While researching a story for CH+D's September issue, I decided my new dream house would be Spanish-Moorish in style with a Spanish tile roof, oggi arches, plaster walls, Moroccan tiles and maybe a little cupola.   

In this day and age where e-mags rule the digital newsstands and blogs are the new required reading, filing inspiring shots is as easy as clicking and dropping to your desktop.

San Francisco has no shortage of delectable food options, but after clicking through the website of Sunday Suppers, a Brooklyn-based cooking class, I'm ready to book a flight solely for their epicurean masterpieces. Everything looks so good! And I'm not just talking about the food.

From wooden iceboxes to avocado green enamel to gleaming white plastic, the refrigerator has gone through many transformations. For the last 20 years or so, most remodeled kitchens have opted for stainless steel. But have you ever wondered what’s next?

This trend has been hanging around for the past few months, but, perhaps because it is such a classic style, it doesn't feel remotely outdated yet. After all, the art of creating a silhouette is as old as time, capturing a person's likeness long before cameras came around.

What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses.

It may feel like summer's just getting into full swing, but–hate to be Debbie Downer–August is just a week away. How'd that happen? With the new month comes the return of classes, and just like that, swimming pools are closing, leaves are dropping, and it's time to bust out the heavy coats.

The problem with most craft shows is that you usually have to wade through a bunch of unfortunate items in order to get your hands on the really good stuff. Luckily, that's never the case with Renegade. The country-crisscrossing fair always manages to gather the cream-of-the-crafty-makers-crop under one roof. And with free admission, tasty snacks and plenty of activities, it's become a must-attend event to look forward to every year.

I'm sort of a list fanatic. I make lists of songs I want to download, recipes to try, clothes I have my eye on and ideas for sprucing up my apartment.

We have it lucky here in California. While the rest of the country has to wait for these three ever-precious, always too short months of summer for warm weather, we get it the majority of the year (albeit in snippets up here in San Francisco).


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