When Autumn Comes: 9 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

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September 3, 2013
In San Francisco, we usually enjoy quite a lovely Indian summer, but for most, September marks the beginning of fall. We know it can be hard to let go of sunny, warm, and long days filled with parks, beaches, and all the other activities of summer, so we've put together nine reminders of why you should be looking forward to fall instead of wistfully wishing for summer to last just one more day. Enjoy this slideshow and as the wind turns chill, shut the windows, stock the wood, put an extra layer on the bed, and settle in for the fall.
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  The falling leaves of red, orange and gold.MILLER HOUSE IN COLUMBUS, INDIANA BY EERO SAARINENEero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House opened to the public in May 2011 for the first time. Leslie Williamson gives us an intimate tour of this Columbus, Indiana, treasure.photos by: Leslie Williamson  Photo by: Leslie Williamson

    The falling leaves of red, orange and gold.

    MILLER HOUSE IN COLUMBUS, INDIANA BY EERO SAARINENEero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House opened to the public in May 2011 for the first time. Leslie Williamson gives us an intimate tour of this Columbus, Indiana, treasure.

    photos by: Leslie Williamson

    Photo by: Leslie Williamson

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  Putting the cozy throw blankets back out on the couch.CUDDLING UP WITH QI HOME'S CASHMEREWe recently had the opportunity to get cozy with Qi Home's line of sumptuous cashmere throws.

    Putting the cozy throw blankets back out on the couch.

    CUDDLING UP WITH QI HOME'S CASHMEREWe recently had the opportunity to get cozy with Qi Home's line of sumptuous cashmere throws.

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  Pulling out the scarf collection or shopping for new ones!4,500 STITCHES WRAP BY PLAINMADEThe Portland, Oregon, studio of plainMADE trades in hand-made goods that feel especially cozy. For a mere $65 this merino wool scarf can be yours. The red tips give it (and by extension, you) loads of character, especially when tossed over a muted blazer or winter coat.

    Pulling out the scarf collection or shopping for new ones!

    4,500 STITCHES WRAP BY PLAINMADEThe Portland, Oregon, studio of plainMADE trades in hand-made goods that feel especially cozy. For a mere $65 this merino wool scarf can be yours. The red tips give it (and by extension, you) loads of character, especially when tossed over a muted blazer or winter coat.

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  SOCIAL HEATWhat’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.

    SOCIAL HEAT

    What’s the best way to warm a small studio? Ekaterina Voronova opted for a compact wood-burning stove to keep her space cozy.

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  The first day of rain.CLEAR BUBBLE UMBRELLAThe sky is thick and heavy and a very grey San Francisco is soaking wet and standing tall between home and the office. While it's much, much nicer to be curled up and cozy indoors, the sun's in our heart and we love these rainy days and the look of the dripping city; this clear bubble makes it easy to navigate the umbrella-dotted streets while laughing at clouds, so dark up above.

    The first day of rain.

    CLEAR BUBBLE UMBRELLAThe sky is thick and heavy and a very grey San Francisco is soaking wet and standing tall between home and the office. While it's much, much nicer to be curled up and cozy indoors, the sun's in our heart and we love these rainy days and the look of the dripping city; this clear bubble makes it easy to navigate the umbrella-dotted streets while laughing at clouds, so dark up above.

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  Staying in bed on rainy weekend morning.AN ALPINE BEDROOM IN THE MIES VAN DER ROHE-DESIGNED LAFAYETTE PARKToby Barlow and Keira Alexandra enjoy a leisurely Alpine morning in bed in their Detroit high-rise home.photos by: Raimund Koch  Photo by: Raimund Koch

    Staying in bed on rainy weekend morning.

    AN ALPINE BEDROOM IN THE MIES VAN DER ROHE-DESIGNED LAFAYETTE PARKToby Barlow and Keira Alexandra enjoy a leisurely Alpine morning in bed in their Detroit high-rise home.

    photos by: Raimund Koch

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  Putting the kettle on for a warm beverage.LIGHT-FILLED FAMILY HOME RENOVATION IN COPENHAGENIn a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.Photo by Jonas Bjerre-Polsen.  Photo by: Jonas Bjerre-Polsen

    Putting the kettle on for a warm beverage.

    LIGHT-FILLED FAMILY HOME RENOVATION IN COPENHAGENIn a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has carved out a cozy, light-filled home.

    Photo by Jonas Bjerre-Polsen.

    Photo by: Jonas Bjerre-Polsen

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  Breaking out your favorite mug.YOUR BIG TEA MUGLove your products. It's the motto that drives Dutch designer Dave Hakken, and it's an ethos we can completely and totally get behind. This oversized ceramic mug is handmade, then handpainted by Lieke, and can be personalized with an illustration of your choosing.

    Breaking out your favorite mug.

    YOUR BIG TEA MUGLove your products. It's the motto that drives Dutch designer Dave Hakken, and it's an ethos we can completely and totally get behind. This oversized ceramic mug is handmade, then handpainted by Lieke, and can be personalized with an illustration of your choosing.

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  Just staying in on a chilly day to spend time with your favorite people.ALOFT IN THE FORESTThe couple lounges in their great room. The 16-foot-high windows are from Milgard.Photo by John Clark.  Photo by: John Clark

    Just staying in on a chilly day to spend time with your favorite people.

    ALOFT IN THE FORESTThe couple lounges in their great room. The 16-foot-high windows are from Milgard.

    Photo by John Clark.

    Photo by: John Clark

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