9/11 Memorial

Everyone here at the Academy of Art would like to honor and dedicate this post to all the people that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Michael Arad was an unknown architect when the 9/11…

Bakersfield does Hip Hotel!

Check out this hip hotel in the middle of Bakersfield California " The Padre Hotel " the firm in charge of the project was Graham Downes Architects and the goal was to modernize and restore the…

A Guide to the Secrets of San Francisco

SPUR reveals the secret "privately owned public open spaces" (POPOS) in San Francisco. From plazas to parks, read about the hidden treasured spots that the city has to offer. Check out the handy…

Book of the Month

Books we recommend “Interiors Now! Vol.1″. is one of our favorite books right now here at IAD, even though Vol. 2 is out we prefer the first volume. Angelika Taschen traveled all over the world to…

Fashion's Night Out!

Cant make it to New York's Fashion Night Out? Here are some events going on right now in San Francisco.  Get involved in the fashion scene and see the great relation between fashion and interiors,…

Zombie Safe House Competition…

In the end who will save mankind from the Zombie Apocalypse? It is our belief that artists, designers, and architects will need to weigh in heavily to provide Safe Houses that can stand an assault…

Contemporary Baroque

Check out this amazing "Vintage Bookcase" by Jaren Goh from Munkii Singapore , a modern version of a antique looking bookcase, with the beautiful curves of a Baroque design carved into a contemporary…

Trends for 20/20

Interior design trends are not only about colors and textiles, they have to do with what is in style for your home, this year the International Furnishings and Design Association have come up with…

Fashion + Lighting Design =

  New York's Fashion week is almost here and there are a number of events for the third installation of Fashion's Night Out to usher the semi-anual, couture institution. Italian lighting design…

Social Mixer

Join The RDI Northern California Chapter for our 2nd Mixer @ John Colins! Our second monthly RDI Nor Cal Chapter Social Mixer has been moved from our normal 2nd Thursday up to the 2nd Wednesday of…