Archive for July, 2012

July 31, 2012

Gold Isn’t the Only Color We’re Going For

Benjamin Moore
SFDC Galleria #407

Have you entered Benjamin Moore’s Summer 2012 Sweepstakes?  Every time your country wins a medal during the 2012 games, they’ll draw a winner to receive two gallons of Benjamin Moore premium interior paint.

And for the grand prize: two winners will be chosen during Closing Ceremony to receive an iPad 3 loaded with Benjamin Moore color tools! What are you waiting for?  Enter here!


July 27, 2012


July 25, 2012

SFDC Member Discount – The American Decorative Arts Forum

“Thomas Chambers, American Marine and Landscape Painter”

The Constitution and the Guerriere, Ca 1840-1850 Oil on Canvas, 18×31 1/4 inches Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The American Decorative Arts Forum’s August illustrated presentation is by the senior curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dr. Kathleen A. Foster, whose extensive research has added to a significantly fuller understanding of Thomas Chambers’ pioneering work.

Thomas Chambers (1808-1869) played a pioneering role in expanding American folk art, then consisting almost entirely of portraiture, to include landscape and maritime art in the mid-19th century.  He is best known for melding folk and cosmopolitan styles.  Chambers lapsed deep into obscurity only to be “rediscovered,” as were many other American folk artists, in the 1940’s, as a precursor to modernism in painting.

Kathleen Foster received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and master’s degrees and doctorate from Yale.  Prior to joining the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the Robert L. McNeil senior curator of American art, Dr. Foster was with the Indiana University Art Museum – which has an extraordinary collection of paintings by Thomas Chambers – and taught as an adjunct professor of art history and American studies at Indiana University. 

When/Where: The Tuesday, August 14, 2012 lecture begins at 8:00 PM, but arrive at 7:15 PM for the mini-exhibit where members will bring oil, watercolor and print landscapes. Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 
How Much: Free to ADAF members and $15 to the general public. SFDC members pay only $10.  Show your current SFDC badge at the door.

July 24, 2012

From David Iatesta, Inc.

Shears & Window
SFDC Galleria #256

The Terrace Lounge Chair and Ottoman, with its clean lines and comfortable outdoor linen cushions, was designed with entertaining in mind! It is lightweight so it can be moved easily to create the perfect outdoor setting. Pair it with a table or sofa from the Terrace Collection of outdoor furniture. Don’t worry about spilling on the cushions, they are easily cleaned and have drain-dry cores so they may be left outside. The entire line is produced outside Annapolis, Maryland making it simple to customize each piece to your exacting design specifications.  See the collection for yourself at Shears & Window in the SFDC Galleria #256.

July 23, 2012

Did you see this?!

July 19, 2012

Hold your applause

July 18, 2012

The Possibilities are Endless…

Josephine Homes
SFDC Showplace #401/490


July 17, 2012

Fabulous Forma

Donghia, Inc.
SFDC Galleria #144

Exhibited at Salone this year, Donghia launched the Forma Table. The root of conception for the Forma table is that of its Latin meaning; form, shape and beauty. The Forma table embodies each of these characteristics, all kept in mind during the design process. Developed to stand alone or fit together in different configurations, this modular occasional table is ideal for any application.

The Forma Table has a versatile design enhanced by the geometric shape base made of solid high luster satin brass & honed “Brown Antique” stone top. This is a stocked item.

Width: 22.5” (57 cm)
Depth: 19.5” (49 cm)
Honed “Brown Antique” stone top
Height: 17” (43 cm)

July 13, 2012

Cover Your Assets: It’s All About the Numbers

July 12, 2012

Hearst Castle Collection


Pindler & Pindler
SFDC Galleria #200

Pindler & Pindler presents new introductions to their Hearst Castle Collection.  This collection is a gorgeous assortment of fabrics that reflect the grandeur, luxury, wonder and mystique of this famous castle in California which tells the story of Hearst’s passion for all things beautiful. 

Pattern #3922 – Iberia is a design inspired by a 4th century BC Iberian clay vase acquired by William Randolph Hearst at auction in Spain.

Pindler’s version has an interesting contrast of surface texture using a natural 100% linen background with a silk/viscose blend appliqué forming the figure. A top stitch edges the figure for added dimension and a finished look. 

This pattern is available in two colors.  To view these NEW editions, please visit the Pindler & Pindler Showroom located in Galleria, #200.




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