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Going for Bold
Joanne Furio | April 11, 2014

The fact that a San Francisco pied-à-terre has a lot in common with that city’s Exploratorium, the self-proclaimed “museum of science, art and human perception,” is no coincidence. The owners are George Cogan, the Exploratorium...

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The Great Outdoors
Laura Eckstein, Amanda Friedman and Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

Dream Weavers
Since launching more than 20 years ago, Dedon has transformed the outdoor furnishings business with its...

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Hillside Splendor
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

“I hate fussy,” says interior designer Jane Hilton. “Although I like to look at glossy modern homes, I would never want to live in one!” And that’s precisely the honest spirit that permeates the Palisades...

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Wide Open Spaces
Maile Pingel | April 11, 2014

“I don’t know if there are three straight walls or two,” says Lori Gray with a laugh. And she means it. The La Quinta home she recently built with her husband, Mike Gray, is a soaring, sweeping and curving ode to all that is...

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Natural Attraction
AnnaMaria Stephens | April 11, 2014

When a family friend asked designer Cachel Rupp to give his Coronado digs a contemporary face-lift, the first thing she fixed was the view.
“The side of the house facing the water was almost all drywall,” says Rupp...

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Modern Jewel
AnnaMaria Stephens | January 17, 2014

When Andrew Canter set out to build his contemporary residence on a covetable piece of beachfront property in La Jolla, he collected binders full of bold ideas for the compact lot. A successful young entrepreneur, Canter figured home design...

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Point of View
Maile Pingel | January 17, 2014

For a national political consultant who spends his days dealing with strategic planning, advertising, the media, public opinion—the list goes on—it’s little wonder that his home must function equally as a place of respite and a...

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Paradise, Found!
Alex Markoff | January 17, 2014

Subtle Islands, Canada

THE RUNDOWN Think private islands, and you’re not likely to ponder the Great White North, but this British Columbia retreat defies convention. Sprawling...

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Visual Feast
Maile Pingel | January 17, 2014

When a designer turns your hotel into one of the most iconic destinations in the state, it only makes sense to ask him back for the next project. So it was for ETC Hotels, which first enlisted Michael S. Smith for the 2005 redesign of Shutters on...

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Inside Out
Ayesha Khan | January 17, 2014

Nestled in the royal Dusit District in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River, or “River of Kings,” The Siam is the first hotel venture for 43-year-old indie-rock star and actor Krissada Sukosol Clapp...

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Perfect Harmony
Amanda Friedman | January 16, 2014

Situated high on the hillside on Belvedere Island overlooking the San Francisco Bay, with postcard-perfect vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge in one direction and Sausalito in the other, Gary Friedman—the innovative co-CEO and chairman...

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Suite Luxury
Joanne Furio | October 8, 2013

During his frequent visits to Asia for work, a San Francisco financial investor found himself spending much of his time in the region’s upscale, high-design hotels. The more he stayed in them, the more he became enthralled by their streamlined...

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