Jul 24, 2013

Outdoor Spaces Inspiration

FIVE OUTDOOR SPACES
by charlotte miller

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining even if it is the coldest time of year for us in San Francisco. By nature city outdoor spaces are small, which means coming up with creative solutions for making a curated and comfortable backyard. Here are five of our favorite outdoor spaces that are perfect for outdoor entertaining.




1. Casual Chic

This small space is made simple and cozy by juxtaposing a simple wood table with metal lanterns and watering cans for a look that is causal yet chic. For a pop of light, string lights across one side of the backyard making for the perfect place to have a glass of pinot and unwind. 





2. White on White

Spaces infused with white are always classic and clean. We love the simple incorporation of a dark wood moroccan inspired table against the simplicity of rest of the outdoor decor. 






3. Desert Retro

Outdoor tablescapes are made easy by putting white bertoia chairs against a rustic wood table set with succulents. The result is a "desert retro" look for a perfect outdoor dinner party.

  


4. The Porch Swing

Forgo the traditional suburban porch swing with these modernized versions. The french linen pillows juxtaposed with the modernized porch swings make for a look that is anything but ordinary. The simple use of only the blue and white hues completes the decor. 





5. Bohemian Bliss

Take a cue from Actress Lake Bell and create an bohemian oasis in the heart of Brooklyn featured in Lonny Magazine's July/August issue. Create an interesting mix of textures and patterns by hanging textiles. For a lush garden plant verdant evergreen shrubs, boxwood, and sedge grass that will last year round to make your own bohemian paradise.  



Jul 17, 2013

Pop-Up Shop at Westfield Shopping Center

Drip Module Pop-Up Shop
BY CHARLOTTE MILLER




Beat the foggy San Francisco weather and head to the Westfield Shopping Center to check out Drip Module's pop-up shop featuring Drip's signature modern, minimal home decor and pet products. In collaboration with SFMADE and the Westfield Shopping Center, Drip Module's pop-up shop will be open on the second floor through the end of July.

Click here for a link to an article about our pop-up shop featured in the SF Chronicle.

Jul 12, 2013

Things to Collect: Art Books

THREE MUST-READ ART BOOKS
by charlotte miller


One of our favorite things to collect is art books. Instructional and inspirational, art books give a glimpse into the artwork and lives of the artists that inspire us and the exhibitions that take our breath away. Plus, a curated stack of books is a perfect home accent. Here are three of our favorites!




A Troublesome Subject: The Art of Robert Arneson

The first major monograph of Robert Arneson, A Troublesome Subject: The Art of Robert Arneson, examines Arneson’s life and oeuvre as Arneson transformed himself from a high school art teacher into an artist of international stature.  This monograph studies the relationship between Robert Arneson, the man and the artist, and his relationship to contemporary culture. Studying the full scope of Robert Arneson, Fineberg chronicles Arneson’s early roots in Benicia, CA, the formative years in the 1960's in which he developed his signature style imbued with humor and irreverence, and Arneson’s post-1970 turn to self-portraiture and other genres.

The Americans: Robert Frank

Published in France in 1958 and the United States in 1959, The Americans changed the medium of photography and is thought of as the most important photography book since World War II. The Americans is comprised of 83 photographs taken in 1955 and 1956 by Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank as he traveled around the United States capturing the iconography of America. The book goes beyond documentary photography and reveals feelings of anger, loneliness and alienation that existed beneath the surface of American culture through photographing diners, cars, gas stations and other images of American life.

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 is the first in-depth survey of Conceptual art and avant-garde art practices in Northern and Southern California in the 1970’s. The exhibition, which was on view February 29, June 17, 2013 at the Berkeley Art Museum, included over 150 works of art that demonstrated the critical role that California played in the development of the Conceptual art movement by artists such as John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Lynn Hershman, and Bruce Nauman, to name a few. State of Mind was co-organized by the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) and the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA). The exhibition was co-curated by Constance M. Lewallen, adjunct curator at BAM/PFA, and Karen Moss, adjunct curator at OCMA. 

Jul 3, 2013

Home Decor: Get Patriotic

RED, WHITE & BLUE HOME INSPIRATIONS
by charlotte miller


Get inspired by the fourth of July and revamp your home d├ęcor incorporating subtle hints of red, white, and blue! Radiant and bold, red, white, and blue accents are always a classic touch to any home interior. Here are four red, white, and blue home inspirations!





1. Blue & White Striped Accent Pillows

Incorporate a hint of blue in a modern and minimal living room with a blue and white striped accent pillow for a classic look. We love the juxtaposition of the all white room with the subtle touch of blue.




2.  Red Letters

Red letters are the perfect way to add a bit of fun to any room. We love these red letters that spell “EAT” for a kitchen shelf. 




3. Blue & White Woven Baskets

For the home with too much clutter try blue and white woven baskets. A great way to organize, woven baskets also add a rustic feel to any home. 




4. Red Bar Stools

Red bar stools add an instant pop of color to any room. Plus, bar stools are a great way to add more seating to any home!