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Friday Things: The Long Shadows Edition

Talking with friends at Monterey Bay

Reading about the young Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, this link to an earlier film about her life appeared.  Watching it I was struck by her shy smile, the rushing waters where she lived in northern Pakistan and the inescapable violence that surrounded her.  But I was also fascinated by her parents–the never photographed mother [...]

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Friday Things: The Wallpaper Edition

I grew up in a farmhouse where most of the rooms were covered in wallpaper.  Flocked wallpaper in the entryway became the backdrop for my wedding photos.  Big orange and white panels of wallpaper led the way to my bedroom. Fish swam on bathroom walls and English gardens bloomed in the kitchen.  In my grown-up [...]

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Friday Things: The Near Miss Edition

September sunset over the San Francisco Bay

Last Friday I put together my Friday Things post and stepped away from my desk to meet a friend for lunch.  Twenty minutes later I was hit by a car as I was crossing the street to meet her. Yes, I was in the crosswalk.  And no, I hadn’t looked both ways before crossing. I [...]

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San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014

White-on-white library - Geoffrey De Sousa

All that’s gold glitters and shimmers (matte is in!) at this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase.  Held in a grand 1907 brick mansion in Presidio Heights, this showcase house offers the chance to see some of the best Bay Area designers showcasing their best work. The show runs through May 26–go to www.decoratorshowcase.org for tickets.  [...]

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Pillow Talk with Brian Dittmar

Pillow Talk by Brian Dittmar for McRosky Mattress Company

San Francisco’s McRosky Mattress Company has been promising a good night’s sleep to their customers for 115 years.  Recently, they asked designer Brian Dittmar to create an eye-opening bedscape for their Market Street store window. “With Twitter and other tech innovators nearby, they wanted something that would attract the younger crowd that’s rejuvenating this area [...]

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Jackson Hole Highlights

Closeup - American Black Bear - Carl Rungius

While I was in Jackson Hole last weekend, I had a few hours between wedding events to check out some new-to-me sights. First up—the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  This hillside museum features American and European wildlife paintings and sculpture–the kind of art you might find covering the walls in National Park Lodges or Sun [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Grand Teton Edition

What a GRAND Teton wedding

Last weekend I traveled to Jackson Hole for my cousin Anna’s mountaintop wedding.  Walking out of the airport, smelling the crisp air and looking at the snow covered Teton range, I immediately felt at home.  Though I grew up on the other side of the Tetons, the frosty high altitude setting is so deeply imbedded [...]

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Home Front Quilts

Susan Zimmerman "Remembering Richmond Rosies"

Quilts are more than bedcoverings, they’re also works of art. Marie Strait, President of the Board of Directors for the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles recently told me that “quiltmaking has always been a way for women to practice art while doing something practical.” Strait, an avid quilter and quilting teacher, was one [...]

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Friday Things Considered: The Valentine’s Day Edition

Road Jam outside Tarma, Peru

Happy Valentine’s Day!   A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the  unexpected beauty around me.  I saw a good [...]

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Design San Francisco 2014 – Suzanne Tucker and Singing the Blues

On a not-so-blue-skies day last week I popped into Design San Francisco to catch Suzanne Tucker’s gracious presentation about her design practice illustrated with projects from her new book “The Romance of Design”. (Read more of what Tucker had to say in my BANG profile this weekend.) After she’d  finished, I took a closer look at the [...]

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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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