Get ready for the next San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

Mother of pearl and tortoise shell jewelry casket, ca. 1865 at Kentshire (Photo: courtesy of Kentshire)

Next month the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show celebrates its 30th anniversary.  It was co-founded back in 1981 Toby Rose and the late Nancee Erickson as the primary fundraiser for the Enterprise for Highschool Students; and thirty years later it continues to support early career development and job referrals for students in San Francisco. Continue reading

My Decorati Profile

I am very honored to have been included in the illustrious group of designers and architects who have been profiled on Decorati.  Among those talented creative spirits I admire are Bunny Williams, Paul Vincent Wiseman, Douglas Durkin, and Jamie Drake.

Please join me for a Q & A about design, social media, sustainable design, inspiration and art.  I hope you will enjoy my thoughts on those subjects, and would love to hear your feedback.

For the complete interview please visit Decorati.  








Art for AIDS on September 23rd

“Men Hugging on Underground Train” by Susan Merrell, San Francisco 2009, gelatin silver print

I hope you will be able to join us for the 15th annual Art for AIDS, one of San Francisco’s premier art event benefitting the UCSF AIDS Health Project.  Held at the Galleria in the San Francisco Design Center, the event brings together the creative community of artists, galleries, art donors and art patrons in support of one of the country’s leading AIDS service organization providing HIV-related emotional and psychological help to more than 8,000 San Francisco residents a year and education for front-line workers, researchers and policy makers. Continue reading