SF House Tour: Sam Grawe's Designer (via Craigslist) Digs

SF House Tour: Sam Grawe's Designer (via Craigslist) Digs

Sally
Jun 17, 2008
Name: Sam Grawe Location: San Francisco Size: 950 sq. ft. Years lived in: Rented for two and a half years >> Enter Slideshow You would assume that being the Editor-in-Chief of any magazine (and in Sam's case, that magazine is Dwell) would take up 90+ hours of your week, so imagine how surprised we were when we found out Sam also makes time to constantly peruse Craiglist (and we all know how much of a time sucker that can be) in order to furnish his pad and also jam out on a weekly basis to the sweet music he creates in his tastefully designed home studio. >> Enter Slideshow We are just smitten by his choices, too. From the Bertoia bird chair to the Tapio Wirkkala collection, you can tell that Sam has worked hard at turning an apartment into a home. AT Survey: My style: Dwell magazine via Craigslist Inspiration: Alexander Girard / Tapio Wirkkala / Eames House / Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec / Verner Panton / Charles Harper Favorite Element: Eero the cat/furry beast Biggest Challenge: Keeping plants alive What Friends Say: Cool place Biggest Embarrassment: The bathroom (which I had nothing to do with) Biggest Indulgence: Bertoia bird chair & ottoman Best advice: Use the “or best offer” feature on eBay Dream source: Alexander Girard Yard Sale >> Enter Slideshow Resources: craigslist, modern artifact, the touch, summer antiques show in Bilnas, Finland Appliances: rhodes 73, korg ms20, roland juno106, korg mono/poly Furniture: Knoll: Saarinen dining table w/ walnut top Saarinen side table Pfister Sofa ($500 from craigslist) Bertoia chair/ottoman Herman Miller: White Eames DKR La Fonda Shells on contract bases 1970’s Upholstered DCM Drexel Declaration Dresser by Kip Stewart Ikea IVAR shelving (super-normal!) Accessories: Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala/Rosenthal, Marilyn Newhart doll, Arabia, etc. Vintage marimekko pillows made by mom with scraps from design research Lighting: Nelson bubbles, Kartell bubble, vintage Noguchi (if the feet have rubber balls its new, if they have wire curleycews, it's old), assorted vintage, norm69 from Norman Copenhagen, AJ floor lamp from Louis Poulsen Rugs and Carpets: Amazing Verner Panton style shag manufactured by Monsanto, makers of Agent Orange Beds: Ikea Sans gnarly headboard Artwork: Charles Harper, flea market finds (Thanks, Sam!) To learn more about Sam check out his Myspace music page and the Dwell In House blog. >> Enter Slideshow
Photos by Sally Kuchar
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