SFLuxe: Always a Feast for the Eyes: DIFFA’S Dining by Design

Table Installation by Gensler

DIFFA’s (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design returned to the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center for the 11th year.  Once again the most exciting dining environments in town drew support for the Positive Health Program of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.  The event also marked the 30th anniversary of the first formal report of the AIDS virus, and although no cure has been found, local supporters commemorated the milestones in research and treatments since. Continue reading

Finds at the San Francisco International Gift Fair

One-of-a-kind watch necklace by Rewind (Photo: Carlos Montanaro)

I visit the San Francisco International Gift Fair twice a year, and even though it has shrunk tremendously I always find some interesting manufacturers and products.  Last Summer I reported on eco design I saw at the last show.  And here are some of my favorite finds this weekend. Continue reading