SFDC Designwire

Jeff Greenwald: Travel Speaker, Author and Perfomer Comes to the SFDC


Location: Modern Fever
SFDC Galleria, Suite #442
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time: 5:15 – 7:00pm  

Jeff divides his time between California and Asia, publishing stories and essays in a variety of publications, including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Outside and Salon.com. In addition he has prepared exhibits, lectures and educational programs for the San Francisco Exploratorium, the University of California, the Body Shop International, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

As author of five of books, he will share his best stories with us and describe how some of his most horrendous travel experiences have been transformed into essential life lessons.

ASID is offering this event to the design community and friends without charge thanks to host, Modern Fever. Please RSVP to ASID Office: asidcan@earthlink.net or by calling (415) 626-2743.

You are Invited to Conde House


Conde House
SFDC Showplace #291
June 1
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Conde House at the San Francisco Design Center sets the perfect stage for the stunning work of two local artists: the luscious black and white archival prints of Marilynne Morshead and the sumptuous and colorful pigment paintings of Tobias Tovera.  

Please join Conde House for an afternoon reception following the June 1st Designers’ Wednesday seminar to celebrate the synthesis of exquisitely crafted Japanese furniture and intensely beautiful art.

Light wine and appetizers will be served and the artists will be on hand to talk about their work. 


How to Always Make a Profit


Designers’ Wednesday
Wednesday, June 1
12:00 – 2:00 PM

.1 CEU                                                       
Wroolie & Company, Galleria 235

Given the economic environment of decreased business and increased competition, business owners are wondering how they can still make a profit.  There is a way – and business consultant Vicki Suiter will show you how.  Over the past 20 years she has helped hundreds of designers and contractors implement strategies and practices that result in stronger profits and cash flows and have allowed them to weather downturns in the economy without losing stride. Vicki will show you her proven methods you can employ right now to positively affect your bottom line. Discover how to not only survive but thrive, no matter what the economy is doing!  Click here to register or call 415.490.5882.

Beryn’s Tips and Tricks


Tech savvy propeller cap twirler, Beryn Hammil generously shares with the design community more useful tips and tricks for your iPhone, iPad or iPod device….away we go!

Over the past several months, as my friends have been getting iPads, I’ve sat and taught them some nifty tips and tricks to make using this amazing device easier and the process more efficient. Unfortunately, I can’t sit with each and every one of you, so this blog will just have to do. 

Most of these same tips and tricks work on the iPhone (3Gs and 4) as well as the iPod Touch (3rd and 4th generations only).  In no particular order of preference, here are some of my favorites. Read more…

Jay Jeffers Makes ELLE DECOR’s 2011 A-List


Jay's bedroom at the ELLE DECOR 2010 Showhouse. Photographer: William Abranowicz

Known for his playful, pattern laden rooms, Jay Jeffers channels David Hicks for a West Coast clientele. He loves to create drama—a living room has coral walls, a mustard ceiling, and built-in bookcases with Mughal-inspired arches.

Still, he knows when to pull back: At the 2010 ELLE DECOR Showhouse in San Francisco, his master bedroom was a neutral study in luxe, from the cashmere upholstery to a platform bed of his own design in gray tweed.

Article courtesy of www.elledecor.com.  Read more on ELLE DECOR’s A-List Top 25 Interior Designers in America here.

Dog Day Afternoon with Chella Textiles at Sloan Miyasato


Sloan Miyasato
SFDC Showplace #200

Dogs are dedicated creatures of comfort. Try as we may to keep paws off, we often let sleeping dogs lie…on beds, upholstered chairs and sofas. Yet to give in to pooch’s penchant for plush is to fret over our fabrics or live without nice things – and Chella Textiles has a bone to pick on that front.

As the go-to resource for luxury performance textiles, Chella knows practicality need never trump style. Sumptuous velvet and chenille, glamorous jacquard, even light and bright designs are not off-limits to four-leggeds whose families live with Chella. Because the coloring actually takes place before the yarn is even created, Chella’s durable solution-dyed acrylics are machine washable, lightfast and relentless in their refusal to allow any household to go to the dogs.

Go here to see the complete line or visit Sloan Miyasato in the SFDC Showplace #200.

Contact: 415.431.1465

Now Open in the SFDC Galleria: Mansour | Mansour Modern


Mansour | Mansour Modern
SFDC Galleria #101

The SFDC is pleased to announce the opening of the world’s finest rug purveyors Mansour | Mansour Modern at the San Francisco Design Center. 

The showroom is now open in the SFDC Galleria at 101 Henry Adams Street, Suite #101.  We welcome you to stop in and visit!

Contact: 415.556.9999

Cultural Imagery and the Architecture of Place


Thursday, May 12
6:00–8:00 pm
Arader Galleries
432 Jackson Street

Please join The Northern California Chapter of ICAA (Institute of Classical Architecture and Art) for an illustrated lecture with noted Texan architect Michael G. Imber.

A graduate of Texas Tech University in 1986, Michael Imber is founder of Michael G. Imber Architects in San Antonio. A superb contextualist, his wide body of work exhibits a scholarly and artistic grasp of regionalism, in particular the South Texas vernacular, and a clear understanding of traditional urbanism.

Alan Greenberg lost a talented designer when Michael set out on his own in the early 1990’s. In his unassuming fashion, he quickly emerged as a leader among the current generation of traditional architects. From the start, his office has received serious professional recognition. Southern Accents honored his firm with its Master of the House citation in 2004. Michael G. Imber Architects won the 2007 Arthur Ross Award, the 2007 Dreihaus Form-Based Code Award, and received the coveted Traditional Building & Period Homes Palladio Awards for the years 2010 and 2011.

In 2008, Michael was elected a fellow of the American Institute of Architecture’s College of Fellows. He was a founding counselor of the Congress of Residential Architects, and was the driving force behind the founding of the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

$35 for ICAA members and employees of professional member firms
$45 for the general public

 Space is Limited – Please RSVP to info@classicist-nocal.org or 415. 445.6700

New from Casa Bini Textiles at GaulSearson


GaulSearson, LTD.
SFDC Showplace #300


The Arbor collection takes its name from the amazing colors of trees, barks and leaves.  Nature, as we know, produces a palette that connects with the senses and Arbor’s colors illicit a warm and calming effect. 

This fabric is woven primarily in bamboo, which you know is a sustainable fiber.  Bamboo is also inherently anti-microbial for those who might suffer allergies.  The stripe pattern is subdued enough to, on a larger piece of furniture, become a subtle texture.

View the Arbor line from Casa Bini Textiles at GaulSearson in the San Francisco Design Center Showplace #300.

Contact: 415.490.5651

More is More at Baker Knapp & Tubbs


Baker Knapp & Tubbs
SFDC Showplace #410

Here we go again…..enabling your addiction.  Step into Baker Knapp & Tubbs and get your fix at the More is More Sale on upholstery and Milling Road.*

Spend $3,000 – save 5%
Spend $5,000 – save 10%
Spend $10,000 – save 15%

*Promotion applicable in Baker showrooms and stores, and dealers in the USA and Canada. Select styles not included.

Baker Knapp & Tubbs – 2 Henry Adams Street #410
Contact: 415.861.8866

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