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Open House: Andrew’s San Francisco studio

Open House: Andrew’s San Francisco studio

Andrew Hollingsworth bid Chicago adieu in 2009 when he relocated to San Francisco, trading in his 3400 square-foot Lake Shore Drive condo for a bright and sunny studio with a sleeping loft and large corner windows that overlook the surrounding hilltops. Located at the end of a long, narrow path behind an old Pacific Heights […]

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Cool cars and dog fever in California

Cool cars and dog fever in California

Periodically I’ll lament the fact that I’ve never really had a dog. On the other hand, it’s a lot of responsibility. For a short period, I imagined adopting a Jack Russell Terrier and even took an online test to determine if I’m a good candidate to own such a high-energy pet. The first question was […]

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This Week: Guest Columnist Marla Marcianelli on Paxton Gate

This Week: Guest Columnist Marla Marcianelli on Paxton Gate

Thanks to my friend Marla for contributing this post about Paxton Gate, one of the most interesting home and garden shops in San Francisco’s Mission District. Take it away Marla! ↔ When I first visited Paxton Gate back in the late 90’s, it was a quirky shop mostly filled with plants and gardening supplies, but […]

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This Week: Flora Grubb and my garden

This Week: Flora Grubb and my garden

We’re actually having a spring this year in Chicago. Not too cold, not too hot, the pleasant, often sunny days have made it possible to enjoy two of my favorite things: sleeping with the windows open and dining alfresco on my rear deck. Unfortunately, there’s not much to look at in my tiny back yard, […]

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This Week: Room 4 (San Francisco)

This Week: Room 4 (San Francisco)

Reconnaissance Report VX138201-xx1 ↔ Accompanying Music: Strange Times by The Black Keys ↔ ↔ Subject: Room 4 ↔ Category: Vintage, Retail, “California Cool” ↔ Contact: 904 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. 415.647.2764 ↔ Score: Seventies-era camel leather camera bag. ↔ Why: Brass snaps are cooler than velcro, and it makes me feel like Steve McQueen. […]

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This Week: Garage Store (San Francisco)

This Week: Garage Store (San Francisco)

You know how it is: sometimes putting things off means they never get done. And while I can’t speak for you, I’m never better for it. Get ready for a tale of heartbreak and redemption. It’s a tale of lazy days, chilly nights and good friends who save the day in a little burg I […]

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This Week: Industrialists (San Francisco)

This Week: Industrialists (San Francisco)

Hacking Ikea furniture was all the rage a couple years ago, but I’ll wager even the best results won’t stand the test of time; even the finest lipstick applied by the best makeup artist can’t make pigs look like anything other than appetizing bacon (extra crispy por favor). But as a visit to Industrialists proves, hacking […]

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