Pro Tip / Form + Field's Favorite San Francisco Shops

One of the best parts about designing interiors in San Francisco: endless options for sourcing. Many creative shops, niche boutiques, and historic galleries are hiding right here in our own city. Each work of art, piece of furniture, or unique object carries a local flavor that only enhances its appeal — and its appeal in a space. Here is Form + Field's list of top shops worth getting off the laptop for:

The Future Perfect at 3085 Sacramento St.

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The Future Perfect’s design gallery is genius for its simplicity: modern and contemporary style, elegant product lines, and one-of-a-kind pieces. / Image Credit

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The experience of walking through The Future Perfect is as well-crafted and thoughtful as the objects inside. A minimalist style gives each piece the environment in which to shine — and gives us a glimpse of how it might look in your home. / Image Credit

ACACIA at 415 Valencia St.

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We love ACACIA and its very thoughtfully curated collection of pieces. ACACIA’s prioritization of each object’s function, in addition to its aesthetics, makes this shop a joy to browse. When we hand-select pieces, we’re confident that our clients will enjoy using them for seasons to come. / Image Credit (above)Image Credit (below)

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STUFF is a two-story collective of vintage modern furniture, glassware, wall art, and more. With so much to see and works of art to uncover, we can get lost in here for hours. Fortunately, the time spent searching is almost always rewarded with pieces that are unique, interesting, and full of future conversations. / Image Credit

Lost Art Salon at 245 S. Van Ness Ave.

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Lost Art Salon houses a collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs from artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection pays particular homage to the Modern Era, which makes it one of our go-to shops for tying together the elements in a room or finding the perfect painting to make a statement. / Image Credit

Tell us! What design shops do you love in SF?

Inspiration / FOG Design+Art Fair

For the last five years, the FOG Design+Art Fair has occupied Fort Mason in a four-day exhibition of the latest in art and design. Galleries from around the world and from right here in San Francisco come to display the work of both famous and up-and-coming talent.

In every visit to FOG, we’ve found new artists, designs we love, and concepts to inspire our own interior design projects. Here are some of our favorite finds from this year’s event.

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Gallery: Jessica Silverman, SF

We love Davina Semo's creative contrast between industrial, chain-link material and seemingly organic, rippling folds. / Image Credit

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Gallery: Friedman Benda, NYC

Faye Toogood uses elegant curves and color to define our perception of weight and strike an intriguing balancing act. Originally intended for a child’s nursery, her mobile designs have morphed into something else altogether: perfection. (We’re using one of Toogood’s tapestries in a design project, as well, and can’t get enough of her diverse body of work!) / Image Credit

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Gallery: Pace Gallery, Palo Alto

Kohei Nawa was a new artist discovery for us. Each of his pieces is an innovative experiment in perception and in the form’s definition and relationship with light. He meticulously plans every glass orb that is placed on the taxidermied animals. Otherworldly and beautiful.

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Gallery: David Zwirner, NYC

Ruth Asawa, whose work is typically known for having more roundness of form, surprised us with these nature-inspired, wire hanging sculptures. Their shadows are nearly as fascinating as the sculptures themselves.

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Gallery: The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles 

We loved discovering the work of J.B. Blunk, a local sculptor and protégé of renown artist and architect, Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Come April, check out his work in person at the Oakland Museum of California where they bring together a comprehensive survey of his work. / Image Credit

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Gallery: R & Company, NYC

Scene by one of our favorite designers Pierre Yovanovitch, who is based in Paris. Yovanovitch transforms simple, modern forms into an orchestra of contrasting shapes, shadows, and textures.

What's inspiring you from FOG Art+Design? We'd love to hear.