SB Architects are internationally known for their site-sensitive resort and mixed use projects. The Hillside House was built by green-builder extraordinaire McDonald Construction & Development in the hills of Mill Valley, California.
Brandon Doran‘s amazing photography of the streets of San Francisco make me want to travel there even more than I did before.
You can find more of Brandon’s photography on Ciel Blue Media
In California, situated on Russian Hill, there is a contemporary house that was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture, a San Francisco based architectural firm. This luxurious house is of minimalist and modern design with elegant lighting. The lobby takes the viewer on a journey from two storied and glass walled to open living spaces, the light gets brighter and brighter as you ascend the ladder to the roof viewing deck that looks out onto panoramic views.
Scott Weaver has an intriguing pastime, he creates kinetic sculptures with toothpicks. He started at the age of eight, building small abstract two to four foot sculptures but then started building bigger ones and moving from abstract to recognizable buildings from his home area San Francisco, like the Golden Gate Bridge and the famous twisty turny Lombard Street. Be amazed at the video below, Scott shows the different tours available for ping pong balls that are placed at different entry points in the sculpture. Scott Weaver’s work was on show at the Tinkering Studio through the end of June 2011 and the photos are courtesy of their Flickr gallery.
As a company that started out of pure necessity, P.L.A.Y dog beds has grown into a necessity for dog owners around the United States. Before Will & Deb started P.L.A.Y, they had found that buying a dog bed for their pet pug Momo was Eco-friendly, well made and looked good was harder than it should be. After extensive product testing of the inner for durability and comfort, they finally had the best design to work with, and so they started on the covers.
These could have been sourced from any old wholesaler but Will & Deb wanted something stylish and unique. Only the best was good enough for Momo and her friends. So they got in touch with David Collins, a fellow San Franciscoan and collaborated with him to design pet bed covers that were good looking and durable.
So the designs went from this:
When designing their investment property in the Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood in San Francisco, Corey and Ben McMills of McMills Construction had a problem that is common to the area. Parking spaces can be just as expensive as living space!
P.L.A.Y (Pet Lifestyle And You)
From a new company in San Francisco, comes these gorgeous eco friendly dog beds . We came across these beautiful designer beds made by P.L.A.Y and just fell in love with them instantly. Made in a facility that meets the strict quality standards for infant and children, which gives P.L.A.Y the edge over other popular pet beds. For the environmentally conscious, the stuffing is made from 100% recycled soda bottles, so at least we know that we are doing our little bit to help the green planet .
A useful note……..every large bed contains roughly about 92 recycled bottles in total, which is a staggering and amazing amount when you think about it.
The fabrics used have been designed by artist David Collins which gives all the P.L.A.Y range an air of superiority and distinction. By the way, covers can be zipped off to be cleaned or replaced which is a real life saver when your little bed is in need of freshness.
We hope to do a full review of P.L.A.Y products within the next few months so stay tuned and we also plan to have them for sale in our shop very soon! If you can’t wait until then and are really interested in any of their range, write a message in the comments section below and we will gladly assist you further to get you connected with these lovely made products.