You know what they say: Everybody's working for the weekend. Ain't it the truth! So let's try to make the most of it. This edition of the Weekend Guide is chock full of 47 sales and events to keep you busy and your home well stocked. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event for future editions of the Guide.
Catching up on some online reading a few months back, I was deep into the pages of EcoSalon when I discovered Creativebug, a recently-launched online learning platform for makers of all sorts. Bingo. I had hit the craft-obsession jackpot. I was even more surprised, as I clicked through the About Creativebug page, to find that this scrappy San Francisco-based startup was founded by Jeanne Lewis, a woman I'd met on a ski trip a few years ago, pre-Creativebug. So, I called Jeanne up and asked to take a peek at her new creative venture.
From chilly LA to frigid New York, it seems like the entire country is under a cold spell. This is a perfect time to check out all the online sales in our Weekend Guide. And if you are willing to brave the elements, we've got some great regional sales and events on this week's list, too. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event for future editions of the Guide.
Name: Heather Ponts & David Scott Mabry
Location: Bernal Heights, San Francisco , California
Size: 1,694 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years; owned
Meet Chula and Rio, the official greeters at Heather and Dave's colorful Bernal Heights home. These affectionate pooches set the tone for this warm and inviting house and its tapestry of color, pattern and texture. Everywhere you turn you'll find bold combinations of pieces from different eras and origins, creating a completely original feel.
Now that we're almost two weeks into the new year (and away from the holiday frenzy), it's time to start getting out there and enjoying ourselves again. From the Gowanus Nite Market in New York to the Handmade Market in Chicago, we've got a list of sales and events to keep you occupied this weekend. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event for future editions of the Weekend Guide.
Name:Alex Treister Location: Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California Size: 1210 square feet Years lived in: 1; owned
Walking through Alex's apartment is like taking a trip around the world. Her home is a gallery of pieces she's collected over the years, including Native American artwork from Ashland, a poster from a bathroom in Tokyo, a harp from Peru, a statue from Bali, artwork from Prague and much more. On each of her worldwide adventures Alex returns with a physical reminder of her trip, usually accompanied by an awesome story on how she acquired the item.