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Moving is always a drag, but packing and schlepping truckloads of boxes around the holidays is a particular brand of nightmare. That's why I feel for Kartell. They're in the midst of relocating from their current SF outpost at Montgomery and Pacific to a new, as-yet-to-be-shared location.

  Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.

Drawn on location using an app on an iPhone, illustrator-photographer-graphic designer-maker of short movies Jorge Colombo's perfectly captured San Francisco in all its foggy glory. The blurriness of the image is so evocative that you can almost feel the mist on your face, and the red car lights are so vivid you can practically hear the sound of the brakes.

I've heard that when people lose it all in a catastrophe, material goods become either irrelevant or paramount. When the couple who owned this Piedmont estate had their former home and possessions go up in flames during the Oakland Hills fire of '91, they decided to recreate the good life in a new house. The trappings of that existence are for sale this weekend.

Everyone's conspiring to take my hard-earned moneys this holiday season! Luckily they're doing it in the nicest way possible, by offering me deals in return. And guess what? They're out to get you too. Here's where to celebrate the holiday the American way (re: with your credit card) this weekend:

If you're looking for an eco-friendly, modern alternative to a traditional tree from a Christmas tree lot, look no further. Modernica's Superstar Holiday Trees are made from baltic birch plywood, are lightweight and easy to set up—and they collapse for storage until next year. On top of that, they look cool naked, or you can personalize them with paint.

  Celebrating 150 years in San Francisco next year, Gump's is an institution. Today the Union Square shop offers exclusive collectibles, artwork, antiques, jewelry and a range of tableware, books and furnishings.

Let our Exquisite Corpse game begin! In the spirit of Chronicle Books' inspiring new tome The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game (a twist on the classic Exquisite Corpse game), California Home & Design's sister mag 7x7 challenging you to rev up those artistic engines.

  Mid-Century design has taken on cult status in Los Angeles. By the 1960's, the severity of post-war design gave way to extravagant modern houses, and here's one for sale at $1.885M.

Got a knack for DIYing? Love to help decorate your friends' nests? Then you might have the chops to be HGTV's next big Design Star.

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