A rotating exhibit of the things I love most about living in San Francisco.

design we love

Digital Drawing Reference Faves – Once Upon A Sketch

For fellow artists, this is a very handy resource:

Digital Drawing Reference Faves – Once Upon A Sketch.


if you’re looking for a great gift idea. . .

Lots of ideas for a great gift (round up below) and if you’re looking for a fun afternoon of browsing, check out the Renegade Craft fair today if you’re in San Francsico, LA, Chicago, NYC or London. We’ re not huge fans of large retailers for gifts. We prefer giving (and receiving) something unique, handmade and best of all, local. Those gifts have heart. They might even be green. Keep your eyes peeled for artisans who explore REUSE in making their items rather than using virgin materials. Maybe they’re using recycled materials, too. How about food products, grown and packaged locally? If your vendor is local, you can be assured the carbon footprint in distribution is low.

So follow the link and learn more about the fair and if you can’t go, look for local artisans in your community… San Francisco Holiday Info « Renegade Craft Fair.

Here are some other ideas for you San Francisco folks:

Letter Press stationary, handmade cards and screen print dish cloths by

ink.paper.plate Press or Coffee n Cream Press

Beautiful hand cut wooden products, like cutting boards, stools, etc:

Bruce Powell Fine Woodworking

Local Honey grown by the busy bees at Hayes Valley Farm

HONEY!! **

(**note, this is a the last year for Hayes Valley Farm and their project, Project BEE – Cause. Get the last jar of honey from this amazing experiment in permaculture!)

Give a *Reusable bag* filled with *reusable stainless steel mug* and colorful *microfiber cloths*, make yourself a little gift that speaks Green; )

Support local certified SF Green Business , and baker, Mission Pie. Supporting them you’ll also be supporting their outreach to inner city kids, teaching them how to farm.

Get  a basket of baked goods at our favorite bakery, Thorough Bread and Pastry. Supporting them supports the students of the San Francisco bread making institute.

Get some cheese to go with that bread: La Fromagerie (2425 3rd Street, SF). They have raw milk cheese!

And jars of amazing peanut brittle or handmade marshmallows at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous.

A photo booth that captures 3D mini replicas of you — Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Finally, a 3D printing photo booth that makes an action figure OF you, for you, while you wait! More information and photos, after the jump:

A photo booth that captures 3D mini replicas of you — Lost At E Minor: For creative people.

Floating London airport proposal by Gensler

“Providing a further endorsement to the Thames Estuary as the preferred location for London’s new airport, Gensler have designed a unique solution creating an entirely new approach to modern airport design and construction with a clear focus on convenience and accessibility.

The proposals also envisage a new future for Heathrow as the largest urban expansion project in Europe with the development of an eco city – Heathrow Gardens – on the former airfield that can utilise the existing infrastructure to provide additional homes for 300,000 people and employment for over 200,000.”


via Floating London airport proposal by Gensler.

Scientific Illustration

This is a fabulous scroll of scientific illustrations :

CLICK: Scientific Illustration.

your weekend style and design candy, interior magic among the redwoods at Glen Oaks, Big Sur

Steve Justrich design

Glen Oaks, Big Sur, Photos by James Hall Photography

We here at MUS•e•YUM are hooked on great design, and a regular fix of real estate and interior design blogs are our daily addiction. Blogs like these not only whet our design appetite they inspire- they spark the imagination. Every new room that we see conjures a new vicarious question- what would it feel like to be there, in that space, inside the design?

Today’s candy is a gorgeous vacation rest-spot in Big Sur, a former motor lodge-cum-posh getaway in one of the most scenic of places you can find in California. The name of the inn is Glen Oaks Big Sur. Interior design by Steven Justrich.

Steven Justrich

Photos by James Hall Photography

Link to Glen Oaks Big Sur, Steve Justrich design

Photos by James Hall Photography

Photos by James Hall Photography, published New York Times Magazine, NYTimes.com

Style in the Rough | Glen Oaks Big Sur – NYTimes.com.