Entries Tagged as 'Home'

Noe Valley Modern

August 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Located just down the street from our house, this modern Noe Valley home is a perfect example of how to combine contemporary lines with a natural feel.  I stumbled upon it while browsing for neighborhood real estate.  As it turns out, it’s the residence and studio of the talented industrial designer responsible for, among other […]

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Tags: Architecture · Garden · Home

Stokke Tripp Trapp

August 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I don’t have any children (yet), but I’m nevertheless fascinated by high quality products for kids.  The Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair is a classic example of a piece of furniture that is both ubiquitous and iconic.  It’s simple design might hide the fact that it is superbly ergonomic, adjustable and sturdy.  One can only wish […]

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Tags: Furniture · Home · Kids

Our New Garden

July 11th, 2009 · 7 Comments

When looking for a new place to live, one of our requirements was outdoor space.  San Francisco apartments are generally lacking in this regard, even though we have fairly nice weather.  Needless to say, our new flat’s back yard was one of its most desirable features for us.  For the past few months it was […]

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Tags: Food · Garden · Home

Trip Trap

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments

My Danish mom-in-law may not be into design, but she always manages to introduce me to the most wonderful home accessories.  My favorite so far have to be from Trip Trap, a furniture and home décor firm based in Hadsund, Denmark.  We’ve had their cool coasters and trivets for a few years now, but our […]

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Colorful Wedge Doorstops

June 20th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s another hot and sunny day in San Francisco, and our old house doesn’t have AC.  I love having the windows open, but it means the door to our kitchen keeps slamming shut in the breeze.  If only I’d purchased one of these awesome doorstops I spotted in Denmark, I wouldn’t have this problem.  Designed […]

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Animal Alarm Clocks

June 18th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I have always loved the look of old fashioned bell alarm clocks, and the animal faces make these perfect for a kid’s room.  I’m partial to the orange monkey clock.  Available for $19 at The Touch, a vintage furniture store in the Mission neighborhood here in San Francisco.

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Tags: Home · Toys

Stainless Portable Grill

May 25th, 2009 · No Comments

As we spend today remembering those who fought for our freedom, most Americans celebrate by gathering with family and friends around the grill.  Unfortunately for us apartment dwellers, a grill is either against regulations or simply impossible.  That’s where this beauty comes in: a stainless steel, portable grill.  Perfect for taking to a park or […]

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LEGO Mania!

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Like many kids, especially those who grew up to become engineers, LEGO blocks were a huge source of fun and inspiration for me.  In fact, I’ve never really stopped loving them, though I haven’t built or purchased any in a long time.  That’s all about to change. I nearly jumped out of my chair while […]

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Tags: Architecture · Furniture · Graphic Design · Home · Toys

Beautifully Hip Noe Valley Renovation

April 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Randomly reading the New York Times this morning I ran across this article about a young couple and their hip Noe Valley renovation.  Jay Shapiro, a skateboarder and bassist for local band Space Vacation, and Claire Bigbie, interior designer and RISD graduate, have totally transformed this Victorian space into a perfect home for SF youngsters. […]

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Tags: Architecture · Home

Moving On

February 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It was our first apartment in the city.  Complete with wonderful views of the urban life below, it offered a perfect introduction to what life in a metropolis is all about.  More importantly, it was the first place we transformed from an empty shell to a truly livable space, one in which everything in it […]

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