Posts by Allison McCarthy

Pop-UpCampaign @ Batch  The Emeryville-based online furniture company known for its thoughtfully designed sofas, chairs, and loveseats is popping up at San Francisco’s Batch showroom for part of the summer.

ShowroomConverso ModernRare furniture and decorative arts dealer Lawrence Converso has been showcasing his finds since 1993, originally in Chicago and then in Manhattan. Now, he’s finally made the move West with a 2,200-square-foot showroom on Beverly Boulevard in the former Lawson-Fenning space.

OpeningTina Frey Designs Bayview Studio The San Francisco-based design company known for its clean, minimalist designs in resin has just moved into a roomy new 7,500-square-foot space in the up-and-coming Bayview neighborhood.

Design ForumSF Design WeekThis year, the annual weeklong design series is thinking about the future. The 200+ events on the lineup explore SFDW’s “Start Here” theme, which even has its own hashtag #StartHereSFDW.

Craft Modern Macramé + Woolfolk 2018 Collection Portland-based artist, interior designer, and stylist Emily Katz has been touring the country teaching thousands the trendy-again, centuries-old craft of macramé. And now she’s swinging through the state to launch her new book Modern Macramé.

ShowcaseLegends X Every May designers, manufacturers, and design enthusiasts flock to the La Cienega Design Quarter to share ideas, discover new collections, and take part in the Legends design conference. And this month’s a big one: Legends celebrates its 10th anniversary.

OpeningBanks Journal Designed by L.A.- and Portland-based architecture firm West of West, Banks Journal is no doubt the chicest surf shop you ever did see. Located at The Row DTLA, the high-end boutique marks the first brick-and-mortar for the surf-inspired menswear brand.

OpeningNoMad Los AngelesHoused in the former Bank of Italy, the West Coast’s very own NoMad stays true to the opulent luxury of its East Coast predecessor.

FairDwell on DesignNow in its 13th year, the popular Dwell on Design fair returns to L.A. for an exciting few days of talks, home tours, book signings, and more.

Exhibit“RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom”The history of hip hop is revealed in what will surely be a sold-out show for the Oakland Museum of California.

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