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10/8/2015

  In the aughts, every new bar, office, and restaurant that opened looked like the candlelit hull of a sea-battered ship. “Reclaimed wood... More»

10/8/2015

  Banish memories of grandmotherly florals: Wall coverings are not what they used to be. This, in part, is because the cost of printing high-... More»

10/7/2015

  As Bay Area housing grows ever scarcer, the traditional backyard is becoming a disposable luxury. Space-crunched homeowners are converting... More»

10/6/2015

  Architect Emily Huang of Huang Iboshi Architecture owns one, as do interior designer Susan Greenleaf, Joshua Aidlin of... More»

10/2/2015

  It used to be that trudging upstairs was an end unto itself. Not anymore. Now ascending the steps is a carefully choreographed event. “... More»

9/30/2015

  GLASS Name: Nikolas Weinstein Company: Nikolas Weinstein Studios Inc... More»

9/29/2015

  Painted Ladies may be charming, but they’re the bane of imaginative architecture. “The San Francisco Planning Department is... More»

9/25/2015

  Out with the pedestrian skylight, in with the light cannon. Inspired by artist James Turrell, architect Beverly Choe uses light to reshape a... More»

9/24/2015

  White Noise “Clean” and “neutral” are buzzwords when designing stark, white spaces. “... More»

9/24/2015

  Craig Dykers isn’t a kitchen designer. A principal at the architecture firm Snøhetta, Dykers is collaborating with SFMOMA on its... More»

9/23/2015

  French doors are outdated; screens are downright obsolete. “We rarely even use standard windows anymore,” says architect Julie... More»

9/9/2015

  “We call it Mexi-modern,” says homeowner Julie Crosby of her Hillsborough home, a vibrant mashup of Spanish, Moroccan, and... More»