more about: design

The coolest way to climb a tree

What do you do when you’re a graduate student of design and need to climb a tree? Dream up the coolest modular step system ever!

You knew this museum was amazing, but what about its garden?

When we listed just a few of the reasons that Pasadena won the title of Best Arts Scene in our Sunset Travel Awards (see the June issue for the complete list of winners), item one was the Norton Simon Museum. We didn’t have room there to mention its sculpture garden, though—an omission we’ll fix now.

Where to go this weekend: San Diego’s East Village

There’s something for everyone—baseball fans, beer lovers, and bibliophiles—in this thriving downtown hood.

A Stitch in Time

The 10th biannual Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, opening this week, marks the first stop of the worldwide Modern Quilts tour, which features 20 quilts selected at February’s QuiltCon 2015 in Austin. If you’re picturing patchwork from Little House on the Prairie reruns, all sprigged muslin and sedate pastels…well, let this vibrant beauty (For Tanya by Emily and Miriam Coffey) banish that image. Like what you see? Mark your calendar for next year’s QuiltCon, which will be held […]