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Milan Redux
#bjorndesign_ca

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 »

2018 Showcase House

Why can’t the dining room be the new family room, a place where the entire family can gather throughout the day? This is what I was saying as… Read more »

Marquina

Connecting and working with talented individuals is one of the highlights of my job.   Local crafts people and artists have a thoughtful perspective on design, and they help create… Read more »

Bloom

This carpet collection by American designer and florist  Jeff Latham for  Tai Ping Carpets strikes notes that resonate with me: artistic, bold and modern. I want to reach out to touch and… Read more »

New York

Part of the appeal of this New York apartment is the expansive volume, rare in New York (and San Francisco). I also like that this was done on… Read more »

Blue
Bold use of Cerulean blue in this kitchen by Studio deSigy in Paris.

There are important lessons in rhythm and thematic repetition which one can learn from this Parisian apartment: lessons of color, material and detailing. Or one can just fall… Read more »

Snapshot #17
Ricketts Indigo

As the “makers” movement spreads, not only are neighborhoods and jobs created, but traditional crafts are being revitalized. I’m really excited about this. Working on high-end interiors has… 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 »

Good Design

Good design should stand the test of time. Here’s one of my favorite projects I completed before working at ODADA. I renovated this Victorian home in Noe Valley.… Read more »

Color Trends

I love vintage color catalogs for homes, cars, and appliances. I have stacks from the 1920’s to 1970’s. These are snapshots of where we were and where we… Read more »

Rothko-esque Pillows

Check out these pillows from West Elm. Perhaps inspired by Mark Rothko’s Color Field paintings, or Helen Frankenthaler’s abstract expressionist “soak stain” oil paintings . These pillows are a great… Read more »

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