Studio Living: What I’ve Learned in 6 Months

After 6 months, Max and I seem to have the whole “studio living” thing down. We’ve arranged and rearranged, moved the bed to and from a few spots, folded our Ikea Tarvo dining set 100 times, and futzed with every piece of decor in the house (well really, I’m the one futzing). According to our friends and fellow studio-dwellers, the place feels “big for a studio”, likely due to the narrow but separated entryway that we’ve fashioned into a living room of sorts, and our balcony (where the fridge resides, oddly enough). Indeed, in 6 months we’ve managed to create … Continue reading Studio Living: What I’ve Learned in 6 Months

An Eclectic and Artful Home in the Haight

I met Jamai at the Storeenvy “pop-up” shop in downtown during my search for jobs and creative folks when I first moved to San Francisco. If you’ve ever wandered through the city and noticed a green T-Rex terrorizing the Golden Gate Bridge (on a t-shirt), it’s Jamai’s artwork, sold through his clothing brand Animal Instincts. Jamai recently finished a series of gorgeous wine and coffee painted Victorian homes (seen above resting in the hallway), which I saw in person when I photographed he and his wife Meredith’s place in the Haight. The two (and pooch, Bandit!) live in their own apartment, … Continue reading An Eclectic and Artful Home in the Haight

5 Wonderfully Eclectic Studios

I’m always delighted by small space design and the studios that pop up throughout interior design blogs. Even before I was watching videos of Andrea Zittel’s compact living units and learning about Joe Colombo’s “Total Furnishing Units”, I was fascinated by the idea of tiny house living (I had a pretty awesome playhouse as a kid too). I would also love my own studio apartment someday (easier said than done in this city), and I imagine it would look something like the mish-mosh of random found objects and furniture I have currently in my bedroom…and my piles of mismatched textiles and … Continue reading 5 Wonderfully Eclectic Studios

Neon Spaces I Love

Neon has been trending for a while now both in interior design and fashion, and lately I’ve stumbled upon several spaces with pops of neon (and gold) displayed on a canvas of crisp white walls–a look that is bright and inviting, but keeps things modern and minimal. I’m delighted by the textiles I’ve seen as well and the colors and textures they add to otherwise plain walls. Geometric Peruvian and Moroccan rugs, an Otomi lamp shade, neon pink photo frames, and a floral pouf are a few of the details that bring vibrancy and a bit of bohemian panache to these … Continue reading Neon Spaces I Love

A Cozy Climbers’ Studio in the Panhandle

Alessia and I met during orientation when we first transferred to college, and since then she’s been one of my best friends. Alessia and Tobias were best friends too, until one day they were more and he ventured to New York and she whisked herself away to join him. A few years later the couple share a small studio in the Panhandle area of San Francisco, as well as dreams of climbing and a potential future corgi (Am I right guys?). The space is a eclectic mix of things new and things old from their homes in Santa Cruz and … Continue reading A Cozy Climbers’ Studio in the Panhandle