Interior/Fashion Easter eggs

For Easter Sunday we have some stylish eggs inspired by colorful interiors and fashionable Spring/Summer outfits.

Did you know that the practice of decorating eggs is ancient, pre-dating Christian traditions?  Ostrich eggs with engraved decoration that are 60,000 years old have been found in Africa. Decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago. For Easter Sunday we have some stylish eggs inspired by colorful interiors and fashionable Spring/Summer outfits.

Get creative and have fun with these DIY Easter Eggs!

Dries Van Noten + Teza Architects Easter EggChanel + Karim Rashid Easter EggCeline + Verner Panton Easter EggPrada + Picasso Easter Egg

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Chair Inspired by Japanese Calligraphy

The concept behind this chair design came from Japanese calligraphy, Italian based studio Infinity Design was in charge of the project, the Slinky Chair is a sculptural piece that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, offering a complementary balance of modern design and traditional Japanese art.

The chair is cast out of aluminum and covered in a polyurethane coating and comes in red, black and white.

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Inside Nick Wooster’s Apartment

J.C. Penney men’s creative director and street style God, Nick Wooster invited the publication Highsnobitey into his Christopher Street apartment in New York and we had to share the pictures, we love how masculine yet simple it is and the amazing use of different shades of grays and metals is pretty sexy.

Check out the images below!

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Save the Date IAD Alumni Panel Discussion

The IAD Department is hosting an Alumni Panel Discussion next Thursday, April 24th from 9:30-11:00am at 601 Brannan first floor presentation space.  We will be joined by past IAD Alumni that have reached success within various areas in the industry. Together they represent a diversity of firms and have a lot of valuable experience to share with us.

Stop by Brannan this week we will be displaying some information about the firms they are working for and what projects they have been part of before the panel discussion.

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“Defenestration SF”

If you live in San Francisco, you probably have seen that abandoned building on the corner of 6th and Howard that has couches and other home accessories hanging from its exteriors walls, the creator of the unique and eye catching art installation is Brian Goggin, who won permission from the previous owners to install what he calls “Defenestration,” meaning “throwing things out of windows”.

The building, that will be demolished to make place for low income housing in  September used to be The Hugo Hotel and dates back to 1906.

Here are a few pictures and a video, the installation will be demolished next Fall, so make sure to check it out before its gone!


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The Butterfly Effect (IAD Volunteering Series)

As part of the IAD club volunteering series, our department participated in the Sunday Streets in the Tenderlion. Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco by closing stretches of city streets to car traffic, and opens them to people for several hours on a various Sundays throughout the year, this past Sunday it happened in the Tenderlion neighborhood, participants were able to enjoy a large, temporary, public space where they could bike, walk, run, dance, do yoga, or do any other physical activity. Non-profit and health organizations like the Luggage Store Annex/Tenderloin National Forest offered free activities and shared information about their services during the event, one of them was to create awareness of the extremely high risk of extinction of monarch butterflies and how we can help prevent this. Our IAD volunteers and myself help kids understand why butterflies are in danger by helping them do pop of books with recycled paper,origami, chalk drawing of butterflies in the street and Butterfly Bombing (creating butterflies with magnets).

It was a beautiful sunny day in the city for a great cause! Thanks to IAD BFA students Nicole Carter and Eman Mumin for stoping by and helping us out.

To learn more about the Sunday Streets click here  if you would like to sign up for other volunteering events contact me Agustin Sanders


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Save the Date! RSVP TODAY!

Power of Sound

San Francisco City Center

Date: Apr 16, 2014

Time: 5:30pm
Ends: 8 PM

RSVP By Date:
Monday April 14th

AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street
6th Floor
Member Price $0.00
Non-Member Price $20.00
Student Price $0.00
Student Non-Member Price $5.00

IIDA NC San Francisco City Center invites you to a stimulating panel discussion and journey into sound moderated by Donald Cremers, Vice-President at HOK and featuring Chris Downey, Principal of Architecture for the Blind, who creates enriching environments for the visually impaired and, not coincidentally, the sighted as well; Charles Salter, President of Charles M. Salter Associates Inc., who will share visually compelling projects with unique sound engineering features and Durand Begault, Vice President of Charles M. Salter Associates Inc., who will both educate and entertain with sound demos that explore “psycho acoustics” related to the arts. The event promises to inspire, delight and open your eyes to new possibilities in sound.  Not to be missed!

130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
5:30-6:10pm @ Charles M. Salter Associates
6:15-8:00pm @ AIA San Francisco
Sponsored by SideMark + Teknion
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Monday Morning Photo(s)

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(s) we have the newly renovated Valentino boutique in San Francisco, Valentino’s Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, collaborated with architect David Chipperfield, to develop a new concept in retail design. All Valentino stores world wide will be using the same materials in different ways depending on its location,  such materials are beautiful grey Venetian terrazzo, thick leather, American walnut, and soft wool and silk carpets. We love the contrast of materials, specially the custom-designed panels of borosilicate glass tubes that have been crafted to give the effect of frozen glass curtains.

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Trend Alert #Marble

Marble is timeless yet very modern looking, It is present in our lives since ancient times. Now we are seeing fashion and product designers using marble prints in their design, here is a collection of images from chairs, wallpaper to fashion!

Get marble-ous!

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Gone with the Wind Furniture

Design studio XYZ Integrated Architecture has a thing for tilted axes and acute angles (An Acute Angle is less than 90°) and we can clearly see it in their furniture line, chairs and tables collapsing on one side.  The ‘60’ series, named after the 60-degree angle in which the pieces of furniture sway off their vertical axis, is a line of hand made furniture  produced as unique prototypes.

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