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  1. Restaurants of Cass Calder Smith
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    Restaurants of Cass Calder Smith

    Architecture and food are both best when experienced first-hand, so what better way is there to celebrate the restaurant designs of CCS Architecture than by joining in on an eating tour with the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    09.17.10

  2. Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design
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    Plow Restaurant: Local Dishes, Design

    In San Francisco, local food rules. Before seasoned chefs Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu opened the doors of their new Potrero Hill restaurant Plow last month, they did more than just source...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.07.10

  3. Salvaged Jungle Kitchen
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    Salvaged Jungle Kitchen

    In the jungles of Maui, artist and builder Tom Sewell has built his own oasis. Using discarded materials from the Hawaiian island's sugar mills, he's created his own home and outbuildings as well...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.06.10

  4. Lima's El Mercado Restaurant
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    Lima's El Mercado Restaurant

    At Lima's El Mercao Restaurant, the theme is old meets new—not just in the food, where acclaimed chef Rafael Osterling puts a new twist on classic Peruvian dishes, but also in the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.14.11

  5. Poncelet Cheese Bar
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    Poncelet Cheese Bar

    Travelers who take their design as seriously as their food may well have a new stop to make when they swing through Spain: the new Poncelet Cheese Bar in Madrid. The multidisciplinary firm Gabriel...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.17.11

  6. Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design
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    Gusto: A Guide to Restaurant Design

    Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, "the essence of restaurant design cannot be found in any one element but in the unity of all ingredients working together to create a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.21.10

  7. Pot + Pantry
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    Pot + Pantry

    Last week I stopped into Pot + Pantry, Donna Suh Wageman's new kitchenwares shop in San Francisco's Mission District. Not only was the tiny space utterly charming, an appealing melange of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.11.11

  8. The Corner Store, San Francisco
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    The Corner Store, San Francisco

    Tiring of the Prohibition-era style pervasive in San Francisco's bars and restaurants, the owners and design team behind recently opened The Corner Store opted to channel "something more in tune...

    written by: Diana Budds
    10.16.12

  9. Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar
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    Coffee Break: San Francisco's Coffee Bar

    When you walk into the Financial District's newest third-wave coffee hot spot, Coffee Bar, it may seem like you're waiting under the arch of a proscenium rather than in line for a piping hot latte....

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Bruce Damonte
    01.11.12

  10. Counter Space Catalog
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    Counter Space Catalog

    For you Dwellers who can't get enough modern kitchens, and who may not have made it to the show Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen up at MoMA in New York through May 2nd, the show's...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.17.11

  11. Salone 2012: EuroCucina
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    Salone 2012: EuroCucina

    This year, at almost every stall at Eurocucina we felt at home, noticing a serious trend in kitchens and living rooms coming together. Whether the consequence of our shrinking urban environments,...

    written by: Alexandra Polier
    04.24.12

  12. Coffee Break: Albany's Local 123
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    Coffee Break: Albany's Local 123

    San Francisco has its fair share of third-wave coffee so we jumped at the chance to visit one of the East Bay's newest offerings. On a pleasantly sleepy stretch of Solano Avenue, Berkeley-based...

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Diana Budds
    07.18.12

  13. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
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    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  14. Coffee Break: Toby's Estate
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    Coffee Break: Toby's Estate

    Under-caffeinated Brooklynites have a new destination in Toby's Estate coffee, an Australian cafe import that opened in January. The company has been around since 1998 but for their first U.S....

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.05.12

  15. Farmstead Restaurant
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    Farmstead Restaurant

    In 2009, Ted Hall was producing his own certified-organic wine, growing olives that he turned into extra-virgin olive oil, raising cattle for grass-fed beef, and harvesting heirloom fruits and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Kristen Loken
    08.17.10

  16. Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam
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    Coffee Break: Stockholm's Cafe Foam

    Located in the Östermalm neighborhood of Stockholm, Cafe Foam channels "Spanish temperament with Scandinavian cool," according to its designers, local firm Note. Indeed, the interior features...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.28.12

  17. D House Kitchen Renovation
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    D House Kitchen Renovation

    In 2009, just as architectural designer Chris Greenawalt and his wife, Danielle, completed remodeling their Seattle home, Danielle received word that she was heading to Boston for her job as a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.09.10

  18. Serra Residence Renovation
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    Serra Residence Renovation

    When residents Gino and Paetra Serra decided to renovate their 1933 Italianate foursquare-plan home in Kansas City, Missouri, to accommodate their growing family, they made sure that in addition to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.26.10

  19. Celebrating Scandinavian Cuisine in Los Angeles
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    Celebrating Scandinavian Cuisine in Los Angeles

    The pop-up Nordic Food Festival includes three exclusive tastings.

    written by: Erika Heet
    10.20.14

  20. AIA|LA Announces Restaurant Design Awards Finalists
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    AIA|LA Announces Restaurant Design Awards Finalists

    The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) has announced the top nominees for the 9th-annual Restaurant Design Awards, held at Dwell on Design. This year’s jury—consisting of writer...

    written by: Kristen W. Terry
    05.30.13

  21. 5 San Francisco Restaurants Worth Checking Out
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    5 San Francisco Restaurants Worth Checking Out

    Whether it’s a nightclub in the Tenderloin or a bakery in the Outer Sunset, the aesthetics of these five City by the Bay eateries are as much of a draw as the food itself. Click to check out five...

    written by: Claire Andreas
    07.10.13

  22. The Ramen Shop in Oakland
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    The Ramen Shop in Oakland

    Nestled in the foodie-friendly neighborhood of North Oakland is a far cry from the ramen that you’ve come to know throughout your college years. The brainchild of three Chez Panisse alums, The...

    written by: Victoria Nguyen
    05.13.13

  23. Pinterest Board of the Day: Restaurant Design
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    Pinterest Board of the Day: Restaurant Design

    Have your cake and eat it (in a well-designed space), too! From a mosaic tiled Brooklyn café to a treehouse eatery in New Zealand, these eight restaurants will have you booking a reservation faster...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.08.13

  24. Neighborhood to Watch: Atwater Village in Los Angeles
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    Neighborhood to Watch: Atwater Village in Los Angeles

    Atwater Village lies between the Los Angeles River to the west and Glendale to the north and east. This diverse neighborhood shares borders with thriving Silver Lake to the south, Elysian Valley to...

    written by: Eva Glettner
    08.11.13

  25. Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams
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    Restaurant Design by Roman and Williams

    Established in 2009, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams has been churning out tenacious restaurant designs in The Big Apple and beyond. Strong believers that architecture and...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    05.24.13

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