The Santa Clara Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects invite you to tour four homes in Palo Alto and Los Altos in celebration of sustainable design.  The dwellings feature cutting edge, modern, environmentally sensitive residential design with a focus on sustainability.

We invite all California-based design professionals to submit their most innovative recent project for consideration in our annual California Home+Design Awards. One winner will be selected from each of the 14 categories listed below.

When the world is filled with beautiful places and must-sees, it’s hard to believe that your home could be one of them.

If you’re headed for Seattle, don’t forget to pack your raincoat or make a reservation at The Palladian, another stellar stop from the Kimpton Hotel Group and remarkable design from NICOLEHOLLIS.

The eminent LA furniture dealer has teamed up with the Chicago auction house with a stellar selection of furniture and objects by Ray and Charles Eames. Bid online!

The home of Santa Barbara’s great landscape designer is on the market and open September 6, 1:00pm-4:00pm.

1. Who is your biggest role model?My Uncle Will who lives in Chicago.2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.3. What is the best way to gauge a client’s personality before starting a project?I really like to see their closet.

Fall means harvest in Wine Country and with that bounty comes a season of gratitude, great food and celebration.Conquering Inner Space Among the Stars at Staglin Family VineyardsIn one of the most successful fundraisers of its kind, the 21st Annual Music Festival for Brain Health at Staglin Family V

Every so often something comes from the other side of the pond that is sheer perfection for those of us in the U.S. We like to dive right in and get that morsel of European flavor here at home. This time it’s not another dessert craze or fashion line, but an aptly named boutique hotel.

This long holiday weekend was brought to you by the blood, sweat, and tears of the hard working men and women of the Labor Movement. You’ll find no Labor Day picnic clichés here. Instead, the creative minds at MAS Design have created an urban picnic with a little something for everyone.


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