Category Archives: Shelter

Friday Things: The Eclectic vs. Purist Edition

House Plans - Jim Jennings

It’s been a while since I shared any remodeling news.  That’s because most of the interior work we wanted to do on the new house is done and we’ve been enjoying a respite from projects beyond the ongoing purging and organization of stuff.  But an early spring is upon us and a wedding party is [...]

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Best Movie Sets of 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel - 64th Berlin Film Festival

This weekend is the Oscars and rumor has it that actress and design enthusiast Julianne Moore is helping to decorate the official Green Room.  I’m looking forward to seeing what she comes up with. I’m also excited about taking one more glimpse at the art direction and sets from the past year’s movies. Whether it [...]

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Friday Things: The Valentine’s Day 2015 Edition

Valentine's Day Cookies 2015

Happy Friday the 13th/Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend everyone!  Wow, that’s quite the mashup.  Not sure what image would really capture that — chocolate covered scorpions wielding teeny-tiny American flags? I’ll stick with sparkly sugar cookie hearts and share some other sweet things to savor when you get a moment. The romance of a pink sofa. [...]

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Friday Things: The Pink Bathrobe Edition

Lady in a pink robe - San Francisco, CA 2.5.15

Achew! Pardon me while I reach for another box of tissues.  It’s been awhile since I’ve had the kind of cold that keeps me up all night and napping through the day, but this week a doozy of a virus reminded me why it’s decongestants and not diamonds that are a girl’s best friend. I [...]

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Field Trip: The Marin County Civic Center

The Japanese inspired spire

Is there a landmark building near you that you’ve never explored.  The Marin County Civic Center was that for me.  Though I’ve driven by it many times over the years, I’d never taken the time to go inside.  A recent story assignment propelled me to take a tour and I thought I’d show you a [...]

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Friday Things: The Shrinking Newspaper Edition

HI signs from the Neon Museum, Las Vegas

Feeling redundant this week after being told that the Home & Garden section for the Bay Area News Group is going away.  I suppose it was inevitable. Anyone reading (or writing for) newspapers has seen design coverage diminish drastically over the years so I won’t bore you with sad talk about How it Used to [...]

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AT: Neon Museum Las Vegas

Neon Museum Las Vegas

For this installment of Away Things, I’m sharing the fun, fast hour we spent last weekend at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. This outdoor museum is not only sassy, it’s also surprisingly beautiful. There’s just something irresistible about these out-to-pasture remnants of Viva Las Vegas. Also known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum features [...]

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Glamping at Home

Welcome!

Before we move too far into the new year, I wanted to share our holiday adventure glamping at home. Glamping—or glamorous camping—usually happens in a picturesque location and is facilitated by adventure travel companies who set up a safari-like tent with all the comforts of home.  The tents are commonly made of canvas and outfitted [...]

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Friday Things: Saying Goodbye to Old Cars

Early this morning we said farewell to a member of the family fleet.  We bought this used Audi A6 when Claire was in high school.  She wanted something cooler to drive than the family mini-van or M.J.’s dented Camry. But fourteen years later (and probably close to 150,000 miles–the odometer broke some time ago) the [...]

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FOG Design+Art 2015

2015 FOG Design+Art

As promised, the second annual FOG Design+Art fair is FUN.  I attended the opening gala last night and was thoroughly entertained by both the furniture and fine art as well as the artfully dressed crowd. True confession: this was my first art fair (though I’d read this helpful primer beforehand) so I can’t really weigh [...]

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Kathryn Pritchett

writes about Things Elemental — where we find shelter, why we connect, what sustains us and how we strut our stuff.

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