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Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Opening Party for “Come Together: New Installations by Thomas Wold”


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Since the weather in SF has been in the 70’s lately and everyone around the world has flocked to our neck of the woods to get out of the cold and feel the warmth, I’d like to formally invite you to the opening of Thomas Wold’s newest art installation: Come Together: New Installations by Thomas Wold.

thomas wold come together

His pieces combine childish whimsy, science fiction, dramatic lighting effects, cuteness and pop. Have a looksee: Read the rest of this entry »


Monday, January 12th, 2009

Design Public Bay Area Sample Sale!


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Design Public Sample SaleWhoa. We’ve just dramatically discounted our sample sale items 60-80%.

Yes’m. 60-80%

Why? Because we are in a recession and everyone needs a little break.

The monster sale is for San Francisco pick up only and ends January 24th.

We’ll be rotating our collection daily so check back often to see what is new or sign up for our newsletter alerts.

Go get ’em, tigers.


Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Thomas Wold Computer Station at the Good Hotel


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I feel as though around every corner there is something new and ingenious coming out of Thomas Wold’s studio. This past week we learned that he designed two pieces for the Good Hotel in San Francisco.

One piece is a computer station for the lobby constructed of a number of found items…

Thomas Wold, Good Hotel

The other is a design that will be featured in his “Solid Wold” column in the holiday issue of ReadyMade magazine. We won’t spill the beans on what the piece is or what it is made of…but do keep your eyes out for this issue, it is worth it!

If you are not familiar with the Good Hotel, it is a new Joie de Vivre boutique hotel boasting to be the first of its kind “with a conscience.” The hotel believes in doing good by way of their philanthropic approach and eco-friendly designs (with a quirky twist!). The décor is made from reclaimed or recycled construction materials, “Be Good” is written on the walls of the rooms, they’ve got glow in the dark messages, and their vending machine in the lobby is stocked with wallets made from recycled FedEx envelopes. Not to mention Thomas Wold pieces are featured there….hot dog!

For more info on the Good Hotel visit
Photo courtesy of Thomas Wold.


Monday, June 9th, 2008

Seesmic buys some Fatboys


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San Francisco’s Seesmic bought a few fatboys from Design Public and proceeded to waste an entire workday doing jumps. Lucky for us they caught it all on video. Um…why were we not invited? Enjoy the overall awesomeness:


Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Weekend Catch Up!


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Sorry this post is so late.  I had so much to tell you from the weekend break that I lost track of time today!  How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was mixed – on the sad news front, my iPod bit the dust. It is so outdated that it’s hard to even find on the website – it looks like an antique compared to all of the new ones!

•On happier notes, Sex and the City is worth the price of admission just for the fashion. What did you all think of



Carrie’s apartment makeover? It seemed like good Apartment Therapy philosophy to me – clearing out Aidan’s heavy chair (it was literally weighing down the room), getting some bright new color and prints (I loved the blue), getting rid of the wedding gifts, clearing out so many books and magazines (something I am completely unable to do), arranging all the artwork on the walls instead of leaning it up against the walls. I also enjoyed all of Patricia Fields’ color combos on the clothes – the raspberry pink and red; red and purple; taxicab yellow, black, and white, et. al.


•I’d like to thank my blogger pal Holly over at decor8 for inviting me to dish about design reality television shows. A few of them are gearing up to start this month, like Design Star and Top Design. Holly let me introduce myself to her readers by introducing my block in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood in the city of Atlanta. After journeying out to the ‘burbs for the flick last night, I appreciate my ‘hood all the more!


•Thanks to my neighbor Lily for inviting me over to see her amazing home. Lily saw the blog post I wrote and invited me to come see the inside. I cannot wait, and I’ll be sure to share the experience with you here as soon as I do!

•Thanks to commenter Charlie for giving me the heads up on another fire station renovation (the first post on this topic is here). Engine No. 44 Firehouse is completely renovated and available for the low-low price of $6,375,000. This was one of, if not the first, fire station renovations, originally bought and used in 1959 by an artist couple. Built in 1910, the firehouse included a stable for the horses that pulled their fire wagon. Check out all the photos of this remarkable property here. Read the rest of this entry »