Posts by Robyn Wise

If your idea of indulgent summer reading involves curling up with a gorgeous coffee table book in an air-conditioned study instead of napping under a novel at the beach, here are four recently published art and design tomes to get lost in.For a shot of pure joy and a visual palette-cleanse, it’s har

As San Francisco’s multi-story Salesforce Transit Center opens this weekend with a public celebration, there are still a few unknowns: the start date of train service, the tenant for the restaurant space in the five-acre rooftop park and how to finagle a private ride on the gondola, which is slated

Among the maker fairs cropping up everywhere, American Craft Council’s venerable fine craft show in San Francisco (August 3-5) remains one of the most respected for its juried selection of contemporary handmade objects from top artisans across the country.

Those who’ve encountered a sentry of massive, totem-like sculptures currently occupying San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and pondered the objects’ meaning will soon have a chance to hear directly from the artist who made them at a dedication ceremony for the city’s new public artwork tomorrow, Thu

In an era of increasing reverence for the beauty of raw materials and aesthetic appetite for all things real, rough-hewn and handmade, a new exhibition at the Museum of Craft and Design, Raw Design, is sure to resonate.

Joining a growing community of artists and maker-types in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, Tina Frey Designs has reopened at 1485 Bancroft Avenue.

A favorite material of artists ranging from Joseph Beuys and Robert Morris to Kiki Smith and Andrea Zittel, felted wool captivates with its sculptural properties and sensual hand.