Posts by Stephanie Orma

Who says you need a museum, art gallery–or even civilization–to experience an out-of-this-world design getaway?

When French paper artist Chloe Fleury moved to San Francisco a few years ago she was so inspired by the city's colorful architecture, she decided to, well, build her own.

Bok choy, asparagus, avocado, chicken parts...and a talented sign painter. Mash it up and what do you get? Berkeley artist Heather Diane Hardison's delicious new show, Illustrated Bites, at the Curiosity Shoppe. 

You don’t have to be a domestic goddess – or know a needle from a thread – to appreciate SFO’s new exhibit, Threading the Needle: Sewing in the Machine Age.  Dubbed the queen of all inventions (pre-computer era), the show chronicles the domestic sewing machine from the 1850s through the 1970s.

Ah, the Golden Gate Bridge. Folks all over the world dream of walking on it, driving over it, sailing under it, framing pics of it…and turning it into an end table? Well, not everyone.

There's nothing more whine-worthy than cleaning your abode. Well, put a cork in it: Bay Area-based recycle artist Sally Stokes has found the perfect pairing to ease our dirt trackin' woes. She's turned her full-bodied wine cork collection into stylish doormats. 

In the world of start-ups, it's either sink or swim. And this past Friday, SF-based designers Rachael Mann and Mackenzie Burdick of ultra-hip jewelry line LITTER were swimming celebratory laps after hooking investors Mark Cuban and fashion mogul Daymond John on ABC's Shark Tank. 

When writing is good (like insanely good) – it’s art. The problem? You can’t exactly frame your favorite reads without wallpapering every inch of your abode. Enter SF-based Matt Grinberg’s and Alex Yancher’s NovelPoster – entire literary works printed on a single page.

Rocking chairs aren't just for grandma anymore. These modern rockers make seat-swinging cool again.

Whichever way you slice it, the modern-meets-rustic design of Mill Valley’s new Tamalpie Pizzeria hits the spot.