Bold Italic, the online guide for equipping San Franciscans with intel on how to “go out and be a better local” recently ventured out into new territory of their own. The in-the-know gurus launched their first-ever print quarterly. 

Hey, remember back in July when Ball Nogues announced they planned to build Yucca Crater, an experimental earthwork, at High Desert Test Site? Well, they did it. Last weekend, the Los Angeles-based design and architecture firm completed their monumental desert oasis near Joshua Tree.

If we have anybody to thank for the recent popularity of clean-lined modern homes warmed up with rustic materials, such as reclaimed wood and stacked stone, it's William Wurster.

Designer Donna Karan is perhaps best known for her minimalist, chic clothing line but did you know she also has a line of sleek, pared down furniture? Her Urban Zen home store opened this week in West Hollywood, hidden from the street behind a stone facade.

This year's recipient of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award, Rosita Missoni, will be back in Beverly Hills this month to host an exclusive trunk show. The full 2011 Missoni Home Collection, which includes a vast range of elements, will be on display and available for purchase at the Missoni Boutique on Rodeo Drive. 

Lighting and hardware store Rejuvenation is beloved by Pacific Northwesterners in Portland and Seattle. Now the retailer is opening its third store, and its first in Southern California. The company was founded in 1977 as a one-man architectural salvage shop.

It's no secret that we're big (big!) fans of the handmade tables and lighting from Brandon Morrison of whyrHymer. In fact, his Kalifornia Rocker (above) and the Glass Series No. 4 Lamp  (below) were even featured in our 2010 Annual Hit List.

Get ready to get your read on all over San Francisco. The annual Litquake Literary Festival returns this weekend, from Oct. 7-15.

It's October, which can only mean one thing: it's nearly time for one of our favorite shows of the year. The 30th Annual San Francisco Fall Antiques Show is just a few weeks away, running from Oct. 27- 30.

If you haven’t noticed, we're a tad obsessed with HGTV here. From Design Star to House Hunters to Secrets From a Stylist to Selling New York, the design channel is definitely a guilty pleasure. But a magazine? Really? Come October 4th, the debut issue of HGTV Magazine is slated to hit the newsstands.

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