Friday, April 27, 2012

Leaning Art

We've been included in another Houzz feature, this one discussing the idea of leaning art.  The photo is from our Carroll St. Project, here in the Bay Area. 

 Read the feature here:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Marin Designer Showcase

This year's Marin Designer Showcase is open, and it's quite the property. 15,500 square feet on the tip of Belvedere Island - some of the most sought after real estate in the world, with incomparable views... and a $45 Million price tag. I had the pleasure of helping a colleague, Gioi Tran, on his Master Bedroom, and I the finished space is beautiful. If you're in the SF Bay Area, the house is open through February 26th. Links to the Showcase and property follow.
Master Bedroom, Gioi Tran
Photo: David Duncan Livingston

Master Bathroom, Gioi Tran

Living Room, Suzanne Tucker

Library, Suzanne Tucker

Kitchen, David Kensington

Dining Room, Candace Barnes

Family Room, David Kensington

Guest Suite

Guest Suite, Katie Denham

All photography from Sotheby's Villa Belvedere Webpage,
unless otherwise specified.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Let there be light!

These creative and functional pieces are just the thing for the dark Winter evenings ahead.

Amazing levitating lamp, by Angela Jansen
See how it works here

Light Sommelier interactive light, by Studio Dot DotDot. As the wine bottle
is tipped towards the glass, the light appears and grows stronger.
See the video at Yanko Design.

Life size lamps by Bizzotto

Torn Light by Billy May

Hand blown bulbs by Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans.
Via Dezeen

"Cirrata" lamp by Markus Johansson, made of Corian.

Clothes Hangar lamp by Hector Serrano for Droog.

Coil lamp by Craighton Berman, made of extension cord

Pouring lamp by Yeongwoo Kim

{thanks to Toxel and Spoonfed}

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I've long been a fan of architect Stanley Saitowitz, based in San Francisco. His "Bridge House" in San Anselmo is striking: situated across a ravine, the house is a 22' wide, two story continuous span. Cor-Ten steel plate clad the walls and roof - I love the juxtaposition between the steel & glass structurewith and the wooded grasslands on the 15 acre site.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dalton Ghetti Pencil Sculptures

Artist/Carpenter Dalton Ghetti creates these absolutely astonishing and wonderful scluptures from the tip of a pencil, in graphite. The pieces can take years to create - the linked chain sculpture took two years!

Read the full piece at Yatzer, by Marcia Argyriades

Thursday, October 6, 2011

We've just come off of our HGTV "Room Crashers" shoot, and I wanted to share a few photos of the experience. What a fun, chaotic, and exhausting 3 days! I assumed with reality TV "3 days" meant something else...but we did complete the transformation from start to finish in just under 3 days. The production team was fantastic, the construction team from Farallon was amazing, and the home owners were enthusiastic participants. It was quite rewarding to see our design come to life in such a short time. I'm sorry I can't show the final photos until the episode airs in February, but I will certainly keep everyone posted. I can only tell you the producers, host, and crew loved the space, and the home owners are thrilled!

Day 1, 9:00 am

Demolition is just about to start

Day 1, Demolition with the home owner

Day 1, construction of the Media/Fireplace wall
and removal of the wall between Living/Dining Rooms

Day 2 - "Do it Yourself" project

Custom Douglas Fir cube coffee tables

Day 3 - Construction/Assembly of the Woven Wall Art

Strips of Beech and Copper woven in between wooden dowels.

Rainy Set!