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4 Month Makeover

With plans in place and a bold vision, we transformed a mid-Century architectural gem, pulling it into the 21stCentury. With a few decisive strokes, we opened up the… Read more »

Noguchi + Haswgawa

A recent exhibit at the Asian Art Museum showcased the talent of two artists, and highlighted how collaboration, craft, talent and friendship can lead to beautiful work.   Calligraphics,… Read more »

Milan Redux
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Earlier this year, I took a trip to to Milan’s Salone de Mobile to check out the best in furniture, lighting, and kitchen design. So many things impressed,… Read more »

Fog Fair 2019
Detail of Scandinavian furniture at Modernity, at Fog Fair 2019.

Some of the best design and art galleries from around the world are once again in San Francisco at Fog Design+Art Fair. Showcasing some of the leading talent at the… Read more »

Fog Fair 2018

We just had the Fog Design+Art Fair, which is one of my favorite events. Once again Bjørn Design was a Fog Forum member, which benefits the SFMOMA’s Department of… Read more »

Showcase

2017 was blur…great projects and clients, a growing business, and some amazing travel. One of the highlights was the debut of my powder room at the San Francisco… Read more »

Fog Fair

I’ve spent the afternoon being inspired at the  Fog Art+Design show at Fort Mason Center, January 12-15. The fair brings some of the best contemporary furniture dealers and art galleries to San… Read more »

Snapshot 25

Design is about turning fantasy into reality, dreams into inhabitable spaces. The work comes from turning ideas into something that can be built. As summer came, I tasked myself… Read more »

Milan

On my recent trip to Milan, it was hard to decide where to go and what to see simply because there was too much to see: Milan is… Read more »

Italian Design Now

Summer and travel go together, and for me I had an abundant year. Yosemite. Milan. Cape Cod. It was a WASP-y, worldly and rugged summer, and I’m grateful… Read more »

Prada Museum

I had never seen in person a building by OMA, but as a student I was a huge fan of the work, especially the Maison Bordeaux house, which I studied,… Read more »

Mexico

Recently I spent a week in Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, as many of my friends are all to aware from all the travel-porn/travel-bragging I did on Facebook.… Read more »

Snapshot #14

Recently when I was going through the chores of my work day, I stumbled across hand-made quilts which both amazed and inspired me as a designer. Part of the shock was… Read more »

Fog Fair

I had the opportunity to go preview the Fog Art + Design Fair 2015 yesterday morning. Really it was a chance for me to go see the show,… Read more »

Venice, again

Venice is one of those cities which you cannot go to enough, so I am circling back once again to tell this tale. The mysteries of Venice reveal… Read more »

Snapshot #12

Here is a good excuse to get to the Presidio, one of San Francisco’s treasures, this September to enjoy the beautiful weather: Tree Fall by artist Andy Goldsworthy. This site-specific… Read more »

Venice

The trip to Europe in June was great.  Sean and I visited Italy, Malta, Turkey and Greece, with multiple city and island stops along the way.  I love the… Read more »

Alexander McQueen

I am currently reading “Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy”. The stories remind me that design is something that is nurtured within ourselves and supported by good… Read more »

Snapshot #5

We live in such a unique place. The San Francisco Bay Area is at the center of innovation in so many fields that actively question what the future will… 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 »

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