Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

1. How did growing up in Poland influence your perspective on design?I grew up during communism, and the stores did not have any unique clothes. So I began picking out my own fabrics, designing my own clothes, and having them made.I also grew up in a small apartment.

When Ruby Skye and Slide, the sometimes-loved, sometimes-loathed San Francisco concert and club venues closed their doors last year, music fans began buzzing about their potential replacements.

1. How did you get your start in architecture?I knew I wanted to be an architect when I was six or seven.  I really enjoyed playing with blocks and when I found out there was a job that would allow me to play with blocks all day long, I thought, this is good.

On Saturday, June 9th, the Modern Architecture+ Design Society (MA+DS) returns to Silicon Valley for the 2018 Modern Home Tour. The annual event gives regional architects, designers, and home builders the opportunity to showcase their work to the community in which they work.

How did you get your start in the design industry and what drew you to glass in particular?I’m in the craft, design, glassmaking, engineering, retail, tabletop and gift industries. I wear a lot of hats!

There are hotels and then there are destinations...guess which category Miami's Urbanica Meridian falls into. The brand, which has three properties under its belt, wasn't conceived by traditional hoteliers, which may explain its utterly unique appeal.

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Between high-rise condos and towering tech hubs (looking at you, Salesforce), it's feeling increasingly difficult to find a quaint, old-school space in San Francisco that doesn't feel, well, old.

1. How did your dad’s career as a carpenter influence your interest in design? Everything about our life out on our family farm has been about working with our hands! If we wanted something, we made it. Everything from our house that was built to all of our furniture was hand-made.

Starting this month, the historic dome of Westfield San Francisco Centre is looking a little more cheery, courtesy of artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, otherwise known as fine art collaborative FriendsWithYou.Borkson and Sandoval have earned a reputation for communal art pieces designe

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