their outdoor fabrics in every room and best of all, I can now use white EVERYWHERE!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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One Talented Lady

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As you know, I adore art. I want to be stretched, moved and even provoked by what I see. That’s the point. Kenturah Davis’ new solo show at Papillion in Los Angeles succeeds at all three. Narratives and Meditations, inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein’s texts on language and Davis’ recent travels in Ghana, explores the personal and social role of language in our lives through portraiture.

Davis is no stranger to the hopping L.A. art scene and truly wows with the breadth of her endless energy and talent. She recently launched God Is Now, a repository of beautiful handmade garments and objects for sale. This woman must not sleep!

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DIFFA NOW

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This year I have the enormous honor of co-chairing San Francisco’s 30th anniversary DIFFA event, DIFFA Now. DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. It’s amazing to think that we have been fighting this fight as an industry and a community for over thirty years. Thankfully, how far we have come.

Please Join Us:

DIFFA Now / COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Thursday, Nov. 20 | 6 PM – 10 PM

The NWBLK

PURCHASE TICKETS

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