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Building Inspiration

Building Inspiration

The house isn’t in San Francisco, but it is an inspiration. And have hope – this gem was built for $190 sq.ft. (not including the land). That’s right, $228,000 for 1,200 sq.ft. of stylish living. Perhaps that “fixer-upper” should really be a “tear-down”… · Build Me a Bargain ... Read More »

That’s More Like It

That’s More Like It

Having just declared Carter Terrance the best-looking new complex in San Francisco, John King goes and profiles a much better-looking development the very next day. Regardless, kudos to the developers (Citizens Housing and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation) and architect (david baker + partners). · soma studios + 8th +... Read More »

Overstatement Of The Week

From SF Gate: “Who would have guessed the best-looking new housing complex in SF is across from the Cow Palace?” Answer: Not us. And we wouldn’t have been wrong. Kudos to the Mercy Housing California, Carter Terrace is a great addition to the neighborhood. And we applaud all the... Read More »

True Curb Appeal

True Curb Appeal

If you visited ScrapHouse, you might also have stumbled upon the TRASHed art exhibit (as did we). The TRASHed campaign is a year long trash education program developed by Fashion Peace that redefines the way people and businesses view recycling and trash collection. TRASHed develops programs that fit seamlessly... Read More »

Mining Urban Ore

Inspired by ScrapHouse? Feeling green and eco-conscious? Looking for a vintage fixture? Or simply looking to complete that remodeling job on a budget? Make a trip to Urban Ore in Berkeley. Two acres of reclaimed and recycled fixtures and building materials that are kind to the environment (as well... Read More »

Sales & Deals: Modern Furnishings

Moving into new digs? Upgrading your style? Preparing for that upcoming spread in Dwell? Impeccable timing. It’s currently 10% off at both Design Within Reach (through 6/14) and highbrowfurniture.com (through 6/18). We can’t vouch for highbrow, but we dig DWR (studios on both Fillmore and Jackson). Read More »

San Francisco ScrapHouse Nearly Complete

San Francisco ScrapHouse Nearly Complete

Blitz-built from salvaged materials (including street signs, phonebooks, and fire hoses), ScrapHouse will open to the public tomorrow (6/2). Built in conjunction with World Environment Day 2005, ScrapHouse is billed as an opportunity to see “creative, real-world solutions for re-use and green building” and “illustrates the possibilities–as well as... Read More »

Curb Appeal: 3132 Laguna

Curb Appeal: 3132 Laguna

3132 Laguna: A surviving bit of character on a block of nondescript facades. ( Read More »

Curb Appeal: 104 Collins

Curb Appeal: 104 Collins

104 Collins: Natural wood, earth tones, and succulents; equally at home in Sao Palo or Rio de Janeiro. (view full facade) Read More »

Design & Architecture: About

Bill Cosby once said, “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” We couldn’t agree more. “Great” design is subjective, and so are we. We can’t help it, and honestly, we wouldn’t want too. We believe that a distinct voice... Read More »