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January 2017

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Editor's Welcome

"SPACES" Editor-in-Chief provides an overview of changes.

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to the Summer/Fall 2016 issue of "SPACES" (previously Marin at Home)

Timeless, in a World of Change

Finding wonders in unlikely places.

Prophet of Plaster

A Bay Area craftsman’s low-relief impasto techniques elevate gypsum, clay, slaked lime and marble aggregate to the level of art.

The Ultimate Guest Experience

When Airbnb executives wanted someone to provide a better and more consistent experience for users of the service, they naturally turned to Chip Conley.

Outside the Box

A San Francisco hideout, whose spare, art-filled interior opens to spectacular views, a tiered garden and decks, is designed for living inside and out.

Point of View

A creative couple's Sausalito house has one overriding design feature: the natural canvas of the Marin landscape.

A Painter's Place

Figurative artist Christopher Brown sketched himself a dream home and then built it.

Architectural Alchemy

With smoked mirrors, architect William Duff transformed a modest barn in Napa into a luminous sculpture.

Epoch Collection

A painter's prized collection of Baroque relics offers grand gestures at every turn inside this light-filled San Rafael home.

Playing to the Gallery

Fun infuses this garden of pathways, ramps and mounds that doubles as land art and exhibition space for sculpture.

Shadow Play

This San Francisco sculptor has found a way to make something positive from the remains of the city’s construction boom.

A Real Transformation

With a few elegant moves, Sausalito designer Martin Kobus gave a tired Belvedere kitchen and living space a much-needed face-lift.

A Rising Tide

Overlooking the Sea of Cortez, home to whale sharks, dolphins and sea turtles, the town of La Paz, Mexico, has a distinctive outpost that lifts the architectural bar.

Southern Belles

From garden to table.

From Artillery to Arts

How decommissioned Bay Area military bases became the first to garrison creativity.
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