Posts by Allison McCarthy

Opening Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of ArtSan Francisco denizens are looking outside the 7x7 for big news in the NorCal art world. Renowned art patrons Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem recently unveiled their new museum on the campus of UC Davis. And it’s a looker.

Showrooms + Collection RH Modern Restoration Hardware enthusiasts, listen up.

OpeningFritz Hansen Concept StoreBay Area design enthusiasts can finally get their fill of iconic pieces by Danish furniture producer Fritz Hansen. The company is opening a concept store in San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood. Does the name not ring a bell?

OpeningL’Eclaireur Design is at the heart of French avant-garde brand L’Eclaireur’s first U.S. outpost.

OpeningCanopy Co-working spaces are a dime a dozen these days, but when internationally acclaimed designer Yves Behar teamed up with Amir Mortazavi and Steve Mohebi to create a co-working space, a lot of heads turned.

Store DesignFrankie L.A.High-end, ready-to-wear boutique Frankie B. gets a new space and new moniker with the opening of Frankie in L.A.’s downtown arts district. Designed by interdisciplinary L.A.

OpeningAlchemy Works: Harbor HouseThe popular downtown L.A. concept shop recently opened its doors in Newport Beach's Lido Marina Village to much fanfare. The 1,300-square-foot space certainly sticks out, with a black facade among a sea of white buildings.

ConversationDesigning with All Our SensesMaybe you’ve never considered how music can influence design, but this enlightening conversation will spark new ideas about how memorable products and projects have the power to ignite all the senses.

RenovationMonarch Beach ResortDana Point has a hot new social scene thanks to the $40 million facelift at the Monarch Beach Resort (formerly the St. Regis). L.A.-based Rodrigo Vargas Design refreshed the 400 guest rooms in a coastal-inspired palette of cool blues, greens, and crisp whites.

InstallationWindy ChienSan Francisco-based artist and product designer Windy Chien is on fire.