Design File, Ann Getty Style

Ann Getty is the Diane Dorrans Saeks of interior decor. And Diane Dorrans Saeks is the Ann Getty of book authorship. Each of them has abundant talent and a remarkable work ethic. Each of them appreciates craftsmanship, quality, and beauty. Each of them is a ravenous autodidact, constantly learning, synthesizing, and interpreting. It stands to…

Gabriella Sarlo hits the news stand in December’s Traditional Home

Gabriella Sarlo, owner of local designer resource Sarlo in the Design District is getting a little extra attention this Christmas/Hanukkah/Three Kings Day/Kwanzaa (it’s SF, right?) season.  Traditional Home Magazine is featuring Gabi in their “I Am Traditional” section this month, even though she’s a thoroughly modern SF Party girl from way back.  The truth is…

Jingle and Mingle Wreath Auction for Children of Shelters (pics after the cut)

There was lots of jingling at the cash register collecting donations, and at the bar where Grey Goose pear-and-ginger cocktails were being shaken, and even more mingling as the Marina-Heights Yummie Mummies made a night of it with their Natty Daddies or galpals to benefit Children of Shelters’ assistance of clothing, school supplies, tutoring and…

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…