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Modern Life In & Around Silicon Valley 2012


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When asked to select their favorite local shops, the architects, designers, and homeowners on the Silicon Valley Dwell Home Tour chose the following destinations as a post-tour guide for those wishing to further explore the area’s uniquely modern side. To explore these modern destinations, scroll down.

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Points of Architectural Interest

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NEUTRA HOUSE

The Los Altos Neutra House was completed in 1939 and designed by Richard Neutra for Jacqueline Johnson. This small house is now the only remaining example of early Modernist residential architecture in the City of Los Altos.

neutrahouse.org

183 Hillview Ave.
Los Altos,CA


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AMBER DHARA

The vision for this gourmet Indian restaurant is to do seasonal, regional, sustainable & unique menu paired with an extensive wine & cocktail list & friendly service.

amber-india.com

150 University Ave.
Palo Alto,CA

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MAYFIELD BAKERY & CAFE
Both a farm-to-table bakery and restaurant, this establishment can only be described in one word - Charming!
mayfieldbakery.com

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto ,CA


Shops

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BOCONCEPT

The leaf-shaped Ottawa chair, designed by Karim Rashid, is shown in light brown Salvador leather and can be found at BoConcept.

boconcept.us

101 Townsend Street
San Francisco,CA

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COUP D’ETAT

A leader in the design industry that constantly pushes the envelope through creativity. The most stylish and evolving showroom/gallery that offers the most unique furniture and objects. Found: Artist Echiko Ohira fashions paper, acrylic, wire, and glue into creative forms such as Red Whirl #5. Contact dealer for price.

coupdetatsf.com

111 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco,CA

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GINGKO

A cache of modern finds awaits in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco; one such piece is the Kobe cabinet, a new take on the Japanese tansu chest.

gingkofurniture.com

2496 W. El Camino Real
Mountain View ,CA

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PORCELANOSA

Found at Porcelanosa: The Firenze Negro Marquina tile, a ceramic mosaic, mirrors the marble quarried in Marquina, Spain. Its pattern harks back to vintage polka dots.

porcelanosa.com

78 Division Street
San Francisco,CA

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ROOM & BOARD

The showroom features 40,000 square feet of design inspiration on three floors. One such inspiring product is pictured at left. Hand-carved from sustainably harvested solid hardwood, the Open stool/table can be a side table, a seat, or a bookshelf.

roomandboard.com

685 Seventh Street
San Francisco,CA



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