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July 2018

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Editor's Welcome

Step by Step: Mosaic Art

A mosaic artist’s inspired fireplaces, hearths and backsplashes have their geneses in her much-touted outdoor masterwork.

Fields of Dreams

Wine is not enough: experiential design is the new brand in wineries today.

Crowd Pleaser

Eve.com founder Mariam Naficy trusted her instincts and went on to form Minted, a new greeting card business that invites lay designers and artists to widen the creative playing field.

Beach Babylon

A breezy, light-hearted renovation on the Marin coast adds warmth and comfort for guests as well as others.

Mission Accomplished

One couple's perilous foray into the world of do-it-yourself design.

Country Airs

A refined yet durable wine country retreat belies its rural setting.


Functional dungeons and dragons inspire real-life rooms in a San Francisco victorian.

An Artist's Progress

At home, a painter collages together the loves of her life: art, books and childhood mementos.

Creative Growth

Two landscape architects, whose projects include private estates as well as AT&T Park, experiment with a range of plants at the home base.

Saving the Farm

With challenges on just about every side, the architect on this Sonoma remodel decided to build a separate structure and connect it with a glass-paned bridge.


Looking back into the future: artist Andy Hope’s twisted optimism.

Prague Past & Present

Getting familiar with Czech Republic architecture, glass, food, beer and angst at an annual design fair in the country’s most famous city.

Sea Change

Willis Polk’s Beach Chalet began as a dream to enliven Ocean Beach.
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