Posts by Mary Jo Bowling

No one gets to actually re-live the heady days just after college graduation, when the your entire career is ahead of you and all of your dreams seem destined to come true. However, through design, almost all things are possible.

          A few years ago, Austin Daikon of DAIKON, never dreamed he'd be creating high-end lighting and selling it through the showroom of one of the West Coast's most celebrated interior designers.

No one else on the planet could have done the teenage boy’s bedroom in this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase in quite the same way as Ian Stallings.

When he was invited to participate in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, Jon de la Cruz felt he might be too busy to take on the project, but for him, the kitchen clenched it. "I like to design kitchens—plus I love to cook and eat," the designer says.

Their design partnership started when Jemy Massie and Emily Ellis were young moms trying to map out their professional futures. “We actually considered nursing school,” says Ellis.

Christopher won the 2014 CH+D Award for Emerging Designer (Architecture)

Ashley Tudor’s artwork, a line of bronze animal skulls with antlers, is hauntingly beautiful. For some of the pieces, her creation begins when she pulls the trigger of the gun that ends the animal’s life.

From 1946 to 1983, when photographer Fred Lyon was shooting the majority of the West Coast interiors appearing in national magazines, he didn’t realize he was recording history.

Ask Mark Baugh-Sasaki how long he’s been an artist, and his simple answer is, “Always.”

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