The Agenda: Fall Art & Antiques Show, Circa Lighting, and Sally England StudioAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Savannah, Georgia-born company Circa Lighting launched its first highly curated, boutique-like showroom in 1998 to simplify the process of selecting lighting for interiors. Now, the company opens the doors to its newest showroom in San Francisco. To fete the opening, interior design star Grant K. Gibson will attend for a signing of his brand-new book, The Curated Home, which features his polished portfolio of classic but relaxed residential projects, for which Circa Lighting is a perfect fit.
When: 5 – 7 p.m., Thurs. 10/11
Where: 175 Rhode Island St., San Francisco
Immerse yourself in the world of art and antiques for four straight days at the 37th annual SF Fall Art & Antiques Show. The West Coast’s oldest and most prestigious show promises objects across genres that span the ages—from paintings and furniture to ceramics and rare books. Avid and aspiring collectors will delight in this year’s celestial theme celebrating the sun, moon, and stars across design mediums.
When: Thurs. 10/11–Sun. 10/14
Where: Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, Buchanan St. and Marina Blvd., San Francisco
Artists and craftswomen Sally England and China Adams reinterpret towers and walls from the giant barriers they represent in our current political climate to objects of structural beauty that also play an important role in our society. England’s fiber sculptures are inspired by the water towers she remembers from her midwestern childhood home. Rendered here in cotton rope, she removes context and functionality and pares these objects down to a simple matter of forms. Adams’ series of rock wall sketches, on the other hand, looks to the natural rock formations in Joshua Tree as a means of both fortress and hideaway.
When: Through Sun. 11/4
Where: Porch Gallery, 310 E. Matilija St., Ojai
Meet Italian artist and textile designer Maddalena Forcella and then shop the handcrafted rugs, pillows, scarves, and throws made from wool, alpaca, cotton, and silk. Forcella has been working in Mexico for the last two decades with artisans in Chiapas and Oaxaca to create these beautiful products out of textiles made from raw materials in the surrounding areas. You’ll also have the chance to see raw materials and display dies firsthand at this trunk show while you sip mescal and enjoy authentic Oaxacan snacks.
When: 6 – 8 p.m., Fri. 10/19 (Berkeley) and Noon – 5 p.m., Sat. 10/20 (Larkspur)
Where: Erica Tanov Berkeley, 1827 Fourth St., Berkeley; Erica Tanov Marin, 2415 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur
Pacific Palisades is stepping up its game to quickly become a nexus of West Coast style. The sustainably designed Palisades Village is the shiniest new community gathering space, welcoming locals with a manicured landscape of jacaranda, Tabebuia, and magnolia trees; alfresco dining; and a well-edited collection of upscale boutiques. Design lovers will find a lot to bring home at the first brick-and-mortar store for The Little Market (co-founded by Hannah Skvarla and Lauren Conrad), including fair-trade, artisan-made goods like acacia wood plates from the Philippines and hand-drawn mud-cloth pillows from Mali.
When: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Sun. 9/30
Where: 1030 N. Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades
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