Category Archives: Design

If Two Homes Are Built on This Bernal Heights Property, Will It Explode in a Giant Scorching Fireball?

There’s a design review committee meeting happening tomorrow night, Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Precita Center. The topic on the agenda will be that proposal to build two single-family homes at 3516 and 3526 Folsom on the southeast slope of … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Community Meeting to Review Home Construction Plans Below Bernal Hill

Neighbor Alicia is spreading the word about a community meeting that will happen tomorrow, Wesdnesday December 11 at 7 pm at the Precita Neighborhood Center, to review a proposal to build two single-family homes on a patch of undeveloped land … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Bernal Designer Invites Us All to Launch Party for His Fabulous Lumio Light

Last February, Neighbor Max Gunawan made waves in the gadget design world with his Kickstarter campaign to launch Lumio, a brilliant and beautiful articulated lamp that folds like a book. As Bernalwood reported at the time, Neighbor Max had hoped to … Continue reading

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Celebrity Interview: Meet the Bernal Author Who Wrote the New Book About Apple Design Guru Jony Ive

If you own an iPhone or iPad, you’re probably familiar with the work of Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of industrial design. Likewise, if you’ve recently upgraded your iDevice to iOS7, you’re now intimately familiar with Ive’s approach to design, … Continue reading

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A Brief History of How Cesar Chavez/Army Street Became So Damn Awful in the First Place

The photo above (Thanks Mark!) shows a view of Cesar Chavez Boulevard looking west from Folsom in 2008, a few years before the current/ongoing sewer and streetscape improvement project got underway. As you can see, it is very unlovely. In … Continue reading

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Bernal Designer Creates Fabulously Cool Folding Lamp That Looks Like a Book

Neighbor Max lives on Folsom near Eugenia. He tells Bernalwood that he left his corporate job about a month ago to work on a lighting project he invented. It’s called Lumio, and it’s totally spiffy: Three days ago Max launched a … Continue reading

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Bernal Architect Creates Whimsical Steampunk Bathroom

Residential architect Andre Rothblatt lives in Bernal Heights, and he recently finished a very wild project: a Steampunk Bathroom. In an email to us, Andre explains: The bathroom was part of a whole house remodel of a Craftsmen-style home is located … Continue reading

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