Snapshot #4

Swarovski crystals, LED lights, and gravity.  These three components come together in Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s new chandelier in the Gabriel Staircase at Château de Versailles. The 800 Swarovski crystals reference history,… Read more »


If you are braving the crowds at Union Square this holiday season, you might want to take a break and pamper yourself with lunch at Hakkasan. Open a… Read more »

Snapshot #3

  I have been thinking lately about how we live in traditional spaces. Do we merely replicate the styles of the past, or do we incorporate aspects of… Read more »

Art All Around

Two art galleries are currently surveying the art scene in San Francisco. One show highlights conceptual art from the 1970’s, and one is more about craft in the… Read more »

Snapshot #2

This private dining alcove at Monsieur Bleu restaurant at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, is casual, luxurious and very modern. It doesn’t hurt that the space started with… Read more »

Bjørn 101: très Brooklyn

In très Brooklyn, I shared with you a movement that has reached from Brooklyn to Paris to San Francisco: a desire to use locally sourced, natural products which… Read more »

Snapshot #1

I’m starting a serial post on Tuesdays of inspiring images. This series will provide a snapshot of what interests me at any given point in time. Why Tuesdays?… Read more »

Bjørn 101: Awaken Your Senses

When I meet with Kevin Hackett to discuss the master bathroom which he and Jessica Weigley of Síol Studio designed for the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase House  (see  Conversation with Kevin Hackett),… Read more »

Conversation with Kevin Hackett

I recently meet up with Kevin Hackett, Principal of Síol Studios, to share a drink and ask him a few questions about the projects he’s designing. In particular, I had… Read more »

très Brooklyn

Paris is having a Brooklyn moment. You’ll notice it in the food trucks, the organic locally sourced food, plaid shirts and rough-hewn industrial interiors. Here “très Brooklyn” signifies… Read more »

Stanley Saitowitz Moment

There is a building boom happening San Francisco. With 4,000 new residential units currently being built and with building permits being pulled for over 40,000 more (SF Chronicle 28 April, 2013),… Read more »

Yerba Buena Lofts

Yerba Buena Lofts at night.   This posting is a love letter of sorts to Yerba Buena Lofts, designed by Stanley Saitowitz.  Yerba Buena Lofts is my creative… Read more »

Bjørn Studio

Welcome to Bjø, an interior design blog about contemporary urban living. This blog will offer advice to anyone who wants to transform their home.  Whether you want to create a stylish place… Read more »

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