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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 »

Tropical Modernism

I’m excited to experience a bit of tropical modernism in Southeast Asia. While I’m extremely excited for the food, culture, world heritage sites, beaches, and down time half a… Read more »

Sea Ranch

I recently came back from my first stay at Sea Ranch. This was a pilgrimage to visit the works of Charles Moore, William Turnbull and Joseph Esherick, and… 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 »

Beauty

I caught the Cooper Hewitt’s Design Triennial at the San Jose Museum of Art just before it closed.  Titled Beauty, the show explores contrasting themes in contemporary design,… 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 »

Building Art

On my travels this summer, I took as a little light reading Frank Gehry’s biography (haha, only an interior designer or architect would call this light reading!). For… 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 »

Oslo Opera

I have big expectations for the new SFMOMA expansion. A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to see first hand the work of the architects when I… Read more »

Cenote Spa

Spending time in the Mayan Caribbean clearly reveals how life and landscape are influenced by geology: limestone bedrock erosion reveals subterranean water, which affects plumbing, foundations, electricity and gas. All… Read more »

Island Life

As you read this I will be lying in a hammock, swinging in the humid breeze of the Mayan Caribbean. A good book, a cool drink and a… Read more »

Light Fantastic

This past week I ran into Leo Villereal’s work at every turn. On a break from work, I saw a great show at Jessica Silverman/fused space gallery. Watching the Super… Read more »

Chalet

Winter in the mountains, to me, is all about the warm glow of a fire and the comfort provide by rustic materials, friends, spirits and a good view. It’s… Read more »

Snapshot 24

A fixture of Bay Area art for decades, David Ireland lived the life he preached, turning his house at 500 Capp Street into a living sculpture. Ideas of impermanence,… Read more »

Paris Match

The City of Lights has been in our thoughts lately. The city that brought us the Eiffel Tower illuminated in lights, the moving picture, and the Age of Enlightenment…Paris has… Read more »

Snapshot 23

I was walking by the new SFMOMA extension the other night, and inside the window you can see the form of Richard Serra‘s Torqued series steel sculptures. I am… Read more »

Snapshot 22

An installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum plays with our perception of light and space, using colored acrylic panels and ceramic tile in a color gradient to… 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 »

Snapshot 21

My summer trip to Milan was an immersion in Italian modernism, where detail and decoration animate purer northern forms. Milan’s historic boulevards are alive with new design — from the crisp modern architecture of the 1930’s… 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 »

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