The word 'genius' gets thrown around far too often these days, from judges scoring a "So You Think You Can Dance" routine to the design prowess of so many budding celebutantes and their fashion lines.

Is there nothing that can't be made better with a bit of felt? You know we love the material, so CraftedSystems' rugs, bowls, and mats made of 100 percent wool felt immediately caught our attention. But there's so much more to love about these products than just their material.

This is a story about making history—from scratch. Not the stuff of headlines but rather the kind of sophisticated, tangible tale that results when one resourceful San Francisco designer and his two eclectic clients skillfully assemble a selection of vintage and salvaged pieces for a 1937 cottage in Sonoma.

Robert Baumann brought authenticity to a new Mediterranean-style home by incorporating old-world elements tracked down by the owners.

Since taking over Hanna Winery 15 years ago, Christine Hanna has made an art of throwing dinner parties. Here she shares her favorite autumn menu.

Even with real estate prices bottoming out, many of us still consider buying a piece of California property a pipe dream. But thanks to the Skirball's latest exhibit, "Home Sweet Home", anyone can purchase a piece of the American Dream.

Living near arguably the tech capital of the world, it's easy to be in a state of constant marvel at how far we've come in this digital age.

These days everyone's sizing down and greening up, but back in the early 2000s there was one company in home design that really caught people's attention for doing so far before the trend took shape.

No man is an island–no kitchen, either, from what I've seen. And yet it appears the latest trend in cookware are colors that set the room awash in a sea of blue. A few weeks ago I was all a-twitter about Anthropologie's selection of turquoise Staub pots.

What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses.


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