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2/16/2012

“People against dirty” is the official slogan of San Francisco’s green-cleaning-products company Method, but it could just as well be... More»

2/6/2012

 Strange but true: At the same time that many smaller, cash-strapped museums have been forced to close, major arts institutions seem to be in the... More»

1/20/2012

Woodcuts, ink drawings, and collages become patterns on textiles in the hands of Laura Lienhard, a former studio artist who now creates fabrics that can... More»

12/28/2011

If the latest offering from contemporary-furniture showroom Dzine is any indication, your living room walls may soon resemble a high-concept art ... More»

12/28/2011

Have you noticed that patterns have nudged their way onto kitchen appliances? Or that your relationship with your car has gotten, well, more... More»

12/16/2011

In August San Francisco featured a magnificent rendering, of what is essentially a... More»

12/14/2011

Leave it to a company whose motto is “People against dirty” to be the first to find a way to recycle the millions of pounds of... More»

12/14/2011

You know that the vertical-gardening craze begun by the flamboyant French botanist Patrick Blanc has gone viral when a chain like DWR starts... More»

11/23/2011

For two bright architects who throw around expressions like “geometric disturbance,” “formal energy of space,” and “post-... More»

10/21/2011

Just like precious stones, the most coveted plants are often the rarest. Species like Phylica pubescens, Petunia exserta, and Lotus jacobaeus can’t be... More»

10/19/2011

You could say that Healdsburg artist Quinn Scheibal channeled the late, great San Francisco interior designer John Dickinson when he made his new concrete-... More»

4/23/2010

Three years ago, at a two-day retreat in the Presidio, San Francisco architect Craig Hartman appeared before a crowd of urban-planning types at a... More»