If there's one thing to love about fall, it's the chance to break out all those cozy sweaters that have been sitting patiently in the back of the closet. While I love (love) warm weather, there's just nothing like fall fashion's warm knits to get me excited about the change of seasons.

Tree Huggers • Harads, SwedenFor a wooded escape with a bit more luxury than a two-person tent, Treehotel in Northern Sweden offers six private tree houses for guests. Five different architects signed on to design the structures, which feature a variety of whimsical themes, from a twig-covered “bird’s nest” to a mirrored box that reflects the surrounding forest to a UFO that appears poised for touchdown. Edeforsvägen 2A, 960 24 Harads, Sweden, 011-46-928-10403,

Getting people to stop and notice a unique design is hard in today's overly saturated , lackadaisical world, but to get them to look twice? Well, that's not something that happens every day.

In honor of its 50th anniversary, French furniture house Roche Bobois  is pulling out the big guns, unveiling a new limited edition collaboration with legendary fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier.

By day, Joanna Borek-Clement designs office buildings and commercial interiors for architectural firm DGA in San Francisco, but once she leaves the office she goes to work on her own conceptual projects. “It’s too early in my career to start my own firm, but by sharing my concepts with the online community it’s as if I am already out there on my own,” says Borek-Clement.

If you haven't made it to Target to swoop up the new John Derian collection yet, grab your keys and fire up the engine! There's still a chance you'll be able to find a few items from the New York-based decorative artist's line for the retail giant.

As electronics evolve so does design. The iPads, iPhones, iPods, Droids and the like that are taking over our lives are also taking over the desktop with a mass of noodle-like charging wires.

Although I love a home full of personal effects and passed down treasures, sometimes the clean look of minimalist spaces speaks to me more–usually when my house is in need of a good purging.

Viewing distinctively designed homes in print or online is great, but even for this magazine and design blog junkie, nothing beats seeing those same homes in person. If you're in San Francisco this weekend, you've got the rare opportunity to step foot inside some of the latest much-lauded residences around the city, thanks to the American Institute of Architects.

What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses. Shop: SALE Past Perfect Lighting Sale San Francisco’s favorite vintage furnishings store, Past Perfect, is offering 20 percent off all electrical lighting through the entire month of September.


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