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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 »

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 »

Terrazzo

One of the materials which I have embraced this year is terrazzo. Part of the reason is that terrazzo reminds me of Italy, where it was invented in… Read more »

Cucina

This is the time of year when we entertaining friends and family at home to share the joy of the season. We are celebrating another year together, friendship, accomplishments and losses,… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Baxter

I am intrigued by this line of Italian furniture now represented by DZine in San Francisco.  Perhaps I’m just persuaded by the Italian villas in which the furniture… Read more »

Snapshot #11

Stepping into the Palazzo Grassi in Venice provided an unexpected discovery: a courtyard transformed by an installation by American artist Doug Wheeler.  It was really surreal.  One minute,… 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 »

Spritz and cichèti

Aperol Spritz in Venice To feel like you are in Venice (or Rome) just make a tall ice-cold Spritz. It is the perfect summer drink: easy to make,… Read more »

Snapshot #8

Sean and I are back from our amazing trip to the Mediterranean.  So many inspiring images to share with you. The one recurring image which I come back… Read more »

Dreaming of Rome

The Bulgari store men’s watch gallery incorporates a marble floor using a pattern from the Pantheon. With my trip to Rome 3 weeks away, the great theater of… Read more »

Valentino

San Francisco design has taken a big Italian leap forward with the opening of the Valentino store at Grant and Geary. Designed by British architect David Chipperfield, the… Read more »

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