Archive for the ‘san francisco’ Category

ISSHO in San Francisco

Friday, October 19th, 2012

this post is long overdue, but better late than never! back in early august (only 2+ months ago), the shop hosted a one-day exhibition in san francisco to showcase masanori oji‘s newest designs. we also extended the event online through the month of august to make the items available to those who couldn’t join us. the obvious crowd favorites were …

the tanno flip top card cases … and the jicon porcelain flower plates. we’re working on getting these back in the shop soon.

oji cheerfully chatted with guests all evening long.

the first items most guests saw when they walked in were the new jicon porcelain pieces, as well as the new futagami brass pieces, which are real collector’s pieces.

we also had the futagami bestsellers out for guests to check out. it really does make such a difference when you can feel the weight and coolness of the metal.

there was lots more displayed, so please take a look at more photos (here). if you joined us that evening, you might even see yourself!

we love meeting customers in person and giving you the opportunity to see and touch everything, so stay tuned for upcoming events around the city!

// bottom three photos courtesy of IFJ

Favorite Looks: RGB shop+gallery

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Had some fun the other day putting together outfits at RGB shop+gallery. I essentially picked out what I would wear if the racks at RGB were my closet. Plus there were a few fun interview questions.

See more details on the post at RGB’s blog.

Scenes From: MUHS HOME an ephemeral boutique

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Hello! So it seems like forever and a half ago that I last posted something. But I suppose it was really only twelve days.

Anyway, since the last post, the MUHS HOME boutique within RGB shop+gallery in San Francisco has been up and running for a full week. With just another two weeks to go! It’s been super fun seeing which items people are drawn to and hearing about how to plan to use them.

In case you aren’t able to make it out to San Francisco any time soon, I thought I’d share a little look at what we have in the shop. Here’s the super professional window decal we have out front. I was so excited while watching this being installed by Faithy, RGB’s shopowner.

Last week, we got in a few new arrivals including these great stoneware tableware pieces by Jered’s Pottery from just across the bridge in Berkeley. And I was a little hesitant to add Nathalie Lahdenmäki‘s gorgeous porcelain spoons from Helsinki, only because I wanted to keep them all myself!

And there’s even more in the back of the shop, behind the fun striped wall.

My little workstation and stacks of everyone’s favorite wood and kraft items, nestled among RGB’s current art show of fashion illustrations.

And for those of you in the Bay Area, you also have the option of picking up your online order at RGB in case you need that Wrapqarw cord wrap or wood mug right away.

… Or if you want first dibs on additional new arrivals expected this week, which may include certain currently sold-out bottle openers.

Shop Visit: MUHS HOME an ephemeral boutique

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

That’s right! You can come see all your favorites from the shop in person, starting next Monday. If you live in or are planning to visit San Francisco, we’d love for you to drop by and say hello!

We’ll also kick it off with an open house.
Wednesday, December 7 | 5-8PM
// Discover Muhs Home’s selection of functional and well made goods
// Snack on pies from Butter Love Bakeshop
// Sip on holiday cocktails
// Brighten your wardrobe with RGB shop+gallery‘s collection of colorful clothing
Please RSVP here

Hood Watch: Random Walk

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Random pictures from walking around my neighborhood …

Fragrant roses … cute electric vehicle … twinkle lights hung before the golden leaves have fallen off … Thai restaurant menu and matching embroidered tablecloth with a child’s version of an octopus … something new to discover each day

(camera phone) photos by MUHS HOME

Hood Watch

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The more I walk around my neighborhood, the more I fall in love with it. With the architecture, the shops, the restaurants, the tree-lined streets. It’s going to be tough to leave this place next month.

San Francisco’s interesting for many reasons, but one reason is that each neighborhood has its own distinctive architecture. Mine, in particular (or at least within blocks of me), is known for its massive single family homes. Seriously, the first time I walked around, I couldn’t even imagine who would live in such large houses (just regular people, I’ve come to notice). There’s always construction/renovation going on for at least one house on each block. And there is usually tons of available street parking because everyone has their own garage. That may not sound like much to most people, but in San Francisco, there are only a few neighborhoods that can claim that.

Anyway, after my initial amazement at the sheer size of these homes, I began to focus on what makes them distinctive and attractive. Some houses are made in the English tudor style, while some are made to look like a Tuscan villa and others to look like French estates.

I don’t think I’d ever really want to live in any of these houses, but I do like specific details and elements that I’d like to incorporate in my future home.

Leaded glass … I’m not sure what it is about leaded glass, but it catches my eye every single time. Perhaps it’s the regular geometry of the leading, the diamond shapes, the way each tiny piece of glass reflects light differently. Who knows, but it’s pretty awesome.

photos by MUHS HOME