Architects

  • A blizzard of white in this remolded eat-in kitchen. So many attractive elements: the number of cabinets makes us salute the designer; the ceiling lighting fixtures; that sink on the island counter…   See the Image

  • The pretty symmetry of the Winslow, seen here in this illuminated exterior shot. We can't help noting a bit of movie trivia about River Forest: Chris Columbus, the director who brought the magic to…   See the Image

  • Yes, it's a home office, or a library or salon, or whatever you'd like to convert it to. What's still so fresh and surprising about Wright's work is the timelessness of his designs.…   See the Image

  • This is one of the largest sun rooms we've seen in a Wright home. The ground-floor access offers a spacious patio for summery entertaining. Peter Walker says the furnishings aren't included in the…   See the Image

  • The Winslow dining room was William Walker's favorite space, according to son Peter. The built-in benches joining the curving beveled windows is a particular Wright-ism and the home includes…   See the Image

  • The immaculate Winslow steps up its historic and contemporary cachet with four fireplaces, a 3-car garage, and original gorgeous oak floors. The rooms flow and join together in warm, sensuous lines,…   See the Image

  • SF Gift Guide: Sutro Tower

    Published 11/26/13 in Places
    SF Gift Guide: Sutro Tower

    Locals have a special affection for the crowning glory of Twin Peaks, so a DIY aluminum model of it is a must-have. Designed by local architect Laurence Srinivasan, it's made on Howard Street and is…   See the Image

  • SF Gift Guide: Lumio

    Published 11/25/13 in Houses
    SF Gift Guide: Lumio

    What is it about former architects and amazing products? If Moleskine and the Nelson Bubble Lamp had a baby, it would be Lumio, a lamp that folds up like a book designed by local cool-guy Max…   See the Image

  • SF Gift Guide: History and Design Series

    You may remember our mention of the Bay Bridge book a while back. There are three (so far) in this series, and a set of them would be the coolest gift for a design-obsessed local. Available at…   See the Image

  • Michael Murphy's SFMoMA Modernism Prints: The Embarcadero (Pink)

    Michael Murphy didn't set out to force Victorians to share the spotlight, but: surprise! That's what he's doing.A (South) San Francisco boy by birth, Murphy grew up with a kid's eye view of the…   Read the Article