Arts of Pacific Asia Preview Opening Gala Sees Red

by Jennifer Raiser The Fifteenth Annual Arts of Pacific Asia Show opened with a bang of the Taiko drums and a festive Preview Opening Gala to ring in Chinese New Year. Guests of this vetted antiques and fine art sale convened at Fort Mason to get a peek at the goodies, knowing their first dibs…

DIFFA Dining By Design 2010

What do you get when you precisely saw-cut 1,100 giant pieces of corrugated cardboard, and then assemble them into the ultimate all-in-one dining chamber? If you are John Lum Architecture, you have bragging rights to the coolest table setting for Dining by Design, the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). Of course, if you are…

Elle Decor Magazine’s virtual art gallery

When Elle Décor announced St. Francis Wood as the location for its San Francisco showhouse, designers raised a collective eyebrow.  The affluent bedroom community is worlds away – in time and temperament – from the city’s art and design scene.  This month, however, the Showhouse closes the distance.  Essentially acting as a pop-up gallery, the…

Elle Décor Showhouse 2010

When Jennifer and Joe Montana slipped out the door early during the grand opening of the Elle Décor Decorator Showhouse in St. Francis Woods, no one noticed. Because the superstar of the evening was not a single or a couple, it was the house itself. With eleven of Elle Décor’s favorite local design teams each…