SFMOMA’s “The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism” Exhibit + Unbeaten Path Tours’ On-Site Exploration

Two ways to spotlight the idyllic architectural development on the Sonoma Coast

Along California’s Highway 1, past Bodega Bay and Jenner, 100 miles north of San Francisco, the rugged coastline is at times barely visible. Along the curving road, unpainted wood homes can be spotted through the trees and meadows. This part of the Northern California coast feels both earthy and otherworldly. It is here that the Sea Ranch concept, a radical architecture experiment, aimed to become a model community …

Plant Print

$100

Printed in an edition of 40, this silkscreen by Northern California-based Tucker Nichols is an affordable way to access the artist’s thoughtful work. The whimsical piece focuses on one of Nichols’ frequent themes: plants. Printed with archival ink on heavy paper, it measures 11 by 17 inches.

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Factory Visit: Italian Faucet-Maker Fantini

Production and headquarters on the shore of Lake Orta

Located not far from Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta is perhaps the least internationally known of Northern Italy’s lakes. But it’s here—in the small village of Pella, directly on the lake’s shore—that the Fantini company can be found. The lake is intrinsic to the company, and its employees. Fantini has been making faucets, showers and accessories here since 1947 and is deeply rooted in the …