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- Lucy Spector, who built Britex Fabrics into SF destination, dies at 93
By Alison Graham - Thursday Jul 13, 2017
Lucy Spector, who built Britex Fabrics into SF destination, dies at 93Throughout her life, Lucy Spector played many roles — a mother to three, a boss to dozens and a female business owner in a time there weren’t many.“She could buy fabric from top designers in Milan one week, and come back to be a grandmother hosting family get-togethers the next,” said her granddaughter Sydney Angel.Ms. Spector, co-founder of San Francisco’s renowned Britex Fabrics, died July 1 at the age of 93.With its bold red sign hanging from the roof of its four-story building, Britex has been a fixture of the city since 1964.Geary Street and Union Square have changed over the years — what were once independent businesses in Britex’s neighborhood are now high-end fashion stores like Chanel, Lacoste and Jimmy Choo.The store’s reputation was well-known and attracted a cast of famous visitors, including Cher, Oprah Winfrey, Donna Summer and Shirley MacLaine.“She had an incredible work ethic,” said Spector’s daughter and the current owner of Britex, Sharman Spector.[...] Britex was more than $1 million in debt, and Ms. Spector was raising three young daughters and caring for her aging mother.Even though she stepped away from the fabric business, she never lost her eye for aesthetics, her granddaughter said.
- Designer Profile: Unique lights, fabrics will make a bold statement this spring
By Jordan Guinn - Monday Apr 10, 2017
Designer Suzanne Tucker, co-founder of San Francisco’s Tucker & Marks Design, recently launched new designs and finishes to her outdoor furniture line.The weatherproof finishes are dyed to mimic the random color schemes inherent to real wicker.A sofa, coffee table, dining table and ottoman are among the Riviera’s furniture selections.In addition to operating a design firm and launching her own product lines, Tucker also lectures on incorporating antiques, textiles, decorative arts and various finishes within a home.Pablo, maker of some of most sought-after modern light fixtures in San Francisco and beyond, offers a solution in the form of an LED lantern with surround sound speakers and Bluetooth connectivity.The UMA Sound Lantern debuted last year and already earned a myriad of awards including Azure Magazine People’s Choice Award, the 2016 Good Design Award Australia and the 2017 German Design Award.Venezuelan-born industrial engineer Pablo Pardo founded his namesake firm in 1993, and the brand continues to turn heads and win acclaim for its innovative designs that marry artistry and functionality.The Solis Drum Pendant features laser-cut polyester fabric joined by aluminum rings, allowing the shade to hang under tension.An LED dome diffuser spans the diameter of the top ring, radiating light down and sideways to cast shimmering warm patterns wherever it’s placed.
- Expanding Teladoc Adds Network, Tech With $440M Best Doctors Deal
By David Holley - Monday Jun 19, 2017
Dallas—In Teladoc’s acquisition of Boston-based Best Doctors—a $440 million cash-and-stock deal that the companies announced Monday—Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) is gaining a business that lets it offer more specialization in its telemedicine services. Best Doctors connects individuals who have tough decisions to make about treatments—or who want a second opinion about a diagnosis—with top-rated doctors worldwide. […]
- Pinball machine art and science at Chabot Space Center
By Peter Hartlaub - Wednesday Aug 9, 2017
The Pacific Pinball Museum of Alameda has brought a traveling show to the Chabot Space & Science Center, which includes lessons about physics, engineering, graphic design — and dozens of playable pinball machines.Co-curated by Michael Schiess and Melissa Harmon at the pinball museum, “The Art & Science of Pinball” exhibit is aimed to demystify the way machines work.Pinball machines are broken down to their basic components, including a clear-sided pinball machine designed by Schiess, a former Exploratorium builder.Chabot is hosting several pinball-related events, including an adults-only Nerd Night with a screening of “Tommy” (Aug. 25), and the Wizard Mode pinball tournament (Sept. 16).Free admission to exhibit with $14-$18 admission, which also includes two planetarium shows.
- Suite Spot: The Westbury, London
By Jeanne Cooper - Wednesday Aug 9, 2017
Between the designer boutiques of New Bond Street and the tailors of Savile Row, amid an architectural gamut from Georgian to modern mid-rise buildings. The Westbury’s recent renovations, which reduced the total number of rooms to 225 but increased the number of suites, brought Italian fabrics, redwood paneling, marble bathrooms and Nespresso machines. In-house dining is pricey but suitably exquisite, from the inventive seasonal cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Alyn Williams to artfully presented morsels at Tsukiji Sushi and expert cocktails at the discreetly clubby Polo Bar. Prix-fixe lunches at Alyn Williams and Tsukiji Sushi offer the best values year-round, while the Polo Bar serves an elegant afternoon tea, but only in summer. [...] within a 10-minute walk, the similarly obscured Shepherd’s Market offers a jumble of quaint pubs and restaurants. For longer stays, consider upgrading to one of 64 suites, the smallest at 388 square feet, with sofa, walk-in shower and separate bath.