San Francisco's Fillmore Street finds its long-awaited boutique hotel in The Buchanan, from the Kimpton group.

FestivalArchtoberfestFall is in the air, and that means it's time for San Diego's Archtoberfest, a monthlong celebration of architecture, design, and art in SoCal.

1. Who is your biggest role model? In the interiors world, Kelly Wearstler, and in the fashion world, Alexander McQueen.2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for? I wish I could have designed the set for Sex and the City.

Everyone knows that Caesarstone is one of the top quartz stone manufacturers in the world, but now they've got some concrete video evidence to prove it.

All images courtesy of NKBA Northern California Chapter. 

1. Who is your biggest role model?There are many people whose work, personality, creativity, social stands, and ethics I respect and admire, but I don’t have an actual role model. My interests are diverse; therefore I admire people in many different fields.

Summer FunPizza On The LawnHead over to the legendary Redwood Cellar tasting room at Charles Krug Winery, which recently won a prestigious award for architecture and landscape design.

1. Who is your biggest role model?Would have to say my parents. They had such  great style and a love of design. 2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?A Single Man. The sets were perfection! 3.

This piece originally appeared on Design Milk.Posted by: Amy AzzaritoThe subway tiles that have invaded kitchen and bathrooms around the world, really did get their start in the New York City subway. The 3″x6″ ceramic tiles were designed in 1904 by George C.

1. What is Creativity Explored’s mission?Believing that all people have the ability to create, and that visual artistic expression is a viable means to enhance personal identity and growth, Florence Ludins-Katz and Elias Katz started Creativity Explored in 1983.

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