While in Buenos Aires, I dove into the city’s art scene and was smitten by the works of Nicholas Garcia Uribiuru. Uribiuru catapulted himself onto the global art scene at the 1968 Venice Biennale where he dyed the canals bright green. That was just the shocking start for this masterful artist and environmental activist. Next came the East River, the Seine and the Riachuelo. Uribiuru cleverly used this new form of art, dubbed land art, to rally for conservation. What’s not to love about a man who puts his art to work for the greater good.
In this digital era, I still find it utterly satisfying to turn the pages of a magazine. This excitement is amplified when the pages are filled with gorgeous photos of stunning spaces. Enter Luxe SF, a feast for the eyes. The debut San Francisco edition is ready to behold, so grab a copy pronto and escape to the nearest cozy corner for a good old-fashioned read.
One of many side benefits of having my son back in San Francisco after four years on the other coast (a newly minted college grad, I might add) is that our beloved dog Barclay is back. I adore having the little guy at my feet, casually injecting the occasional bark lest we forget he’s around. Let’s face it, dogs truly are a woman’s best friend–’nuff said.
Emily from our office recently traveled to Zurich and returned positively giddy about the English artist Julian Opie’s exhibit along its Bahnhofstrasse. Words can’t really do justice to this energetic video installation that mimics busy people rushing down an urban sidewalk. The locals deemed it very “New York,” which seems quite plausible. New York or not, it’s a head-turner.
Showcases provide the ultimate blank canvas for a designer. You get to transform a space, typically one bestowed with good architectural bones, to your ultimate creative delight. It’s not a time to hold back.
This year, San Francisco’s own ODADA (Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates) designed a sitting room for Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York. The striking contrast of the traditional dark wood punctuated by modern swaths of white and cobalt blue creates an unexpected delight. I would even give it a “wow!”
I am back after an utterly fantastic time in Buenos Aires for Leaders of Design Council. It’s quite true what I had heard about the European vibe of this Argentine city. Aside from the fabulous company, one of the best parts of the trip was a visit to Recoleta Cemetery. Imagine exquisite tiny palazzos, one after the next, each with a story to tell.
We aren’t shy about shouting out just how much we love Serena & Lily. They have brought a refined eye to catalog shopping with their fresh and happy perspective on life at home. For you San Francisco locals, please trot on over to their new spot on Sacramento Street. They opened their doors last week and it’s pure bliss. Live well, indeed!
How ever is it possible that Post & Grant is three! As they say, the days are long but the years are short, and our baby is growing-up. In honor of this momentous occasion, we are giving away our version of an orange crush. This fresh and happy desk set is guaranteed to inspire sharp thinking and creative pursuits. Chin chin.
Let us know what you think by posting a comment and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Winner will be announced Wednesday May 14th, 2014.
It only happens every other year and 2014 is one of those years when the city turns up the volume on fabulousness at the SF MOMA’s Modern Ball. It is all going down this Wednesday, April 30th and as far as I know there are still tickets to be had (in case your invitation got lost in the mail. Naturally, you might wonder where exactly this ball is to take place given the current state of our beloved museum. Fret not as Stanlee Gatti will transform Yerba Buena Gardens into a festival for the eyes. As an aside, the people watching is always spectacular.
Spring has sprung in San Francisco and that means it’s Decorator Showcase time. We were allowed a sneak peek at 3660 Jackson Street during press day and it did not disappoint. As usual, it’s a talented lot of designers. Antonio Martins’ master bedroom (with the spectacular ‘azulejos’ painted by Katherine Jacobus and Linda Horning) and Geoffrey De Sousa’s library left us quite smitten and we’ll admit that we took a few notes.
San Francisco Decorator Showcase will run from April 26th-May 26th and all proceeds benefit University High School’s financial aid program. Be prepared to get inspired!