Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

Candace Barnes Now


Check out Candace Barnes’ new space (Galleria #130) during Design San Francisco 2012!  On Wednesday, Feb 1st, be there for a meet and greet reception immediately following the 10:00 AM California Cool keynote with Trina Turk and California Home + Design’s Executive Editor, Erin Feher. 

January 27, 2012

One Additional Session for Color Pulse 2013!

January 26, 2012

John McEvoy Fine Art: First Thursday Art Show & Reception


February 2, 2012
3:00 – 7:00 PM
John McEvoy Fine Art
SFDC Showplace #152

Michelle Tholen; Into Light

John McEvoy Fine Art is hosting their monthly First Thursday Art Show and Reception! They will be exhibiting the work of Michelle Tholen as well as their collection of gallery artists. Michelle Tholen is a rising young artist who paints lush landscapes, rivers and deltas throughout Northern California. Her paintings are a dreamy interplay of light, water, fog and sky. Please visit to view more of her work.

John McEvoy Fine Art is almost finished with the new showroom renovation and have added over 200 pieces of original art as well as over 1,000 new picture frame samples. Please stop by for refreshments (we mean wine, of course) and take a look at their new space. They are thrilled to be back in the Showplace and look forward to a great year of art and design!

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January 25, 2012

Keith Granet Talks Transitions with Michael Booth and Douglas Durkin


Design San Francisco 2012
Feb 2, 2012
10:00 – 11:00 AM
SFDC Galleria Atrium

Join Keith Granet, founder of Granet & Associates and co-founder of the Design Leadership Summit, as he interviews Michael Booth, co-founder of BAMO, and Douglas Durkin, founder of Douglas Durkin Design. Keith, Michael and Douglas all started their careers working for other firms large and small before taking the leap and starting their own firms. “I learned a lot working for other people for many years,” says Douglas. “So I think I avoided some of those inherent growing pains.” Do you have the desire to go out on your own? Join the conversation … maybe now’s the time for you to take that leap of faith.

About Keith Granet – Keith Granet formed Granet & Associates to provide financial and organizational management services to the design industry. Keith began his career at the respected firm Gensler, where he reported directly to Arthur Gensler. After eight years at Gensler, Keith founded Granet and Associates in 1991. Over the last 20 years, the firm has had the privilege of working for some of the most respected design firms in the country. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, the firm is devoted to improving the business of design. Keith’s new book The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability was just released by Princeton Architectural Press.

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January 24, 2012

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Interior Design


Design SF 2012
Wednesday, Feb 1
2:30 – 3:30 PM
SFDC Galleria Atrium

You are invited to join 3D – Definitive Design + Decor magazine Editor-in-Chief, Alisa Carroll, for a compelling conversation about the Aesthetic Movement and its inspired interior design legacy. 

The Cult of Beauty:  The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860-1900, opens at the Legion of Honor on February 18.  The exhibition has been wildly popular in Europe, where it debuted at the V&A (the Legion of Honor is its only U.S. venue). The panel will feature exhibition curator Lynn Federle Orr, Curator-in-Charge of European Art at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, design editor and writer Zahid Sardar and interior designer Geoffrey De Sousa.

The Aesthetic movement championed “Art for art’s sake” and the cultivation of beauty in everyday life.  Though it began in the realm of fine art, the movement ultimately transcended the walls of painters’ studios to transform decorative arts, domestic interiors and architecture, inspiring a lifestyle revolution and giving birth to the modern interior design industry.

Please register at  For a full Design SF schedule, go here.

January 20, 2012

Colorful Exceptions


The entries for the Grange Furniture Inc. design contest “Colorful Exceptions” have been narrowed down to seven competitors and local interior designer Tinsley Hutson-Wiley is a finalist with her red, white and blue inspired design! Online voting from now until February 3 will determine the grand-prize winner. Ms. Hutson-Wiley’s winning design will be auctioned off at the Grange New York showroom auction event and 75% of the proceeds will be donated to her charity of choice, San Francisco’s Raphael House.

Tinsley Hutson-Wiley emerges from San Francisco with ‘Stars and Stripes’, a unique finish displaying an intermeshing of the French and U.S. flags. Tinsley was inspired by the two countries’ relationships, flags, as well as their independence and Bastille Day celebrations. Her contemporary graphic design uses red, white and blue stripes offset by an oversized silver star.  The juxtaposition of the traditional lines of the piece with a modern graphic design creates an updated traditional feel reflecting her approach to interiors. To see the final entries and to vote for your favorite, visit:

January 17, 2012

Go Social During Design San Francisco 2012


Go Social – Using Social
Media to Generate Business
Feb 3, 2012
10:00 – 11:00 AM
SFDC Galleria Atrium


Join Michela O’Connor Abrams, President of Dwell Media, the award-winning media company based in San Francisco that champions good design, as she moderates a panel of three of San Francisco’s hot interior designers to watch – and how they have driven their interior design business utilizing social media. Instead of another dry social media lecture, interior designers Melanie Coddington, Grant Gibson and Scot Meacham Wood will share tips, strategies and secrets on how their use of social media has generated new clients, gained the attention of national and regional publications and led to published articles. Dwell Associate Editor, Jamie Gross will weigh in on how they consume blogs and other social media strategies to keep them up-to-date within the design industry.  Please register at

About Michela O’Connor Abrams ~ under her leadership, Dwell has initiated several successful brand extension platforms including the magazine,, the Dwell Homes Collection and Dwell on Design. She has over 25 years of experience in publishing, online branding strategies, trade show management, and strategic business development. She is a frequent speaker on branding, media and social media innovation at universities, seminars and symposia. 

View the full schedule of Design San Francisco 2012 here.

January 16, 2012

Cowtan & Tout Presents…


February 2, 2012
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Cowtan & Tout

SFDC Showplace #170

During Design San Francisco 2012, Cowtan & Tout is pleased to present Keith Recker, international trend forecaster, editor and founder of Hand/Eye magazine and co-author of PANTONE: THE 20TH CENTURY IN COLOR. Keith will present excerpts from his new acclaimed monograph with an overview of the colors of 20th Century design.  A book signing and reception will follow.

Please RSVP by January 27th to Janette Emery at

Cowtan & Tout is a unique offering of elegant, colorful and timeless designs. Its collections offer a wide range of decorative choices with an American point of view.

Tradition is reinterpreted for a modern, classic interior. Cowtan & Tout offers an eclectic selection of prints, wovens, silks, sheers, leathers, trimmings and wallpapers.

January 13, 2012

New Patterns!

Check out these new patterns from Pindler & Pindler:

Pattern #3661-Rhythmic: Pindler & Pindler is pleased to introduce their NEW pattern #3661 – Rhythmic which is an Exclusive upholstery contemporary design.  Rhythmic is a fresh, modern geometric zigzag pattern that is woven in an Egyptian cotton blend.  This pattern is colored in sophisticated colors and has a soft hand to it. 

 Pattern #3629-Langdon: Pindler is also excited to introduce their NEW Pattern 3629- Langdon.  Langdon is a Signature Exclusive upholstery contemporary chenille design.  This pattern is transitional and dramatic and uses a fine denier chenille which is woven in the motif with a flat woven ground for a cut velvet look.  The fabric is then washed to enhance the texture and softness of the chenille.  Langdon is woven in a rayon and polyester blend and meets 30,000 double rubs.

 To view these patterns and more please visit the Pindler & Pindler showroom in the SFDC Galleria #200.

January 12, 2012

You are Invited…

See the full list of Design San Francisco events here

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