#san-francisco Stories

John Portman’s Legacy Lives On at This Charming San Francisco Hotel

Located in the heart of the city’s Financial District, the Jay subtly references both the late...

See Yourself in Couture at “Fashioning San Francisco”

The de Young museum’s latest exhibition reflects on a century of high fashion and history in its...

Can Graphic Design Spark San Francisco’s Renaissance?

As the Golden City grapples with its well-publicized doom spiral, a consortium of business...

Designing Delicious
Designing Delicious: Rich Table

Husband-and-wife team Evan and Sarah Rich's farm-to-table ethos endures more than a decade later...

Rehabbing This Bay Area Factory Required “Architectural Levitation”

Work recently wrapped on retrofitting one of San Francisco’s oldest shipbuilding warehouses into...

Are Micro-Homes the Answer to California’s Housing Crisis?

A complex of tiny homes will offer 70 units of transitional accommodations to support San...

Designer of the Day
Designer of the Day: Brit Epperson

As founder and creative officer of the women-led design firm, Studio Plow, Brit Epperson brings a...

Project Spotlight
Studio Plow Brings Faire’s Digital Identity to Life at its New Headquarters in San Francisco 

A light-filled commissary, Parisian–style bistro, and retail shop showcasing products from...

Facebook Will Invest $150 Million for Affordable Housing in the Bay Area

Facebook will dedicate $150 million to build 2,000 units of affordable housing for low-income...

Next Frontier
An Art Exhibition That Questions What It Means to Be Human

“Uncanny Valley,” on view at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, examines how artificial...

Master Plan
Art Dealer Jessica Silverman’s Tip Sheet for FOG Design+Art Week, from Key Shows to Classic Restaurants

In need of a cocktail or a bookstore in San Francisco during FOG week? The revered gallery owner...

The Best New Coworking Spaces of 2019

From the Chicago to Brussels, designers have injected new ideas into what is now one of the...

FEIT’s San Francisco Store is a Minimalist Hypebeast’s Dream

The brand teamed with Jordana Maisie Design Studio for a wood-touched tribute to bespoke, dress...

Woods Bagot Creates an Australian Beach House That Swims Against the Tide

Tidal Arc is both of its environment and a unique statement within it.

What Not to Miss at FOG Design+Art 2019

The four-day art and design fair will bring global heavy hitters to San Francisco this week....

A Zen Moment With Yves Béhar

The Swiss designer explains the remarkably therapeutic process that takes place when he sits down...

Watch Wednesday
Corum Golden Bridge Stream

This timepiece-cum-design object evokes San Francisco’s architectural icon.

Design Dispatch: Feb. 27, 2017

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

San Francisco’s Tartine Manufactory Aims to Show, Not Tell

The eatery takes the same exhibitionist approach to baking as Heath Ceramics takes to pottery.

Design Dispatch: Dec. 14, 2016

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

San Francisco

Design heft and art world gravitas are giving the City by the Bay a new patina.