Druida grill by Mermeladaestudio

5 More Ways to Enjoy the Summer

The summer solstice, which falls on June 21, marks the onset of summer and is the longest day of the year. It is celebrated as Tiregān in Iran, Kupala Night in Ukraine and in San Francisco you can even sip California wines, nibble local cheeses, and troll through the 100-year old Redwood grove on a guided tour in observance.

As interior designers we also see it as a time to enjoy the season with friends and family, while encouraging our community to make the most of their outdoor dwellings through gardening or updated exterior spaced. Read more.

Female Vocal still shot from video; image courtesy of CymaScope

Seeing Sound Through Cymatics

Cymatics is the study of sound made visible, the word deriving from the Greek ‘kyma’, meaning ‘wave’. It is an emergent science that is utterly fascinating and exciting, involving water being imprinted by sound, as if by magic, into beautiful patterns and forms. Once seen, it is never forgotten. Read more.

verticle-vignette-seed of life installation; LOCZIdesign

Seed of Life: LOCZIdesign Designs for San Francisco Exploratorium

When asked to design a lounge for the re-opening of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Opening Gala, we were ecstatic! We saw it as an opportunity to collaborate with esteemed designers while visually expressing the same intention that we use in our unique design practice.

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Crafting with Wiggle Decoupage DIY with Paige Loczi

Crafting with Wiggles: DIY Decoupage Wall Tutorial

Greetings friends.  My family and I recently purchased a new house and we’re slowly making it our own, one room at a time.  To set the stage, our home is a 1930′s cottage nestled amidst the trees of Glen park.  With exposed douglas fir beams, wide plank floors and big windows that overlook the canyon, it’s magical.  Spaces unfold overtime and this home is no exception.   Read more.

DIY chuky knit lounge chair; photo taken by Mennlay

DIY Chunky Knit Lounge Chair

This DIY project is merely a tutorial on how I winterized a perfectly swoon-worthy vintage mod chair. This winterizing, if you will, seemed like the perfect solution to creating a cozier corner nook in my teeny Brooklyn flat. The winter here has been a fickle mix of harsh winds, snow, rain, hail, and sunshine—sometimes all in one day. It is COLD, and I have to admit that often times the NY winter weather triggers fond memories of frolicking in the San Francisco Indian summer month of February… Read more.