Archive for May, 2012

May 31, 2012

It’s about Time. . .

SFDC Galleria #315

May 30, 2012

Kravet Presents New Collection from Candice Olson


Kravet, Inc
SFDC Galleria #120

Candice Olson, star of HGTV’s “Divine Design” and “Candice Tells All”, has introduced a new collection of decorative fabrics for Kravet! The collection offers precious silks, bold chenilles, dreamy sheers, rich textural bouclé, glazed linens and soft, rich cottons.

“Fabric is one of the most powerful tools a designer has for transforming a space,” says Olson, who has two successful fabric collections with Kravet. “It’s my belief that great design brings visual and physical comfort to people’s homes resulting in a home where they can live, love and laugh more comfortably.”

The classic Candice Olson look is rooted in quality classics with personality added through materials, patterns and finishes. Traditional design motifs inspired by nature are interpreted in fresh ways through modern styling, textures and colors.

May 29, 2012

Felissimo Collection


Pindler & Pindler
SFDC Galleria #200

Pindler & Pindler is proud to introduce the Felissimo Collection. Felissimo is a gorgeous trio of Exclusive transitional Italianesque upholstery designs, woven in a luxurious and textural construction.  The patterns include a larger scale framed damask, a midscale ogee, and a stripe, each of which has been colored tonally in a pearl, silver, and bronze colorway. 

The Felissimo patterns are woven with fabulous construction of a lustrous raised ottoman rib texture in the figure, contrasted with a fine background flat weave causing the patterns to “pop”.  These patterns are each woven in a cotton, viscose rayon, and polyester blend and are suitable for a wide range of interiors.  To view this collection please visit the Pindler & Pindler Showroom located in SFDC Galleria #200 or

May 24, 2012

Up to 60% OFF at GRANGE

May 23, 2012


Visit us on Thursday & Friday, June 8-9 for our preview sale to the trade and shop the Bay Area’s most extensive and luxurious collection of one-of-a kind home furnishings at remarkable discounts. The sample sale is the ideal opportunity to see the latest trends and products in home furnishings. Shop hundreds of high-end items at up to 70% off. Perry’s at the Design Center and Caffe Pazzo at the Showplace will be open for grab-and-go breakfasts, delicious lunches, beverages and light bites.

Open to the public
Saturday, June 9
9:00 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, June 10
11 AM – 4 PM

Admission to the public is $10. Receive a $10 off coupon at the door. Valid only at select showrooms.

Click here to see a list of participating showrooms.

May 22, 2012

WALKER ZANGER: 60 Years of Style

May 21, 2012

Mapping Sanctuary with Topher Delaney


May 18, 2012

Designers Curate artMRKT: Martha Angus

artMRKT is officially underway and we’re celebrating with the fifth and final post in our series, Designers Curate artMRKT.  Today, we’re thrilled to have the oh-so-elegant Martha Angus, principal of Martha Angus Inc., share her favorites. 

 See you at the fair! 

 – Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D 


“I LOVE a good art fair and to have one right here in San Francisco is beyond exciting.  As is often the case, so many pieces to see and so little time!”







1) I’ve bought one of these prints and they absolutely make a room. As a bonus, she’s a local Stanford grad.

Fold Slice
Tauba Auerbach 2011
42 x 32 inches
Park Life
San Francisco







2) Nine Squares by Ellsworth Kelly is a classic. It’s a blue chip great investment for any collector. The paper pulp gives it a richness and extra texture.

Nine Squares
Ellsworth Kelly 1976-77
Color Paper pulp
30 x 30 inches







3) Graceland by William Eggleston featuring The King and his beautiful bride. It’s a slice of Americana served up straight from the Mississippi Delta. The SF MOMA recently showcased Eggleston. His color photography was among the first to gain credibility in the medium as bonafide art.

William Eggleston  1984
Dye transfer print
14.5 x 22 inches
David Lusk Gallery









For more information and tickets, visit

May 17, 2012

Designers Curate artMRKT: Matthew Leverone

artMRKT kicks off tonight with its gala opening at the Concourse. We’re celebrating with the fourth post in our series, Designers Curate artMRKT.  Today, the dapper Matthew Leverone, principal of Matthew Leverone Design, shares the three pieces that caught his refined eye. 

See you at the fair! 

– Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D

“As Francis Bacon said, ‘The job of an artist is always to deepen the mystery.’ These three pieces affect me in that way. It’s not logic, its love.”











1) The use of color is brilliant. The vibration and energy is so intense its hypnotizing!

Fold Slice
Tauba Auerbach 2011
42 x 32 inches
Park Life
San Francisco








2) It’s stunning how De Staebler captures the gesture of flight.

Winged Figure Ascending
Stephen De Staebler 2011
108 x 32 x 33 inches
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
San Francisco








3) An incredible pool of blues. The strong forms play wonderfully against each other.

Bay Rigger Blue
James Kennedy 2012
Mixed media on incised masonite
40 x 40 inches
Mindy Solomon Gallery
St. Petersburg

May 16, 2012

Designers Curate artMRKT: David Oldroyd

Each day this week, counting down to the launch of artMRKT, San Francisco’s premiere modern and contemporary art fair, 3D, the magazine of the SFDC, is inviting a leading San Francisco interior designer to curate the exhibition. Today, the third installment in our series, Designers Curate artMRKT, features the extraordinary David Oldroyd of ODADA.  

  –Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, 3D 

 “When curating, I’ll have an instinctual reaction to a piece, and I trust that instinct. I listen and remember.  A common thread will emerge, a string of visual or emotional cues.  Once the pieces have been selected and the objects grouped together, instinct is again the final test of my choices.” 










1)  Bernadette Twirling 
Rodney Smith  
Archival pigment ink print
45 x 45 inches
Gilman Contemporary












“The chiaroscuro quality of this piece is incredible, so elegant. I love the romantic light, the translucent fabric and the deep shadows.”



2) Match #1
Ed Moses  2011
Acrylic and glue on canvas
60 x 60 inches
Peter Blake Gallery
Laguna Beach












“This is a strong piece about opposition: order and chaos, simplicity and complexity, shallowness and depth.”



3) Night Watch
Yossi Govrin  2011
Hemp, cement, antique chandelier
85 x 18 x 18 inches appx.
Timothy Yarger Fine Art
Beverly Hills












“This sculpture has an element of the absurd, which is what makes it a perfect juxtaposition to the elegance of the first two pieces. I love the subtle links of color and texture with the Smith and the Moses.”

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