About a year ago our sister magazine, 7x7, was heralding the news that everyone's favorite big-box retailer was on it's way to the Metreon in downtown San Francisco.

Leigh Beisch's Untitled7 is instantly recognizable as the California coast. Or is it? The blurry large format photograph is one in a series of moody and evocative abstract landscapes called Bodies of Land, which capture light in such a way that they could depict any landscape, anywhere.

Portola Valley was, for decades, a weekend retreat for well-off San Franciscans, and this sophisticated ranch is for sale there.

The king of Bay Area flea markets has long been the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. But this past summer, the group behind it opened a smaller market at Candlestick Park, meaning there’s now an even closer treasure trove for vintage hounds.

There are plenty of stores known for their extravagant holiday window displays, but given the choice, I prefer to ogle the ones at Anthropologie. As you'd only expect from the store, they're always as pretty, fresh, and unique as all get-out.

Kenneth Brown showcases vintage black-and-white celebrity portraits in a Hollywood producer's screening room and imparts a great lesson in design: the power of repetition. Since the images are all framed similarly and hung an equal distance apart, each black-and-white image is the focus.

Over the past several years designers have introduced all sorts of home accessories made from felt: Cushions, storage bins, coasters, trivets, blankets, rugs. In fact, we've written about how fabulous felt is here, and about handcrafted felt items here. Now that autumn is upon us, just imagine Delica's felted acorns in a beautiful bowl on a hall table, or as an unusual centerpiece on a holiday table.

  Donald Wexler is one of the defining architects of the mid-century Palm Springs Modern style. The house he designed for Dinah Shore in 1964 is for sale after an over-the-top renovation.

Enough of baseball, it’s time to get some culture into our weekends. Here are our editors’ top ten picks for art openings this weekend.

When is the last time you felt truly appreciated? If it's been a while, go ahead and shake your fist at all those ingrates around you. They could learn a thing or to about giving a little thanks. Happily, Alessi is here to show how it's done. The much-loved Italian home design company is letting you know they really care not with a Hallmark card, but with the best gifts of all: some bubbly and discount shopping.


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