Yesterday's Chron included a glossy design magazine -- but that will have to wait for another post. Stay tuned. Design Spotting: A product design and branding firm takes charge: Zahid Sardar on the trend among industrial designers to not stop at designing products. Sardar features Robert Brunner's San Francisco brand and design firm, Ammunition.
Architext: Fashion shouldn't dictate our designs: Arroll Gellner on how "thoughtful architecture has nothing to do with the fashions of its time"
Design Dilemmas: Tips for family living in smaller space: Risë Krag gives a Daly City homeowner some ideas for a living room shared with three small children
Hot Stuff: HANDMADE TILE - Biennial sale a rare opportunity: San Jose's Fireclay Tile is having their biennial sale through 9/16
Hot Stuff: EUROPEAN FLAIR - Sturdy style: Laura Thomas on Janus et Cie Images: Eric Luse; Associated Press photo, 1999, by Dimitri Messinis; Risë Krag