SFLuxe: Travel + Leisure Design Awards

"Models at Academy of Sciences"Models at the California Academy of Sciences (Photo: Jessica Stout)

For the very first time Travel + Leisure held its annual design awards outside New York, and it brought the celebration to the California Academy of Sciences here in San Francisco.

This year’s destinguished jury was comprised of Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Isaac Mizrahi, creative director of Liz Claiborne, Michael Smith, interior designer to the stars and the White House, Terence Conran, world-renowned restaurateur, designer, retailer and author, Jean-Michel Gathy, founder and principal designer of the acclaimed hotel design firm Denniston International Architects & Planners, Amanda Burden, director of the New York City Department of City Planning and chair of the City Planning Commission, Rafael Viñoly, founder of the renowned Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Holly Hotchner, director of the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. Continue reading

Design San Francisco 2010

"Design SF 2010"Design San Francisco 2010 Poster

Design San Francisco at the San Francisco Design Center, the annual conference for interior designers, returned last month. It was once again packed with great lectures and seminars to inspire and to expand our knowledge. The various events were sponsored by ELLE DÉCORCalifornia Home + Design and California Homes. And of course the showrooms were filled with their newest wares for spring. It was a week to learn, to discover and to celebrate. Since this is an event for design professionals only I wanted to share some of the highlights with our readers. Continue reading