Pop Art Underfoot

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It’s always fun to reveal projects that have been in the works. Earlier this month we celebrated the launch of some rather fun and fabulous (yes, I am bragging) carpets that are available through California Carpet. I love and collect Pop Art and it felt appropriate to follow my heart. This collection is a playful nod to my passion for all things Pop. Swirl around with “Liquefaction” or get gridlocked with “Eye Gotcha.” I like to think of it as walkable art.

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Gold Rush

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 12.06.22 PMWhile Giant’s fever sweeps over our city, there’s another show in town that merits celebration. This Wednesday night the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show opened with the Rush of Gold as its theme. The show will focus on the use of precious metals in art and antiques which certainly feels appropriate given San Francisco’s history as a gold rush boom town. Baseball and antiques, now that’s a winning combination.

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Vive la France

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La Biennale des Antiquaires recently wrapped up in Paris proving that there are so many reasons to love the City of Lights. The show was an assortment of the finest dealers from around the globe sparing no expense to display their wares. This year designer Jacques Grange styled the Grand Palais with luxurious touches like the perfumed fountain that greeted guests upon entry.

Two mid-century talents caught my eye. The first was this Cityscape sideboard by Paul Evans. Dining next to it would be like having a celebrity in the room.

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The second was this Wendell Castle sculpture. To call it sublime is sort of like calling the queen royal. I can’t stop staring at it!

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Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco

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Northern California is going to get a taste of Art Miami via the much anticipated Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) running October 9-12 at the San Mateo County Event Center. You know how I am prone to wax poetic about Art Miami. It is only my most favorite event of the year! Art SV/SF features an assortment of international art galleries and art institutions. You’ll see emerging talent as well as names you know. Check it out!

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NYC Makers at MAD

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There’s still time to catch the tail-end of a rather important show at the Museum of Art + Design in New York. NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial features 100 makers (craftsman, artists, designers) all from New York City. The museum has been transformed into a studio of sorts with live programs and demonstrations reminding any naysayer out there that talented craftsmanship is alive and well.

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Art Sale

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I am downsizing my art collection. Art is meant to be enjoyed, not stored, so it’s time to find new homes for several cherished pieces. Interested? Ring moi.

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It’s Time for Brunch

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Well past breakfast and not quite lunch, brunch is one of those weekend treats that permits lingering in a way that life rarely allows. We at Martha Angus Inc. have our fan favorites and there wasn’t one duplicate in the bunch.

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Nick’s Cove in Marshall for the down to earth vibe, salty air and a French Lavender cocktail. She usually opts for a simple plate of oysters and a salad or the Dungeness Crab Benedict.

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Mama’s in North Beach for eggs Benedict. Don’t mess with tradition.

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NOPA for the savory goat cheese pudding–yum!

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The Spinnaker in Sausalito for Bloody Mary’s while watching the boats sail by.

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Out the Door for beignets and Vietnamese coffee.

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And I love nothing more than heading to Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena for their southern breakfast sandwich with jalepenos. It’s heavenly.

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Couture Our Way

COUTURE OUR WAY COUTURE OUR WAY 2Fashion Week is in full swing on the other coast and this rather fabulous photo by Patrick Demarchelier certainly got me in the mood to strut my stuff. I’m not sure whether I adore the dresses or the splendid garden setting more. This photo is currently on display at Photo Shanghai courtesy of the Fahey/Klein Gallery. While Shanghai might be a bit of a stretch, the Fahey/Klein Gallery is based in L.A. and truly worth the jaunt.

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Let There Be Light

LET THERE BE LIGHT

MARTHA

 

Martha's Light

KATIE

KATIE'S LIGHT

 

ECHE ECHE'S LIGHT

 

ERICKA Ericka's Light

 

SARAH Sarah's Light

 

KHOURY Khoury's Light

Creativity abounds in the lighting industry where sculptural forms dangling from cords have earned their status as veritable art. It’s amazing to witness how a light fixture can completely transform an ordinary space into one that ignites a conversation.

Here are a few that we at Martha Angus are eying for various projects, clients willing. Just say yes!

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One of a Kind

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There’s a new furniture collection at DSEGNARE that will make you stop in your tracks and mouth the word “gorgeous.” The Iro Collection is the work of architect Jo Nagasaka. Iro means color in Japanese and colorful it is. Each of the four pieces is composed of Douglas Fir stripped down to its textural grain and then coated in a bright hue of resin. It’s an ancient Japanese method but feels so utterly contemporary in its design. They’re simply breathtaking.

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